Davide Bolignano is born on 31 October 1980. He graduated in Medicine from the University of Messina (Italy) in 2004 and obtained the post-graduate specialization in nephrology in 2009, both cum laude. He currently works as medical researcher of the Italian National Research Council (CNR) at the Institute of Biomedicine and Molecular Immunology (IBIM) in Reggio Calabria, Italy. Dr.Bolignano has participated in several national and international scientific congresses and courses focusing on epidemiology, biostatistics, physiology and pathophysiology of kidney diseases. In 2012 he has joined the Cochrane Renal Group (Sydney, Australia) as an honorary research fellow, learning skills in systematic reviews, meta-analysis, literature searching and guidelines-making processes. Up to now, Dr. Bolignano is co-author of 2 monographies, over 60 scientific papers published on national and international peer-review journals and over 70 official interventions (poster presentations, free communications and invited lectures) at national and international congresses on nephrology, metabolism, cardiovascular and laboratory medicine. His main fields of research are: the epidemiology and pathophysiology of chronic and acute kidney diseases, renal biomarkers, cardiovascular risk, vasopressin system, medullar and systemic effects of erhytropoietin and stem cells in uremia. He has been awarded in 2008 as “Best young researcher” by the University of Messina for the outstanding scientific production and by ERA-EDTA (in 2008, 2010 and 2011) and the Italian Society of Nephrology (in 2010) for scientific abstracts presented during annual congresses. Dr.Bolignano is reviewer for many national and international journals of clinical and experimental nephrology, hypertension, metabolism, cardiovascular and laboratory medicine. He is member of the Italian Society of Nephrology and the European Renal Association (ERA-EDTA) and is currently involved in the diabetes guidelines project of the European Renal Best Practice group (ERBP). In 2011, Dr.Bolignano has been recruited by the Superior Health Institute (ISS; the leading technical-scientific body of the Italian National Health Service) to update the guideline on “Identification, prevention and management of Chronic Kidney Disease in adults” as methodologist reviewer of literature.