Dr Chng Wee Joo



Director, National University Cancer Institute, Singapore (NCIS)
Head & Senior Consultant, Division of Haematology, Department of Haematology-Oncology, National University Cancer Institute, Singapore (NCIS)
Leader, Haematologic Malignancy Tumour Group, National University Cancer Institute, Singapore (NCIS)
Professor, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore
Deputy Director, Cancer Science Institute of Singapore, National University of Singapore

Prof Chng is the Director of the National University Cancer Institute, Singapore (NCIS).

Prof Chng obtained his medical degree from the University of Leeds, UK, and did his internal medicine residency in the United Kingdom. Fellowship training in haematology was completed in Singapore before he obtained an A*STAR international fellowship in 2004 to go to the Mayo Clinic for a research fellowship in multiple myeloma genetics. His current research is very translational and involves the use of high-resolution global genomic technique to understand biology, identify drug targets, understand drug resistance and improve disease prognosis in haematological malignancies, with the ultimate aim of improving patient’s outcome and personalizing treatment.

Education and Fellowships
MB ChB, PhD, FRCP (UK), FRCPath (UK), FAMS

Specialty Interests
• Multiple Myeloma
• Lymphoma

Awards and Honours
• 2012 – NMRC Clinician Scientist (Senior) Award
• 2011 – Chua Hua Toh Memorial Gold Medal (Best Graduate Thesis in Life Science)
• 2011 – NUS Young Research Award
• 2010 – YLL SOM Faculty Outstanding Researcher Award (Young Researcher Category)
• 2009 – JCI The Outstanding Young Persons Award
• 2008 – NMRC Clinician Scientist Award
• 2007 – Celgene Future Leaders in Haematology Award
• 2007 – SMJ Best Reviewer Award 2006
• 2006 – 2007 Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation
• 2006 – Singapore Medical Journal Best Research Paper 2005 (Second Prize)
• 2004 – 2006 A*Star International Fellowship
• 2004 – Singapore Society of Haematology Annual Scientific Meeting Best Oral Presentation
• 2003 – Courage Star
• 2002 – Singapore Society of Haematology Annual Scientific Meeting Best Oral Presentation

Professional Memberships
• American Society of Haematology
• American Association of Cancer Research
• International Myeloma Working Group
• Asian Myeloma Network
• Singapore Society of Haematology

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