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 a Principal Research Fellow and the Deputy Head of the Colorectal Cancer Unit within the Centre for Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the Melbourne School of Population and Global Health, and the University of Melbourne Centre for Cancer Research at the Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre. He is a Career Development Fellow (Clinical CDF-1) of the National Health and Medical Research Council, Australia. He is the Graduate Research Training Coordinator of the University of Melbourne’s Centre for Epidemiology and Biostatistics. He also has an Honorary Research position in the Genetic Medicine and Familial Cancer Clinics at Royal Melbourne Hospital. Dr Win leads a range of colorectal cancer-related projects as a Principal Investigator of the International MUTYH Consortium (IMC), a Chief Investigator of the International Mismatch Repair Consortium (IMRC) and a key investigator of the NIH-funded Colon Cancer Family Registry (CCFR). Aiming to achieve personalised risk assessment of colorectal cancer for optimising targeted prevention and treatment (Precision Health), his research focuses on: determining age-specific cancer risk (penetrance) and risk factors for disease (modifiers) for people with inherited genetic predispositions; investigating risk factors specific to tumour subtypes; and predicting disease risk based on a wide range of personal, genetic and environmental factors. His main research areas include Lynch syndrome, MUTYH-associated polyposis, serrated polyposis, and young-adult colorectal cancer. Dr Win has achieved several prominent awards throughout his career, including the Winner of 2013 Premier’s Award for Health and Medical Research, and the inaugural 2017 University of Melbourne Award for Excellence in Team-based Research Programs. Read more at orcid.org/0000-0002-2794-5261, scopus.com/authid/detail.uri?authorId=36187539800 or researcherid.com/rid/J-6204-2015.   

Affiliation

Member of

  • American Association for Cancer Research (AACR). Active Member 2018 -
  • Genetic Medicine, Royal Melbourne Hospital. Honorary Research Associate 2016 -
  • Melbourne School of Population and Global Health Graduate Research Training Committee. Graduate Research Training Coordinator, Centre for Epidemiology and Biostatistics 2016 -
  • University of Melbourne Centre for Cancer Research (UMCCR), Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre. Deputy Head, Colorectal Cancer Epidemiology 2016 -
  • University of Melbourne Centre for Epidemiology and Biostatistics Management Committee,. Graduate Research Training Coordinator 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 on the US National Institutes of Health U01 grant for Colon Cancer Family Registry Cohort (U01 CA167551-07, total $12.0 million, 2018-22); Co-Investigator on the US National Institutes of Health R01 grant for the development of a colorectal cancer risk prediction model (R01 CA170122, total $1.1 million, 2012-15); Associate Investigator on the 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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