APRU x EBPHK Joint International Conference on Biodiversity, Conservation, Genomics and Sustainability 2024

This 3-day joint international conference in Hong Kong at The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) will cover the topics of biodiversity, ecology, conservation, genomics, and sustainability. It will be jointly organized by the APRU and Earth BioGenome Project: Hong Kong (EBPHK), and aims to gather researchers, students, and other stakeholders to share knowledge and experiences working on the above areas, including understanding of how biodiversity is changing under climate change, conservation of endangered species, provision of ecosystem services, and the discovery of unexpected biological knowledge for technological invention.

Date: February 15 – 17, 2024 
Venue: Yasumoto International Academic Park, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Please visit the conference website to know more about the schedule and speakers.


To indicate your interest in participation, please fill in the registration form before January 15 January 26, 2024. Registration is free of charge.


In many parts of the world, there are different consortia running in order to sequence genomes of regional animals, plants, and fungi. One of them is the Earth BioGenome Project, which has been described as a moonshot project for biology. In Hong Kong, joining efforts from eight publicly funded universities, the Hong Kong Biodiversity Genomics Consortium has responded and initiated the Earth BioGenome Project: Hong Kong (EBPHK), in light to obtain genomic resources from this region of Earth.  

Please visit the EBPHK website for details.


For inquiries, please contact Mr. Yip at [email protected]