Professor João Gonçalves

Group Leader/Principal Investigator at iMed-The Research Institute for Medicines

João Gonçalves is Head of the Biopharmaceutical Biotechnology Unit at the Institute of Innovative Medicines and Instituto de Medicina Molecular and Professor of Immunology and Biotechnology both part of the Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Lisbon, Portugal. He is also Head of Antibody Engineering Laboratory at iMed – Faculdade Farmacia Universidade Lisboa. Professor João Gonçalves has a pharmaceutical degree and PhD in Immunology at the University of Lisbon, and has obtained Pharmaceutical Medicine management post-graduation from the University of California at San Diego.

His research focuses on therapeutic antibody discovery and development ranging from autoimmune diseases to oncology. Professor João Gonçalves is also member of the Portuguese Pharmacopoeia Commission and Portuguese Commission of Medicines Evaluation. He is also a member of the editorial board of several scientific journals. He has authored more than 70 scientific papers.


Title: Immunogenicity: anticipating and avoiding issues for biosimilar development