Dr. Fu-Tong Liu is currently Vice President of Academia Sinica, Taiwan. He received his BS degree in Chemistry from National Taiwan University, PhD degree in Chemistry from University of Chicago, and MD degree from University of Miami. He served as Head of the Allergy Research Section at the Scripps Research Institute, Head of the Division of Allergy at La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology, and Distinguished Professor and Chair at Department of Dermatology, University of California-Davis. He became Distinguished Research Fellow and Director at Institute of Biomedical Sciences, Academia Sinica, in 2010 and was appointed Vice President of the organization in 2016. Dr. Liu contributed to the identification of the family of animal lectins galectins, and his research is focused on the roles of these proteins in inflammation and immunity, as well as cancer progression. He has published over 340 original scientific papers and review articles. His papers have been cited over 27,000 times and his h-index is 92 (Google Scholar). He is presently President of Chinese Society of Immunology, Taiwan. He is a Fellow of American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and Academician of Academia Sinica. He was First Laureate of the 2015 Khwarizmi International Award.