University of Insubria

Gianluca Tettamanti

Department of Biotechnology and Life Sciences

Professor of Zoology at University of Insubria. Research assistant at King’s College London in 1998 and 2004, he received a PhD in Evolutionary Developmental Biology in 2003.
His research activity is focused on different aspects of insect development and physiology for the development of biotechnological applications. The main topics addressed are: 1) the study of cell death processes during metamorphosis in holometabolous insects; 2) the use of dipteran larvae for the bioconversion of organic waste and protein production for feedstuff and biotechnological applications; and 3) the identification of molecules for the development of bio-inspired strategies for the control of pest insects.
Coordinator and head of research unit of PRIN-MIUR, MAECI, Fondazione Cariplo, and Regione Lombardia projects. Member of the editorial board of Scientific Reports, Frontiers in Physiology, PeerJ, Animals, ISJ, and author of more than 120 articles on international journals with impact factor.


Insect morphology and physiology
insect biotechnology
insect-mediated bioconversion of organic waste
immune response