Prof Hayden Homer
Professor Hayden Homer is the inaugural Christopher Chen Chair in Reproductive Medicine at the University of Queensland. He is an oocyte biologist and a certified Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility sub-specialist with both the Australian & New Zealand and the British Royal Colleges of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists. Hayden has a PhD in molecular oocyte regulation from the UK and set up Queensland’s first research laboratory dedicated to understanding oocyte biology. His lab investigates various facets of oocyte biology from fundamental meiotic cell-cycle regulation to potential clinical interventions for addressing challenging areas in female reproductive health. Key areas of fundamental research in his lab seek to understand how oocytes regulate chromosome segregation and how they achieve extremely asymmetric divisions during their error-prone first meiotic division.