Dr. Beata S. Lipska-Ziętkiewicz is the Head of Genetics Unit at Clinical University Centre in Gdańsk, Poland. She completed her medical degree (2002) and her specializations in Pediatrics (2009) and Clinical Genetics (2014) at Clinical University Centre in Gdańsk, Poland. She received her Ph.D. (2008) and Habilitation (2015) in Genetics at the Department of Biology and Medical Genetics, Medical University of Gdańsk, Poland. She performed research scholarships at the Paris Descartes University, the University of Heidelberg, the University of Nagoya and Baylor College of Medicine.
Her main areas of expertise include 1) hereditary kidney disorders, glomerulopathies and CAKUT in particular; 2) genomic disorders; 3) genetics of pediatric cancer. She was an Associate Partner at EuRenOmics Consortium (WP2 – Steroid Resistant Nephortic Syndrome); currently she is a Member of Molecular Diagnostics Task force and the Co-Chair of the Workgroup for the Hereditary Glomerulopathies for the European Rare Kidney Disease Reference Network (ErkNet). She served as a Member of the Board of Polish Society of Human Genetics and UEMS Section of Clinical Genetics.
Since 2011 she is the Genetic Coordinator of the International PodoNet Registry; she performed and supervised more than 5000 genetic tests for the patients with hereditary renal diseases. She is the author of several publications on genotype-phenotype correlations in hereditary podocytopathies.