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
I sem. Oct 2, 2017 Jan 31, 2018
II sem. Mar 1, 2018 Jun 15, 2018
Exam sessions
Session From To
Sessione invernale d'esame Feb 1, 2018 Feb 28, 2018
Sessione estiva d'esame Jun 18, 2018 Jul 31, 2018
Sessione autunnale d'esame Sep 3, 2018 Sep 28, 2018
Degree sessions
Session From To
Sessione di laurea estiva Jul 11, 2018 Jul 11, 2018
Sessione autunnale Nov 21, 2018 Nov 21, 2018
Sessione di laurea invernale Mar 13, 2019 Mar 13, 2019
Holidays
Period From To
Christmas break Dec 22, 2017 Jan 7, 2018
Easter break Mar 30, 2018 Apr 3, 2018
Patron Saint Day May 21, 2018 May 21, 2018
VACANZE ESTIVE Aug 6, 2018 Aug 19, 2018

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

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Astegno Alessandra

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Badino Massimiliano

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Ballottari Matteo

symbol email matteo.ballottari@univr.it symbol phone-number 045 802 7823

Bassi Roberto

symbol email roberto.bassi@univr.it symbol phone-number 045 802 7916; Lab: 045 802 7915

Bellin Diana

symbol email diana.bellin@univr.it symbol phone-number 045 802 7090

Bettinelli Marco Giovanni

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Bolzonella David

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Boscaini Maurizio

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Buffelli Mario Rosario

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Cecconi Daniela

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Chignola Roberto

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Crimi Massimo

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Dall'Osto Luca

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Delledonne Massimo

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Di Pierro Alessandra

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Dominici Paola

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D'Onofrio Mariapina

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Frison Nicola

symbol email nicola.frison@univr.it symbol phone-number 045 802 7857

Furini Antonella

symbol email antonella.furini@univr.it symbol phone-number 045 802 7950; Lab: 045 802 7043

Gregorio Enrico

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Guardavaccaro Daniele

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Lampis Silvia

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Molesini Barbara

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Pandolfini Tiziana

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Perduca Massimiliano

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Romeo Alessandro

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Simonato Barbara

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Speghini Adolfo

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Torriani Sandra

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Ugel Stefano

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Foto personale,  July 18, 2012

Vallini Giovanni

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Vettori Andrea

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Vitulo Nicola

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Zapparoli Giacomo

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Zipeto Donato

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Zoccatelli Gianni

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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 enrolment year.

CURRICULUM TIPO:
ModulesCreditsTAFSSD
12
B
BIO/04
6
A
FIS/07
English language competence-complete b1 level
6
E
-
activated in the A.Y. 2019/2020
ModulesCreditsTAFSSD
6
A
FIS/07
One course to be chosen among the following
One course to be chosen among the following
Training
9
F
-
Final exam
3
E
-

1° Year

ModulesCreditsTAFSSD
12
B
BIO/04
6
A
FIS/07
English language competence-complete b1 level
6
E
-

2° Year activated in the A.Y. 2018/2019

ModulesCreditsTAFSSD
6
B
BIO/18

3° Year activated in the A.Y. 2019/2020

ModulesCreditsTAFSSD
6
A
FIS/07
One course to be chosen among the following
One course to be chosen among the following
Training
9
F
-
Final exam
3
E
-

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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.




S Placements in companies, public or private institutions and professional associations

Teaching code

4S02696

Credits

12

Coordinatore

Paola Dominici

Language

Italian

Also offered in courses:

The teaching is organized as follows:

BIOCHIMICA E BIOCHIMICA ANALITICA: BIOCHIMICA ANALITICA

Credits

4

Period

See the unit page

Academic staff

See the unit page

Learning outcomes

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Biochemistry is a branch of life sciences which deals with the study of chemical reactions and their organization in living cells and organisms. It takes into account the studies related to the nature of the chemical constituents of living matter, their transformations in biological systems and the energy changes associated with these transformations. Students will be guided through the course to understand the relationships between structure and function of macromolecules, and the regulatory strategies, with particular focus on metabolic pathways. The experimental activities are aimed at understanding the rationale behind the basic biochemical protocols developed to investigate the macromolecules and their functions.
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MM: BIOCHIMICA E BIOCHIMICA ANALITICA: BIOCHIMICA ANALITICA
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Pratical knowledge of basic biochemical techniques by means of lessons and experiments. Students will gain a thorough competence on the main technique used in biochemistry labs, in particular they will learn isolation, identification and structure- function relationship of macromolecules, with a focus on proteins.

