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  • Ophthalmology, predictive medicine, big data, new treatment, new technology



  • Professor Mingguang He is the Professor of Ophthalmic Epidemiology at the University of Melbourne. He undertook his medical training in China, holds a Masters degree in Public Health from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, and PhD in ophthalmology at Moorfields Eye Hospital in London. Professor He is a global expert in vision-related clinical and epidemiologic research. He led several important population-based studies in China, including the first glaucoma survey and a large-scale twin study in China. He serves editorial board for several important journals, including Ophthalmology, PLoS One, Molecular Vision and APJO. He is currently the deputy secretary-general of Asia-Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology. His research interests include clinical and epidemiological research, randomized clinical trials, twin studies and imaging technology. His current research priority is big data, precision medicine and technology translational research.   


Selected publications


Education and training

  • PhD, University College London 2006
  • MD, Sun Yat-Sen University 2005
  • MPH, Johns Hopkins University 2001
  • MBBS, Sun Yat-Sen University 1993

Awards and honors

  • Holmes Lecture Award, Asia Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology, 2015
  • Fellow of the Royal Australasian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmology, 2014


Available for supervision

  • Y

Supervision Statement

  • Prof Mingguang He is running a number of well-funded projects in both Australia and China. Honors, BMedSci and PhD research projects are available in the following areas: 1. Gene x environment interaction & prediction on eye diseases in a large twin cohort 2. Mobile App and band as a massive intervention tool for diabetic complication control including diabetic retinopathy. 3. Web-based automated diagnosis for glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy and age-related macular degeneration 4. High myopia registry and prediction