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Emeritus Professor of Developmental Biology, The University of Queensland

Peter Koopman BSc (Hons), BA, PhD, DSc, FAA is Emeritus Professor at the University of Queensland (UQ), a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science, and former Australian Research Council Federation Fellow and National Health and Medical Research Council Senior Principal Research Fellow. He has over 40 years’ experience as a biomedical research scientist, specializing in developmental biology and molecular genetics. Best known for his role in the discovery of the Y-chromosomal sex-determining gene Sry - one of the 20th century's most significant breakthroughs in genetics - he has published more than 300 research papers, and attracted some $56 million in competitive research funding. Prof Koopman also served as UQ's Executive Director of Research Integrity, and currently works as a consultant investigating research misconduct.


  • –present
    Professorial research fellow, The University of Queensland


Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science (FAA)