Hong Kong tycoon Li Ka-shing has made a HK$500 million (US$64.1 million) donation to a local university to build the city’s first synthetic biology institute.The research facility – to be called the Li Ka Shing Institute of Synthetic Biology – will be established at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) in Sai Kung.A spokesman for the university said the institute would provide advanced facilities for the world’s top scholars, bidding to make Hong Kong a global pioneer in…