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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
I° semestre - 3° anno Oct 28, 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 di laurea estiva Jul 20, 2020 Jul 20, 2020
Sessione autunnale di laurea Oct 20, 2020 Oct 20, 2020
Sessione autunnale di laurea - dicembre Dec 11, 2020 Dec 11, 2020
Sessione invernale di laurea Mar 19, 2021 Mar 19, 2021
Holidays
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

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Academic staff

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

Assfalg Michael

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Bazzani Claudia

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Begalli Diego

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Bolzonella David

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Boschi Federico

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Capitello Roberta

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Capuani Rossana

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Favati Fabio

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Felis Giovanna

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Gaeta Davide Nicola Vincenzo

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Gobbi Bruno

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Guzzo Flavia

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Lisanti Maria Tiziana

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Meneghini Lorenzo

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Mori Nicola

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Nardon Chiara

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Pandolfini Tiziana

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Pasetto Luca

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Pezzotti Mario

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Piccinelli Fabio

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Polverari Annalisa

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Sidali Katia Laura

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Slaghenaufi Davide

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Tornielli Giovanni Battista

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Torriani Sandra

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Ugliano Maurizio

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Vandelle Elodie Genevieve Germaine

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Varanini Zeno

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Zamboni Anita

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Zapparoli Giacomo

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Zenoni Sara

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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.

ModulesCreditsTAFSSD
9
A/C
MAT/05 ,SECS-S/01
English B1 level
6
E
-
activated in the A.Y. 2020/2021
ModulesCreditsTAFSSD
15
B/C
AGR/15
12
B
AGR/03
Training
6
F
-
activated in the A.Y. 2021/2022
ModulesCreditsTAFSSD
12
B/C
AGR/11 ,AGR/12
12
B/C
AGR/15
Final exam
3
E
-

1° Year

ModulesCreditsTAFSSD
9
A/C
MAT/05 ,SECS-S/01
English B1 level
6
E
-

2° Year activated in the A.Y. 2020/2021

ModulesCreditsTAFSSD
15
B/C
AGR/15
12
B
AGR/03
Training
6
F
-

3° Year activated in the A.Y. 2021/2022

ModulesCreditsTAFSSD
12
B/C
AGR/11 ,AGR/12
12
B/C
AGR/15
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

4S003186

Credits

12

Coordinatore

Sandra Torriani

Language

Italian

The teaching is organized as follows:

MICROBIOLOGIA AGRARIA

Credits

6

Period

See the unit page

Academic staff

See the unit page

MICROBIOLOGIA ENOLOGICA

Credits

6

Period

See the unit page

Academic staff

See the unit page

Learning outcomes

The aim of this course is to provide, across the two modules, detailed knowledge concerning:
- the structure, physiology, biochemistry, genetics and ecology of microorganisms, with a particular emphasis on those relevant for the viti-viniculture chain, with the aim of understanding the strategies for their growth and survival and how to avoid uncontrolled proliferation.
- the biotechnological aspects of fermentation and transformation of must and wine, and on the microbiological stability of the final product. These skills are of great importance to understand, manage, and optimize the activities of yeasts and bacteria in relation to the characteristics of the must and the wine to be obtained, as well as of the productive process applied.

