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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
Primo semestre Oct 4, 2021 Jan 28, 2022
Secondo semestre Mar 7, 2022 Jun 10, 2022
Exam sessions
Session From To
Sessione invernale d'esame Jan 31, 2022 Mar 4, 2022
Sessione estiva d'esame Jun 13, 2022 Jul 29, 2022
Sessione autunnale d'esame Sep 1, 2022 Sep 30, 2022
Degree sessions
Session From To
Sessione estiva Jul 14, 2022 Jul 14, 2022
Sessione autunnale Oct 10, 2022 Oct 10, 2022
Sessione autunnale - dicembre Dec 5, 2022 Dec 5, 2022
Sessione invernale Mar 8, 2023 Mar 8, 2023
Holidays
Period From To
Festa di Tutti i Santi Nov 1, 2021 Nov 1, 2021
Festa dell'Immacolata Concezione Dec 8, 2021 Dec 8, 2021
Festività natalizie Dec 24, 2021 Jan 2, 2022
Festa dell'Epifania Jan 6, 2022 Jan 7, 2022
Festività pasquali Apr 15, 2022 Apr 19, 2022
Festa della Liberazione Apr 25, 2022 Apr 25, 2022
Festività Santo Patrono di Verona May 21, 2022 May 21, 2022
Festa della Repubblica Jun 2, 2022 Jun 2, 2022
Chiusura estiva Aug 15, 2022 Aug 20, 2022

Exam calendar

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Academic staff

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

Artegiani Elisa

elisa.artegiani@univr.it

Assfalg Michael

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Astegno Alessandra

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Avesani Linda

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Ballottari Matteo

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Bassi Roberto

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Bellin Diana

diana.bellin@univr.it 045 802 7090

Buffelli Mario Rosario

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Cazzaniga Stefano

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Cecconi Daniela

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Chignola Roberto

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Chiurco Carlo

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Commisso Mauro

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Crimi Massimo

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Dall'Osto Luca

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Delledonne Massimo

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Dominici Paola

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D'Onofrio Mariapina

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Favretto Filippo

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Felis Giovanna

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Fiammengo Roberto

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Frison Nicola

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Furini Antonella

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

Giorgetti Alejandro

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Guardavaccaro Daniele

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Guzzo Flavia

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Lampis Silvia

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Munari Francesca

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Nardon Chiara

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Pandolfini Tiziana

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Piccinelli Fabio

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Polverari Annalisa

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Romeo Alessandro

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Seggio Mimimorena

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Speghini Adolfo

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Torriani Sandra

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Ugel Stefano

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Vettori Andrea

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Vitulo Nicola

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Zaccone Claudio

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Zapparoli Giacomo

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Zenoni Sara

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Zipeto Donato

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Zoccatelli Gianni

gianni.zoccatelli@univr.it +39 045 802 7952

Zorzi Margherita

margherita.zorzi@univr.it +39 045 802 7908

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:

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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

4S008408

Credits

9

Coordinatore

Sandra Torriani

Language

Italian

Scientific Disciplinary Sector (SSD)

BIO/19 - MICROBIOLOGY

The teaching is organized as follows:

General Microbiology

Credits

6

Period

Primo semestre

laboratorio [2° turno]

Credits

3

Period

Primo semestre

Academic staff

Giacomo Zapparoli

laboratorio [1° turno]

Credits

3

Period

Primo semestre

Academic staff

Giacomo Zapparoli

Learning objectives

Module: THEORETICAL LECTURES The course is designed to introduce students to the basic knowledge of the microbial world as well as to illustrate the main methodological tools for research in microbiology, with a detailed comparison of the properties among the different type of microorganisms, both prokaryotes and eukaryotes, including bacteria, archaea, yeasts, filamentous fungi, and - in a distinct section, since non-cellular organisms – the viruses. During the first series of lectures, general themes will be addressed such as morphological and functional diversity, genetic, biochemical and metabolic features, evolutionary aspects and ecology of microorganisms, including how they interact with specific environmental factors. In the second series of lectures, microorganisms will be discussed as reference systems for fundamental studies dealing with molecular biology as well as biochemistry and metabolic regulatory mechanisms. Also elements will be provided about the methods for microbe cultivation and on strategies for the control of microbial growth and the conditioning of the metabolism. The third part of lectures will cover the detailed study of particularly important microbial groups to be defined with the Students. Module: LABORATORY PRACTICES This laboratory module is designed to guide students in the acquisition of techniques and in the development of manipulative skills all necessary for the identification and the study of both structural and functional characteristics of the microorganisms of interest, as well as for a proper handling of microbial cultures within research activities. The main objective of the module is to provide students with the basic tools, represented by traditional analytical procedures in microbiology, but also with the knowledge of advanced techniques, based on molecular methods of investigation, useful for basic research but even the definition of the correct approach to issues related to the many themes of applied microbiology.

