Dr. Francesco Paolo Schena
Professor of Nephrology
University of Bari
Piazza G. Cesare 11
70124 Bari, Italy
Prof. F.P.Schena has extensive experience in clinical research of renal disorders and transplantation. He contributed to the major developments in the field of IgA nephropathy, organizing the European IgA-N Consortium dedicated to the genetic studies of the disease which was supported by EU grant (QLG1-2000-00464). Five years ago, F.P. Schena moved on to genomics, and data from these studies have been recently published (Kidney Int. 78: 396-407, 2010; Kidney Int. 82: 548-560, 2012; J Am Soc Nephrol. 23: 814-824, 2012; Metabolomics 9: 740-751, 2013; Kidney Int. 83: 892-403, 2013; PLoS One 8: e68296, 2013).
In 2008 F.P.Schena organized a network of molecular biologists, chemists, geneticists, bioinformaticians and mathematicians to analyze data of ?omics? core facilities located in the Puglia Region. This approach allowed to uncover and develop new biomarkers in many pathological conditions as in nephrology, from IgA nephropathy to chronic kidney disease and renal transplantation.
IgA nephropathy, Metabolomics, Chronic kidney diseases, Renal transplantation