Prof. Sangkot Marzuki AM (Australian Medal), PhD, DSc, was President of the Indonesian Academy of Sciences, and Director of the Eijkman Institute for Molecular Biology in Jakarta from 1992-2014. His scientific interest has been in the biogenesis of energy transducing membranes, and related human genetic disorders; an interest he developed during his 17 years as medical faculty member of Monash University in Australia, before moving to Indonesia in 1992 to rebuild the Eijkman Institute, where he extended this interest to encompass human genome diversity and infectious diseases.