Professor Peter Koopman
Peter Koopman is Professor of Developmental Biology at the Institute for Molecular Bioscience of the University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia. During postdoctoral work in London he jointly discovered the Y-chromosomal male sex-determining gene SRY and demonstrated its ability to cause sex reversal in XX transgenic mice. His team continues to study the genetic pathways that regulate sex determination and gonadal development, applying this knowledge to diagnosing and managing human disorders of sex development. He is author of more than 280 papers, cited over 19000 times, and has given over 250 invited lectures and conference presentations. Prof Koopman is a Senior Principal Research Fellow of the National Health & Medical Research Council of Australia, Editor-in-Chief of the journal Sexual Development, and a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science.