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

Qualifying Seminar

September 29 @ 9:00 am

Ecological profiling of a commercial hybrid grouper (Epinephelus fuscoguttatus x Epinephelus lanceolatus) released into ...

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Postgraduate Student Public Seminar

September 29 @ 4:00 pm

EPIGENETIC REGULATION OF CENTROMERE ESTABLISHMENT AND MAINTENANCE IN HOLOCENTRIC CAENORHABDITIS by Zhu Jing | ...

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Postgraduate Student Public Seminar

September 30 @ 2:30 pm

Functional characterization of flavonoid/stilbene modifying enzymes in rice, Medicago legumes and sorghum by Lui Cheuk ...

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LATEST ARTICLES FROM THE KNOWLEDGE EXCHANGE

Awards to School Members

Dr. Timothy C Bonebrake has been awarded the Excellent Young Scientists Fund (Hong Kong and Macau) for 2020. This is a prestigious fund under the ...

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HKU research team seeks to restore Hong Kong coral reefs with 3D-printed tiles

HKU architects and marine scientists co-develop novel 3D printed ‘reef tiles’ that provide a structurally complex foundation for coral attachment ...

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