Jorge Kalil is Professor of Clinical Immunology and Allergy. Director, Immunology Laboratory, Heart Institute, School of Medicine, University of São Paulo. Director, Instituto Butantan. Past President, International Union of Immunological Societies. Coordinator, iii-Institute for Investigative Immunology. Graduated in Medicine, Doctor of Science in Human Biology, University of Paris VII, in Jean Dausset’s laboratory (Nobel Prize 1980 for HLA). He was Visiting Professor, Stanford School of Medicine, and International Scholar, Howard Hughes Medical Institute. Kalil studies the mechanisms of immune recognition and distinction of self and no self, with over 550 publications (ISI) and several patents. He is member of the Brazilian Academy of Sciences, Grand Cross of the Brazilian National Order of Scientific Merit, Chevalier of the National Order of Merit of France, Doctor Honoris causa by Sorbonne Universités and Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians. He represents Brazil in the ICGEB.