Paraskevas Iatropoulos is working at the Mario Negri Institute (Bergamo, Italy) as senior researcher, since 2008. He graduated in Medicine and Surgery, and then obtained the board certification for the specialization in Medical Genetics at the University of Brescia (Italy). He obtained the PhD title in Life and Biomolecular Sciences at the Open University (UK). During his studies at the University of Brescia he investigated for the presence of genetic risk factors in schizophrenia. In the last 10 years, dr. Iatropoulos is mainly working in the genomics and transcriptomics of rare kidney diseases. He is specialized in next-generation sequencing and is applying biostatistic and bioinformatic techniques to identify the genetic basis and the pathogenetic mechanisms of these diseases. He is author of several articles treating rare diseases, mainly focused in focal segmental glomerulosclerosis, steroid-resistant nephrotic syndrome, membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis and C3 glomerulopathies. He has been invited lecturer in several sceitnific and divulagative events regarding rare diseases, kidney diseases, next-generations sequencing and bioinformatics. He leaded or participated at the identification of two genes associated with steroid-resistant nephrotic syndrome. He has also performed bioinformatic analyses to study RNA expression in stem cells. In his last study, which was awarded at the 16th European Meeting on Complement in Human Disease in Copenhagen, by applying advanced biostatistics he integrated genetic histopathologic biochemical and clinical data in membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis and C3 glomerulopathies and identified disease subtypes characterized by different pathogenesis and phenotypes.