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.
Jonathan Cybulski, recently named National Geographic Young Explorer, thesis' research focuses on the paleoecology of Hong Kong's coral ecosystem - ...Read More
Dr Hani El-Nezami has been awarded the Research Output Prize 2016-17 from HKU for his paper entitled "Probiotics modulated gut microbiota suppresses ...Read More
Oxygen concentrations in both the open ocean and coastal waters have been declining since at least the middle of the 20th century. This oxygen loss, ...Read More
HKU has 12 professoriate staff (see table below) named in Clarivate Analytics’ recent publication last week of ESI highly cited scientific ...Read More