Studying at the University of Verona

Here you can find information on the organisational aspects of the Programme, lecture timetables, learning activities and useful contact details for your time at the University, from enrolment to graduation.

Academic calendar

The academic calendar shows the deadlines and scheduled events that are relevant to students, teaching and technical-administrative staff of the University. Public holidays and University closures are also indicated. The academic year normally begins on 1 October each year and ends on 30 September of the following year.

Academic calendar

Course calendar

The Academic Calendar sets out the degree programme lecture and exam timetables, as well as the relevant university closure dates..

Definition of lesson periods
Period From To
I semestre Oct 3, 2011 Jan 31, 2012
II semestre Mar 1, 2012 Jun 15, 2012
Exam sessions
Session From To
Sessione straordinaria Feb 1, 2012 Feb 29, 2012
Sessione estiva Jun 18, 2012 Jul 31, 2012
Sessione autunnale Sep 3, 2012 Sep 28, 2012
Degree sessions
Session From To
Sessione autunnale Oct 13, 2011 Oct 13, 2011
Sessione straordinaria Dec 16, 2011 Dec 16, 2011
Sessione invernale Mar 15, 2012 Mar 15, 2012
Sessione estiva Jul 19, 2012 Jul 19, 2012
Holidays
Period From To
Festa di Ognissanti Nov 1, 2011 Nov 1, 2011
Festa dell'Immacolata Concezione Dec 8, 2011 Dec 8, 2011
Vacanze Natalizie Dec 22, 2011 Jan 6, 2012
Vacanze Pasquali Apr 5, 2012 Apr 10, 2012
Festa della Liberazione Apr 25, 2012 Apr 25, 2012
Festa del Lavoro May 1, 2012 May 1, 2012
Festa del Patrono di Verona S. Zeno May 21, 2012 May 21, 2012
Festa della Repubblica Jun 2, 2012 Jun 2, 2012
Vacanze estive Aug 8, 2012 Aug 15, 2012

Exam calendar

Exam dates and rounds are managed by the relevant Science and Engineering Teaching and Student Services Unit.
To view all the exam sessions available, please use the Exam dashboard on ESSE3.
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Exam calendar

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Academic staff

A B C D F G P R T V Z

Assfalg Michael

symbol email michael.assfalg@univr.it symbol phone-number +39 045 802 7949

Bassi Roberto

symbol email roberto.bassi@univr.it symbol phone-number 045 802 7916; Lab: 045 802 7915

Bellin Diana

symbol email diana.bellin@univr.it symbol phone-number 045 802 7090

Bossi Alessandra Maria

symbol email alessandramaria.bossi@univr.it symbol phone-number 045 802 7946 (Studio) - 045 802 7833 (Laboratorio)

Cecconi Daniela

symbol email daniela.cecconi@univr.it symbol phone-number +39 045 802 7056; Lab: +39 045 802 7087

Dall'Osto Luca

symbol email luca.dallosto@univr.it symbol phone-number +39 045 802 7806

Delledonne Massimo

symbol email massimo.delledonne@univr.it symbol phone-number 045 802 7962; Lab: 045 802 7058

Furini Antonella

symbol email antonella.furini@univr.it symbol phone-number 045 802 7950; Lab: 045 802 7043

Giorgetti Alejandro

symbol email alejandro.giorgetti@univr.it symbol phone-number 045 802 7982

Pandolfini Tiziana

symbol email tiziana.pandolfini@univr.it symbol phone-number 045 802 7918

Pecci Francesco

symbol email francesco.pecci@univr.it symbol phone-number 0458425454

Pezzotti Mario

symbol email mario.pezzotti@univr.it symbol phone-number +39045 802 7951

Rizzi Corrado

symbol email corrado.rizzi@univr.it symbol phone-number 045 802 7947

Torriani Sandra

symbol email sandra.torriani@univr.it symbol phone-number 045 802 7921
Foto personale,  July 18, 2012

Vallini Giovanni

symbol email giovanni.vallini@univr.it symbol phone-number 045 802 7098; studio dottorandi: 045 802 7095

Varanini Zeno

symbol email zeno.varanini@univr.it symbol phone-number 0458027830

Zoccatelli Gianni

symbol email gianni.zoccatelli@univr.it symbol phone-number +39 045 802 7952

Study Plan

The Study Plan includes all modules, teaching and learning activities that each student will need to undertake during their time at the University. Please select your Study Plan based on your enrolment year.

activated in the A.Y. 2012/2013
ModulesCreditsTAFSSD
Un insegnamento a scelta tra i seguenti:
Un insegnamento a scelta tra i seguenti:
Altre attivita' formative
1
F
-
Prova finale
32
E
-

2° Year activated in the A.Y. 2012/2013

ModulesCreditsTAFSSD
Un insegnamento a scelta tra i seguenti:
Un insegnamento a scelta tra i seguenti:
Altre attivita' formative
1
F
-
Prova finale
32
E
-

Legend | Type of training activity (TTA)

TAF (Type of Educational Activity) All courses and activities are classified into different types of educational activities, indicated by a letter.




