João Costa joined GDN in 2018 and is based in Belgium.
João received his masters in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Minho, Portugal. João is an interim Scientific Officer at the European Research Council (Executive Agency) at the European Commission and a former PhD Candidate in Medical Sciences. At the ERC he is managing, supporting the evaluation, doing the scientific and financial monitoring/assessment of million euro grants on projects related with the field of Life Sciences (in particular on Diagnostics, Therapies, Applied Medical Technology and Public Health). João has been the President of the Erasmus Student Network (ESN) Portugal and was also the Liaison Officer (LO) of ESN International towards the Europeans Students Union and the Lifelong Learning Platform, as well as a member of the Expert Group of the European Youth Forum on Erasmus+ and funding of youth organizations, on a volunteering basis.