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Prof. Sangkot Marzuki

Sangkot MarzukiPresident of Indonesian Academy of Sciences

Professor Sangkot Marzuki, President of the Indonesian Academy of Sciences, is Director of the Eijkman Institute for Molecular Biology in Jakarta. 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.  He moved to Indonesia in 1992 to rebuild the Eijkman Institute, where he extended this interest to encompass human genome diversity and infectious diseases. For his contribution, he was awarded a higher doctorate from Monash University (1998, an honorary doctorate from Utrecht University (2006), and received several prestigious Indonesian awards as well as an ASEAN Outstanding Scientist Award in 2005. 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). He holds honorary appointments as Professors of Medicine at Monash University, and of Medical Sciences at University of Indonesia. He served in the Indonesian National Research Council (1994-2004) and Higher Education Council (1996-2000; 2003-2008), as Governing Council Member of Asia-Pacific International Molecular Biology Network (1998-2008), and chairman of the Asia Pacific Network of Human Geneticists (1995-2005). Organization: www.aipi.or.id

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