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





Lecturer, BSc Pharmacology. (Undergraduate)

Lecturer, Genes and Genomics. (Undergraduate)

Lecturer, Systems Neuroscience: Exploring the Brain in Health and Disease. (Undergraduate)

Genes and Genomics - LIFE95009


The aim of this course is to build upon the fundamental molecular biology you learned in MB. The 
course will draw upon advances in genomic technology to achieve this. This will mean reenforcing some key concepts without overly repeating what was taught last year. We will also 
introduce some new areas to develop your interests and prime you for the final year where some 
of you may want to pursue molecular biology-related topics in more depth. The assessment of 
this course will reflect these learning outcomes (see below).
This document should be more than a timetable to you. It is your ‘Genes and Genomics Bible’. 
Not only does it tell you when and where each teaching session is, but also allows you to 
organize your progress in the various coursework elements, tells you what you should already 
know from first year teaching and what you should be learning now. Please complete it as you 
progress through the course.