A/PROF Aung Ko Win

A/PROF Aung Ko Win

Positions

  • Cancer Genetics (Colorectal Cancer, Lynch Syndrome)
  • Epidemiology (Genetic Epidemiology, Cancer Epidemiology, Risk Prediction)

Overview

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  • Associate Professor Aung Ko Win, MBBS, MPH, PhD, is an Australian National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Career Development Fellow (Clinical CDF-1). He is the Deputy Head of Colorectal Cancer Unit, Centre for Epidemiology and Biostatistics in the Melbourne School of Population and Global Health, and Deputy Lead of Precision Prevention and Early Detection, University of Melbourne Centre for Cancer Research in Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre. He is the Centre Graduate Research Training Coordinator. He also has an honorary research appointment in the Royal Melbourne Hospital’s Genetic Medicine. With the aim of reducing the population cancer burden through precision prevention and early detection, Dr Win has developed and led several large-scale research programs in the field of genetic epidemiology, in collaboration with multiple international consortia including Colon Cancer Family Registry, International Mismatch Repair Consortium, International MUTYH Collaboration and Asian Cohort Consortium. His current research focuses on colorectal cancer, in particular: identifying risk factors for inherited genetic syndromes, mainly Lynch syndrome and MUTYH-associated polyposis, colorectal cancer subtypes, early-onset colorectal cancer and second primary cancers; and personalised risk prediction based on a wide range of risk factors. Dr Win has widely published, in the field of hereditary colorectal cancer, more than 130 peer-reviewed articles and reviews in top-ranking journals including JAMA, Journal of Clinical Oncology, Journal of the National Cancer Institute, Gastroenterology and Gut. He has been funded over $4 million via fellowships and projects as a Chief Investigator. He has been an invited speaker at more than 40 national and international conferences and research institutions. He actively contributes to the scientific community nationally and globally via involvement in clinical guideline committees, research working groups, grant review pane   

Affiliation

Member of

  • American Association for Cancer Research (AACR). Active Member 2018 -
  • University of Melbourne Centre for Epidemiology and Biostatistics. Deputy Head, Colorectal Cancer Unit 2018 -
  • Melbourne School of Population and Global Health Graduate Research Training Committee. Graduate Research Training Coordinator, Centre for Epidemiology and Biostatistics 2016 -
  • Royal Melbourne Hospital. Honorary Research Associate, Genetic Medicine 2016 -
  • University of Melbourne Centre for Cancer Research (UMCCR), Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre. Deputy Lead, Colorectal Cancer Epidemiology 2016 -
  • University of Melbourne Centre for Epidemiology and Biostatistics. Graduate Research Training Coordinator 2016 -
  • University of Melbourne Centre for Epidemiology and Biostatistics Management Committee. Member 2016 -
  • International Society for Gastrointestinal Hereditary Tumours (InSiGHT). Member 2014 -
  • American Gastroenterological Association (AGA). Member 2012 -
  • Collaborative Group of the Americas on Inherited Colorectal Cancer (CGA-ICC). Member 2011 -
  • Australasian Epidemiological Association (AEA). Member 2008 -
  • American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO). Member 2013 - 2019
  • American Association for Cancer Research (AACR). Associate Member 2013 - 2018
  • American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG). Member 2011 - 2018
  • International Epidemiological Association (IEA). Member 2008 - 2018

Publications

Selected publications

Research

Investigator on

Additional Grant Information

  • Co-Investigator, the US National Institutes of Health (NIH) U01 grant for Colon Cancer Family Registry Cohort (U01 CA167551-07, total $12.0 million, 2018-22); Co-Investigator, the NIH R01 grant for the development of a colorectal cancer risk prediction model (R01 CA170122, total $1.1 million, 2012-15); Associate Investigator, NHMRC Centre for Research Excellence for optimising screening for colorectal cancer (APP1042021, total $2.5 million, 2012-17).   

Awards

Education and training

  • G.C.U.T., University of Melbourne 2016
  • Ph.D., University of Melbourne 2014
  • M.P.H., University of Melbourne 2009
  • M.B., B.S., Institute of Medicine (2) 2004

Awards and honors

  • University of Melbourne Centre for Cancer Research Travel Grant, Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences, 2018
  • Award for Excellence in Team-Based Research Programs, The University of Melbourne, 2017
  • Team Award for Excellence in Research Achievements, Melbourne School of Population and Global Health, 2016
  • Scholar-in-Training Award, American Association for Cancer Research (AACR), 2016
  • Chancellor's Prize for Excellence in the PhD Thesis, The University of Melbourne, 2015
  • Head of School Award for Excellence in Doctoral Research, Melbourne School of Population and Global Health, 2015
  • Hugh Rogers Fellowship, Melbourne Boston Sister Cities Association, 2015
  • Dean's Award for Excellence in the PhD Thesis, Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences, 2015
  • Winner of the 2013 Premier's Award for Health and Medical Research, Victorian Government, 2013
  • 2013
  • Richard Lovell Travelling Scholarship, Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences, 2013
  • Melbourne Abroad Travelling Scholarship (MATS), The University of Melbourne, 2012
  • Population Health Congress Travel Award, Australasian Epidemiological Association, 2012
  • Picchi Award for Excellence in Cancer Research, Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre, 2012
  • M.A. Bartlett Research Scholarship Fund Special Travel Grants-In-Aid, The University of Melbourne, 2012
  • Early Career Travel Award, Australasian Epidemiological Association, 2011
  • Dora Lush Biomedical Postgraduate Research Scholarship, National Health and Medical Research Council, 2011
  • Melbourne International Fee Remission Scholarship, The University of Melbourne, 2011
  • Student Bursary Award, Australasian Epidemiological Association, 2011
  • Public Health Initiative for Research Student Training (PHIRST) Award, Melbourne School of Population and Global Health, 2011
  • Best Poster Presentation Award, Australasian Epidemiological Association Annual Meeting, 2011
  • Picchi Brothers Foundation Cancer Council Victoria Cancer Research Scholarship, Cancer Council Victoria, 2011
  • Early Career Award for Excellence in Research Achievement, Melbourne School of Population and Global Health, 2011
  • Best Poster Presentation Award, Collaborative Group of the Americas on Inherited Colorectal Cancer (CGA-ICC) 14th Annual Meeting, 2010

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Supervision

Available for supervision

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