Prerequisites and basic notions

All the basic courses of the 1st year.
Pre-requisites: General and cellular biology
Knowledge of biochemistry
Basic bioinformatics skills

Program

MM: teoria
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1. MICROBIAL EVOLUTION AND DIVERSITY: Origin and Evolution of the Microbial Life; Bacteria; Archaea; Eukaryotic Cell and Eukaryotic Microorganisms; Microbial Taxonomy and Systematics.
2. PRINCIPLES OF MICROBIOLOGY: Cell Structure and Function in Bacteria, Archaea and Fungi (Yeast and Moulds);
3. MICROBIAL GROWTH: Microbial Nutrition, Culture and Growth Aspects; Antimicrobial Agents and Microbial Growth Control.
4. METABOLIC DIVERSITY: Phototrophy and autotrophy , Aerobic (EMP pathway, Enther-Doudoroff pathway, Hexose Monophosphate Shunt + electron transport chain and proton motive force generation) and Anaerobic Respiration Fermentations (homolactic and heterolactic, mixed-acid, butane-diol, propionic, butanol/acetone fermentations), Chemolithotrophy; Other biosyntheses (ammonia assimilation, nitrogen fixation).
5. VIRAL DIVERSITY: Overview of Different Viral Groups; Bacteriophages.
6. HINTS on BACTERIAL GENETICS: Mutations; Genetic Recombination: Transformation, Conjugation, Transduction, and MOLECULAR BIOLOGY AND GENE EXPRESSION Molecular Biology of Bacteria: Cloning Vectors and Expression Vectors; Regulation of Gene Expression.
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7. MICROBIAL INTERACTIONS. Type of relationships between microorganisms (commensalism, parasitism, mutualism). The microbial consortia. Symbiotic associations: interactions between species. The mycorrhizae.
8. MICROBIAL BIODIVERSITY AND INVESTIGATION METHODS: The cultivable and non-cultivable microbial biodiversity. Identification, classification, and nomenclature of cultivable biodiversity. The nomenclature: rules and tools (Code of the nomenclature and LPSN - List of Prokaryotic Names with Standing in Nomenclature). The concept of species, the definition of strain and type strain. The classical systematic approaches (phenetic, numerical, polyphasic), the phylogenetic approach. The investigation techniques, from the hybridization of total DNA to the sequencing and comparison of genomes and levels of taxonomic resolution. Non-cultivable biodiversity: culture-independent study techniques (PCR-DGGE, metabarcoding, metagenomics) and their nomenclature (Candidatus).
9. GROUPS OF MICROORGANISMS: The taxonomic levels and the main groups of microorganisms Proteobacteria, Firmicutes, Actinobacteria, Deinococcus-Thermus.
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MM: laboratorio
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The aim of laboratories is to demonstrate to the student some techniques of microbiological analysis of a natural source, through the use of analytical methods based on morphological, physiological, biochemical and genetical tests to evaluate the types of microorganisms present which in the source itself and to classify them by a taxonomical approach.
In the first teaching credit, it will be displayed some techniques of plate count using general-purpose media to count and isolate bacteria and fungi, microbial growth patterns in tube and plate, motility assay and culture maintaining methods.
In the second teaching credit, it will be displayed some methods used to carry out a preliminary identification of bacteria and fungi. Optical microscopy for morphological analysis of cells, sugar patterns assimilation and fermentation, cell staining methods and enzymatic assays.

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MM: laboratorio
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In the third teaching credit, it will be showed some molecular methods: (a) Total DNA extraction from liquid culture: i) DNA detection by means of agarose gel electrophoresis, ii) DNA quantification on BioPhotometer through analysis of 260/280 and 260/320 ratios – (b) PCR amplification of the 16S rRNA gene sequence – (c) BOX-PCR analysis and observation of BOX profiles by agarose gel electrophoresis – (d) Analysis of 16S rRNA gene sequences of sonme unknown isolates by comparison with genetic sequence data banks: i) NCBI; ii) Ez-Taxon.- e) construction of phylogenetic trees by using 16S rRNA sequences of strains belonging to Bacillus sp. and Pseudomonas sp.

