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, 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

Should you have any doubts or questions, please check the Enrollment FAQs

Academic staff


Avesani Linda

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Bassi Roberto

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Begalli Diego

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Bellin Diana

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Boscaini Maurizio

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Bossi Alessandra Maria

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Commisso Mauro

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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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Guzzo Flavia

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Pezzotti Mario

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Rossato Marzia

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Sidali Katia Laura

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Torriani Sandra

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Vandelle Elodie Genevieve Germaine

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Vitulo Nicola

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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 enrollment 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.

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

Teaching code





Linda Avesani



Scientific Disciplinary Sector (SSD)


The teaching is organized as follows:

Bioreattori vegetali teoria




II semestre

Academic staff

Linda Avesani

Biologia cellulare molecolare teoria




II semestre

Academic staff

Flavia Guzzo

Bioreattori vegetali laboratorio




II semestre

Academic staff

Linda Avesani

Biologia cellulare molecolare laboratorio




II semestre

Academic staff

Mauro Commisso

Learning outcomes

Learning objectives Frontal Lessons -recognize the complexity of the eukaryotic cell and list the sites of production and destination of the proteins with particular emphasis on the plant cell -define the “targeting” and “sorting” concepts; - describe the processes of vesicles formation and fusion and the mechanism of cargo selection; - identify the different paths of the proteins to their final destination; - distinguish the different information necessary for targeting a protein along the default pathway and along the other paths; -follow the post-transductional modifications of proteins along the secretion pathway focusing on quality control processes; - acquire an appropriate scientific language; - apply the acquired knowledge to eukaryotic cell engineering. Laboratory - prepare fresh plant samples for observation with standard and confocal microscopes; -use various types of fluorescence microscopes: conventional, inverted, stereomicroscope, confocal; - choose reporter proteins and fluorescent probes to mark various sub-cellular compartments based on the complementarity of emission spectra and available facilities (types of microscopes and filters); -observe and interpret the intercellular localization of fluorescent reporter proteins in various compartments through fluorescence and confocal microscopy, using specific probes to identify the compartments; - Acquire images under fluorescence and confocal microscopes and analyze them. Bioreactors Module Learning objectives Frontal Lessons -to define the concept of molecular farming; -to distinguish between stable and transient expression of recombinant proteins in plant systems; -to describe the major applications of molecular farming, including the production of nanomaterials, antibodies and vaccines; -to discuss the various strategies to optimise the production of recombinant proteins in plant systems, including the one based on human glyco-engineering, and their fields of application; -to evaluate the impact of different downstream processing strategies in the production system; -to plan production systems for molecules with medical and industrial applications using plants. Laboratory -to design genetic constructs with different fluorescent reporter proteins that accumulate in different sub-cellular compartments; -to prepare constructs with different fluorescent reporter proteins that accumulate in different sub-cellular compartments; -to express transiently those reporter proteins in the leaves of the model host plant species Nicotiana benthamiana; -to measure the yields of the expressed proteins using semi-quantitative western blotting and to compare the efficacy of each single approach.


Cellular Biology Module (Flavia Guzzo)
-Few synthesis sites, many final destinations: protein trafficking in the eukaryotic cell, with particular focus to the compartments and organelles of the plant cell.
- Protein trafficking along the secretion pathway (RE, GA, TGN, PM, V); targeting and sorting.
- The mechanisms of vesicular traffic: formation and fusion of vesicles, their control, cargo selection.
- Protein modifications along the secretion pathway and quality control.
-interpretation of emission spectra of reporter proteins and fluorescent molecular probes for use in fluorescence and confocal microscopy;
-preparation of fresh plant material for observation with fluorescence and confocal microscopes and use of the various type of microscope;
-observation of tobacco leaves transiently expressing fluorescent reporter proteins with various intracellular localizations, prepared in the laboratory module of "vegetable bioreactors" and confirmation of the storage compartments by using appropriate fluorescent probes.

Bioreactors Module (Linda Avesani)
-Introduction to plant molecular farming, state of the art, applications and perspectives;
-Stable and transient expression systems of recombinant proteins in plant systems;
-Nanobiotechnology for the production of nanomaterials in plant systems and their applications;
-Plants in molecular farming: bioreactors and plant systems for direct oral administration;
- Strategies to optimise the production of heterologous proteins in plant systems: from the genetic construct design to sub-cellular targeting;
-The downstream processing in molecular farming;
-The human glyco-engineering for the production of humanized heterologous proteins in plant systems;
-Production in plants of complex molecules: the antibodies;
-Examples of recombinant proteins expressed in plant systems: vaccines and antibodies.
-Design of genetic constructs in silico for the expression of fluorescent reporter proteins in different sub-cellular compartments;
-Realization of the designed genetic constructs;
-Transient transformation using the genetic constructs in N. benthamiana leaves;
-Analysis of the expressed proteins yields.

Examination Methods

-to write a thesis on the laboratory experiences
-oral exam on the course subjects.

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

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 (Coordinator)

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: only in this way will you be able to receive notification of all the notices from your teachers and your secretariat via email and soon also via the Univr app.


Deadlines and administrative fulfilments

For deadlines, administrative fulfilments and notices on graduation sessions, please refer to the Graduation Sessions - Science and Engineering service.

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 thesis proposals

theses proposals Research area
Dinamiche della metilazione del DNA e loro contributo durante il processo di maturazione della bacca di vite. Various topics
Miglioramento del profilo nutrizionale e funzionale di sfarinati di cereali mediante fermentazione con batteri lattici 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. 

Career management

Student login and resources

Erasmus+ and other experiences abroad