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 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. 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.