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
Holidays
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.
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Exam calendar

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Academic staff

B C D F L P R S V Z

Ballottari Matteo

matteo.ballottari@univr.it 045 802 7098

Bassi Roberto

roberto.bassi@univr.it 045 802 7916; Lab: 045 802 7915

Bolzonella David

david.bolzonella@univr.it 045 802 7965

Bossi Alessandra Maria

alessandramaria.bossi@univr.it 045 802 7946 (Studio) - 045 802 7833 (Laboratorio)

Calabrese Bernardo

bernardo.calabrese@univr.it

Chignola Roberto

roberto.chignola@univr.it 045 802 7953

Cozza Vittoria

vittoria.cozza@univr.it

Dal Corso Giovanni

giovanni.dalcorso@univr.it (0039) 045 802 7950

Fiammengo Roberto

roberto.fiammengo@univr.it 0458027038

Frison Nicola

nicola.frison@univr.it 045 802 7857

Furini Antonella

antonella.furini@univr.it 045 802 7950; Lab: 045 802 7043

Fusco Salvatore

salvatore.fusco@univr.it Office: +39 045 802 7954 Lab: +39 045 802 7086

Lampis Silvia

silvia.lampis@univr.it 045 802 7095

Perduca Massimiliano

massimiliano.perduca@univr.it +39 045 802 7984

Piccinelli Fabio

fabio.piccinelli@univr.it +39 045 802 7097

Rossato Marzia

marzia.rossato@univr.it +39 045 802 7800

Speghini Adolfo

adolfo.speghini@univr.it +39 045 8027900

Vandelle Elodie Genevieve Germaine

elodiegenevieve.vandelle@univr.it 0458027826

Vitulo Nicola

nicola.vitulo@univr.it 0458027982

Zaccone Claudio

claudio.zaccone@univr.it +39 045 8027864

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.

ModulesCreditsTAFSSD
1 module between the following
Training
3
F
-
Final exam
36
E
-

2° Year

ModulesCreditsTAFSSD
1 module between the following
Training
3
F
-
Final exam
36
E
-
Modules Credits TAF SSD
Between the years: 1°- 2°
English B2 level
3
F
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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

4S008300

Coordinatore

Roberto Bassi

Credits

6

Language

Italian

Scientific Disciplinary Sector (SSD)

BIO/04 - PLANT PHYSIOLOGY

Period

I semestre dal Oct 1, 2020 al Jan 29, 2021.

Learning outcomes

The course aims to provide bases on the definition and characteristics of fuels of different origin and intended use, focusing on innovative biotechnological solutions for the production of biofuels. Among these, the bio-fuels of I, II, III and IV generation are particularly defined, including bioethanol, biogas, biodiesel and bio-hydrogen and the implications of their use for production processes and transport as well as the consequences for the environment. The course is divided between a general part that refers to bio-fuels from cultivated plants, yeasts and bacteria and a second part dedicated to unicellular algae, in which their biological characteristics and the methods for genetic and molecular biological analysis are described. Finally, examples are given for the use of these methods for the production of different types of bio-fuels and other products with high added value.

Program

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 environmental, production issues and vehicle traction. For each the production processes presently in use are defined as well as the biotechnological approach to their improvement with a major reference to crops, which are in common with food-producing processes (first generation biofuels). Furthermore, alternative sources of biomass are considered, having a lower dependence on food-producing processes. Particular emphasis is dedicated to unicellular algae and the procedures for quantitative and qualitative improvement of algal biomass through classical genetics and recombinant DNA procedures towards definition of a biofuel productive process economically sound and with low environmental impact.

1) definition of biofuels, biomass of origin. Bio-gas, bio-ethanol, bio-diesel and bio-hydrogen
2) Present procedures of production and legislation
3) Energy balance of photosynthetic organisms, upper limits of productivity, factors of loss of productivity, comparison with photovoltaaics.
4) Crops as biomass for biofuels. Present state and perspectives for improvement in crops and forst organisms..
5) Unicellular algae: advantages and disadvantages with respect to crops.
6) Biodiesel from algae
7) bio-hydrogen from algae
8) Molecular genetics in unicellular algae model system and productive systems. Procedures limiting engineering of algae.
9) Growth in photobioreactors: different architectures and limits for productivity.
10) Algae as CO2 scavengers.
11) Metabolic engineering: light use efficiency.
12) lipid metabolism
13) electron transport and hydrogenases.

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

Examination Methods

Method of examination:

The exam will be organized in two parts:

a) Written with a series of multiple choice questions followed by an open-text question in which it describes a strategy for the production of a bio-fuel defined each time.

b) Oral in which the topics covered in class are discussed. During the course, articles will be provided on which to prepare presentations by the different students. Each presentation will be assigned a score to be added to that achieved in the written exam.

