I am associate professor at the University of Aveiro, in the Department of Electronics, Telecommunications and Informatics (DETI), and vice-director of IEETA research unit.

My early background is in the field of distributed systems and applications, namely on network and systems management. However, during the last ten years I have been increasingly interested on bioinformatics and biomedical informatics. My research topics are now mostly related to information retrieval, information extraction, biomedical data integration, and knowledge discovery.

During the past 20 years, I have been continuously involved in European Programmes and I am currently responsible for the UA participation in three projects (GEN2PHEN, EMIF, RD-CONNECT).

I am the coordinator of the Bioinformatics group at the University of Aveiro. See more about the group activities at http://bioinformatics.ua.pt.