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A.A. 2017/2018

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 sem. Oct 2, 2017 Jan 31, 2018
II sem. Mar 1, 2018 Jun 15, 2018
Exam sessions
Session From To
Sessione invernale d'esame Feb 1, 2018 Feb 28, 2018
Sessione estiva d'esame Jun 18, 2018 Jul 31, 2018
Sessione autunnale d'esame Sep 3, 2018 Sep 28, 2018
Degree sessions
Session From To
Sessione di laurea estiva Jul 11, 2018 Jul 11, 2018
Sessione autunnale Nov 21, 2018 Nov 21, 2018
Sessione di laurea invernale Mar 13, 2019 Mar 13, 2019
Holidays
Period From To
Christmas break Dec 22, 2017 Jan 7, 2018
Easter break Mar 30, 2018 Apr 3, 2018
Patron Saint Day May 21, 2018 May 21, 2018
VACANZE ESTIVE Aug 6, 2018 Aug 19, 2018

Exam calendar

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Academic staff

A B C D E F G L M P R S T U V Z

Assfalg Michael

michael.assfalg@univr.it +39 045 802 7949

Astegno Alessandra

alessandra.astegno@univr.it 045802 7955

Ballottari Matteo

matteo.ballottari@univr.it 045 802 7098

Bassi Roberto

roberto.bassi@univr.it 045 802 7916; Lab: 045 802 7915

Bellin Diana

diana.bellin@univr.it 045 802 7090

Bettinelli Marco Giovanni

marco.bettinelli@univr.it 045 802 7902

Bolzonella David

david.bolzonella@univr.it 045 802 7965

Buffelli Mario Rosario

mario.buffelli@univr.it +39 0458027268

Cecconi Daniela

daniela.cecconi@univr.it +39 045 802 7056; Lab: +39 045 802 7087

Chignola Roberto

roberto.chignola@univr.it 045 802 7953

Crimi Massimo

massimo.crimi@univr.it 045 802 7924; Lab: 045 802 7050

Dall'Osto Luca

luca.dallosto@univr.it +39 045 802 7806

Delledonne Massimo

massimo.delledonne@univr.it 045 802 7962; Lab: 045 802 7058

Di Pierro Alessandra

alessandra.dipierro@univr.it +39 045 802 7971

Dominici Paola

paola.dominici@univr.it 045 802 7966; Lab: 045 802 7956-7086

D'Onofrio Mariapina

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Erle Giorgio

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Frison Nicola

nicola.frison@univr.it 045 802 7965

Furini Antonella

antonella.furini@univr.it 045 802 7950; Lab: 045 802 7043

Gregorio Enrico

Enrico.Gregorio@univr.it 045 802 7937

Lampis Silvia

silvia.lampis@univr.it 045 802 7095

Molesini Barbara

barbara.molesini@univr.it 045 802 7550

Pandolfini Tiziana

tiziana.pandolfini@univr.it 045 802 7918

Perduca Massimiliano

massimiliano.perduca@univr.it +39 045 802 7984

Romeo Alessandro

alessandro.romeo@univr.it +39 045 802 7974-7936; Lab: +39 045 802 7808

Simonato Barbara

barbara.simonato@univr.it +39 045 802 7832; Lab. 7960

Speghini Adolfo

adolfo.speghini@univr.it +39 045 8027900

Torriani Sandra

sandra.torriani@univr.it 045 802 7921

Ugel Stefano

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Vallini Giovanni

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Vitulo Nicola

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Zapparoli Giacomo

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Zipeto Donato

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Zoccatelli Gianni

gianni.zoccatelli@univr.it +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.

CURRICULUM TIPO:
ModulesCreditsTAFSSD
12
B
(BIO/04)
9
A
(CHIM/06)
6
A
(FIS/07)
English language competence-complete b1 level
6
E
-
ModulesCreditsTAFSSD
6
A
(FIS/07)
One course to be chosen among the following
One course to be chosen among the following
Training
9
F
-
Final exam
3
E
-

1° Year

ModulesCreditsTAFSSD
12
B
(BIO/04)
9
A
(CHIM/06)
6
A
(FIS/07)
English language competence-complete b1 level
6
E
-

3° Year

ModulesCreditsTAFSSD
6
A
(FIS/07)
One course to be chosen among the following
One course to be chosen among the following
Training
9
F
-
Final exam
3
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.




