João obtained a degree in Biomedical Engineering from the NOVA University, Portugal, in 2008. In 2010, he joined the Gulbenkian Institute, where he started his work with Agendo and Ekrano. In 2011 he moved to London, where he stayed until he received his Ph.D degree in 2015 from Imperial College London, UK, for his work in autofluorescence spectroscopy. During this period, Agendo was released as a commercial product. After a brief return to Gulbenkian Institute in 2015, he also took post-doctoral positions at UC Davis and INO-CNR (Italy).