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. 2019/2020

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, 2019 Jan 31, 2020
II semestre Mar 2, 2020 Jun 12, 2020
Exam sessions
Session From To
Sessione invernale d'esame Feb 3, 2020 Feb 28, 2020
Sessione estiva d'esame Jun 15, 2020 Jul 31, 2020
Sessione autunnale d'esame Sep 1, 2020 Sep 30, 2020
Degree sessions
Session From To
sessione estiva di laurea LM7 Jul 13, 2020 Jul 13, 2020
Sessione autunnale di laurea LM7 Oct 12, 2020 Oct 12, 2020
Sessione invernale di laurea LM7 Mar 11, 2021 Mar 11, 2021
Period From To
Festa di Ognissanti Nov 1, 2019 Nov 1, 2019
Festa dell'Immacolata Dec 8, 2019 Dec 8, 2019
Vacanze di Natale Dec 23, 2019 Jan 6, 2020
Vacanze di Pasqua Apr 10, 2020 Apr 14, 2020
Festa della Liberazione Apr 25, 2020 Apr 25, 2020
Festa del lavoro May 1, 2020 May 1, 2020
Festa del Santo Patrono May 21, 2020 May 21, 2020
Festa della Repubblica Jun 2, 2020 Jun 2, 2020
Vacanze estive Aug 10, 2020 Aug 23, 2020

Exam calendar

Exam dates and rounds are managed by the relevant Science and Engineering Teaching and Student Services Unit.
To view all the exam sessions available, please use the Exam dashboard on ESSE3.
If you forgot your login details or have problems logging in, please contact the relevant IT HelpDesk, or check the login details recovery web page.

Exam calendar

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Academic staff


Avesani Linda +39 045 802 7839

Bassi Roberto 045 802 7916; Lab: 045 802 7915

Begalli Diego +39 045 8028731

Bellin Diana 045 802 7090

Boscaini Maurizio

Bossi Alessandra Maria 045 802 7946 (Studio) - 045 802 7833 (Laboratorio)

Commisso Mauro 0458027078

Dall'Osto Luca +39 045 802 7806

Favati Fabio +39 045 802 7919

Felis Giovanna +390456835627

Furini Antonella 045 802 7950; Lab: 045 802 7043

Guzzo Flavia 045 802 7923

Pezzotti Mario +39045 802 7951

Rossato Marzia +39 045 802 7800

Sidali Katia Laura

katialaura sidali@univr it 045 802 8592

Torriani Sandra 045 802 7921

Vandelle Elodie Genevieve Germaine 0458027826

Vitulo Nicola 0458027982

Zapparoli Giacomo +390458027047

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.

Modules Credits TAF SSD
Between the years: 1°- 2°

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



Giovanna Felis



Scientific Disciplinary Sector (SSD)





I semestre dal Oct 1, 2019 al Jan 31, 2020.

Learning outcomes

The course provides students with the theoretical basis and knowledge of methods for microbial systems exploitation in the agro-food sector. At the end of the course, divided in two modules, the students will have basic knowledge on the metabolism of different classes of microorganisms useful to develop industrial processes, and will be able to link the type of microorganism with process improvement. Hence, the student will have the knowledge on the exploitation of biotechnological innovations. Further, he will be able to understand opportunities deriving from systems biology and genetic engineering for the improvement of processes in controlled conditions (bioreactors). Aquired expertise will be useful for the students as future actors in the technology transfer and innovation of products and processes in the agro-food production chain.


Module 1 (G. Felis)
1. Microbial biodiversity as source of microorganisms relevant to industrial applications, microbial groups, principles of taxonomy.
2. Fermentation processes: metabolisms, culture media and raw materials, bioreactors and downstream processing. Safety of micro/biological processes.
3. Unculturable/uncultured biodiversity as a frontier for innovation (culture-independent methods, screening procedures, new approaches for microbial isolation).
4. Law and regulations for conservation and exploitation of microbial diversity. Nagoya protocol. Regulations for genetically modified microrganisms. Patenting of microbial strains.
5. Innovative approaches to improve the performance of microbial strains (systems biology and genome editing).
Module 2 (G. Zapparoli)
6. Biomass production
7. The production of proteins including enzymes by yeasts and bacteria
8. Plant protection products including insecticides of microbial origins
9. Production of microbial amino acids, vitamins and aroma compounds
10. Production of organic acids
11. Microbial polysaccharides and polyesters
12. Antibiotic production


Reference texts
Author Title Publishing house Year ISBN Notes
Donadio Stefano, Marino Gennaro Biotecnologie microbiche Casa Editrice Ambrosiana. Distrib. Zanichelli 2008 978-8-808-18438-2
Baltz R.H., Davies J.E., Demain A.L. Manual of Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology (3rd Edition) ASM Press 2010
Manzoni Matilde Microbiologia industriale Casa Editrice Ambrosiana. Distrib. Zanichelli 2006

Examination Methods

Final profit check by written examination. The test will consist of 6-10 short answer questions, multiple answers, request for brief comments and descriptions. Each question is given a different weight in points. The attribution of the vote is out of thirty, based on the percentage of points totaled with the correct answers.
The examination procedure is the same for attending and non-attending students.

Type D and Type F activities

I semestre From 10/1/19 To 1/31/20
years Modules TAF Teacher
1° 2° Python programming language D Maurizio Boscaini (Coordinatore)

Career prospects

Module/Programme news

News for students

There you will find information, resources and services useful during your time at the University (Student’s exam record, your study plan on ESSE3, Distance Learning courses, university email account, office forms, administrative procedures, etc.). You can log into MyUnivr with your GIA login details.


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


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

Further services

I servizi e le attività di orientamento sono pensati per fornire alle future matricole gli strumenti e le informazioni che consentano loro di compiere una scelta consapevole del corso di studi universitario.