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. 2011/2012

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 3, 2011 Jan 31, 2012
II semestre Mar 1, 2012 Jun 15, 2012
Exam sessions
Session From To
Sessione straordinaria Feb 1, 2012 Feb 29, 2012
Sessione estiva Jun 18, 2012 Jul 31, 2012
Sessione autunnale Sep 3, 2012 Sep 28, 2012
Degree sessions
Session From To
Sessione autunnale Oct 12, 2011 Oct 12, 2011
Sessione straordinaria Dec 15, 2011 Dec 15, 2011
Sessione invernale Mar 14, 2012 Mar 14, 2012
Sessione estiva Jul 18, 2012 Jul 18, 2012
Period From To
Festa di Ognissanti Nov 1, 2011 Nov 1, 2011
Festa dell'Immacolata Concezione Dec 8, 2011 Dec 8, 2011
Vacanze Natalizie Dec 22, 2011 Jan 6, 2012
Vacanze Pasquali Apr 5, 2012 Apr 10, 2012
Festa della Liberazione Apr 25, 2012 Apr 25, 2012
Festa del Lavoro May 1, 2012 May 1, 2012
Festa del Patrono di Verona S. Zeno May 21, 2012 May 21, 2012
Festa della Repubblica Jun 2, 2012 Jun 2, 2012
Vacanze estive Aug 8, 2012 Aug 15, 2012

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

Astegno Alessandra 045802 7955

Bassi Roberto 045 802 7916; Lab: 045 802 7915

Bettinelli Marco Giovanni 045 802 7902

Buffelli Mario Rosario +39 0458027268
foto,  March 16, 2015

Cecchi Franco 045 802 7964 - 7965

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

Dell'Orco Daniele +39 045 802 7637

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

D'Onofrio Mariapina 045 802 7801

Drago Nicola 045 802 7081

Furini Antonella 045 802 7950; Lab: 045 802 7043

Lampis Silvia 045 802 7095

Marastoni Corrado

Marzola Pasquina 045 802 7816 (ufficio); 045 802 7614 (laboratorio)

Molesini Barbara 045 802 7550
Foto,  April 9, 2014

Monaco Ugo Luigi 045 802 7903; Lab: 045 802 7907 - 045 802 7082

Perduca Massimiliano +39 045 802 7984

Romeo Alessandro +39 045 802 7974-7936; Lab: +39 045 802 7808

Spena Angelo 045 683 5623
Foto personale,  July 18, 2012

Vallini Giovanni 045 802 7098; studio dottorandi: 045 802 7095

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.


1° Year

(MAT/05 ,MAT/06)

2° Year


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.

SPlacements in companies, public or private institutions and professional associations

Teaching code




Giovanni Vallini



Scientific Disciplinary Sector (SSD)





I semestre dal Oct 3, 2011 al Jan 31, 2012.

Learning outcomes

At the end of this course students should be able to: • Compare and distinguish the basic groups of microbes, including prokaryotic microbes (Archaea, Bacteria), viruses, and eukaryotic microbes (yeasts and fungi). • Understand the processes needed for one bacterium to become two, and understand the mechanisms involved. • Compare and contrast major pathways of catabolism, specify the relative energy yield from each pathway, list the key products of each pathway, and describe biochemical pathways used for microbial taxonomy. • Compare and contrast major pathways of biosynthesis and list the key products of each pathway. • Draw a typical microbial growth curve, and predict the effect of different environmental conditions on the curve. • Compare and contrast eukaryotic and prokaryotic genomes, and gene expression in each group. • Compare and contrast the acquisition of novel genetic information in microbes via mutations and genetic exchange, specifically conjugation, transformation and transduction, • Specify the role of microbes in global C, N, S, and P cycles, and list examples of microbes that contribute to key metabolic aspects of these cycles, including biotransformation/biodegradation reactions possibly exploitable in environmental bioremediation • List different types of symbiotic interactions between microbes and other organisms, including commensalism, mutualism, and parasitism, and provide examples of each. • Summarize common features of microbial pathogens, with emphasis on bacterial and viral pathogens. • Summarize mechanisms of animal defenses to infection, including primary defenses, innate immunity, and acquired immunity. • Compare and contrast beneficial and harmful uses of organisms, including applications in biotechnology and bio-terrorism. • Have a solid grasp of the scope of the microbial world and its role in shaping this planet and all its inhabitants.


SYLLABUS – PART A. 1.A Microbiology fundamentals - 1.1a) Aspects of microbial life. 1.2a) Macromolecules of microbial interest. 1.3a) Structure and function of the microbial cell: Prokaryotes and Eukaryotes. 1.4a) Principles of nutrition, cultivation and metabolism among microorganisms. 1.5a) Microbial growth and methods for the control of microbial growth in microbes. 1.6a) Elements of molecular biology of microorganisms. 1.7a) Regulation of microbial metabolism. 1.8a) Introduction to virology. 1.9a) Basic aspects of microbial genetics. 2.A Microbial evolution and diversity – 2.1a) Theory of microbial evolution and taxonomy. 2.2a) Diversity of prokaryotes: Bacteria and Archaebacteria. 2.3a) Diversity microbial eukaryotes. 2.4a) Introduction to microbial genomics. 2.5a) Virus diversity. 3.A Metabolic diversity and microbial ecology – 3.1a) Diversity of energy production and carbon utilization among microorganisms. 3.2a) Principles and methods in microbial ecology. 3.3a) Structure of microbial ecosystems. 3.4a) Biogeochemical cycles of C, N and S. 3.5a) Principles of soil microbiology and plant/microbes interactions. PART B. Genetic engineering and microbial biotechnology - 1.1b) Introduction to microbial genetic engineering. 1.2b) Application of microbes in fundamental research. 1.3b) Environmental microbiology and biotechnology. 1.4b) Microorganisms and agriculture. 1.5b) Microbes in food production. PART C. 1.C Microbial interactions with humans - 1.1c) Pathogenicity mechanisms: virulence factors and toxins. 1.2c) Antibiotics, antimycotics and antivirals. 1.3c) Resistance mechanisms. 2.C Microbial diseases - 2.1c) Person-to-person microbial diseases. 2.2c) Animal-transmitted and soilborne microbial diseases. 2.3c) Basic aspects of immunology. 3.C Introduction to epidemiology and public hygiene.

TEXTBOOK - The textbook for this course is Brock Biology of Microorganisms (International Edition) 12th Edition by Michael Madigan, John Martinko, Paul Dunlap, David Clark, Thomas Brock (2008), ISBN13: 9780321536150; ISBN10: 0321536150. The textbook will be used as a resource for both the lecture and lab portions of this course. Pages of the textbook that correlate with the corresponding lecture topics will be indicated properly. Reading the textbook may help students understand and be able to apply concepts presented in class but, unless specifically noted in class, you will not be tested on topics that are not discussed in the lecture or lab.

Examination Methods

Written examination

Type D and Type F activities

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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.


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
Biologia e proprietà immunologiche delle cellule staminali fetali Various topics
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

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