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Ecology and Biodiversity

Facilities in Ecology & Biodiversity


School of Biological Sciences


The School of Biological Sciences (SBS) holds excellent research facilities in the Kadoorie Biological Sciences Building and Hoi Oi Chow Building at HKU and is closely associated with the Swire Institute of Marine Science (SWIMS), an off-campus marine research institute located adjacent to the only marine reserve in Hong Kong. 


SBS hosts three marine and freshwater facilities with re-circulating water systems across the two buildings, a zebrafish/medaka culture facility, and a greenhouse.


Since 2010, the School has spent over HKD58 Million to renovate research labs and acquire state-of-the-art research facilities for establishing an environment to encourage research collaboration among staff and research postgraduate students.

We also host the Science Faculty’s Central Research Facilities (e.g., Stable Isotope Ratio Mass Spectrometers including EA-IRMS, GC-IRMS, Thermo Delta V Advantage IRMS; Triple TOF; Qtrap LC-MS/MS; GC Triple Quad MS; ICP-MS/-OES; Flow Cytometer; Confocal Microscope) as a platform for promoting interdisciplinary collaboration across different departments and faculties within HKU and beyond.

More recently, we have received internal grants of HKD3.6 Million to purchase an extracellular flux analyser, Thermo IRMS, Seahorse XFe 24 Analyzer, and Single-cell Encapsulator.


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