S Placements in companies, public or private institutions and professional associations

Teaching code

4S02771

Coordinatore

Luca Dall'Osto

Credits

6

Language

Italian

Scientific Disciplinary Sector (SSD)

BIO/04 - PLANT PHYSIOLOGY

Period

II semestre dal Mar 1, 2012 al Jun 15, 2012.

Learning outcomes

The course covers the major groups of secondary metabolites in plants and microorganisms, from the perspectives of biochemistry and biosynthesys, with references to how genetic engineering can be used to manipulate levels of secondary metabolites of economic value, as well as those of importance to health and human diet. The course of secondary metabolism is proposed to provide an integrated view of some basic aspects of secondary metabolism from the relationship between biological function of secondary metabolites in defense against biotic and abiotic stress. In particular it will be treated the reasons why so many plant secondary metabolites possess pharmacological activity. The course defines the main classes of secondary metabolites and their biosynthetic pathways, methods for identification of genes coding stages of the biosynthetic pathways and ultimately the main approaches to the genetic modification of plants and microorganisms in order to obtain a targeted production of secondary metabolites with applicable value, giving the advantages and disadvantages of different methods.

Program

1. Revision of the main metabolic pathways of primary metabolism, the interconnection of metabolisms, the activation of secondary metabolism.
2. Definition and systematic of secondary metabolites (MS)
3. Ecological function of MS and pharmacological effects on mammals and insects.
4. Terpenoids, the synthesis of IPP (isopentenyl pyrophosphate) in the cytosol and plastid. The role of terpenoids in plant defense. The Rubber: production. Biotechnological applications of terpenoid biosynthetic pathways. Story of a biosynthetic pathway: carotenoids and the defense of photosynthetic apparatus against photo-oxidation stress.
5. The alkaloids: biosynthesis, functional clusters and biological activity, synthesis of berberine and definition of other metabolic pathways. Biotechnological applications.
6. The phenylpropanoids: biosynthesis and ecological functions. Phenols, polyphenols and tannins: classification and biosynthesis. Biotechnological applications. Biosynthesis of lignin and suberin.
7. Flavonoids: biosynthesis, localization, ecological significance. Synthesis and modification of flower color for commercial purposes. Biotechnological applications.
8. Compounds containing sulfur, biosynthesis of glucosinolates. Environmental and genetic factors that influence the expression of glucosinolates. Metabolism and detoxification of isothiocyanates. Anti-nutritional effects on livestock and humans, beneficial effects of sulfur compounds in human diet. Metabolic engineering.
9. Psoralens and acetylenes: distribution in plants of food interest, biosynthesis, perspectives in relation to food safety.
10. Polyketides, secondary metabolites produced by bacteria. Mode of biosynthesis, the possibility of intervention by biotechnology. the "polyketides" in plants.
11. Allelopathy and directed evolution.
12. Metabolic engineering: chloroplast transformation (plants and algae) and importance of this technique in the expression of secondary products.
13. Metabolic engineering: genetic resources by non-culturable microorganisms and symbiont; metagenomics, metatranscriptomic, techniques for the identification of new enzymatic activities.
14. Metabolic engineering: metabolomics, techniques for the identification of enzymes and substrates from data of transcriptomics, proteomics, metabolomics.
15. Secondary metabolites in the main foodstuff. Toxicity of natural and artificial products. Ames' test.
16. Biotechnology of fragrances: aromas produced by yeast in main fermented beverages, and biotechnology interventions, production of vanillin by chemical, enzymatic and biotechnological methods, production of secondary metabolites by plant cell cultures, metabolic engineering of plants of food interest for the modulation of fregrances.

Reference texts
Author Title Publishing house Year ISBN Notes
B.B. Buchanan, W. Gruissem & R.L. Jones Biochemistry & Molecular Biology of Plants American Society of Plant Physiology 2000 0-943088

Examination Methods

Presentation of a published researc article, to be chosen from a list provided, and the proposal for continuation of the line of research.

Oral. The student will discuss the main topics of the course, trying to demonstrate critical thought and awareness of the structure of the field of study.

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Type D and Type F activities

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Graduation

Deadlines and administrative fulfilments

For deadlines, administrative fulfilments and notices on graduation sessions, please refer to the Graduation Sessions - Science and Engineering service.

Need to activate a thesis internship

For thesis-related internships, it is not always necessary to activate an internship through the Internship Office. For further information, please consult the dedicated document, which can be found in the 'Documents' section of the Internships and work orientation - Science e Engineering service.

Final examination regulations

List of theses and work experience proposals

theses proposals Research area
Dinamiche della metilazione del DNA e loro contributo durante il processo di maturazione della bacca di vite. Various topics
Risposte trascrittomiche a sollecitazioni ambientali in vite Various topics
Studio delle basi genomico-funzionali del processo di embriogenesi somatica in vite Various topics

Attendance

As stated in the Teaching Regulations for the A.Y. 2022/2023, attendance is not mandatory. However, professors may require students to attend lectures for a minimum of hours in order to be able to take the module exam, in which case the methods that will be used to check attendance will be explained at the beginning of the module. 
Please refer to the Crisis Unit's latest updates for the mode of teaching.


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