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.

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Course calendar

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

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Exam calendar

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Academic staff


Liboi Elio Maria 0458027666

Longo Daniele

Mantovani William

Mazzariol Annarita 045 8027690

Micciolo Rocco

Mottes Monica +39 045 8027 184

Perbellini Luigi +39 045 812 4295

Pertile Riccardo 0461 904694

Porru Stefano Diretto 045 812 4294 - Segreteria 045 802 7421-7422

Princivalle Andrea 045 8124805

Rizzi Corrado 045 802 7947

Scapini Patrizia 0458027556

Tardivo Stefano +39 045 802 7660

Torre Francesco

Vivori Cinzia

Zancanaro Carlo 045 802 7157 (Medicina) - 8425115 (Scienze Motorie)

Zoccatelli Gianni +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.

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Learning outcomes

The course main goal is to educate students to a scientific approach towards natural phenomena. Biochemistry and Biology basic knowledge is essential for: i)understanding physiological and pathological processes; ii)developing new techniques intended for the prevention of risks in the workplace and in the environment. Learning outcomes:
Basic knowledge of organic chemistry, necessary for approaching biochemistry
To know structure/function relationships of biological macromolecules; to know how metabolism is regulated at the molecular level.
To understand interconnections occurring between various biochemical processes and the related energy transformations
To understand human biology in a evolutionary view, with a special interest on molecular and cellular processes which all living organisms share
To know how physical and chemical mutagens act on genomes
To know basic Mendelian genetics and how genetic diseases are transmitted
At the end of the course students should be able to demonstrate acquaintance with scientific notions and with an appropriate terminology. They should also demonstrate to know how cells reproduce, how cells communicate, how organisms reproduce and interact with the environment. They should know, in particular, how various environmental mutagens can affect human health. Students will also be tested for their knowledge about inheritance of genetic traits and their capacity to interpret inheritance modes by pedigrees’ analysis.


Basic concepts in Chemistry and organic chemistry: the matter: atoms, molecules. Atomic organization: atomic orbitals, energy levels Chemical bound: covalent, ionic. Week interactions: hydrogen bond, van der Waals, hydrophobic interaction. Water. Molecules: properties and interactions in water. Solutions: definitions and concentrations (Molarity), osmosis. Buffer, pH. Chemical reactions: red/ox. Thermodynamic: Free energy (G), energetic potential of ATP, coupled reactions. Biochemistry Proteins: amino acids, peptide bound. Protein structures. Post translational modifications. Quality control for secreted proteins. Enzymes: kinetic, mechanism of action. Enzymatic inhibition. Allosteric regulation. Nucleic acids: nucleotides, DNA, RNA Sugars: simple and complex sugars. sugar bond, polysaccharides (starch and glycogen). Glycoproteins: blood groups. Membranes: properties, phospholipids, double layer. Lipids: fatty acids, cholesterol. Metabolism. general principles, regulations, hormones, vitamins. Sugar metabolism: glycolysis, regulations, alcohol fermentation, lactic fermentation. Pentose cycle. Citric acid cycle: oxidative phosphorylation, ATP synthase Gluconeogenesis. Fatty acid metabolism: fatty acid digestion, beta oxidation, ketone bodies. Fatty acid synthesis Protein metabolism: transamination. Urea cycle. Protein biosynthesis.
The historical bases of modern biology. General biology of prokaryotes. The evolution of eukaryotes; characteristics of the e. cell; cell cycle and its regulation, mitosis. The molecular bases of inheritance: DNA (structure, replication, other features). Definition of gene. The informational pathway: transcription (in prokaryotes and eukaryotes); mRNA processing, the regulation of gene expression. Chromatin and chromosomes, normal and pathologic human karyotype. Gene dosage and X chromosome inactivation in mammals. Sex determination in the developing embryo. Mutations: various types; how , where and when do they happen. Various types of mutagens, mutagenesis tests, DNA repair mechanisms. Somatic mutations and cancer. Sexual reproduction, meiosis, human gametogenesis. Mendel’s laws of inheritance. Association and recombination. Human genetics, how to construct and interpret a pedigree. Genetics of blood groups (AB0, Rh). Examples of autosomal inheritance (dominant and recessive) and X-linked inheritance. Examples of mendelian diseases in man. DIDACTIC MODES Attendance to lessons is mandatory. Classes will consist of theorical lessons covering the whole exam program. Oral explanations will be coadiuvated by PowerPoint presentations and videos, which will be made available to students through a dedicated Department web site. Additional didactic supports (multiple choice quizzes for self-assessment, journal articles , reviews, etc.) may be suggested during the course and will be made available to students for download. During the whole Academic Year, students may request personal reception to the teachers, by e mail. SUGGESTED TEXTBOOKS - Elementi di biologia (Cellula-Genetica)- H. Helena Curtis, et al., I edizione italiana, 2017 Zanichelli ed. Bologna, ISBN: 9788808773784 - Elementi di biologia e genetica D.Sadava et al., IV edizione italiana, 2014 Zanichelli ed. Bologna, ISBN: 9788808335210


Reference texts
Author Title Publishing house Year ISBN Notes
Reece Urry Cain Wasserman Minorsky Jackson Campbell Biologia e Genetica (Edizione 1) Pearson 2015 9788865189320
Terry A. Brown conoscere la biochimica (Edizione 1) Zanichelli ed., Bologna 2018
David L Nelson, Michael Cox introduzione alla biochimica di Lehninger (Edizione 4) Zanichelli ed., Bologna 2011

Examination Methods

Written test made of multiple choice quizzes and open questions. Students will undertake both modules at the same time. Further information about exam organization is available in each module form. Final evaluation will depend on the results of both modules; students will pass the examination if results of both modules are ≥ 18/30. Students can retire/refuse the proposed mark .

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