Dr Antonis Fanouriakis is consultant rheumatologist at Asklepieion General Hospital and Attikon University General Hospital, Athens, Greece. He has completed an MSc program in Molecular Medicine and a thesis on neuropsychiatric systemic lupus erythematosus, both at the University of Crete, Heraklion, Greece. In 2018, he undertook a research fellowship at the Charité University, Berlin, Germany. His scientific interests focus on systemic autoimmune diseases, mainly the pathogenesis and treatment of systemic lupus erythematosus. He was also a member of the EMerging EUlar NETwork (EMEUNET), leading the Newsletter Subgroup during the period 2018–19.