Prof. Dr. h.c. mult. Thomas Efferth is chair of the Department of Pharmaceutical Biology, Institute of Pharmacy and Biochemistry, Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz, Germany. He is biologist by training (Technical University of Darmstadt, Germany). His doctoral thesis was completed at the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ), Heidelberg, Germany (1990). Dr. Efferth was awarded the Ludolf-Krehl-Prize of the Southwest German Association for Medicine (1991), the Willmar-Schwabe-Award of the German Society for Medicinal Plant Research (2006), the citizen medal of the City of Heidelberg, Germany (2008), the CESAR Award for Translational Oncology (2011), the SCENTEDdrop Award on medicinal and flagrant herbs (2015), and the Qihuang International Award of the Chinese Association of Chinese Medicine (2017). The focus of Dr. Efferth's research is on tumor pharmacology, network pharmacology, and the development of novel options for treatment and diagnosis of cancer. Thomas Efferth has published 520 PubMed-listed papers and in peer-reviewed journals in the field of cancer research, pharmacology, and natural products (Hirsch-factor: 72; citation rate: >20,000; acc. Google Scholar) and a textbook on ‘Molecular Pharmacology and Toxicology’ (Springer Publisher; 2006). He holds 7 patents. The scientific results were communicated in over 250 oral presentation and invited lectures and over 180 poster presentations at national and international conferences and meetings. He is editor-in-chief of Phytomedicine as well as co-editor, associate editor and editorial board member of several scientific journals and scientific advisory board member of the German Pharmaceutical Society and several other institutions. Seven of his former lab members promoted to associate or assistant professors.