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. 2018/2019

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 1, 2018 Jan 31, 2019
II semestre Mar 4, 2019 Jun 14, 2019
Exam sessions
Session From To
Sessione invernale d'esame Feb 1, 2019 Feb 28, 2019
Sessione estiva d'esame Jun 17, 2019 Jul 31, 2019
Sessione autunnale d'esame Sep 2, 2019 Sep 30, 2019
Degree sessions
Session From To
Sessione estiva Jul 16, 2019 Jul 16, 2019
Sessione autunnale Nov 19, 2019 Nov 19, 2019
Sessione invernale Mar 11, 2020 Mar 11, 2020
Holidays
Period From To
Sospensione attività didattica Nov 2, 2018 Nov 3, 2018
Vacanze di Natale Dec 24, 2018 Jan 6, 2019
Vacanze di Pasqua Apr 19, 2019 Apr 28, 2019
Vacanze estive Aug 5, 2019 Aug 18, 2019

Exam calendar

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Exam calendar

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Academic staff

A B C D 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

Badino Massimiliano

massimiliano.badino@univr.it +39 045 802 8459

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

Boscaini Maurizio

maurizio.boscaini@univr.it

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

mariapina.donofrio@univr.it 045 802 7801

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

Guardavaccaro Daniele

daniele.guardavaccaro@univr.it +39 045 802 7903

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

stefano.ugel@univr.it 045-8126451
Foto personale,  July 18, 2012

Vallini Giovanni

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

Vettori Andrea

andrea.vettori@univr.it 045 802 7861/7862

Vitulo Nicola

nicola.vitulo@univr.it 0458027982

Zapparoli Giacomo

giacomo.zapparoli@univr.it +390458027047

Zipeto Donato

donato.zipeto@univr.it +39 045 802 7204

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
1 module to be chosen among the following
Tirocinio
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

4S00800

Credits

12

Scientific Disciplinary Sector (SSD)

BIO/11 - MOLECULAR BIOLOGY

Language

Italian

The teaching is organized as follows:

teoria

Credits

9

Period

II semestre

Academic staff

Daniele Guardavaccaro

laboratorio [laboratorio 1° turno]

Credits

3

Period

II semestre

Academic staff

Daniele Guardavaccaro

laboratorio [laboratorio 2° turno]

Credits

3

Period

II semestre

Academic staff

Massimiliano Perduca

Learning outcomes

The main goal of this course is to provide the students with the basic knowledge of the composition, structure and interactions of cellular molecules, such as nucleic acids and proteins, that carry out essential biological processes in eukaryotic and prokaryotic cells.

Program

THEORY
DNA AND CHROMSOMES
The structure and function of DNA
Chromosomal DNA and its packaging in the chromatin fiber
Chromatin structure and function
The global structure of chromosomes
DNA REPLICATION, REPAIR AND RECOMBINATION
DNA replication mechanisms
The initiation and completion of DNA replication in chromosomes
DNA repair
Homologous recombination
Transposition and conservative site-specific recombination
HOW CELLS READ THE GENOME: FROM DNA TO PROTEIN
From DNA to RNA
From RNA to protein
Protein degradation and the ubiquitin-proteasome system
CONTROL OF GENE EXPRESSION
Control of transcription by sequence specific DNA-binding proteins
Transcription regulators
Molecular genetic mechanisms that create and maintain specialized cell types
Mechanisms reinforcing cell memory in plants and animals
Post-transcriptional controls
Regulation of gene expression by non-coding RNAs
ANALYZING CELLS AND MOLECULES
Isolating cells and growing them in culture
Analyzing and manipulating DNA
Studying gene expression and function
MEMBRANE STRUCTURE
The lipid bilayer
Membrane proteins
TRANSPORT OF SMALL MOLECULES ACROSS MEMBRANES
Principles of membrane transport
Transporters and active membrane transport
INTRACELLULAR COMPARTMENTS AND PROTEINS SORTING
The compartmentalization of cells
The transport of molecules between the nucleus and cytosol
The endoplasmic reticulum
Molecular mechanisms of protein translocation across the ER membrane
INTRACELLULAR MEMBRANE TRAFFIC
Molecular mechanisms of membrane transport
Transport from the ER through the Golgi apparatus
Transport from the trans-Golgi network to lysosomes
Transport into the cell from the plasma membrane: endocytosis
Transport from the trans-Golgi network to lysosomes
Transport from the trans-Golgi network to the cell exterior: exocytosis
CELL SIGNALING
Principles of cell signaling
Signaling through G-protein-coupled receptors
Signaling through enzyme-coupled receptors
Alternative signalling routes in gene regulation
THE CYTOSKELETON
Function of the cytoskeleton
Actin and actin-binding proteins
Myosin and actin
Microtubules
Intermediate filaments and septins
Cell polarization and migration
THE CELL CYCLE
Overview of the cell cycle
The cell cycle control system
S-phase
Mitosis
Cytokinesis
Meiosis
Control of cell division and cell growth
CELL JUNCTIONS AND THE EXTRACELLULAR MATRIX
Cell-cell junctions
The extracellular matrix of animals
Cell-matrix junctions
CANCER
Cancer as a microevolutionary process
Cancer-critical genes: oncogenes and tumor suppressors
Cancer therapy

One credit of the course (corresponding to 8 hours) will be kept for the students to discuss a topic chosen from the research literature in molecular biology.

PRACTICAL:
Subcloning and protein expression:
PCR
Electrophoresis and DNA gel extraction
Plasmid DNA purification
Digestion with restriction enzymes and ligation
Transformation and colony PCR
Heterologous expression of a recombinant protein in E. coli and analysis by SDS-PAGE and Western Blotting.

Examination Methods

Oral examination. The final exam consists of three questions concerning any of the topics treated during the course. It is passed if all answers are positive.

Bibliografia

Reference texts
Activity Author Title Publishing house Year ISBN Notes
teoria Jocelyn E. Krebs, Elliott S. Goldstein, Stephen T. Kilpatrick Lewin's Genes XII (Edizione 12) Jones & Bartlett Pub 2017 1284104494
teoria Bruce Alberts, Alexander Johnson, Julian Lewis, David Morgan, Martin Raff Molecular Biology of the Cell (Edizione 7) Garland Science 2017 0815344643
teoria Nancy Craig, Rachel Green, Carol Greider, Gisela Storz, Cynthia Wolberger, Orna Cohen-Fix Molecular Biology: Principles of Genome Function (Edizione 2) OUP Oxford 2014 0199658579
teoria Harvey Lodish, Arnold Berk, Chris A. Kaiser, Monty Krieger, Anthony Bretscher, Hidde Ploegh, Angelika Amon, Kelsey C. Martin Molecular Cell Biology (Edizione 8) Macmillan 2016 9781464187445
teoria Erik Pierre Molecular Cloning (Edizione 1) Ml Books International 2015 1632394685
teoria Michael R. Green e Joseph Sambrook Molecular Cloning: A Laboratory Manual, Fourth Edition (Edizione 4) CSHL Press 2012 978-1-936113-42-2
teoria Geoffrey M. Cooper, Robert E. Hausman The cell: a molecular approach (Edizione 6) Sinauer Associates, Inc 2013 978-1-60535-155-1

Teaching materials

Type D and Type F activities

Modules not yet included

Career prospects


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

Gestione carriere


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