Joana Xavier has a PhD in Human Genetics and ample experience in cancer genomics and the technology behind expressTEC’s products. Joana has an MSc in Human Biology and Environment from Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa, a PhD in Biomedical Sciences, speciality in Genetics, from Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade de Lisboa, and postdoctoral experience in cancer genomics. She has worked on ten different funded projects on rare and common diseases at Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência, Instituto de Medicina Molecular, and Universidade do Algarve and led two of these projects. More recently, she has received training on the New European Regulation EU 2017/746 on In Vitro Diagnostic Medical Devices and has also been enrolled in innovation and acceleration programs.