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.

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Faculty Knowledge Exchange Award 2019 for the project ‘Reduction of Illegal Global Wildlife Trade through Novel Conservation Forensics Research’

Dr C Dingle and her team received the Faculty Knowledge Exchange (KE) Award 2019 for the project "Reduction of Illegal Global Wildlife Trade through ...

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Dr. Jin Wu was awarded China’s Excellent Young Scientists Fund 2019

Seven young scientists have been awarded the prominent fund under the National Natural Science Foundation of China, an organisation directly ...

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Decoding a new sign in chromatin maze: HKU chemical biologists identify a new histone mark that regulates chromatin structure during gene expression and DNA repair

A research team led by Dr Xiang David Li, Associate Professor from the Department of Chemistry, in collaboration with Dr Karen Wing Yee Yuen from the ...

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HKU organises East Africa Wildlife Eco-Tour to promote nature conservation

HKU East Africa Wildlife Eco-Tour 2019 In July 2019, Science students, alumni and members of HKU Foundation participated in this Eco-Tour. They ...

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