João Ramos obtained his Bachelor and Master in Physics from the University of Coimbra (Portugal) in 2014 and 2016, respectively. For his Master, he specialized in Computational Modelling and Simulation. During his time at Coimbra, he worked with Dr. Rui Travasso and Dr. João Carvalho from the Soft and Biological Matter group at the Center for Physics of the University of Coimbra (CFisUC). This included developing a cellular automata model for tumor induced angiogenesis during his Bachelor and, for his Master thesis, simulating mechanically-driven pattern formation in cell cultures using a cellular Potts model coupled with a finite element method as well as employing image analysis techniques for characterising the morphology of emerging patterns. In 2017, he joined Biological Physics and Morphogenesis group led by Dr. Karen Alim at the Max Planck Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organisation as a PhD student working on auxin transport during plant development.