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.

Kenneth Leung





Out of control means off the menu (HKU-led study shows that shark fin trade is unsustainable)

Out of control means off the menu HKU-led study shows that shark fin trade is unsustainable Fishing pressure on threatened shark populations has ...

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Dr Ming-Fu Wang has be conferred the 2018 AGFD Fellow Award

Dr Ming-Fu Wang, Associate Professor of SBS has be conferred the 2018 AGFD Fellow Award by the Agricultural and Food Chemistry Division of the ...

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Assessing impact of conservation forensics research on the fight to reduce global wildlife trade

Conservation Forensics Helping to Fight Illegal Wildlife Trafficking Illegal wildlife trafficking is the fourth most lucrative criminal trade in the ...

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HKU Paleontologists Discover Linkages between Oceanic and Continental Settings and Past East Asian Summer Monsoon Dynamics

Dr. Richard Ching Wa Cheung, who has just finished his PhD in Dr. Moriaki Yasuhara research group, published a paper based on his project conducted ...

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