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.

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

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Exam calendar

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Academic staff

A B D F G P R T V Z

Avesani Linda

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Bassi Roberto

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Begalli Diego

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Bellin Diana

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Bolzonella David

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Boscaini Maurizio

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Bossi Alessandra Maria

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Dall'Osto Luca

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Favati Fabio

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Felis Giovanna

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Furini Antonella

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Giorgetti Alejandro

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Guzzo Flavia

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Pandolfini Tiziana

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Rossato Marzia

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Torriani Sandra

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Vallini Giovanni

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Vandelle Elodie Genevieve Germaine

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Varanini Zeno

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Zapparoli Giacomo

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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 enrolment year.

activated in the A.Y. 2018/2019
ModulesCreditsTAFSSD
One course to be chosen among the following
One course to be chosen among the following
Other activitites
1
F
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Training
3
F
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Final exam
32
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2° Year activated in the A.Y. 2018/2019

ModulesCreditsTAFSSD
One course to be chosen among the following
One course to be chosen among the following
Other activitites
1
F
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Training
3
F
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Final exam
32
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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.




S Placements in companies, public or private institutions and professional associations

Teaching code

4S02777

Credits

9

Coordinatore

Antonella Furini

Language

Italian

The teaching is organized as follows:

BIOENERGIA E BIOCOMBUSTIBILI

Credits

3

Period

I semestre

Academic staff

Roberto Bassi

BIOREATTORI VEGETALI

Credits

3

Period

I semestre

Academic staff

Linda Avesani

FITOBONIFICA

Credits

3

Period

I semestre

Academic staff

Antonella Furini

Learning outcomes

The course is composed of three distinct parts of plant biotechnology with a sole objective: to let students acquire relevant knowledge on technologies that use plants or plant cells to obtain useful products or processes.
1. MODULE OF PHYTOREMEDIATION Students will gain information on causes and effects of environmental contamination with inorganic and organic compounds. Possible decontamination systems: physical-chemical methods and biological treatments. Analysis of plants used for phytoremediation of contaminated soils and waters.
2. MODULE OF BIOENERGY AND BIOFUEL The teaching module “biofuels” supplies basis for the identification and properties of fuels from different sources. Among these biofuels are considered in detail, namely bio-ethanol, bio.diesel and bio-hydrogen and the consequence of their use for environment, production issues and vehicle traction.
3. MODULE OF MOLECULAR FARMING aims to give the students notions of the use of plants for the production of high-value molecules. Cases of molecules produced in plant systems and their applications in the medical and diagnostic fields will be shown.

Program

PHYTOREMEDIATION.
-Environmental pollution with organic and inorganic waste;
- Chemical/Physical and biological environmental remediation;
- Use of plants for in situ removal of contaminants;
- Analysis of metal hyperaccumulator plants;
- Phytoremediation: Advantages and limitations;
- Different processes of phytoremediation: degradation, stabilization, volatilization, stimulation, extraction of contaminants from soils and waters;
- Phytoremediation of inorganic compounds: role of chelators and membrane transporters;
- Transgenic plants for the reclamation of soils contaminated with heavy metals;
- Phytoremediation of organic compounds: role of plant-microorganism interactions for the phytodegradation;
- Uptake and transport of organic compounds, their degradation and accumulation in plant cell wall. Transgenic plants for the phytoremediation of organic compounds;
- Biomonitoring of environmental pollution: assay available, methods and applications (Prof. Furini).

BIOENERGY AND BIOFUELS
- definition of biofuels, biomass of origin. Bio-gas, bio-ethanol, bio-diesel and bio-hydrogen;
- Present procedures of production and legislation;
- Energy balance of photosynthetic organisms, upper limits of productivity, factors of loss of productivity, comparison with photovoltaics;
- Crops as biomass for biofuels. Present state and perspectives for improvement in crops and forst organisms;
- Unicellular algae: advantages and disadvantages with respect to crops;
- Biodiesel from algae;
- Bio-hydrogen from algae;
- Molecular genetics in unicellular algae model system and productive systems. Procedures limiting engineering of algae;
- Growth in photobioreactors: different architectures and limits for productivity;
- Algae as CO2 scavengers;
- Metabolic engineering: light use efficiency;
- Lipid metabolism;
- Electron transport and hydrogenases (Prof. Bassi).

MOLECULAR FARMING
- Definition of a biopharmaceutical, comparison with synthetic drugs and botanical drugs;
- Clinical development of a biopharmaceutical and IP role;
- Platforms used for the production of a biopharmaceutical (cellular lines and whole organisms). Methods for the production of recombinant proteins using: bacterial cells, yeasts, plant cellular lines, insect and mammalian cells, transgenic plants and animals.
- Classes of biopharmaceuticals: vaccines, hormones and antibodies; therapeutic applications and production systems (Prof. Avesani).


Bibliography

Reference texts
Author Title Publishing house Year ISBN Notes
Anju Krivov Bioenergy 1st Edition (Edizione 1) 2014 9780124081208

Examination Methods

The final mark out of thirty is given by the arithmetic mean of the scores reported in each module.

PHYTOREMEDIATION Oral examination on topics presented during the course and though scientific selected papers given to the students.
BIOENERGY AND BIOFUEL The exam will be made through the answer to multiple choice questions and short answers (10-15 lines) to questions. Evaluation can be improved through the oral presentation of an article from a list provided by the teacher.
MOLECULAR FARMING The final exam consists in an oral test on the topics of the course and on a written report on the scientific literature dealing with the exploitation of a specific patent.

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Type D and Type F activities

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Graduation

Deadlines and administrative fulfilments

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Need to activate a thesis internship

For thesis-related internships, it is not always necessary to activate an internship through the Internship Office. For further information, please consult the dedicated document, which can be found in the 'Documents' section of the Internships and work orientation - Science e Engineering service.

Final examination regulations

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

Attendance

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


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