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
1° Semestre Oct 1, 2023 Jan 31, 2024
Lezioni I semestre Oct 9, 2023 Dec 22, 2023
2° Semestre Mar 1, 2024 Jun 30, 2024
Lezioni II semestre Mar 4, 2024 Jun 14, 2024
Exam sessions
Session From To
sessione invrnale Jan 8, 2024 Feb 29, 2024
Sessione estiva Jun 17, 2024 Jul 31, 2024
Sessione autunnale Sep 2, 2024 Sep 30, 2024
Period From To
Festa di Ognissanti Nov 1, 2023 Nov 1, 2023
Festa dell'Immacolata Dec 8, 2023 Dec 8, 2023
Vacanze di Natale Dec 23, 2023 Jan 7, 2024
Vacanze di Pasqua Mar 29, 2024 Apr 1, 2024
Festa della Liberazione Apr 25, 2024 Apr 25, 2024
Festa dei lavoratori May 1, 2024 May 1, 2024
Festa del Santo Patrono May 21, 2024 May 21, 2024
Vacanze estive Aug 12, 2024 Aug 17, 2024

Exam calendar

To view all the exam sessions available, please use the Exam dashboard on ESSE3.
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Exam calendar

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Academic staff


Astegno Alessandra

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Bombieri Cristina

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Boschi Federico

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Buffelli Mario Rosario

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Calderan Laura

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Chelazzi Leonardo

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Commisso Mauro

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Daldosso Nicola

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Fiammengo Roberto

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Gibellini Davide

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Nardon Chiara

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Perduca Massimiliano

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Romanelli Maria

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Sorio Claudio

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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.

2° Year  It will be activated in the A.Y. 2024/2025

English B2

3° Year  It will be activated in the A.Y. 2025/2026


5° Year  It will be activated in the A.Y. 2027/2028

Final exam
It will be activated in the A.Y. 2024/2025
English B2
It will be activated in the A.Y. 2025/2026
Modules Credits TAF SSD
Between the years: 3°- 4°- 5°

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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






Scientific Disciplinary Sector (SSD)



FARMACIA 2° semestre dal Jan 2, 2025 al May 30, 2025.

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Learning objectives

During the course the student will learn the basics of molecular biology which include:

-structure and topology of DNA and different classes of RNA
- Organization of DNA and RNA in the eukaryotic and prokaryotic cell
-Duplication, replication and transcription of DNA in prokaryotes and eukaryotes
- RNA: maturation and splicing
- From RNA to proteins: translation of RNA, genetic code, protein synthesis in prokaryotes and eukaryotes
- Introduction on the regulation of gene expression
- Overview on techniques of molecular biology

Prerequisites and basic notions

No prior knowledge is required.
A knowledge on Basic Biology is suggested.


- Genetic information and informational molecules
General introduction and historical hints. The chemical structure of DNA and RNA. Three dimensional structure of DNA. Physico-chemical properties of DNA.
- DNA, RNA and gene structure
Definition of gene coding and regulatory regions. From genes to proteins; messenger RNA, transfer RNA and ribosomal RNA.
- Genome organization and evolution
DNA content and number of genes. Mutations, DNA rearrangement and genome evolution. The organelle genomes. Interrupted genes; introns. cDNA. Gene families and duplication. DNA repeats.
- Transposable elements
Transposition mechanisms and control. Retroviruses and retrotransposones. Transposons.
- Chromatin and chromosomes
Nucleosomes, histones and their modifications. Higher organization levels of chromatin. Heterochromatin and euchromatin. Eukaryotic chromosomes, telomeres and centromeres.
- DNA replication
DNA polymerases. Proofreading activity of DNA polymerases. Replication mechanism in bacteria and eukaryotic cells.
- Introns and RNA splicing
Features of spliceosomal introns. Spliceosome and splicing mechanism. Alternative splicing and trans-splicing. Other kinds of introns: group I and group II introns and tRNA introns. The intron movement. RNA editing. Ribozymes and riboswitch.
- DNA mutation and repair
Spontaneous mutations and mutations caused by physical and chemical mutagens. Pre- and post-replicative repair systems. Recombination in the immunity system cells. Approaches to homologous recombination.
- Regulation of gene expression
Bacterial promoters. The operon. Activators, repressors and coactivators. Signal transductions and two component regulation systems. Eukaryotic promoters. Activators, repressors and coactivators. Gene expression and chromatin modifications. Epigenetic mechanisms.
- RNAs and transcription
Different types of RNA: synthesis and maturation. Bacterial RNA polymerase. Sigma factors. Eukaryotic RNA polymerases. Eukaryotic mRNAs: capping, polyadenylation, cytoplasmic localization. The transcription process in bacteria and in eukaryotic cells.
- Translation
Ribosomes. tRNA structure and function. Aminoacyl-tRNA synthesis. Initiation in bacteria and eukaryotic cells. Polypeptide chain synthesis and translation end. Regulation of translation.
- Protein localization.


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Didactic methods

The teacher will use frontal lessons and he will stimulate the interaction with students. Didactic material useful to this course will be uploaded on the Moodle page in pdf format.
Students unable "pro tempore" to attend classroom lessons will be able to download the pdf files related to the various topics from the Moodle page of the course.
The possibility of following the lessons in streaming will be granted only to those students with severe disabilities and absolutely unable to attend the classroom, through prior agreement with the teacher.

Learning assessment procedures

Oral examination.
The final exam will be on two questions concerning any of the topics treated during the course and it is passed if both answers are positive.

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

Evaluation criteria

The ability to discursively organize knowledge, the ability to reason critically on the study carried out, the quality of the exposition and the competence in the use of specialist vocabulary will be assessed.
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The vote will be expressed out of thirty.

Criteria for the composition of the final grade

The grade will consist of the average of the assessment on the two questions.

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Type D and Type F activities

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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 also via the Univr app.

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