Assoc Prof Ching-Yu Cheng

Associate Professor
Duke-NUS Medical School

Dr Ching-Yu Cheng is Associate Professor at Duke-NUS Medical School and Princpial Clincian Scientist at Singapore Eye Research Institute. His research integrates clinical, epidemiologic and genetic research, and involves a variety of epidemiological and clinical research related to age-related ocular diseases, such as glaucoma, as well as identification of susceptibility genes for ocular diseases, using both genome-wide association approaches and next-generation sequencing. As Director of the Singapore Epidemiology of Eye Diseases (SEED) program, Assoc Professor Cheng and his team have built up one of the largest epidemiological databases (n >10,000) for eye diseases in the world. The achievements of the SEED program have become visible via both a number of high-impact publications in the prestigious journals and the surging amount of new knowledge in prevention of blindness. The data have also been used widely by leading international agencies. In addition to Singapore-based projects, he actively participates in several international consortiums and co-leads several large-scale meta-analyses of epidemilogical and genome-wide association studies. Through these works, he has established a rich network of collaborations with geneticists and epidemiologists around the word.  He has published more than 280 scientific papers, included those in Nature Genetics, Nature Communications, and Lancet Global Health. His honors include the prestigious Clinician Scientist Awards from the Ministry of Health NMRC in 2013 and 2017, and the Asia-Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology (APAO) Achievement Award and Outstanding Service in Prevention of Blindness Award.