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.




Researchers see red over bad diet

HKU researchers did the first study to show that by choosing the correct omega-fatty acids in one's diet, the risk and progression of the elderly ...

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HKU Marine Ecologists Elucidated Ecological Impacts of the Accidental Palm Stearin Spill to the Coastal Ecosystem of Hong Kong

Prof. Kenny Leung and his research team, for the first time, spent 18-month effort to comprehensively reveal the ecological risk of the accidental ...

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Ocean Deoxygenation: Everyone’s Problem

The International Union for Conservation of Nature report "Ocean Deoxygenation: Everyone's Problem" which is a collaboration of Dr. Moriaki Yasuhara ...

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Awards to School Members

University Outstanding Teaching Award 2019: Dr. Caroline E. Dingle Award for Teaching Excellence 2018-19: Dr. Jetty Lee Excellent Teaching ...

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