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.

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 12, 2018 Jul 12, 2018
Sessione autunnale di laurea Oct 19, 2018 Oct 19, 2018
Sessione di laurea invernale Mar 14, 2019 Mar 14, 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

Exam dates and rounds are managed by the relevant Science and Engineering Teaching and Student Services Unit.
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Exam calendar

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Academic staff

A B D F G P T V Z

Avesani Linda

linda.avesani@univr.it +39 045 802 7839

Bassi Roberto

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

Begalli Diego

diego.begalli@univr.it +39 045 8028731

Bellin Diana

diana.bellin@univr.it 045 802 7090

Bossi Alessandra Maria

alessandramaria.bossi@univr.it 045 802 7946 (Studio) - 045 802 7833 (Laboratorio)

Dall'Osto Luca

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

Favati Fabio

fabio.favati@univr.it +39 045 802 7919

Felis Giovanna

giovanna.felis@univr.it +390456835627

Furini Antonella

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

Giorgetti Alejandro

alejandro.giorgetti@univr.it 045 802 7982

Guzzo Flavia

flavia.guzzo@univr.it 045 802 7923

Pandolfini Tiziana

tiziana.pandolfini@univr.it 045 802 7918

Polverari Annalisa

annalisa.polverari@univr.it 045 8027064

Torriani Sandra

sandra.torriani@univr.it 045 802 7921
Foto personale,  July 18, 2012

Vallini Giovanni

giovanni.vallini@univr.it 045 802 7098; studio dottorandi: 045 802 7095

Varanini Zeno

zeno.varanini@univr.it 0458027830

Zapparoli Giacomo

giacomo.zapparoli@univr.it +390458027047

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.

ModulesCreditsTAFSSD
6
B
(AGR/01)
12
B/C
(AGR/07 ,CHIM/01)
One course to be chosen among the following
6
B
(CHIM/10)
ModulesCreditsTAFSSD
One course to be chosen among the following
6
B
(AGR/16)
One course to be chosen among the following
Other activitites
1
F
-
Training
3
F
-
Final exam
32
E
-

1° Year

ModulesCreditsTAFSSD
6
B
(AGR/01)
12
B/C
(AGR/07 ,CHIM/01)
One course to be chosen among the following
6
B
(CHIM/10)

2° Year

ModulesCreditsTAFSSD
One course to be chosen among the following
6
B
(AGR/16)
One course to be chosen among the following
Other activitites
1
F
-
Training
3
F
-
Final exam
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.




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Teaching code

4S00187

Credits

6

Coordinatore

Antonella Furini

Scientific Disciplinary Sector (SSD)

AGR/07 - AGRICULTURAL GENETICS

Language

Italian

The teaching is organized as follows:

teoria

Credits

5

Period

I sem.

Academic staff

Antonella Furini

laboratorio

Credits

1

Period

I sem.

Academic staff

Antonella Furini

Learning outcomes

The course examines the main strategies of plant genetics and crop improvement. Molecular markers and tools for gene expression analysis and improvement of crops are addressed. Objective of the course is also the evolution of crop species, sinteny, plant genome structure and genetic variability useful for crop improvement. Aspects of plant biotechnology for improving crop species to increase yield and quality of products obtained by cultivation.

The objective of the laboratory of Plant Molecular Genetics is to introduce students to several methods useful for the molecular genetic analysis. The techniques used are strictly related to the topics covered during class lectures.

Program

Introduction to molecular genetics.
- Plant breeding and crop mprovement.
- Molecular genetics for increasing crop yield.
- Green revolution, Harvest Index. GAi and the green revolution genes.
- Change plant architecture to increase yield.
- Perennialism.
- Biotechnology expectation.
- Biodiversity, centers of origin of crop plants, genetic variability.
- Plant domestication and evolution: hybridization, polyploidy and mutation. Sources of variability.
- Genome of crop species, synteny and comparative genomics. Plant genome size.
- Transposable elements and genome evolution. Heterosis. Forward genetics and reverse genetics.
- Gene function analysis.T-DNA-tagging, transposon-tagging.
- TILLING.
- Gene silencing, RNA interfering.
- Molecular markers and assisted selection.
- Epigenetics, histone modification and DNA methylation.
- Plant-environment interaction and epigenetic variability.
- Plant genetic transformation: select and express exogenous genes in plants to improve quality and/or increase yield.
- Strategies to remove marker genes. Transgenic insertion by homologous recombination.
- New techniques of genome editing, cisgenesis and intragenesis.
Global status of commercialized biotech/GM crops.
Laboratory work:
- Arabidopsis thaliana transformation by 'Floral dip'.
- Screening for homozygous and heterozygous mutants.
- Leaf protoplst isolation and transfection.
- Microscopic analysis of transfected protoplasts and subcellular localization of fluorescent proteins.
- Real Time PCR for the expression analysis of genes modulated by different stress conditions

Examination Methods

oral examination on topics treated during lessons and practical course

Type D and Type F activities

Modules not yet included

Career prospects


Module/Programme news

News for students

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Graduation

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

Gestione carriere


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. 
Please refer to the Crisis Unit's latest updates for the mode of teaching.

Further services

I servizi e le attività di orientamento sono pensati per fornire alle future matricole gli strumenti e le informazioni che consentano loro di compiere una scelta consapevole del corso di studi universitario.