SPlacements in companies, public or private institutions and professional associations

Teaching code

4S003254

Credits

12

Coordinatore

Antonella Furini

Scientific Disciplinary Sector (SSD)

AGR/07 - AGRICULTURAL GENETICS

Language

Italian

The teaching is organized as follows:

teoria Metodologie di Genetica

Credits

4

Period

I sem.

teoria Metodologie di Microbiologia

Credits

1

Period

I sem.

Academic staff

Sandra Torriani

laboratorio Metodologie di Genetica

Credits

5

Period

I sem.

Laboratorio Metodologie di Microbiologia [1° turno]

Credits

2

Period

I sem.

Academic staff

Sandra Torriani

Laboratorio Metodologie di Microbiologia [2° turno]

Credits

2

Period

I sem.

Academic staff

Giacomo Zapparoli

Learning outcomes

The final aim of the Methods in Genetics UL of the Methods in Genetics and Microbiology course is to provide to the students the knowledge about the recombinant DNA technology and the methods used for genomic and molecular genetics analyses. Lectures will offer an overview about most common and more innovative genetic methodologies applied for the analysis of genes and their function. The acquired knowledge will allow students to successfully apply routine molecular techniques widely used in genetic studies and to understand and deal also with more innovative methods. Finally this knowledge will allow students to understand the experimental part of scientific papers in molecular genetics.
The module Methods in Microbiology aims to provide students with the tools of knowledge in the sectors of microbiology and biotechnology to enable them to deal with the higher level courses of biotechnology; in particular it helps to understand the potential applications of microorganisms in the agri-food field and the interaction among microorganisms, food, intestinal tract and health.

Program

The course program for the Methods in Genetics module includes the following topics:
Theory
- Description of animal and plant cell cultures;
- Animal and plant cells genetic transformation;
- Methods for bacterial transformation;
- Vectors and selection markers, most common cloning techniques, GATEWAY and TOPOCLONING;
- Plasmid and genomic DNA extraction;
- Selection of recombinant colonies;
- Use of reporter genes (GFP, YFP) for cellular localization;
- Protoplast preparation and transfection (Prof. Furini)
- Methods for genomic DNA extraction;
- Genome analysis by Southern blotting;
- Molecular markers based on hybridization or PCR and linkage analysis;
- Alternative approaches for gene mapping and genome analysis;
- Sanger DNA sequencing and introduction to NGS sequencing;
- Random and site specific mutagenesis and introduction to genome editing;
- Application of mutagenesis by forward and reverse genetics to study gene function;
- RNA extraction and gene expression analysis through Northern blotting, RT-PCR and Real Time RT-PCR (Prof. Bellin)

Laboratory
1. Gene cloning in plasmid vector with the insertion of a signal peptide:
Cloning strategy, primer design and PCR reaction preparation. PCR amplicon purification, digestion of PCR product and plasmid vector with restriction enzymes. Elettrophoretic analysis and band excision from gel. Band elution, band DNA quantification. Plasmid dephosphorilation. Vector and fragment ligation. E. coli medium preparation. Competent cell preparation. Plasmid DNA purification and verification of the prepared construct.
2. Tobacco genetic transformation:
Tobacco plants maintained in vitro culture in sterile conditions. Expant preparation and co-cultivation with agrobacterium. Analysis of construct used for plant transformation. Espant cultivation on selective medium. Analysis of transgenic plants by enzymatic assay (histochemical assay), and by molecular analysis (PCR on genomic DNA).
3. Protoplast transfection for protein subcellular localization:
Tobacco plants maintained in vitro culture in sterile conditions. Cell wall enzymatic digestion for protoplast preaparation. Protoplast transfection with vectors carrying cellular markers and microscopic analysis of fluorescent proteins in different cell compartments (Endoplasmic reticulum, vacuole and plasma membrane). (Prof. Furini)
4. Mapping of genes involved in function of interest by a mutant based approach.
Genomic DNA extraction from model plant Arabidopsis thaliana using two different extraction methods. Comparison of the performance for the different extraction methods concerning yield and quality based on spectrophotometric analysis and evaluation on agarose gel. Set up and optimization of SSLP marker analysis on parents of an F2 population obtained by outcrossing a selected mutant affected in phenotype, extraction of genomic DNA from progenies of the population, segregation analysis of optimized SSLP on the crossing population by marker scoring on agarose gel, linkage analysis among markers and to identify the genomic location of the mutation and gene involved in the phenotype
5. Site-specific mutagenesis to confirm the putative involvement of an aminoacid in the catalytic activity of a protein
Sequence analysis and determination of the site to be mutagenized, primer design for mutagenesis. PCR amplification with designed primers and phosphorylation, ligation and digestion with DpnI for mutagenized plasmid enrichment. Transformation of competent cells. Recovery of transformed colonies and minipreps. Screening of mutants by restriction analysis. Sequence analysis of selected plasmids and discussion on possible applications.
6. Expression analysis of a transgene in a transgenic overexpressor organism by real-time RT-PCR
RNA extraction from transgenic organism and wild type. Evaluation of quality and yield of extracted RNA, DNAse treatment, retrotranscription, and real-time RT-PCR analysis. Evaluation of expression levels for the transgene in wild type and overexpressor by deltadelta Ct method (Prof. Bellin)

