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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 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
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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Academic staff


Assfalg Michael

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Astegno Alessandra

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Badino Massimiliano

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Ballottari Matteo

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Bassi Roberto

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Bellin Diana

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Bettinelli Marco Giovanni

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Bolzonella David

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Boscaini Maurizio

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Buffelli Mario Rosario

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Cecconi Daniela

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Chignola Roberto

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Crimi Massimo

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Dall'Osto Luca

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Delledonne Massimo

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Di Pierro Alessandra

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Dominici Paola

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D'Onofrio Mariapina

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Frison Nicola

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Furini Antonella

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Gregorio Enrico

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Guardavaccaro Daniele

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Lampis Silvia

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Molesini Barbara

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Pandolfini Tiziana

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Perduca Massimiliano

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Pintossi Chiara

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Romeo Alessandro

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Simonato Barbara

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Speghini Adolfo

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Torriani Sandra

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Ugel Stefano

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Vallini Giovanni

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Vettori Andrea

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Vitulo Nicola

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Zapparoli Giacomo

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Zipeto Donato

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Zoccatelli Gianni

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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 enrollment year.


2° Year   activated in the A.Y. 2019/2020


3° Year   activated in the A.Y. 2020/2021

1 module to be chosen among the following
Final exam
activated in the A.Y. 2020/2021
1 module to be chosen among the following
Final exam

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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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Scientific Disciplinary Sector (SSD)


The teaching is organized as follows:





I semestre

Academic staff

Chiara Pintossi





I semestre

Academic staff

Roberto Chignola

Learning outcomes

Mathematics: This course aims at providing the students with the mathematical tools (set-theoretic and algebraic structures, differential and integral calculus in one or several real variables, ordinary differential equations) whose knowledge is indispensable for the achievement of the degree. A particular attention is paid to the concrete application of the learned notions. At the end of the course students should be able to use appropriately the mathematical language and the notions of the syllabus and furnish valid arguments in support of the solution of the proposed problems.

Statistics: The aim of the course is to make the students acquainted with basic statistical ideas and methods and their ap-plications in the correct planning of experiments, data sampling, analysis, and presentation. The course conjugates con-cepts of basic statistics and probability theory with real situations as they emerge in a standard biotechnology laboratory. The students acquire appropriate skills to understand how biological systems work and more generally to cope with real-life problems in different applied scientific fields. At the end of the course the students are able to: - analyse experimental observations and prepare professional reports - appropriately plan experiments - autonomously acquire new skills in specific fields of applied statistics.


