• Breast cancer cells (programmed cell death)
    Annie Cavanagh / Wellcome Images
  • From temporal expression
    to regulatory mechanisms.
    Joana Gonçalves

Computational Biomedicine

Delft University of Technology

No research positions are currently available.

Research interests

  • Computer Science: algorithmics, pattern recognition, and machine learning.
  • Molecular Biology: gene regulation and DNA damage and repair.
  • Biomedicine: characterization of disruptions in complex disease, discovery of therapeutic targets.


  • Delft Unit of ELLIS - European Laboratory for Learning and Intelligent Systems (web)
  • TU Delft Bioengineering Institute (web)
  • TU Delft AI Initiative (web)


  • US National Institutes of Health (NIH)
  • Convergence for Health and Technology (web)
  • INSY / TU Delft

Short Bio

In Aug 2017, I started as an Assistant Professor at the Delft University of Technology (TUDelft). My lab will focus on computational approaches to understand gene regulation and DNA repair, uncover disruptions involved in complex disease (especially cancer), and predict novel targets for therapy. Between 2014 and 2017 I was a postdoc in computational cancer biology with Lodewyk Wessels at the TU Delft and the Netherlands Cancer Institute (NKI). Prior to that I was a Marie Curie/ERCIM postdoctoral fellow in algorithmic computational biology with Gunnar Klau at the Netherlands Research Centre for Mathematics and Informatics (CWI). I did a PhD in computer science with Sara Madeira at the Technical University of Lisbon (IST and INESC-ID), during which I also spent just over a year in the lab of Yves Moreau at the University of Leuven (KU Leuven).




in Computer Science
Tecnical University of Lisbon


Diploma (5-year)

in Computer Science
University of Beira Interior



Assistant Professor

Delft University of Technology

Guest Researcher

Netherlands Cancer Institute (NL)

Postdoctoral Researcher

Delft University of Technology
Netherlands Cancer Institute (NL)

Marie Curie/ERCIM Fellow

Centre for Math & Informatics (NL)

Research Assistant

Imperial College London (UK)

Visiting Scholar

University of Leuven (BE)

Doctoral Researcher

Technical University of Lisbon and INESC-ID (PT)