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

Guest Seminar

November 26 @ 10:30 am

CRISPR Genome Editing in Plants, Animals, and Human Embryos by Professor Jin-Soo Kim Director and Professor, Center ...

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LATEST ARTICLES FROM THE KNOWLEDGE EXCHANGE

An HKU-led team of international plant scientists reveal how chloroplasts maintain energy efficiency

Dr Wallace Lim and his co-authors have made major discoveries in chloroplast bioenergetics. Photosynthesis is the most important energy-harvesting ...

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Dr. Lily Shiru Tao was awarded with Professor Brian Morton Postgraduate Prize in Marine Biology

Congratulations. Dr Lily Shiru Tao was awarded with Professor Brian Morton Postgraduate Prize in Marine Biology at the Faculty of Science Prize ...

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Prof. Kenneth Leung was awarded by Asian Scientist Magazine to be one of the 100 Asian Scientists in the field of Environmental Sciences & Geology in

Prof. Kenneth Leung was awarded by Asian Scientist Magazine to be one of the 100 Asian Scientists in the field of Environmental Sciences & ...

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Out of control means off the menu (HKU-led study shows that shark fin trade is unsustainable)

Out of control means off the menu HKU-led study shows that shark fin trade is unsustainable Fishing pressure on threatened shark populations has ...

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