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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 Jul 17, 2020 Jul 17, 2020
Sessione autunnale di laurea Oct 13, 2020 Oct 13, 2020
Sessione autunnale di laurea - Dicembre Dec 9, 2020 Dec 9, 2020
Sessione invernale di laurea Mar 10, 2021 Mar 10, 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

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Academic staff


Assfalg Michael

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Furini Antonella

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Romeo Alessandro

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Speghini Adolfo

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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.

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Teaching code




Also offered in courses:

  • Genetics of the course Bachelor's degree in Bioinformatics
  • Genetics of the course Bachelor's degree in Applied Mathematics
  • Genetics of the course Master's degree in Mathematics



Scientific Disciplinary Sector (SSD)



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

Learning outcomes

The course provides knowledge on the organization of genetic material, transmission and recombination of hereditary characteristics, the aberrations of chromosomes and genes, the dynamics of genes in populations. It also introduces genetic evidence of carcinogenesis and a number of major diseases, and the differences between genetically modified organisms and "natural" ones Knowledge and understanding: Students will acquire the basic concepts related to how to access structured information of genomic and biological type, and methods for their processing and communication; the models and biomolecular technologies of fundamental use, and foundations of the genetics of animal and plant organisms Ability to apply knowledge and understanding: Students will be able to understand the genetic basis of life; to take ad-vanced biotechnological and bioinformatics courses, also of a master's degree.


What genetics studies
Genes and alleles
Chromosome classification based on the centromere
Mitosis and its meaning in genetic terms
Meiosis and its meaning in genetic terms
Mendel's laws
The testcross
The Punnett quarter
How to apply the Punnett square probability method or branch diagrams in dihybrid crossings
The chi-square test
Pedigree analysis

Haplodiploidy as a sex determination system
The XX-X0 sex determination system
The determination of sex based on the environment
The system of gene balance for the determination of sex
The determination of sex in man
Effects of an alteration in the number of sex chromosomes in humans
Compensation of gene dosage
The difference between sex-linked and sex-influenced characters

Penetrance and expressiveness of a gene
The norm of reaction
Differences between dominance, codominance and incomplete dominance
The lethal alleles
Multiple alleles and present an example
The epistasis

Linked genes
Association of genes in CIS and TRANS
The frequency of recombination
The 2-point and 3-point mapping
Interference and coefficient of coincidence in the association and recombination of genes
Relationship between genetic maps and physical maps

The karyotype
Chromosomal rearrangements
Types of aneuploidy and related possible phenotypic consequences
Uniparental disomy
Types of euploidy and related possible genetic and phenotypic consequences

Bacterial conjugation
The bacterial transformation
Generalized transduction and specialized transduction

The characteristics of bacterial chromosomes
The characteristics of eukaryotic chromosomes
The CoT curve and what are the factors that make it up
Types of repetitive sequences present in DNA
What is meant by transcription
The classes of ANN and their function
The transcription unit
Transcription in bacteria
Transcription in eukaryotes
Translation in bacteria
The processing of mRNA
Introns and RNA editing
Evolution of the concept of gene
The characteristics of the genetic code

What are the DNAs contained in the various cell organelles
Mitochondrial DNA
Chloroplastic DNA
Homoplasmy and Heteroplasmy
The maternal inheritance
Point mutations: types and phenotypic effects
Transition and transversion
The forward mutation and its effects
Reverse mutations, suppressive, nonsense, missense, silent. conditionals
Mutation rate and mutation frequency
The Ames test

What are quantitative characters
Polygenic and multifactorial characters
The influence of the environment and genetic factors on the variability of quantitative characters
Assumptions for the Nilsson-Ehle multigenic hypothesis
Determination of the number of genes responsible for a polygenic character
The phenotypic variance and its components
The genetic variance and its components
Heritability in a broad and narrow sense
How heritability in a broad sense is calculated by eliminating variance components and its problems
The limitations of heritability

Species, evolution and phylogeny
Natural and artificial selection
The response to selection, its limits and how it is calculated
Realized heritability
Mendelian populations and gene pool
Estimation of genotype frequencies in a population
Estimation of allele frequencies in a population
The Hardy-Weinberg law
Incrossing depression and heterosis
The factors that can disturb the Hardy-Weinberg equilibrium in a population and their consequences
The balanced polymorphism
The drift and genetics

Biological evolution
The forces of evolution
Types of evolution
Biological Species, Morphospecies and Phylogenetic Species
The mechanisms of prezygotic reproductive isolation
The mechanisms of postzygotic reproductive isolation
Allopatric speciation and reinforcement
Sympatric speciation

The cancer
Clonal evolution of tumors
The genetic evidence of carcinogenesis
Oncogenes and tumor suppressors

What is epigenetics

Genetic diseases

Recommended text books and slides of the course are available on

Reference texts
Author Title Publishing house Year ISBN Notes
Benjamin Pierce GENETICA (Edizione 2) Zanichelli 2016 9788808521163

Examination Methods

written, open questions . Voting in thirthy

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
Python programming language D Maurizio Boscaini (Coordinator)
Model organism in biotechnology research D Andrea Vettori (Coordinator)
II semestre From 3/2/20 To 6/12/20
years Modules TAF Teacher
LaTeX Language D Enrico Gregorio (Coordinator)

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List of thesis 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
Dinamiche della metilazione del DNA e loro contributo durante il processo di maturazione della bacca di vite. Various topics
Il problema della donazione degli organi 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


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