John Aitken

R. John Aitken is Laureate Professor of Biological Sciences and Co-Director of the Priority Research Centre in Reproductive Science at the University of Newcastle, NSW. His area of specialization is gamete biology with particular emphasis on the differentiation and function of spermatozoa and oocytes and the way in which these cells interact to generate a healthy embryo. He has published over 450 research articles and book chapters which have received 15,000 citations. John is a Fellow of both the Royal Society of Edinburgh and the Australian Academy of Science.