Francesco Gianoli is a doctoral researcher in Dr. Andrei S. Kozlov’s Laboratory of Auditory Neuroscience and Biophysics, in the Department of Bioengineering at Imperial College London. Francesco's main interest is in Neuroscience and he focuses on understanding the principle of mechanotransduction in auditory hair cells.
Before joining Imperial College, Francesco obtained in 2014 a Laurea Magistralis degree in Physics of Complex Systems from Politecnico di Torino University and a M.Sc. degree in Physique Fondamentale spécialité Systèmes Complexes from the Université Paris-Sud (Paris XI).
In 2012, Francesco graduated from Università degli Studi di Torino with a B.Sc. in Physics and a thesis dissertation on Acoustics titled "The Physics of the violin" under the supervision of Prof. Roberto Tateo. During this research project, Francesco designed a new method capable of determining the quality of a violin’s part called "Ponticello" or "Bridge", which has the function to transmit the strings' vibrations to the instrument’s body. Some of these results have been published in a book "L'oro del Trentino. La liuteria dall'arte al razionale" ("Violin-making from art to science") written with his collaborators: the Master Luthier Gianfranco Dindo and the journalist Davide Ribella.