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



Qualifying Seminar

September 22 @ 4:00 pm

INVESTIGATING THE INFLUENCE OF HUMAN IMPACTS ON MANGROVE CRABS: exploring the state of heavy metal pollution in Hong ...

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Guest Seminar

October 6 @ 10:30 am

Molecular Mechanisms for Fertility Regulation by Multiple Progestin Receptors in Zebrafish by Professor Yong ...

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Guest Seminar

November 3 @ 10:30 am

Progestin and Nuclear Progestin Receptors Regulate Ovulatory Circuit ad Metalloproteinases by Professor Yong ...

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HKU Professor Kenneth Leung awarded the Biwako Prize for Ecology

Professor Kenneth Mei Yee LEUNG of the Swire Institute of Marine Science and School of Biological Sciences of the University of Hong Kong (HKU) has ...

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The Beauty of the Skin Industry

SkinData aims to develop products for skin pigmentation, photoageing and inflammation, using naturally-sourced, active pharmaceutical-grade compounds ...

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Country parks help protect Hong Kong’s extraordinary biodiversity, but continuity not guaranteed

So it is surprising that Hong Kong supports a relatively rich variety of plants and animals, says Professor David Dudgeon, chair of Ecology and ...

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HKU biologist reveals important role cities play in conservation of threatened species

The exhaustive international trade of wildlife has pushed many species to the brink of extinction. Coincidentally, many of the same species have been ...

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