From 4 to 7 February 2016 The First Student Biological Tournament took place at the Faculty of Biology. This is primarily a team event where the participants demonstrated the ability to solve complex biological problems, to protect and to discuss solutions at the scientific discussion.
There were 9 teams at the first biological tournament which included students of biological and chemical faculty of Moscow State University, students of the Faculty of Biology of St. Petersburg State University, of Kazan (Volga) Federal University, Kazan State Medical University, Siberian State Medical University (Tomsk), Vyatka State University, Vyatka State Humanitarian University, Skolkovo Institute of science and technology, and the team of the University of Nazarbayev (Kazakhstan). Teams consisted of 3-5 people and could be formed from students of different universities.
Three teams reached the final round. It was broadcast on-line on the website of the Faculty of Biology and those who failed to come to the competition were able to watch it.
The first place at the tournament was taken by the team of third-year students of the Faculty of Biology of Moscow State University Sergei Pirogov (team captain) and Vladislav Shatov, student of KSU Shaikhutdinova Nurislana and students of KSMU Indeikin Fedor and Azat Murtazin.
Silver medal was won by the team which included students of the Faculty of Biology of Moscow State University Daniel Nikitin (a third-year student), Shilovich Alexander (a third-year student) and Alcuin Nikita (a first-year student).