Speakers and Faculty

Speakers and faculty taking part in the programme will be listed as we receive their information.


Andy ChanProfile photo of Andy Chan

Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School (HMS), Chief of the Clinical and Translational Epidemiology Unit at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and the Director of Cancer Epidemiology at the MGH Cancer Center.

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Aung Ko WinProfile photo of Aung Ko Win

Principal Research Fellow in the University of Melbourne Centre for Epidemiology and Biostatistics and Centre for Cancer Research. Aung Ko Win is a NHMRC Career Development Fellow and has developed and led several large-scale research programs in the field of genetic epidemiology.

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Aysel AhadovaProfile photo of Aysel Ahadova

Postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Applied Tumor Biology, University Hospital Heidelberg. Her research mainly focuses on microsatellite instability and its consequences for tumor development and progression, including colorectal carcinogenesis in Lynch syndrome.

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Caroline YoungProfile photo of Caroline Young

Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Training Fellow and academic pathologist on the NIHR academic Pathology Training Scheme in Leeds. Her PhD investigated the potential of the colorectal microbiome to improve screening. Member of the Cancer Research UK Grand Challenge team ‘Optimisticc’.

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Dan BuchananProfile photo of Dan Buchanan

Associate Professor at the University of Melbourne Centre for Cancer Research and Principal Research Fellow and Head of the Colorectal Oncogenomics Group. He has a PhD in Molecular Genetics from the University of Queensland and is a NHMRC R.D. Wright Biomedical Career Development Fellow.

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Heather HampelProfile photo of Heather Hampel

Professor, Department of Internal Medicine and Associate Director, Division of Human Genetics at Ohio State University. She was co-ordinator of the Columbus-area study which determined the frequency of Lynch syndrome among newly diagnosed patients and is PI of the Ohio Colorectal Cancer Prevention.

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Ian TomlinsonProfile photo of Ian Tomlinson

Incoming Director of the University of Edinburgh Cancer Research Centre. His research encompasses genetic predisposition to cancer and cancer evolution, focussing on colorectal cancer, although he also works on other cancer types. He leads the colorectal cancer domain of the 100,000 Genomes Project.

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Ingrid WinshipProfile photo of Ingrid Winship

Professor of Adult Clinical Genetics at University of Melbourne. She is a clinician scientist in clinical genetics, cancer genetics and dermatology. She is the Inaugural Chair of Adult Clinical Genetics at the University and The Royal Melbourne Hospital, and was Melbourne Health’s Executive Director of Research.

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Jan LubinskiProfile photo of Jan Lubinski

Jan Lubinski is a Professor of Medicine and Head of International Hereditary Cancer Center of Pomeranian Medical University, Szczecin, Poland. He is author of around 700 papers on clinical and molecular genetics of cancers and editor of Hereditary Cancer in Clinical Practice journal.

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Sir John BurnProfile photo of Sir John Burn

Professor of Clinical Genetics, Newcastle University since 1991. Appointed consultant specialist in Newcastle in 1984 and led the regional NHS Genetics Service for 20 years. He helped to create Newcastle’s Centre for Life which houses an education and science centre alongside the Institute of Genetic Medicine.

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Karl HeinimannProfile photo of Karl Heinimann

Professor of Medical Genetics at the University of Basel, Switzerland, also Deputy Medical Director and Head of the Molecular Genetics Laboratory at the Department of Medical Genetics and Pathology at the University Hospital Basel. He has a longstanding interest in cancer predisposition.

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Maija Kohonen-CorishProfile photo of Maija Kohonen Corish

Director of the Centre for Lung Cancer at Woolcock Institute of Medical Research, Sydney, Australia. She has a long track record of discovery in cancer research, including Lynch syndrome, translational research in colon and lung tumours and the development of mouse cancer models.

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Matthias KloorProfile photo of Matthias Kloor

Matthias Kloor PD Dr. med is a physician scientist who has been working in the field of molecular pathology, tumour immunology, and pathogenesis of hereditary cancer for more than a decade. His main research interests are molecular models of tumour formation and their transfer into the clinical application.

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Minna NyströmProfile photo of Minna Nyström

Professor of Epigenetics and Genetics and Research Vice Dean at Faculty of Biological and Environmental Sciences, University of Helsinki, Sweden. Has 27 years experience in the field of Lynch syndrome research and is the leading inventor of DiagMMR®, a novel carrier test to detect inherited MMR deficiency.

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Neil RyanProfile photo of Neil Ryan

Clinical Research Fellow and Specialty Registrar in Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the University of Manchester and St Michael’s Hospital, Bristol, UK. His PhD focused on the mechanisms of testing endometrial cancer for Lynch syndrome and led to a review of national UK guidelines.

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Pål MøllerProfile photo of Pål Møller

Educated as medical geneticist, Pål has a PhD in HLA genetics. He established and chaired the outpatient cancer genetic clinic in Oslo from 1988 to 2012. He chaired the Group for Research on Inherited cancer from 2012 to 2018 and since 2018 has been a senior scientist at the Norwegian Radium Hospital, Oslo.

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Rolf SijmonsProfile photo of Rolf Sijmons

Consultant clinical geneticist with 30 years professional experience. He is Professor of Medical Translational Genetics at the University Medical Center Groningen in The Netherlands. His main clinical and research interests are familial and hereditary cancer, the mainstreaming of genetics and applied informatics.

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Yoon-Jung KangProfile photo of Yoon Jung Kang

Research Fellow at the Cancer Research Division, Cancer Council New South Wales, Australia. She has a PhD in Epidemiology from the University of Sydney. Her current research focus is the cost-effectiveness evaluation of various testing and risk management strategies for Lynch syndrome.

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