Congratulations to Professor Hagan Bayley, OKS 1969 who was recently awarded a Royal Society Mullard Award for the invention of stochastic nanosensing, a generalised sequencing method for biopolymers which has delivered ultrarapid, distributable, wide-scale, ‘long-read’ genome sequencing. Hagan has received a number of awards for his research and entrepreneurial skills, this award is one of a number of prestigious medals and prizes awarded by the society recognising the work of scientists across the world.
After leaving King’s, Hagan studied Chemistry B.A at the University of Oxford then went on to gain a Ph.D. in Chemistry from Harvard University. He joined the university of Oxford as Professor of Chemical Biology in September 2003 and is a fellow of Hertford College. His Oxford lab uses ‘the techniques of protein chemistry, molecular genetics, biophysics and cell biology.’ A former governor, Hagan returned to King’s in 2017 to speak to current pupils about his field of work and was a guest speaker at our Science and Engineering Dinner in 2017.
Congratulations from everyone at King’s on this wonderful achievement and the fantastic pioneering research you are undertaking.