This is my personal space on the Citizendium. My name is Giorgio Francesco Gilestro, I was born in Italy 29 years ago. I can define myself as something in between a molecular biologist and a neurobiologist; I have studied Medical Biotechnology at University of Turin, Italy (1996-2001) and then I moved to Vienna, Austria where I obtained a PhD in Molecular Biology studying development of the nervous system in Drosophila Melanogaster (2002-2006). Currently, I devote myself to study Sleep Genetics using Drosophila Melanogaster as model system (yes, flies do sleep indeed!) in the laboratory for research on sleep and consciousness directed by Chiara Cirelli and Giulio Tononi.
Pages I have contributed to
Here some pages I should take care of.
- Cafelamarck.it  is where I write about Science (notice capital S, please), with a special attention to my favourite topics: neuro- and developmental biology, internet related science, sciences of the mind.
- Here  a PDF copy of my scientific CV.
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