Welcome to HKU School of Biological Sciences

There are two universal truths about biology. First, is unity. Life evolved once: its fundamental processes and building blocks are essentially the same regardless of species or location. The second is diversity. Evolution gave rise dazzling variety: millions of species, each with a unique array of adaptations, and a myriad different local communities. At the School of Biological Sciences, we study the proximate mechanisms underlying biological systems as well as their ultimate outcomes.  Our teaching and research contributes to the understanding, appreciation and conservation of nature in Hong Kong and globally.

FORTHCOMING EVENTS

BIOL8021 CMB Seminar

May 27 @ 10:00 am

The role of muscle-generated brain-derived neurotrophic factor in fasting adaptations by Iu Chit Yu Elsie | ...

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BIOL8021 CMB Seminar

May 27 @ 10:30 am

Study on the role of N6-methyladenosine (m6A) and adenosine A3 receptor (A3AR) in liver metabolism by ZHANG Lin | ...

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E & B Seminar Series

May 27 @ 4:00 pm

On the origin of disgust: primate responses to pathogen threats by Dr. Cécile Sarabian |Detail

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Spiders, tarantulas and scorpions may be creepy to many, but it turns out there's a gargantuan market for arachnids as pets, and it is mostly ...

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HKU Biologists uncover new mechanism of macrophages promoting peritoneal metastasis of ovarian cancer 卵巢癌轉移機制

In metastatic ovarian cancer cells, Wnt/β-catenin signalling upregulates the expression of metadherin, which communicates with macrophages through ...

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New research in developmental genetics

Dr Chaogu Zheng and his research team show 6 Hox genes are expressed in 32% of all neurons 5 Hox genes regulate the differentiation of 25% of all ...

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