February 2021 Seminar


Giorgio Gilestro, PhD

Imperial College London

When: Feb 26, 2021 - 12:00pm - 01:00pm

Where: Zoom

Some consider sleep an unsolved mystery of Neuroscience but it is much more than that. It is actually a puzzling question of Biology. Why do animals sleep? What happens in our cells – all of them – when we sleep? Is there a core, biological function that must take place during a state of lost consciousness? We are fascinated by these questions and we approach this puzzle without any bias or dogma. We made tabula rasa of everything we know – or we think we know – and we started from scratch. Our laboratory is part of the Department of Life Sciences at Imperial College London, in the South Kensington Campus right in the very heart of London. Imperial currently ranks 8th in the University World league, and 3rd in the UK. Our Department was judged by Times Higher Education to be the top ranked university Department in the UK for research intensity in Biological Sciences.