Hagan Bayley is Professor of Chemical Biology at the University of Oxford. His laboratory works on the development of engineered pores for stochastic sensing, the study of covalent chemistry at the single molecule level, ultrarapid biopolymer sequencing and the fabrication of synthetic tissues. In 2005, he founded Oxford Nanopore to exploit the potential of stochastic sensing technology. The company has since developed the MinION portable DNA sequencer. In 2014, he founded OxSyBio to build synthetic tissues for regenerative medicine.
A Fellow of the Royal Society, his other distinctions include the Chemistry World Entrepreneur of the Year Award (bestowed by the Royal Society of Chemistry) and the Menelaus Medal of the Learned Society of Wales.