Program

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Chemistry of biomolecules with emphasis on the bioenergetics and control of metabolic pathways via regulation of specific enzymes. Specific Coverage: I. Proteins, protein structure and mechanism. II. Enzyme mechanism and Enzyme kinetics III. Metabolism: Carbohydrates, conversion of sugars, anaerobic and aerobic metabolism. Fat catabolism. Amino acid degradation. IV. Anabolic Pathways: Carbohydrates, fats and lipids, amino acids and steroids. V. DNA replication.
Formulas for all metabolic pathways.
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MM: BIOCHIMICA E BIOCHIMICA ANALITICA: BIOCHIMICA ANALITICA
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Purificazione delle proteine Proprietà ioniche di amminoacidi e proteine. Punto isoelettrico. Preparazione del campione. Metodi di rottura delle cellule e produzione degli estratti grezzi iniziali. Metodi di solubilizzazione delle proteine. Tamponi salini. Tecniche di frazionamento e precipitazione. Filtrazione, dialisi, concentrazione del campione. Tecniche spettroscopiche. Proprietà della radiazione elettromagnetica. Interazione luce-materia. Stati e processi coinvolti nei fenomeni di assorbimento, emissione e decadimento. Spettroscopia di assorbimento nell’ultravioletto e nel visibile. Aspetti qualitativi e quantitativi dell'assorbimento della luce. Metodi colorimetrici e spettroscopici applicati alla determinazione della concentrazione proteica. Spettrofotometri. Spettroscopia di emissione e fluorescenza. Fluorofori intrinseci ed estrinseci. Proteine fluorescenti (Green fluorescent protein) Spettrofluorimetri. Fluorescence resonance energy transfer (FRET). Dicroismo circolare. Metodi di centrifugazione. Principi fondamentali della sedimentazione. Tipi di centrifuga. Tipi di rotore. Centrifugazione preparativa: differenziale, in gradiente di densità. Applicazioni pratiche della centrifugazione preparativa e frazionamento subcellulare. Centrifugazione analitica e sue applicazioni. Tecniche cromatografiche. Principi della cromatografia. Il cromatogramma. Parametri che determinano le prestazioni cromatografiche. Equazione di Van Deemter. Cromatografia su colonna: scambio ionico, esclusione molecolare, affinità, interazione idrofobica e loro applicazioni. Tecniche elettroforetiche. Principi generali e mobilità elettroforetica. Materiali di supporto. Elettroforesi di acidi nucleici. Elettroforesi di proteine. SDS PAGE. Elettroforesi in condizioni native. Colorazione delle proteine su gel. Blotting delle proteine (western blotting). Isoelettrofocalizzazione. Elettroforesi capillare. Gel elettroforesi bidimensionale. Laboratorio 1. Determinazione della concentrazione di una proteina incognita tramite assorbimento a 280 nm e tramite metodo colorimetrico Bradford. 2. Determinazione dello spettro d’assorbimento del coenzima piridinico NADH (forma ridotta) e determinazione del coefficiente di estinzione molare del NADPH. 3. Determinazione dei parametri cinetici, costante di Michaelis-Menten e numero di turnover, dell’enzima fosfatasi acida utilizzando il metodo di linearizzazione grafica di Lineweaver-Burk. 4. Determinazione del peso molecolare di una proteina incognita mediante cromatografia ad esclusione molecolare. 5. Separazione di proteine mediante elettroforesi in condizioni denaturanti (SDS-PAGE) seguita dalla visualizzazione delle bande mediante colorazione con Blu di Comassie 6. Trasferimento delle proteine su membrana di nitrocellulosa mediante elettroblotting seguita da immunorivelazione delle proteine per l’identificazione di una o più proteina sfruttando la specificità di legame con un anticorpo (WESTERN BLOT).

Bibliography

Reference texts
Author Title Publishing house Year ISBN Notes
R.H.Garret; C.M. Grisham BIOCHIMICA (Edizione 5) Piccin 2014
BERG-TYMOCZKO- STRYER BIOCHIMICA (Edizione 7) ZANICHELLI 2012
CAMPBELL M.K. FARRELL S.O. MCDOUGAL M. BIOCHIMICA (Edizione 5) EDISES 2019
Dean R. Appling - Spencer J. Anthony-Cahill - Christopher K. Mathews Biochimica Molecole e metabolismo - Con Mastering Chemistry™ Pearson ed. 2017
GARRET- GRISHAM BIOCHIMICA PICCIN 2014
Loredano Pollegioni FONDAMENTI di BIOCHIMICA (Edizione 1) Edises 2021 9788836230358
M. C. Bonaccorsi di Patti, R. Contestabile, M. L. Di Salvo Metodologie Biochimiche (Edizione 2) Zanichelli 2019

Examination Methods

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MM: BIOCHIMICA E BIOCHIMICA ANALITICA: BIOCHIMICA
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The aim of the exam is to test the level of knowledge and deepening of the topics of the course program and the reasoning skills developed by the student on issues related to biochemistry. The assessment is expressed in thirtieths (minimum grade 18). Students in Biotechnology: oral examination on the main topics of the course. Students in Bioinformatics: The exam is written and consists of 11 open questions on the main topics (i.e protein structure, metabolisms and regulation, etc) of the course. Each response value can score up to 3.
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MM: BIOCHIMICA E BIOCHIMICA ANALITICA: BIOCHIMICA ANALITICA
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L’esame finale (scritto) verterà su tutti gli argomenti del programma. Lo studente dovrà dimostrare di aver compreso e di essere in grado di utilizzare i concetti fondamentali di ogni argomento.

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Graduation

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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 the Teaching Regulations for the A.Y. 2022/2023, 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. 
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