An original independent science research competition. The BioGENEius Challenge is the most prestigious high school science competition in the world for original research in biotechnology.

iBIO will be hosting the 2024 Illinois BioGENEius Competition on April 25th from 9 am – 1pm at Portal Innovations, 400 N Aberdeen St, Suite 900, Chicago, IL 60642.

Judging will require student’s attendance at Portal Innovations on April 25th. 

2024 IL BioGENEius Challenge Online Application

The Illinois BioGENEius Challenge is not your typical science fair. As evidence of the exceptional projects of these high school students, watch last year’s winner, Sirihaasa Nallamothu, as she describes how she taught herself to create image classifiers to diagnose eye diseases and how the experience propelled her to pursue more research.

For information contact Ann Vogel