Prof. Giuseppe Di Giovanni

Prof. Giuseppe Di Giovanni

Prof. Giuseppe Di Giovanni



Room 142
Biomedical Sciences Building
University of Malta
  +356 2340 2776
He received his Ph.D. in Neuroscience from the University of Chieti, Italy and was a postdoctoral fellow at Yale University, USA. Previously Senior Lecturer of Human Physiology at the Faculty of Medicine and Surgery, University of Palermo, and Associate Professor at the University of Malta, from 2013 he is Professor of Human Physiology at the Medical School of the University of Malta and from 2018 Honorary Professor at Cardiff University, UK. His research focuses on understanding the pathophysiology of monoaminergic systems using electrophysiological and neurochemical approach. He has published more than 140 peer-reviewed papers, edited 12 books and several special issues of various journals. H-index score (49) and number of citation (more than 7827) (as of January 2022, Source = He is the Treasurer of Malta Neuroscience Network and the President of the Mediterranean Neuroscience Society (MNS). He is the Editor-in-Chief of the prestigious Journal of Neuroscience Methods by Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands and the book series "The Receptors" by Springer, USA ( and serves as associate editor for the CNS Neuroscience and Therapeutics by Wiley.

Neurophysiology Lab Research Group
Dr Gabriele Deidda (Postdoc)
Ms Amber Schembri (Master Student)
Dr Jean Claude Scicluna (MD, PhD Student)
Dr Daniel Cassar (MD, PhD Student)

International Grants
R&I-2013-014, entitled ‘Closed-loop Serotonin Optogenetic Stimulation with EEG recording to Suppress Epileptic Seizures: A Therapeutic Device' € 150000 PI, GDG (AAT MT and Cardiff UK external partners). 3 years (11/2014- 10/2017)
Epilepsy Research UK grant N. P1202 entitled 'Serotonergic modulation of tonic GABA A inhibition: pathophysiological and therapeutic implications for absence seizures'. 3 years 150000£
Physiological Society UK. International Senior Research Grant. Dopamanine Neuronal ensemble recordings in freely moving rats. 7000£
PON (programmi operativi nazionali), Italy. "Polo Cyberbrain". Consortium (NEUROMED, IEMEST, Fondazione Nerone di Roma) 5,000,000 €
  • Neuroscience
  • Biological Psychiatry
  • Neurophysiology
  • Electrophysiology
  • Experimental Neurology
  • DOC6029 - Getting Published: The Journal Article (Life Sciences and Medicine)
  • MDS1032 - Cardiovascular System
  • MDS2032 - Nervous System 1
  • MDS2033 - Nervous System 2
Honorary Professor
Cardiff School of Biosciences,
Life Sciences Building,
Museum Avenue, Cardiff, CF10 3AX
Tel.: +44 2920875150 (direct)
+44 29 208 74986 (fax)

Journal Neuroscience Methods (Elsevier)

for the Series: The Receptors
Springer-Verlag, NY, USA

Editorial Board - CNS Neuroscience and Therapeutics (Wiley-Blackwell)

Malta Chamber of Scientists
Society for Neuroscience
International Basal Ganglia Society
Italian Society of Physiology
New York Academy of Sciences
British Physiological Society
International Society for Serotonin Research