Professor Sangkot Marzuki is President of the Indonesian Academy of Sciences and was 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. For his scientific contribution, he received a higher doctorate from Monash University (1998), and awarded doctor honoris causa from Utrecht University (2006), and doctor of science honoris causa from the University of Queensland (2010). He received Bintang (Star) Mahaputra Utama of the Republic of Indonesia and made a Member of the Order of Australia in 2009.
Professor Marzuki graduated as a medical doctor from the University of Indonesia in 1968, obtained his M.Sc. from Mahidol University in Bangkok (1971), and Ph.D. from Monash University (1975).