Agostinho Almeida (1962) is a Professor at the Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Porto, Portugal, in the fields of Analytical/Bioanalytical Chemistry and Instrumental Methods of Analysis. He graduated in Pharmaceutical Sciences (1986), with specialization in Clinical Analysis, and received his Ph.D. degree in Analytical Chemistry from the University of Porto in 2000. He is a researcher at LAQV/REQUIMTE, a Portuguese research center for Sustainable Chemistry, where he leads a unit of trace element analysis. His main research interests are trace elements in health and disease, focusing on the development and validation of analytical procedures using atomic spectrometry and plasma-mass spectrometry, microwave-assisted samples preparation and environmental, pharmaceutical, clinical/toxicological and forensic applications. For the last 10 years, he has been a researcher in 6 projects with competitive funding. He is the author of more than 90 scientific publications in peer-reviewed journals and presented about 70 lectures and oral communications in scientific events. He is a member of the Editorial Board of three journals.