Congratulations to Adrian Lowe and Aung Ko Win on promotion

Assoc Prof Adrian Lowe and Assoc Prof Aung Ko Win

Congratulations to Adrian Lowe and Aung Ko Win (pictured above) on their promotions to Associate Professor in the University of Melbourne’s School of Population and Global Health. This promotion recognises their exceptional distinction and achievements in the domains of Research & Research Training as well as their noteworthy contribution to Teaching & Learning and their leadership in engaging with the broader medical and scientific communities.

Associate Professor Adrian Lowe
Adrian Lowe is a NHMRC Career Development Fellow (Level 2) in the Centre for Epidemiology and Biostatistics. He is the Deputy Head of the Allergy and Lung Health Unit and leads the Eczema Epidemiology group.  He is the principle investigator of a NHMRC funded trial (PEBBLES), testing if daily application of a ceramide dominant emollient for the first six months of life can prevent the development of eczema and food allergy.  He is a co-investigator on a range of projects, including the Melbourne Atopy Cohort Study, a family study of allergic disease, and HealthNuts, a study to determine the prevalence and risk factors for food allergy. He collaborates widely, both nationally and international, and his research interests focus on identifying the causes for the rapid rise in the prevalence of allergic diseases over the last four decades, and testing strategies for preventing future generations developing these conditions.
Find more information on his research here.

Associate Professor Aung Ko Win
Aung Ko Win is a NHMRC Career Development Fellow in The University of Melbourne’s Centre for Epidemiology and Biostatistics and Centre for Cancer Research. Aiming to achieve personalised risk assessment of colorectal cancer for optimising screening 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 risk based on a wide range of personal, genetic and environmental factors. His main interests include Lynch syndrome, MUTYH-associated polyposis, other hereditary cancer syndromes, and young adult colorectal cancer. 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 the Genetic Medicine and Familial Cancer Clinics, Royal Melbourne Hospital. He is the Graduate Research Training Coordinator of the Centre for Epidemiology and Biostatistics. Dr Win has achieved numerous prestigious awards throughout his career, including the 2013 Premier’s Award for Health and Medical Research and the inaugural 2017 University of Melbourne Award for Excellence in Team-based Research Programs.
Find more information on his research here.