João Guimarães

iSTARS Era Chair Holder

João C. Guimarães has a BSc in Computer Science and Systems Engineering (2007) and a PhD in Artificial Intelligence (2013) from University of Minho, Braga, Portugal. From 2009 to 2013, he was a visiting scholar at University of California, Berkeley, USA, where he developed machine learning models to understand and engineer the control of gene expression in bacteria. From 2014 to 2018, he conducted his postdoctoral research at the University of Basel, Switzerland, focusing on integrating multi-omics datasets and using systems biology approaches to study gene regulation in health and disease. After that, Joao pursued a career in industry leading data science teams at Roche and Farfetch (2019-2023). In 2023, Joao was selected as the ERA Chair Holder for the iSTARS (Informatics and Statistical Tools for the Advancement of Research Success) project, where he leads a multidisciplinary team working in the biomedical and healthcare fields, combining data science, machine learning, computational biology, genomics and systems biology.


Research Area: Data Science | Computational and Systems Biology