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.

Kenneth Leung

Director

FORTHCOMING EVENTS

BIOL6001 & BIOL8021 MCB Module Postgraduate Seminar

January 18 @ 10:00 am

Further Functional Characterization of Flavonoids Biosynthetic genes from Rice by Wang Lanxiang Supervisor: Dr. ...

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BIOL6001 & BIOL8021 MCB Module Postgraduate Seminar

January 18 @ 10:30 am

Relationship of polyunsaturated fatty acids and carotenoids in Age related Macular Degeneration: A case-control ...

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BIOL 6001 – E&B Module Postgraduate Seminar

January 18 @ 4:00 pm

Population genetics and conservation biology of the endangered tree Aquilaria sinensis in Hong Kong by Kwok Wan Hin ...

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LATEST ARTICLES FROM THE KNOWLEDGE EXCHANGE

A new book: Portraits of Trees of Hong Kong and Southern China

Hong Kong possesses an impressively diverse tree flora with 390 native species. This book celebrates the incredible diversity, beauty and biology of ...

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Termites mitigate the effects of drought in tropical rainforest

L. A. Ashton, H. M. Griffiths, C. L. Parr, T. A. Evans, R. K. Didham, F. Hasan, Y. A. Teh, H. S. Tin, C. S. Vairappan, P. Eggleton In many ...

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Connection of children to nature brings less distress, hyperactivity and behavioural problems

– now measurable with a novel scale developed by HKU scientist "We noticed a tendency where parents are avoiding nature. They perceive it as ...

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Smelly harbours, lifeless waters: reclamation could enhance ‘dead zone’

Researchers urge impact assessment with discovery of low-oxygen areas near site of proposed artificial islands Supporters play down concerns, ...

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