Professor Hagan Bayley
Professor Hagan Bayley is the Professor of Chemical Biology at the University of Oxford. He received his B.A. in chemistry from Oxford in 1974, while at Balliol College, and his Ph.D. in chemistry from Harvard University in 1979 in the laboratory of Jeremy Knowles. His postdoctoral training was with Professor Gobind Khorana at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He has worked at the Worcester Foundation for Experimental Biology in Massachusetts and at Texas A&M University.
In 2005, Professor Bayley founded Oxford Nanopore to exploit the potential of stochastic sensing technology. The company has developed the MinION portable DNA sequencer. In 2014, he founded OxSyBio to build synthetic tissues for regenerative medicine. Both his research and entrepreneurial skills have been recognised several times. He has been a recipient of the Royal Society’s Wolfson Research Merit Award and was the 2009 Chemistry World Entrepreneur of the Year. In 2011, Professor Bayley was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society. In 2012, he was awarded the Royal Society of Chemistry's Interdisciplinary Prize and in 2017, the Menelaus Medal of the Learned Society of Wales.