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.

A.A. 2020/2021

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, 2020 Jan 29, 2021
II semestre Mar 1, 2021 Jun 11, 2021
Exam sessions
Session From To
Sessione invernale d'esame Feb 1, 2021 Feb 26, 2021
Sessione estiva d'esame Jun 14, 2021 Jul 30, 2021
Sessione autunnale d'esame Sep 1, 2021 Sep 30, 2021
Degree sessions
Session From To
Sessione estiva di laurea Jul 16, 2021 Jul 16, 2021
Sessione autunnale di laurea Oct 11, 2021 Oct 11, 2021
Sessione autunnale di laurea - Dicembre Dec 6, 2021 Dec 6, 2021
Sessione invernale di laurea Mar 9, 2022 Mar 9, 2022
Holidays
Period From To
Festa dell'Immacolata Dec 8, 2020 Dec 8, 2020
Vacanze Natalizie Dec 24, 2020 Jan 3, 2021
Epifania Jan 6, 2021 Jan 6, 2021
Vacanze Pasquali Apr 2, 2021 Apr 5, 2021
Festa del Santo Patrono May 21, 2021 May 21, 2021
Festa della Repubblica Jun 2, 2021 Jun 2, 2021
Vacanze estive Aug 9, 2021 Aug 15, 2021

Exam calendar

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Exam calendar

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Academic staff

A B C D F G L M P R S T U V Z

Assfalg Michael

michael.assfalg@univr.it +39 045 802 7949

Avesani Linda

linda.avesani@univr.it +39 045 802 7839

Ballottari Matteo

matteo.ballottari@univr.it 045 802 7098

Bassi Roberto

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

Bellin Diana

diana.bellin@univr.it 045 802 7090

Bettinelli Marco Giovanni

marco.bettinelli@univr.it 045 802 7902

Bolzonella David

david.bolzonella@univr.it 045 802 7965

Buffelli Mario Rosario

mario.buffelli@univr.it +39 0458027268

Capuani Rossana

rossana.capuani@univr.it

Cazzaniga Stefano

stefano.cazzaniga@univr.it +39 045 8027807

Cecconi Daniela

daniela.cecconi@univr.it +39 045 802 7056; Lab: +39 045 802 7087

Chignola Roberto

roberto.chignola@univr.it 045 802 7953

Chiurco Carlo

carlo.chiurco@univr.it +390458028159

Crimi Massimo

massimo.crimi@univr.it 045 802 7924; Lab: 045 802 7050

Dall'Osto Luca

luca.dallosto@univr.it +39 045 802 7806

Delledonne Massimo

massimo.delledonne@univr.it 045 802 7962; Lab: 045 802 7058

Dominici Paola

paola.dominici@univr.it 045 802 7966; Lab: 045 802 7956-7086

Fiammengo Roberto

roberto.fiammengo@univr.it 0458027038

Frison Nicola

nicola.frison@univr.it 045 802 7965

Furini Antonella

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

Gregorio Enrico

Enrico.Gregorio@univr.it 045 802 7937

Guardavaccaro Daniele

daniele.guardavaccaro@univr.it +39 045 802 7903

Lampis Silvia

silvia.lampis@univr.it 045 802 7095

Marino Valerio

valerio.marino@univr.it 0458027227

Munari Francesca

francesca.munari@univr.it +39 045 802 7906

Pandolfini Tiziana

tiziana.pandolfini@univr.it 045 802 7918

Pezzotti Mario

mario.pezzotti@univr.it +39045 802 7951

Romeo Alessandro

alessandro.romeo@univr.it +39 045 802 7974-7936; Lab: +39 045 802 7808

Simonato Barbara

barbara.simonato@univr.it +39 045 802 7832; Lab. 7960

Speghini Adolfo

adolfo.speghini@univr.it +39 045 8027900

Tomazzoli Claudio

claudio.tomazzoli@univr.it

Torriani Sandra

sandra.torriani@univr.it 045 802 7921

Ugel Stefano

stefano.ugel@univr.it 045-8126451

Vettori Andrea

andrea.vettori@univr.it 045 802 7861/7862

Vitulo Nicola

nicola.vitulo@univr.it 0458027982

Zaccone Claudio

claudio.zaccone@univr.it +39 045 8027864

Zapparoli Giacomo

giacomo.zapparoli@univr.it +390458027047

Zenoni Sara

sara.zenoni@univr.it 045 802 7941

Zipeto Donato

donato.zipeto@univr.it +39 045 802 7204

Zivcovich Franco

franco.zivcovich@univr.it

Zoccatelli Gianni

gianni.zoccatelli@univr.it +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.

CURRICULUM TIPO:
ModulesCreditsTAFSSD
12
B
(BIO/04)
9
A
(CHIM/06)
6
A
(FIS/07)
English B1 level
6
E
-

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SPlacements in companies, public or private institutions and professional associations

Teaching code

4S00278

Credits

6

Scientific Disciplinary Sector (SSD)

BIO/18 - GENETICS

Language

Italian

Period

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.

Program

FUNDAMENTAL PRINCIPLES OF INHERITANCE
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

DETERMINATION OF SEX AND SEX-INFLUENCED CHARACTERS
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

EXTENSION AND VARIATION OF THE FUNDAMENTAL PRINCIPLES OF INHERITANCE
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

ASSOCIATION, RECOMBINATION AND MAPPING
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

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

BACTERIAL AND VIRAL GENETIC SYSTEMS
Bacterial conjugation
The bacterial transformation
Generalized transduction and specialized transduction
Retroviruses

DNA + TRANSCRIPTION + PROCESSING
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

THE DNA OF THE ORGANELS
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

QUANTITATIVE GENETICS
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

POPULATION GENETICS
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

EVOLUTIONARY 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
Speciation
Allopatric speciation and reinforcement
Sympatric speciation
Phylogeny

THE GENETICS OF CANCER
The cancer
Clonal evolution of tumors
The genetic evidence of carcinogenesis
Oncogenes and tumor suppressors

THE EPIGENETICS
What is epigenetics


GENETIC DISEASES
Genetic diseases


Recommended text books and slides of the course are available on http://profs.scienze.univr.it/delledonne/Lessons/index.html

Bibliografia

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

Type D and Type F activities

Le attività formative in ambito D o F comprendono gli insegnamenti impartiti presso l'Università di Verona o periodi di stage/tirocinio professionale.
Nella scelta delle attività di tipo D, gli studenti dovranno tener presente che in sede di approvazione si terrà conto della coerenza delle loro scelte con il progetto formativo del loro piano di studio e dell'adeguatezza delle motivazioni eventualmente fornite.

 

I semestre From 10/1/20 To 1/29/21
years Modules TAF Teacher
Model organism in biotechnology research D Andrea Vettori (Coordinatore)
II semestre From 3/1/21 To 6/11/21
years Modules TAF Teacher
Python programming language D Vittoria Cozza (Coordinatore)
List of courses with unassigned period
years Modules TAF Teacher
Subject requirements: chemistry and biology D Not yet assigned
Subject requirements: basic mathematics and physics D Not yet assigned
LaTeX Language D Enrico Gregorio (Coordinatore)

Career prospects


Module/Programme news

News for students

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Graduation

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

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.

Gestione carriere


Further services

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