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.




Award to Our Student

The HKU Three Minute Thesis (3MT) Competition 2020 was successfully held on June 23, 2020.  20 PhD, MPhil and PD students participated in the ...

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Revisiting energy flow in photosynthetic plant cells

By developing innovative methods to visualize energy changes in subcellular compartments in live plants, the team of Dr. Boon Leong LIM, Associate ...

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An unexpected heat shock to neurons: HKU scientists and collaborators uncovered a new mechanism for balancing protein stability during neuronal development

A research team led by Dr Chaogu Zheng from the School of Biological Sciences at the University of Hong Kong (HKU), in collaboration with a team led ...

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HKU ecologists and international team discover ongoing and future tropical diversity decline

How can patterns in the marine biodiversity of the past help us to understand how it may change in the future? A recent research by Drs Moriaki ...

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