Pediatric Rheumatologists, working at “G. Gaslini” Institute for Children in Genoa, Italy. His main scientific interests involve the study of the pathogenic mechanisms of the rheumatic conditions in children and the clinical and pathogenic characterization of the monogenic autoinflammatory diseases. He is author of 185 full-papers on international journals (total IF 1254, H-index 47), of many book chapters (i.e. “The Immune System and the Inflammatory Response” in the Textbook of Pediatric Rheumatology; JT Cassidy et al. eds; 5th, 6th and 7th Edition). He is the Editor of the book “Familial Mediterranean Fever” (Springer).
He received the 1998 and 1999 Pediatric Rheumatology Abstract Awards at the 62nd and 63rd Congress of the American College of Rheumatology and the Kourir Award 13th Congress of Pediatric Rheumatology European Society, Amsterdam, June 2006
He is the past-Chairman of the Working Party for Autoinflammatory diseases of the Pediatric Rheumatology European Society (PRES).
From July 2008 he is the Principal Investigator of the “Eurofever” Project (UE – Executive Agency for Health and Consumers).
From May 2016 is the Principal Investigator of the E-rare project INSAID (E-Rare JTC 2015-pp-156).
From May 2017 is the President of the International Society of Systemic Autoinflammatory Diseases (ISSAID)