Makoto Suematsu，MD, PhD is the Founding President of the Japan Agency for Medical Research and Development (AMED) from April 2015. He graduated from Keio University School of Medicine in 1983. After serving research assistant in Department of Internal Medicine, Keio University School of Medicine, he went to Institute for Biomedical Engineering, University of California San Diego as a bioengineer from 1991. He became Professor and Chair, Department of Biochemistry, Keio University School of Medicine in 2001, and served as Dean of Keio University School of Medicine from October 2007 to March 2015. He was the leader of Japan Agency for Science & Technology (JST) Exploring Research for Advanced Technology (ERATO), Suematstu GasBiology from 2010 to 2015. His research speciality is biochemistry and metabolomics.