Type D and Type F activities

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

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Graduation

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

List of theses and work experience proposals

theses proposals Research area
Valutazione dell'applicazione di nanoparticelle biogeniche per il controllo del cancro batterico del kiwi AGRICULTURE - AGRICULTURE
Valutazione dell'applicazione di nanoparticelle biogeniche per il controllo del cancro batterico del kiwi APPLICATIONS OF LIFE SCIENCES - APPLICATIONS OF LIFE SCIENCES
Valorizzazione di scarti agroindustriali mediante fermentazione termofila per la produzione di acidi organici come precursori chimici di polimeri Applied biotechnology (non-medical), bioreactors, applied microbiology - Applied biotechnology (non-medical), bioreactors, applied microbiology
Valutazione dell'applicazione di nanoparticelle biogeniche per il controllo del cancro batterico del kiwi Applied biotechnology (non-medical), bioreactors, applied microbiology - Applied biotechnology (non-medical), bioreactors, applied microbiology
Immobilizzazione di enzimi d’interesse industriale su nanoparticelle biomimetiche magnetiche Applied Life Sciences and Non-Medical Biotechnology: Applied plant and animal sciences; food sciences; forestry; industrial, environmental and non-medical biotechnologies, nanobiotechnology, bioengineering; synthetic and chemical biology; biomimetics; bioremediation - Biomimetics
Immobilizzazione di enzimi d’interesse industriale su nanoparticelle biomimetiche magnetiche Applied Life Sciences and Non-Medical Biotechnology: Applied plant and animal sciences; food sciences; forestry; industrial, environmental and non-medical biotechnologies, nanobiotechnology, bioengineering; synthetic and chemical biology; biomimetics; bioremediation - Non-medical biotechnology and genetic engineering (including transgenic organisms, recombinant proteins, biosensors, bioreactors, microbiology)
Immobilizzazione di enzimi d’interesse industriale su nanoparticelle biomimetiche magnetiche Chemical engineering, technical chemistry - Chemical engineering, technical chemistry
Effetto delle condizioni operative applicate al processo di digestione anaerobica su produzione di biogas e stabilità del carbonio organico del digestato Earth System Science: Physical geography, geology, geophysics, atmospheric sciences, oceanography, climatology, cryology, ecology, global environmental change, biogeochemical cycles, natural resources management - Biogeochemistry, biogeochemical cycles, environmental chemistry
Influenza dalla variazione stagionale del feedstock sulla produzione di biogas e sulla stabilità del carbonio organico presente nel digestato prodotto Earth System Science: Physical geography, geology, geophysics, atmospheric sciences, oceanography, climatology, cryology, ecology, global environmental change, biogeochemical cycles, natural resources management - Biogeochemistry, biogeochemical cycles, environmental chemistry
Uso di digestato in suoli agrari e mitigazione del cambiamento climatico Earth System Science: Physical geography, geology, geophysics, atmospheric sciences, oceanography, climatology, cryology, ecology, global environmental change, biogeochemical cycles, natural resources management - Biogeochemistry, biogeochemical cycles, environmental chemistry
Caratterizzazione dei pool di sostanza organica da substrati a base di simulanti di regoliti marziane Earth System Science: Physical geography, geology, geophysics, atmospheric sciences, oceanography, climatology, cryology, ecology, global environmental change, biogeochemical cycles, natural resources management - Sedimentology, soil science, palaeontology, earth evolution
Uso di digestato in suoli agrari e mitigazione del cambiamento climatico Earth System Science: Physical geography, geology, geophysics, atmospheric sciences, oceanography, climatology, cryology, ecology, global environmental change, biogeochemical cycles, natural resources management - Sedimentology, soil science, palaeontology, earth evolution
Valorizzazione di scarti agroindustriali mediante fermentazione termofila per la produzione di acidi organici come precursori chimici di polimeri Environmental biotechnology, bioremediation, biodegradation - Environmental biotechnology, bioremediation, biodegradation
Bilanci di massa e di materia in digestori anaerobici alimentati con residui agricoli e zootecnici. Products and Processes Engineering: Product design, process design and control, construction methods, civil engineering, energy processes, material engineering - Chemical engineering, technical chemistry
Studio della composizione chimica e della stabilità termica di poliidrossialcanoati ottenuti da diverse matrici ambientali. Products and Processes Engineering: Product design, process design and control, construction methods, civil engineering, energy processes, material engineering - Chemical engineering, technical chemistry
Valorizzazione di scarti agroindustriali mediante fermentazione termofila per la produzione di acidi organici come precursori chimici di polimeri Products and Processes Engineering: Product design, process design and control, construction methods, civil engineering, energy processes, material engineering - Chemical engineering, technical chemistry
Immobilizzazione di enzimi d’interesse industriale su nanoparticelle biomimetiche magnetiche Products and Processes Engineering: Product design, process design and control, construction methods, civil engineering, energy processes, material engineering - Materials engineering (metals, ceramics, polymers, composites, etc.)
Valorizzazione di scarti agroindustriali mediante fermentazione termofila per la produzione di acidi organici come precursori chimici di polimeri Products and Processes Engineering: Product design, process design and control, construction methods, civil engineering, energy processes, material engineering - Production technology, process engineering
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

Attendance

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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