Professor Sangkot Marzuki is the former president of the Indonesian Academy of Sciences (Akademi Ilmu Pengetahuan Indonesia).
He was the director of the Eijkman Institute for Molecular Biology in Jakarta from 1992 to 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.
He was awarded a higher doctorate from Monash University (1998), an honorary doctorate from Utrecht University (2006), a doctor of science honoris causa from the University of Queensland (2010),.and received several prestigious Indonesian awards as well as an ASEAN Outstanding Scientist Award in 2005.
In 2010, Professor Marzuki received the Order of Australia for his ongoing service to Australia-Indonesia relations through scientific collaborations and for promoting Australian tertiary education in Indonesia.
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 held honorary appointments as Professors of Medicine at Monash University, of Medical Sciences at University of Indonesia, of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the University of Queensland, and of Medicine at Sydney University.. 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)
Order of Australia (2010); Bintang Mahaputra Utama Republic of Indonesia (2010)