The course program for the Methods in Microbiology module includes the following topics:
Theory
- The risk in the laboratory of microbiology. Classification and hazard of biological agents. Genetically modified microorganisms (GMMO). Classes of GMMO application. Biosecurity standards.
- The microbiota of human gastro-intestinal tract. Factors that influence the composition of the microbiota (age, antibiotics, diet, disease). Probiotics and prebiotics.
- The antibiotic-resistant (AR) bacteria in food: potential risks to consumers. The QPS concept. Mechanisms of AR. Transfer of AR genes. New approaches to the study of AR.
- Microorganisms and food: the wine. The role of yeast and bacteria. Spontaneous and guided fermentations. Selection of starter cultures. New perspectives in microbiological research.

Laboratory
There are 2 CFU of exercises during which traditional and biomolecular approaches will apply to:
- the study of bacterial cultures used in the production of functional foods (eg. probiotic fermented milks).
- the detection and characterization of commensal bacteria with antibiotic resistance in products with complex microbiota,
- the assessment of the effect of various yeasts, including a genetically modified strain of Saccharomyces cerevisiae, on the fermentation kinetics and production of metabolites of interest for the quality of wine in microvinification trials

Examination Methods

Concerning the Methods in Genetics module at the end of the course students will present two written reports about the laboratory experience. The students will do a written examination about all theory and laboratory program. The final aim of the exam is to test the learning of arguments faced in both the theory and laboratory part of the course. The exam will test all topics included in the program and will contain both open questions and true/false quiz and exercises for the laboratory part. All together the exam includes two parts, to be done together, yielding a total of 90 points (40 points for the Prof. Furini part and 50 points for the Prof. Bellin part). The final points will be translated in a mark out of thirties.

Concerning the Methods in Microbiology part at the end of the module, a report on the practical exercises carried out in the laboratory is scheduled; this report will have a maximum score of two points. The assessment of learning is through a final written exam. The written test will contain six questions for each of which a maximum of five points will be assigned .The test is aimed at assess and verify the skills and knowledge acquired in the issues addressed throughout all the course program. The examination will be considered positive if at least 18 points will be assigned to the student.
Only for students who will pass both module exams, final mark will be the weighted average of the marks.

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Graduation

List of theses and work experience proposals

theses proposals Research area
Studio delle proprietà di luminescenza di lantanidi in matrici proteiche Synthetic Chemistry and Materials: Materials synthesis, structure-properties relations, functional and advanced materials, molecular architecture, organic chemistry - Colloid chemistry
Multifunctional organic-inorganic hybrid nanomaterials for applications in Biotechnology and Green Chemistry Synthetic Chemistry and Materials: Materials synthesis, structure-properties relations, functional and advanced materials, molecular architecture, organic chemistry - New materials: oxides, alloys, composite, organic-inorganic hybrid, nanoparticles
Stampa 3D di nanocompositi polimerici luminescenti per applicazioni in Nanomedicina Synthetic Chemistry and Materials: Materials synthesis, structure-properties relations, functional and advanced materials, molecular architecture, organic chemistry - New materials: oxides, alloys, composite, organic-inorganic hybrid, nanoparticles
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 point 25 of the Teaching Regulations for the A.Y. 2021/2022, 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. 
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