Bibliography

Visualizza la bibliografia con Leganto, strumento che il Sistema Bibliotecario mette a disposizione per recuperare i testi in programma d'esame in modo semplice e innovativo.

Didactic methods

The course includes 6 CFU of lectures and 3 CFU of laboratory exercises

Learning assessment procedures

There are no ongoing tests. The exam will consist of an oral assessment of the degree of learning achieved on the entire course program. The exam consists of three or four questions posed to each candidate. There will also be the faculty, for each student, to deliver, at the end of the course, a report on the practical exercises carried out in the laboratory which will be evaluated during the exam. The exam has a total duration of approximately 30 minutes.

Evaluation criteria

The degree of learning achieved on the entire course program will be assessed. The clarity of presentation and the property of scientific language will be considered.

Criteria for the composition of the final grade

The final evaluation is expressed out of thirty. The report on the laboratory exercises will be associated with a maximum score of 2 points which contribute to the composition of the final grade and any honors.

Exam language

Italiano

Type D and Type F activities

Le attività formative di tipologia D sono a scelta dello studente, quelle di tipologia F sono ulteriori conoscenze utili all’inserimento nel mondo del lavoro (tirocini, competenze trasversali, project works, ecc.). In base al Regolamento Didattico del Corso, alcune attività possono essere scelte e inserite autonomamente a libretto, altre devono essere approvate da apposita commissione per verificarne la coerenza con il piano di studio. Le attività formative di tipologia D o F possono essere ricoperte dalle seguenti attività.

1. Insegnamenti impartiti presso l'Università di Verona

Comprendono gli insegnamenti sotto riportati e/o nel Catalogo degli insegnamenti (che può essere filtrato anche per lingua di erogazione tramite la Ricerca avanzata).

Modalità di inserimento a libretto: se l'insegnamento è compreso tra quelli sottoelencati, lo studente può inserirlo autonomamente durante il periodo in cui il piano di studi è aperto; in caso contrario, lo studente deve fare richiesta alla Segreteria, inviando a carriere.scienze@ateneo.univr.it il modulo nel periodo indicato.

2. Attestato o equipollenza linguistica CLA

Oltre a quelle richieste dal piano di studi, per gli immatricolati dall'A.A. 2021/2022 vengono riconosciute:

  • Lingua inglese: vengono riconosciuti 3 CFU per ogni livello di competenza superiore a quello richiesto dal corso di studio (se non già riconosciuto nel ciclo di studi precedente).
  • Altre lingue e italiano per stranieri: vengono riconosciuti 3 CFU per ogni livello di competenza a partire da A2 (se non già riconosciuto nel ciclo di studi precedente).

Tali cfu saranno riconosciuti, fino ad un massimo di 6 cfu complessivi, di tipologia F se il piano didattico lo consente, oppure di tipologia D. Ulteriori crediti a scelta per conoscenze linguistiche potranno essere riconosciuti solo se coerenti con il progetto formativo dello studente e se adeguatamente motivati.

Gli immatricolati fino all'A.A. 2020/2021 devono consultare le informazioni che si trovano qui.

Modalità di inserimento a librettorichiedere l’attestato o l'equipollenza al CLA e inviarlo alla Segreteria Studenti - Carriere per l’inserimento dell’esame in carriera, tramite mail: carriere.scienze@ateneo.univr.it

3. Competenze trasversali

Scopri i percorsi formativi promossi dal TALC - Teaching and learning center dell'Ateneo, destinati agli studenti regolarmente iscritti all'anno accademico di erogazione del corso https://talc.univr.it/it/competenze-trasversali

Modalità di inserimento a libretto: non è previsto l'inserimento dell'insegnamento nel piano di studi. Solo in seguito all'ottenimento dell'Open Badge verranno automaticamente convalidati i CFU a libretto. La registrazione dei CFU in carriera non è istantanea, ma ci saranno da attendere dei tempi tecnici.  

4. Periodo di stage/tirocinio

Oltre ai CFU previsti dal piano di studi (verificare attentamente quanto indicato sul Regolamento Didattico): qui informazioni su come attivare lo stage. 

Verificare nel regolamento quali attività possono essere di tipologia D e quali di tipologia F.

Insegnamenti e altre attività che si possono inserire autonomamente a libretto


 

Secondo semestre From 3/7/22 To 6/10/22
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List of theses and work experience proposals

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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.

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