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.
Ranges of North Pacific albatrosses. Red dots indicate sampling sites (Midway Island, Tern Island, and Torishima) of Phoebastria ...Read More
Structural analysis of sorghum stilbene O-methylase (SbSOMT). A. SbSOMT (pink) shows high global structural similarity to SbCOMT (blue). SbSOMT is a ...Read More
Our undergraduate alumna, Rachel Wai Ching CHU, who majored in Ecology & Biodiversity and graduated in 2019, began investigating methane seepage ...Read More
While the regional distribution of non-native species is increasingly well documented for some taxa, global analyses of non-native species in local ...Read More