The Marine Science Laboratory was established in 1970 under the Department of Biology as a research centre for advanced studies in marine science. The Laboratory relocated to its present site in 2001 under a reprovision scheme of the Hong Kong SAR Government in association with the establishment of the Hong Kong Science Park. In 2002, the laboratory was renamed the “Simon F. S. Li Marine Science Laboratory” in recognition of Dr. Simon Li's generous donations in support of the University's development.
Current resident and affiliated staff of the Laboratory have broad research interests, including but not limited to ecology, evolution, conservation, genomics, ecotoxicology and biotechnology, from marine microorganisms to eukaryotes, particularly corals, seaweeds and crustaceans.
Below are examples of our recent research work:
Prof. Chu Ka Hou
Diagnosis of fish and shellfish allergies
Prof. Joe Lee
The value of small mangrove patches
of an abundant Roseobacter lineage
Prof. Luo Haiwei
Prof. Chan King Ming
pollution in the marine waters and sediments
of Hong Kong
Prof. Tsang Ling Ming
Decapod Phylogeny: What Can Protein-Coding Genes Tell Us?
Prof. Laura Falkenberg
biological responses to ocean acidification
Ancestral whole-genome duplication in the marine chelicerate horseshoe crabs
Prof. Jerome Hui
Dr. Apple Chui