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 Scientist contributes to research assessing the potential risks of ocean-based climate intervention technologies on deep-sea ecosystems

The deep sea is one of the least well-known areas on Earth, comprising multiple vulnerable ecosystems that play critical roles in the carbon cycle. ...

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Food Waste Innovation Seminar: Food Waste x Engineering & Science

Speaker: Dr. Kelvin Cheng, Business Line Director - Waste Collection, Transfer Stations & Landfills Veolia Hong Kong Date and Time: 17 March ...

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Human Endonuclease ANKLE1 Localizes at the Midbody and Processes Chromatin Bridges to Prevent DNA Damage and cGAS-STING Activation

Latest publication by Dr Gary Chan Lab and his collaborator Abstract Chromatin bridges connecting the two segregating daughter nuclei arise ...

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Ocean acidification drives gut microbiome changes linked to species-specific immune defence

Latest publication by Dr ThiyagaRajan Vengatesen lab and his collaborators Highlights Ocean acidification changes gut microbial community in ...

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