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 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

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


Assfalg Michael +39 045 802 7949

Astegno Alessandra 045802 7955

Badino Massimiliano +39 045 802 8459

Ballottari Matteo 045 802 7098

Bassi Roberto 045 802 7916; Lab: 045 802 7915

Bellin Diana 045 802 7090

Bettinelli Marco Giovanni 045 802 7902

Bolzonella David 045 802 7965

Boscaini Maurizio

Buffelli Mario Rosario +39 0458027268

Cecconi Daniela +39 045 802 7056; Lab: +39 045 802 7087

Chignola Roberto 045 802 7953

Crimi Massimo 045 802 7924; Lab: 045 802 7050

Dall'Osto Luca +39 045 802 7806

Delledonne Massimo 045 802 7962; Lab: 045 802 7058

Di Pierro Alessandra +39 045 802 7971

Dominici Paola 045 802 7966; Lab: 045 802 7956-7086

Frison Nicola 045 802 7857

Furini Antonella 045 802 7950; Lab: 045 802 7043

Gregorio Enrico 045 802 7937

Guardavaccaro Daniele +39 045 802 7903

Lampis Silvia 045 802 7095

Marino Valerio +39 045 802 7227

Molesini Barbara 045 802 7550

Munari Francesca +39 045 802 7906

Nardon Chiara

Pandolfini Tiziana 045 802 7918

Romeo Alessandro +39 045 802 7974-7936; Lab: +39 045 802 7808

Simonato Barbara +39 045 802 7832; Lab. 7960

Speghini Adolfo +39 045 8027900

Torriani Sandra 045 802 7921

Ugel Stefano 045-8126451
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Vallini Giovanni 045 802 7098; studio dottorandi: 045 802 7095

Vettori Andrea 045 802 7861/7862

Vitulo Nicola 0458027982

Zapparoli Giacomo +390458027047

Zenoni Sara 045 802 7941

Zipeto Donato +39 045 802 7204

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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Teaching code






Scientific Disciplinary Sector (SSD)


The teaching is organized as follows:





II semestre

Academic staff

Adolfo Speghini

laboratorio [2° turno]




II semestre

Academic staff

Chiara Nardon

laboratorio [1° turno]




II semestre

Academic staff

Chiara Nardon

Learning outcomes

The Course aim to provide the students with the basic tools for understanding and interpreting chemico-physical phenomena concerning systems of biological and biotechnological interest, also through the use of theoretical models. The student will acquire the ability to apply chemical-physical concepts to real processes in order to quantify observables, of thermodynamic, transport, kinetic and spectroscopic type.

Some numerical exercises on various physical-chemical aspects will be considered and solved in order to familiarize the student with the solution of real problems, in particular on the thermodynamic part.

The course also includes some laboratory experiences to provide manual skills and critical skills in dealing with real chemico-physical problems, as well as providing knowledge on modern methods and equipment for the measurement of thermodynamic variables, kinetic constants, colloidal properties as well as for studying electronic and vibrational properties of molecules.



Perfect and real gases. Concepts of heat and work. Heat capacity.
Internal energy, enthalpy and their variations with temperature.
Enthalpy of phase transition. Enthalpy of reaction and its variation with temperature.
Entropy and its variation with temperature. Entropy of phase transition. Overview on the statistical interpretation of entropy. Entropy of reaction.
Gibbs free energy and its variation with pressure and temperature. Stability condition and phase diagrams. Definition of chemical potential. Chemical potential of components of gas mixtures and ideal solutions.
Free energy of reaction and correlation with the reaction conditions. Conditions of equilibrium. Variation of the equilibrium constant with the temperature. Free energy of mixing for ideal fluids.
Measurement of thermodynamic observables for processes of biological interest.
Statistical thermodynamics: overview of the Boltzmann distribution, partition functions and their correlation with thermodynamic properties.

Chemical kinetics.
Recall to the rate laws, kinetic constants and Arrhenius equation. Transition states and activation energies.
Reaction schemes: approach to equilibrium and relaxation methods. Consecutive reactions. Calculation of rate laws from reaction mechanism. Rate Determining Step. Steady state approximation. Pre-equilibrium. Chemical reactions controlled by diffusion or activation. Kinetic control of a chemical reaction.
Determination of the kinetic law. Isolation and initial velocities methods.

Atomic and molecular energy structure. Molecular spectroscopies.
Introduction to quantum theory. Particles in confined systems. Harmonic oscillator and molecular vibrational modes. Atomic structure. Hydrogen-like atoms. Spin functions. Pauli exclusion principle.
Valence bond and molecular orbital theories. Energy levels and molecular orbitals for diatomic molecules. LCAO approximation. Overview of the energy levels for polyatomic molecules.
Spectroscopic transitions in the ultraviolet, visible and infrared spectral regions. Circular dichroism. Decay of the excited states. Radiative and non-radiative transitions. Fluorescence and phosphorescence. Fluorescence quenching.
Principle of Nuclear Magnetic Resonance spectroscopy (NMR).
Applications of spectroscopy to the analysis of the energy structure for molecules of biological interest.

Colloidal systems.
Colloidal dispersions and their stability. Examples of colloids of biological importance. Overview of nanostructured systems.
Hydrodynamic diameter and Zeta potential for colloids and their measurements with Dynamic Light Scattering (DLS) technique.


Experiences on:
- evaluation of the thermal capacity of a calorimeter and neutralization reaction enthalpy through calorimetric measurements;
- determination of the kinetic parameters for the reaction of hydrogen peroxide with iodine ion in acidic solution.
- study of spectroscopic transitions of fluorescine in the visible region through measurement and analysis of absorption and fluorescence spectra; fluorescence quenching of fluorescein with iodide ion; investigation on the quenching mechanism;
- study of the vibrational properties of simple organic molecules using Raman spectroscopy; measurement and interpretation of NMR spectra of simple organic molecules; measurement of hydrodynamic radius and Zeta potential for macromolecules and for nanoparticles; study of the dichroic properties of macromolecules.


Reference texts
Activity Author Title Publishing house Year ISBN Notes
teoria Peter Atkins, Julio de Paula Elementi di Chimica Fisica (Edizione 4) Zanichelli 2018 9788808220684
teoria Thomas Engel Philip Reid Physical Chemistry: Quantum Chemistry and Spectroscopy (Edizione 4) Pearson 2019 9780134804590 e-book: ($29.99)
teoria Thomas Engel, Philip Reid Physical Chemistry: Thermodynamics, Statistical Thermodynamics, and Kinetics (Edizione 4) Pearson 2019 9780134804583 e-book : ($ 29.99)
laboratorio Speghini Adolfo Dispense per esercitazioni di laboratorio di Chimica Generale e Inorganica 2019

Examination Methods

The oral examination will include all the topics of the Course about the theoretical part as well as the examples, exercises and laboratory experiences. Particular attention will be devoted on the Physical Chemistry concepts and the knowledge of the methods, tools and techniques used in laboratory experiences.
For both attending and not attending students the oral examination will cover all the topics discussed in the theoretical part, in the examples and exercises as well as in the laboratory experiences.
Written reports about the the laboratory experiences are required, describing the principles, the used experimental methods and the results obtained during the lab experiences. The reports have to be loaded to the Moodle platform as soon as the lab experiences will be completed.

Type D and Type F activities

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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 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.

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