- Name: João Rafael
- Surname: Almeida
- Affiliation/Institution: University of Aveiro, Aveiro, Portugal
- Last roles in CBMS: Program Chair CBMS 2021
João is a Researcher at the University of Aveiro, in the Institute of Electronics and Informatics Engineering of Aveiro (IEETA). He is currently collaborating with the University of A Coruña and participating actively in several bioinformatics research projects (EHDEN, EMIF, NETDIAMOND). His research interests are on health data harmonization, clinical text exploration, genomics data processing and data privacy.