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.




HKU marine ecologists reveal larvicidal oil for mosquito control threatens coastal marine life and pollutes sea environment

Application of larvicidal oil (LO) to stagnant waters is the most common practice in Hong Kong to prevent mosquito-borne diseases and protect human ...

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SBS student won the Microsoft 2020 Imagine Cup World Champion

We are glad to hear that Mr. Cameron Xavier van Breda, who took our course BIOL3409 Business Aspects of Biotechnology in the year 2018-19, and his ...

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Metagenomics reveals distinct microbiotypes in giant clams Tridacna maxima

New research conducted at CRIOBE and ENTROPIE research units, with the collaboration of the Swire institute of Marine Science of The University of ...

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A newly designed shellfish culture raft could help Hong Kong’s beleaguered oyster industry stay afloat.

A course on aquaculture was the inspiration for HKU students to design a new kind of raft for cultivating oysters and then launch a start-up company, ...

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