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




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I am the Director of the MSc in Applied Biosciences and Biotechnology, the largest MSc course in the Department. The course features a taught component and a lab component, and every year enrolls a cohort of ambitious and highly competitive international students.

I also teach the following undergraduate (UG) and postgraduate (PG) modules:

  • Systems Neuroscience (3yr UG)
  • Genes and Genomics (2yr UG)
  • Behavioural Ecology (2yr UG)
  • Bioinformatics I (MSc Bioinformatics - PG)


I am part of the Equality Diversity and Inclusion Committee, responsible - among the rest - of the Athena Swan submission.