Adolfo Martínez Palomo: MD (UNAM); MSc (Queen´s University, Canada); DSc (Medicine, UNAM). Postgraduate studies: Institut de Recherches sur le Cancer, Villejuif, Paris. Has published more than 200 articles and 20 books on the cell biology of cancer, and the biology, pathology and epidemiology of human parasitic infections prevalent in Mexico. More than 9,000 citations, Index h. 51, Index i10: 143. Has graduated 30 students (MSc and DSc). Member of scientific committees: Harvard University, CDCP, WHO, PAHO, UNDP, UNESCO, World Bank, Rockefeller Foundation, MacArthur Foundation, McConnell Clack Foundation. Past-president, National Academy of Medicine, and Academy of Scientific Research, Mexico. TWAS Biology Prize; National Science Prize, Mexico; ITESM Luis Elizondo Prize; Carlos Slim Health Prize.