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
et al., 2019, Rethomics: an R framework to analyse high-throughput behavioural data, Plos One, Vol:14, ISSN:1932-6203
et al., 2017, Ethoscopes: An open platform for high-throughput ethomics., Plos Biology, Vol:15, ISSN:1544-9173
et al., 2017, Regulation of sleep homeostasis by sexual arousal., Elife, Vol:6, ISSN:2050-084X
Gilestro GF, 2012, Video tracking and analysis of sleep in Drosophila melanogaster, Nature Protocols, Vol:7, ISSN:1754-2189, Pages:995-1007