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.

FORTHCOMING EVENTS

Postgraduate Student Public Seminar

November 30 @ 2:30 pm

UNRAVELING THE THERMOREGULATION OF BIOFILM FORMATION IN PSEUDOMONAS AERUGINOSA by Miss. LI Yanran | Supervisor: Dr. ...

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LATEST ARTICLES FROM THE KNOWLEDGE EXCHANGE

HKU biologists reveal how obesity damages the skeletal muscle metabolism A naturally occurring flavone is identified as a potential drug for obesity treatment

A decline in metabolism and endurance of skeletal muscle is commonly observed in obese patients, but the underlying mechanism is not well-understood. ...

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Book talk

Dr Hannah Mumby of the School of Biological Sciences and the Department of Politics and Public Administration has published a new book that captures ...

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Natural Life Lessons

The Hong Kong Biodiversity Museum (HKBM) houses a vast collection of specimens of our hugely varied natural heritage, and was opened with a mission ...

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HKU Paleontologists discovered shallow-marine ecosystem collapse and recovery during a historical hyperthermal event

Around 56 million years ago, Paleocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum (PETM), one of the most famous historical hyperthermal events, led our planet to a ...

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