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.

David Dudgeon

Director

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Jonathan Cybulski, named National Geographic Young Explorer, works on the paleoecology of Hong Kong’s coral ecosystem

Jonathan Cybulski, recently named National Geographic Young Explorer, thesis' research focuses on the paleoecology of Hong Kong's coral ecosystem - ...

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Dr Hani El-Nezami has been awarded the Research Output Prize 2016-17 from HKU

Dr Hani El-Nezami has been awarded the Research Output Prize 2016-17 from HKU for his paper entitled "Probiotics modulated gut microbiota suppresses ...

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Dr. Moriaki Yasuhara published a co-authored review article entitled “Declining oxygen in the global ocean and coastal waters” in Science

Oxygen concentrations in both the open ocean and coastal waters have been declining since at least the middle of the 20th century. This oxygen loss, ...

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Professor Shah honoured as one of highly cited scientific researchers in Clarivate Analytics’ Essential Science Indicators (ESI)

HKU has 12 professoriate staff (see table below) named in Clarivate Analytics’ recent publication last week of ESI highly cited scientific ...

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