Welcome to the Hagan Bayley Lab
Chemistry Research Laboratory | Department of Chemistry | University of Oxford

Our laboratory uses the techniques of protein chemistry, molecular genetics and biophysics. Much of our work is centered on membrane proteins, in particular channels and pores. We investigate both the fundamental properties of these proteins and their applications in biotechnology.

Several of our studies are collaborations with other laboratories in the UK, USA and Europe. There are currently 21 postdocs, 8 graduate students and a technician in the laboratory, from 10 different countries.

News from the Lab:


May 2016

  • We welcome postdoc Lingbing Kong to the group.

April 2016

March 2016
  • We welcome postdoc Ravinash Krishnakumar to the group.

February 2016
  • Special Chemical Biology Seminar by Prof. Lee Cronin titled “The origin of chemical complexity and the emergence of biological machines” @2PM on Friday 26th February, Inorganic (ICL) Lecture Theatre. Meet the Speaker @3.15PM at CRL, Floor 1.

  • Royal Society Conference “Membrane pores: from structure and assembly, to medicine and technology” (June 27-28)- Registration now OPEN. This is a scientific discussion meeting organised by Prof. Robert Gilbert, Prof. Hagan Bayley and Prof. Gregor Anderluh. The meeting will showcase our current understanding of the structure and function of membrane pores, the medical significance of pores, and how pore-forming proteins can be used in nanotechnological applications. The event is free to attend. For more information, check out

  • A very happy birthday to Prof. Hagan Bayley who turned 65 this month!

January 2016
  • 2016 Biointerface Science: Gordon Research Conference and Gordon Research Seminar (June 12-17)- The 2016 GRC and GRS on Biointerface Science will bring together scientists and engineers, including students, post-docs, young investigators, and thought-leaders in the rapidly consolidating field of natural and engineered biological interfaces. For more information, check out Abstract and Registration deadline: 15th May 2016.

  • Congratulations to PhD student Alexander Graham for successfully defending his DPhil thesis this month!

  • Postdoc Sam Olof is leaving the lab. We wish him all the best in his new post!

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