Andres Metspalu, MD 1976, PhD 1979, postdoc at Colombia University and Yale University in 1981-1982. His main scientific interests are human genomics, genetics of complex diseases and population based biobanks and application of the precision medicine in health care, H-index: 83. 1993-1994 at Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, as a visiting faculty and 2000 at IARC, Lyon, France as a recipient of the International Visiting Senior Scientist Award, in 2012 sabbatical at University of Lausanne. From 1996 to 2008 A. Metspalu was also the head and founder of the Molecular Diagnostic Center of the Tartu University Hospital. Metspalu is the past (2006) president of the European Society of the Human Genetics (ESHG). He is one of the founders and directors of the P3G Consortium of Biobanks (Montreal) and BBMRI-ERIC. 2010 he elected to the Estonian Academy of Sciences. He has supervised over 20 Ph.D. theses. He is serving in several national and international committees (SAC of the Science of Europe), chair of the SC of ESOF2018, editorial boards and has received among other awards and honors the Order of the Estonian Red Cross 3rd Class and L’Ordre des Palmes Academiques from the Republic of France. From 2010 he was awarded Doctor Honoris Causa from Vilnius University.