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

November 30 @ 4:30 pm

Heavy metal contamination in Hong Kong mangroves: multiscale impacts on key ecosystem components by Miss Bulter ...

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Postgraduate Student Public Seminar

December 2 @ 9:00 am

Functional Characterisation of a novel kinase, SH3 domain binding kinase 1 (SBK1), in glucose homeostasis by Ms. Ahuja ...

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LATEST ARTICLES FROM THE KNOWLEDGE EXCHANGE

New study finds seabirds’ response to abrupt climate change 5,000 years ago transformed sub-Antarctic island ecosystems

A 14,000-year paleoecological reconstruction of the sub-Antarctic islands done by an international research team led by The University of Maine ...

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Was Hong Kong once a coral reef paradise? HKU researchers reveal the historic range and diversity of corals in the Greater Bay area for the last 5,000 years

Researchers from The University of Hong Kong’s School of Biological Sciences and The Swire Institute of Marine Science, have for the first time ...

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Dr. Jimmy Louie has a story of Food Additives

Dr. Jimmy Louie tells a story of food additives. http://news.tvb.com/programmes/vitallifeline/5f687d9f335d19b629d63452

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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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