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

Postgraduate Student Public Seminar (M&CB Area)

April 18 @ 10:00 am

The effect of amino acid-derived metabolites on the development of early metabolic dysfunction-associated steatotic ...

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BIOL8021 C&MB Seminar

April 19 @ 10:00 am

The role of scramblase in neurodegeneration by Jialing YIN | Supervisors: Prof. Dr. Chaogu ZHENG , Prof. Yang ZHANG

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BIOL8021 C&MB Seminar

April 19 @ 10:30 am

Understanding the role of LPS in neurodegeneration by Meigui YANK | Supervisors: Prof. Chaogu ZHENG

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LATEST ARTICLES FROM THE KNOWLEDGE EXCHANGE

Convergent Evolution of Parrot Plumage Coloration

Professor Simon Sin and other scientists would like to share their study on convergent evolution of parrot plumage coloration. The blue phenotype had ...

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The Art of Sparkling Tea: A Fusion of Science and Craftsmanship

Winston explained that his goal is to enhance people's flavor experience when enjoying fine-dining meals. He aims to maximize the enjoyment of aroma, ...

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HKU Biologists Discover Propionate Supplementation as a Potential Treatment for Parkinson’s Disease

Interorgan communication between neurons and intestine in C. elegans PD model. Image adapted from respective journal paper. A research team led by ...

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Biologists discover the secrets of how gene traits are passed on

The Cryo-EM structure of the yeast replisome in complex with FACT and parental histones (A) and its atomic model (B). Credit: Nature (2024). DOI: ...

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