Imperial College London

Giorgio F. Gilestro

Faculty of Natural SciencesDepartment of Life Sciences

Senior Lecturer



+44 (0)20 7594 5443g.gilestro Website




408Sir Ernst Chain BuildingSouth Kensington Campus





Scientific interests.

My current research is aimed at elucidating the enigmatic function(s) of sleep using a combination of neurobiology, genetics, and bioinformatics. Most of the work is carried on using Drosophila melanogaster as the model system.

More about our research, publications, outreach and general lab ethos can be found on the lab webpage.



Geissmann Q, Beckwith E, Gilestro G, 2019, Most sleep does not serve a vital function. Evidence from Drosophila melanogaster, Science Advances, Vol:5, ISSN:2375-2548

Geissmann Q, Garcia Rrodriguez L, Beckwith E, et al., 2019, Rethomics: an R framework to analyse high-throughput behavioural data, Plos One, Vol:14, ISSN:1932-6203

Geissmann Q, Garcia Rodriguez L, Beckwith EJ, et al., 2017, Ethoscopes: An open platform for high-throughput ethomics., Plos Biology, Vol:15, ISSN:1544-9173

Beckwith EJ, Geissmann Q, French AS, et al., 2017, Regulation of sleep homeostasis by sexual arousal., Elife, Vol:6, ISSN:2050-084X

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