MM: matematica
1. PRELIMINARY. a) Sets and operations on sets. b) Natural numbers N, integers Z and rational Q c) Real numbers. Operations and arrangement in R. Sets of limited or unlimited real numbers. Upper extremity and lower extremity of sets of real numbers. Intervals. Distance. d) Polinomial and irrational equations and inequalities, with modules and systems e) Analytical geometry in the Cartesian plane: distances between points, line, circumference, parabola, ellipse and hyperbola. Mutual positions and geometric problems 2. ELEMENTARY FUNCTIONS. a) Real functions of real variable, graph, domain, image. Composition of functions. Inverse function. Monotone functions. Limited functions and unlimited functions. Maxima and minima. Upper and lower extremes of functions. Sign and zeros of a function. Diagram operations: translations, symmetries. b) Absolute values. Powers with natural, rational and real exponent. The polynomial functions x ^ a, irrational, exponential a ^ x, logarithmic. The trigonometric functions. c) Algebric, exponential and logarithmic inequalities, systems of inequalities. 3. CONTINUOUS LIMITS AND FUNCTIONS. a) Distance and surroundings, right and left surroundings. Function limits. Continuity in one point. Elementary limits. Algebra of limits. Limits of compound functions. Comparison theorem. Some indeterminate forms. Comparison between infinites and infinitesimal. Horizontal, vertical, oblique asymptotes. b) Continuous functions and their fundamental properties. Theorem of the zeros. Weierstrass theorem. . 4. DERIVATIVES AND APPLICATIONS. a) Definition of derivative in a point. Right derivative and left derivative. Straight tangent to the graph. Derived function. Derivatives of elementary functions. Rules of derivation of sum, product, quotient, compound function, inverse function. Derivability and continuity. Relative maximum and minimum points. Fermat, Rolle and Lagrange theorems. Consequences of the Lagrange theorem: derivable functions with null derivative, derivable functions with the same derivative, sign of the first derivative and intervals of monotony of the function. Search for points of maximum or minimum relative through the sign of the derivative. Second derivative, its sign and convexity. b) Qualitative study of the graph of a function. c) Subsequent derivatives. Local approximation of functions with polynomials. Theorems of De l'Hospital. Taylor's polynomial and Taylor's theorem. Use of the theorem for determining limits. 5. INTEGRAL. a) Primitive functions (indefinite integrals). Elemental integrals. Definition of definite integral. Fundamental theorem of integral calculus. b) Calculation of areas through the use of integrals. c) Overview of improper integrals on unlimited intervals. 6. DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS. Definitions of differential equation (in normal and non-normal form) and of order of a differential equation. Solution and general solution of a differential equation. Examples of differential equations. Cauchy problem. 7. LINEAR ALGEBRA. a) Geometric vectors. Vectors in R ^ n. Matrixes with real coefficients. Produced between matrices and its property. Linear systems in matrix form Ax = b. Systems resolution with the Gauss method. b) Rank (or characteristic of A). Determinant of square matrices. Rouché-Capelli theorem. Cramer's theorem. Inverse of a square matrix. c) The scalar product and its properties. Standard (or form) of a vector. Orthogonal vectors. Elements of analytical geometry. Vector product in R ^ 3.
MM: statistica
Each class introduces basic concepts of probability theory and applied statistics through combination of lectures and exercises. The exercises focus on the analysis of real experimental data collected in the teacher's lab or in other biotechnology labs. Lectures • brief introduction on the scientific method: the philosophical approach of Popper, Khun, and Lakatos and the concept of validation/falsification of hypotheses • variables and measurements, frequency distribution of data sampled from discrete and continuous variables, displaying data • elements of probability theory: definition, a brief history of probability, the different approaches to probability, the rules for adding and multiplying probabilities, Bayes' theorem • discrete probability distributions: the Binomial and the Poisson distributions and the limiting dilution assay with animal cells • continuous probability distributions: the concept of probability density, the Normal distribution and the Z statistics • statistical inference: the problem of deducing the properties of an underlying distribution by data analysis; populations vs. samples. The central limit theorem • the Student distribution and the t statistics. Confidence intervals for the mean. Comparing sample means of two related or independent samples • mathematical properties of the variance and error propagation theory • planning experiments and the power of a statistical test • the χ2 distribution and confidence intervals of the variance • goodness-of-fit test and χ2 test for contingency tables • problems of data dredging and the ANOVA test • correlation and linear regression The program follows the topics listed in the textbook up to chapter 17 (included) with the following extras: key aspects in probability theory, probability distributions in the biotechnology lab (practical examples), error propagation theory Reference textbook: Michael C. Whitlock, Dolph Schluter. Analisi Statistica dei dati biologici. Zanichelli, 2010. ISBN: 978-88-08-06297-0 Lecture slides are available at:


Reference texts
Activity Author Title Publishing house Year ISBN Notes
matematica Walter Dambrosio Analisi matematica Fare e comprendere Con elementi di probabilità e statistica Zanichelli 2018 9788808220745
matematica Guerraggio, A. Matematica per le scienze con MyMathlab (Edizione 2) Pearson 2014 9788871929415
matematica Dario Benedetto Mirko Degli Esposti Carlotta Maffei Matematica per scienze della vita Casa Editrice Ambrosiana. Distribuzione esclusiva Zanichelli 2015 9788808184849
matematica Sergio Invernizzi Maurizio Rinaldi Federico Comoglio Moduli di matematica e statistica Con l'uso di R Zanichelli 2018 9788808220714
statistica Michael C. Whitlock, Dolph Schluter Analisi Statistica dei dati biologici Zanichelli 2010 978-88-08-06297-0

Examination Methods

MM: matematica
The final exam is written and must be completed in 3 hours. Neither midterm tests nor oral exams will take place. The exam paper consists of 6 exercises. The total of the marks of the exam paper is 30. Any topic dealt with during the lectures can be examined. Students are not allowed to use books, notes or electronic devices during the exam. The mark of any exercise will take into consideration not only the correctness of the results, but also the method adopted for the solution and the precise references to theoretical results (e.g. theorems) taught during the lectures. The pass mark for the exam of the Mathematics module is 18.
MM: statistica
At the end of the course students are expected to master the basic concepts of probability theory and of validation/falsification of hypotheses, and to apply these concepts to the analysis of experimental data collected in a generic biotechnology laboratory. To pass the final written test, students are asked to solve 4 exercises within a maximum of 2 hours. The exercises concern the analysis of problems as they are found in a biotechnology laboratory. During the test, students are allowed to use learning resources such as books, lecture slides, handouts, but the use of personal computers or any other electronic device with an internet connection is not allowed. Eight points are assigned to the solution of each exercise and all points are then summed up. To pass their test students must reach a minimum score of 18 points.

The final score of the whole course in Mathematics and Statistics is calculated as the weighted mean of the marks obtained by students in both tests by taking into account the number of credits assigned to each course as weights: final grade = (2/3) x1 + (1/3) x2 where x1 and x2 are the marks obtained by students in their tests of Mathematics and Statistics, respectively.

Students with disabilities or specific learning disorders (SLD), who intend to request the adaptation of the exam, must follow the instructions given HERE

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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


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. 
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