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.


Postgraduate Student Public Seminar

September 26 @ 10:00 am

Insect food webs across environmental gradients by Miss Barlow Brinna | Supervisor: Dr L Ashton | Detail

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Whole-genome Analyses Reveal Past Population Fluctuations and Low Genetic Diversities of the North Pacific Albatrosses

Ranges of North Pacific albatrosses. Red dots indicate sampling sites (Midway Island, Tern Island, and Torishima) of Phoebastria ...

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New Enzyme Discovered by HKU Plant Biochemists Unlocks Potential for Health-Promoting Compounds in Sorghum 港大植物學家於高粱中發現新型酶 有望提高保健化合物的功效

Structural analysis of sorghum stilbene O-methylase (SbSOMT). A. SbSOMT (pink) shows high global structural similarity to SbCOMT (blue). SbSOMT is a ...

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Undergraduate Alumna’s Research Discovers New Proxy for Methane Seepage Activities

Our undergraduate alumna, Rachel Wai Ching CHU, who majored in Ecology & Biodiversity and graduated in 2019, began investigating methane seepage ...

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HKU scientist contributes to research assessing the impact of land use on non-native species incidence and number in local assemblages worldwide

While the regional distribution of non-native species is increasingly well documented for some taxa, global analyses of non-native species in local ...

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