Aung Ko Win

Aung Ko WinAung Ko Win, MBBS, MPH, PhD, is a medically qualified genetic epidemiologist at the University of Melbourne and the Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre, Australia. His research focuses on colorectal cancer: 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 risk based on a wide range of personal, genetic and environmental factors. His main interests include Lynch syndrome, other hereditary colorectal cancer and polyposis syndromes, and young-onset colorectal cancer. The overall goal of his research is to achieve a personalised risk assessment for optimising targeted prevention and treatment (precision health).

Dr Win is a current Clinical Career Development Fellow of the Australian National Health and Medical Research Council. He is the Research Higher Degree Coordinator of the Centre for Epidemiology & Biostatistics, the University of Melbourne. He is a Co-Investigator of the Colon Cancer Family Registry (CCFR) and the International Mismatch Repair Consortium (IMRC), two major resources for hereditary colorectal cancer research. He is also an Honorary Research Associate at Genetic Medicine and Familial Cancer Clinics at the Royal Melbourne Hospital.

Dr Win has published more than 130 articles in discipline-leading journals including JAMA, Journal of Clinical Oncology, Journal of the National Cancer Institute, Gastroenterology and Gut. He has been funded over $4 millions as a Chief Investigator via fellowships and projects. He has given invited talks for more than 40 times at several prestigious conferences and research institutions.

Dr Win has achieved multiple prestigious awards throughout his career, including 2013 Premier’s Award for Health and Medical Research and 2017 University of Melbourne Award for Excellence in Team-based Research Programs.