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





HKU nutrition scientist releases first report on Salt Content in Common Packaged Food Categories in Hong Kong and new food app to help Hongkongers make healthier food choices

The School of Biological Sciences at the University of Hong Kong (HKU) and The George Institute for Global Health (the George Institute) jointly ...

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New National Geographic Young Explorer Astrid to study threats and opportunities in Yellow-crested Cockatoo conservation

PhD Student and recently named National Geographic Young Explorer Astrid Anderssons’ research focuses on wildlife trade and conservation of the ...

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Archana Anand, 2018 National Geographic Young Explorer studies water quality and human-impacted coral reefs

Archana Anand, recently named 2018 National Geographic Young Explorer is a PhD candidate at the Swire Institute of Marine Science. Her research ...

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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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