Afonso works at UNINOVA in the team of the EC Horizon2020 project Smart4Health as an assistant for the Project Health Citizens Use Cases.
He holds a PhD in Biophysics (Wageningen University, The Netherlands) and a MSc in Chemistry (Aveiro University, Portugal). Afonso was formerly a Research Scientist, with 10 years of experience in the area of Life Sciences. Currently working in Management teams, he has a strong background in the support of applications of different competitive funding at National and EU level and in the Technical Coordination of Horizon 2020 Widening projects in the area of Health (Immunology, Neurosciences and Cancer). He has collaborated with the EU Infrastructure for Grid Computing (EGI.eu) acting as a liaison with the Health and Life Sciences community.
Main topics of interest include Life Sciences and Health Digital Infrastructures, e-Health Tools and Services, Data.