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.


BIOL6001 & BIOL8021 MCB Module Postgraduate Seminar

May 24 @ 10:00 am

Oncogenic Role of Chromatin Remodeler VPS72 in Liver Cancer and A Polypeptide Therapy Design Targeting VPS72 by Huang ...

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HKU Earth Scientists Discovered Century-scale Deep-water Circulation Dynamics in the North Atlantic Ocean throughout the last 20,000 years

Dr Moriaki Yasuhara, Dr Hisayo Okahashi, and Dr Huai-Hsuan May Huang from School of Biological Sciences and Swire Institute of Marine Science of The ...

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Professor Alice WONG got an Outstanding Teaching Award 2018

Congratulations to Professor Alice WONG https://www4.hku.hk/award/ceremony/award-recipients

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Dr Karen Wing Yee Yuen and Postdoctoral Fellow Dr Yick Hin Ling discovered cell division requires a balanced level of non-coding RNA for chromosome stability

They discovered that centromeric DNA is used as a template to produce a non-protein coding, centromeric RNA (cenRNA), that is essential for ...

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Potential parasitic hazards for humans in fish meat

Consumer Council recently made the following finding. Test on Sashimi: Excessive Methylmercury in over Half of Tuna Samples Parasites Detected in ...

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