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

Avesani Linda +39 045 802 7839

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

Buffelli Mario Rosario +39 0458027268

Capuani Rossana

Cazzaniga Stefano +39 045 8027075

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

Chignola Roberto 045 802 7953

Chiurco Carlo +390458028159

Cozza Vittoria

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

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

Fiammengo Roberto 0458027038

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

Munari Francesca +39 045 802 7906

Pandolfini Tiziana 045 802 7918

Pasetto Luca

Pezzotti Mario +39045 802 7951

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

Tomazzoli Claudio

Torriani Sandra 045 802 7921

Ugel Stefano 045-8126451

Vettori Andrea 045 802 7861/7862

Vitulo Nicola 0458027982

Zaccone Claudio +39 045 8027864

Zapparoli Giacomo +390458027047

Zenoni Sara 045 802 7941

Zipeto Donato +39 045 802 7204

Zivcovich Franco

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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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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Teaching code





Roberto Bassi



Scientific Disciplinary Sector (SSD)


The teaching is organized as follows:





I semestre

Academic staff

Roberto Bassi





I semestre

Academic staff

Roberto Bassi

Learning outcomes

The course is intended to offer an integrated view of some fundamental aspects of the primary and secondary metabolism of plants and their integration and mutual influence. The course aims to define some of the main metabolic pathways and to provide the basis for metabolic analysis using biochemical, genetic and biophysical methods. Theoretical basics will be supplemented by the illustration of biotechnological applications of the engineering of the metabolic pathways involved. Particularly important will be the inhibition of photosynthesis by oxygen and its consequences for the productivity of algae and crops. Finally, the biogeochemical carbon cycle will be discussed. Prerequisites:courses of general biochemistry, genetics.


Program of the course 1) Distinctive characteristics of bioenergetics of animals and plants. Structure and distribution of genes for mobility and coordination functions (animals) with respect to (biosynthesis of secondary metabiies (plants). Consequences of mobility towards stationarity for organisms in relation to the intensity of the energy source and environmental conditions. 2) Chlorophyll biosynthesis. 3) Carotenoid biosynthesis. 4) Plant cell structure with particular reference to mitochondria and chloroplasts. Structure of the tilakoidal membranes biogenesis of respiratory and photosynthetic systems. 5): Light as a source of energy and information in plants: primary and secondary metabolism control mechanisms 6): Electron transport and ATP synthesis in bacteria, green algae and top plants. Cyclic and linear transport. Alternative routes of electronic transport. 7) Electronic Transport Control. Controlling and adjusting the absorption of light between the two photojours. Thermal dissipation and photoprotection. 8) Carbon Fixation: Calvin Cycle, Hatch et Slack Cycle, CAM metabolism. Perspectives of modification of carbon myrtenia in cultivated plants. 9) Biosynthesis and mobilization of starch in chloroplast and leukoplasts. Metabolic reactions between chloroplast and cytoplasm. Sugar transport to the plant. 10) Hydrogen metabolism as a source of energy. Hydrogenases in green algae, cyanobacteria and thermophilic bacteria. Hydrogen production bioenergetics. 11) Nitrogen Metabolism. Symbiotic and bacterial fixation of atmospheric nitrogen. Organizing the nitrogen. Essential amino acid biosynthesis. 12): Sulfur Metabolism. Methionine and cysteine biosynthesis. Glutathione, phytochelatine and detoxification of xenobiotic substances. Herbicides and pollutants. 13) Inhibition photosynthesis by oxygen and consequences for the productivity of algae and cultivated plants 14) Secondary mycalgia. The plant as a programmable biosynthetic machine. A): terpeneoids. Biotechnology of caroteneids for the production of dyes, vitamins and antioxidants. 15): Biosynthesis and lipid degradation. Role in adapting plants to temperature. Lipids as substrate for signal translation and biosynthesis of jasmonic acid. Bibliography : Buchanan, Gruissem & Jones: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology of Plants. Taiz & Zeiger: Plant Physiology. Bibliografia : Buchanan, Gruissem & Jones : Biochemistry and Molecular Biology of Plants. Taiz & Zeiger : Plant Physiology.


Reference texts
Activity Author Title Publishing house Year ISBN Notes
teoria B.B. Buchanan, W. Gruissem & R.L. Jones Biochemistry & Molecular Biology of Plants American Society of Plant Physiology 2000 0-943088
teoria a cura di Buchanan B.B., Gruissem W., Jones R.L., Zanichelli Editore. “Biochimica e Biologia Molecolare delle Piante”  
teoria Taiz L. Zeiger E. Elementi di Fisiologia Vegetale Piccin 2013
laboratorio Bassi e altri Biochimica (Edizione 1) edi-ermes 2019 978-88-7051-536-7

Examination Methods

The examination will be organized in two parts:

a) Written with a series of multiple choice questions, assisted by a question of describing a metabolic pathway in details including formulas, enzymes that catalyze reactions, and what are the kinetically limiting steps.

b) Oral in which the topics discussed in the lessons will be discussed.

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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