Program

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MM: MICROBIOLOGIA AGRARIA
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------------------------ MM: Teoria ------------------------ Short history of microbiology. Introduction on identity and distribution of microrganisms in the vitiviniculture chain. The cell: general concepts, distinction between prokaryotes and eukaryotes. Morphology and cytology of the microbial cell. Structure and functions of the prokariotic cell: cell wall, capsule, flagella, cytoplasmic membrane, cytoplasm, organelles, ribosomes, reserve substances, bacterial genomes. The bacterial spore. Microbial nutrition. Cultivation techniques, selection and isolation techniques. Microorganisms and environment: responses to temperature variation, oxygen, pH and water activity. Microbial growth kinetics. Control of microorganisms by physical and chemical agents. Microbial metabolism. Aerobic and anaerobic respiration. The main fermentations. Genetics of microorganisms. Genetic information in bacteria: bacterial chromosome, plasmids and transposons. Mutations: selection and identification of mutants. Horizontal transfer of gene information between bacteria: transformation, conjugation, transduction. Production of bacterial recombinants. The viruses. Bacteriophages: lithic cycle and lysogenic cycle. Classification of micro-organisms. The concept of species. Traditional and molecular taxonomy. Groups of microorganisms. Techniques for the analysis of microbial diversity and their application in the study of ecosystems relevant for the viticulture and oenology. ------------------------ MM: Laboratorio ------------------------ The activities will include participation in the preparation of experiments, including safety instructions. Preparation of solutions and culture media, observation under a microscope, staining (e.g., Gram staining for bacteria), preparation of serial dilutions, plating on solid media to determine colony forming units of a microbial culture. Moreover, tests will be carried out to characterize microorganisms, such as the determination of the physiological profile (API tunnels), the verification of the ability to produce gas and the presence of catalase activity of isolates deriving from pure cultures of microrganisms.
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MM: MICROBIOLOGIA ENOLOGICA
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------------------------ MM: Teoria ------------------------ The microorganisms of oenological interest: yeasts and bacteria in winemaking. The yeasts: classification, metabolism, reproduction, genetics. The must as a substrate for microbial development. The alcoholic and malolactic fermentations. The principal and secondary products of fermentation. The lactic acid bacteria: definition and classification. The malolactic fermentation: effects on the sensory characteristics and the wholesomeness of wines. Other microorganisms of oenological interest: acetic acid bacteria and mould. Wine spoilage of microbial origin. Definition and characteristics of spoilage microorganisms. Production of biogenic amines, etilcarbammate and ochratoxin. Microbial ecology: the spontaneous fermentation of grape must. The controlled fermentations. Starter cultures of yeasts and malolactic bacteria for wine. Clonal selection of yeasts, genetic improvement, selection of technological and qualitative characteristics, autolytic capacity. Clonal selection of malolactic bacteria, selection of technological and qualitative characteristics. Use of microbial inoculants in oenology. Working conditions, induction / arrest of alcoholic fermentation. Microbial interactions and wine quality. Methods for the isolation, identification and technological characterization of yeasts and malolactic bacteria. Traditional methods. Direct and indirect rapid methods. Molecular techniques. ------------------------ MM: Laboratorio ------------------------ The aim of the laboratory is to provide the knowledge to the student the main techniques used for isolation and identification of yeasts and bacteria through assays based on morphological and physiological, and molecular assays. In detail, isolation using general purpose and differential media, applied microscopy, microbial analysis of wine yeasts/bacteria starters, physiological and technological tests, genetic typing, microvinification trials. ------------------------ MM: Laboratorio ------------------------ The aim of the laboratory is to provide the knowledge to the student the main techniques used for isolation and identification of yeasts and bacteria through assays based on morphological and physiological, and molecular assays. In detail, isolation using general purpose and differential media, applied microscopy, microbial analysis of wine yeasts/bacteria starters, physiological and technological tests, genetic typing, microvinification trials.

Bibliography

Reference texts
Author Title Publishing house Year ISBN Notes
Gianni Dehò e Enrica Galli (a cura di) Biologia dei Microrganismi (Edizione 3) Casa Editrice Ambrosiana 2018 978-8-808-18623-2
Michael Madigan, John Martinko, Kelly Bender, Daniel Buckley, David Stahl BROCK Biologia dei microrganismi - Microbiologia generale, ambientale e industriale (Edizione 1) Pearson Italia 2016 889190094X
Suzzi G. & Tofalo R. Microbiologia enologica (Edizione 2) Edagricole 2018 978-88-506-5557-1

Examination Methods

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MM: MICROBIOLOGIA AGRARIA
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------------------------ MM: Teoria ------------------------ The exam aims to verify the skills and knowledge acquired in the context of the topics addressed during the lectures and laboratory activities. The verification of learning, both for attending students and non-attending students, will be carried out at the end of the module through an oral exam based on questions and excercises related to the laboratory experience. There will also be the possibility, for each student, to deliver, at the time of registering for the exam, a report on the practical exercises carried out in the laboratory; this report will be associated with a maximum score of 2 points. The exam in Agricultural and Oenological Microbiology must be considered passed if a score of at least 18 is reached in each of the two modules and the overall grade is determined as the arithmetic average of the evaluations obtained in each module. ------------------------ MM: Laboratorio ------------------------ ------------------------ MM: Laboratorio ------------------------
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MM: MICROBIOLOGIA ENOLOGICA
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------------------------ MM: Teoria ------------------------ The assessment of learning, for both attending and non-attending students, will be done at the end of the module through a written test of approximately 75 minutes, during which text books, notes, and other tools are not admitted. The test consists of 8 open questions for each of which a maximum score of 2 points will be assigned, and 20 multiple choice questions, each associated with a maximum of 1 point. The examination will be considered positive if at least 18 points will be assigned to the candidate. To gain access to the test, at least the previous day of the test, the candidate must submit a report on the practical activities carried out in the laboratory; this report will have a maximum score of 2 points. Scores higher than 31 will result in the "laude". It is possible to view the performed test and ask for clarification. In case the written test is not passed, or in case of sanitary emergency, the assessment of learning will be carried out with an oral exam which consists of three or four questions posed to each candidate. The exam lasts about 30 minutes. Both written and oral examinations are aimed to assess and verify the skills and knowledge acquired in the issues addressed throughout all the course program. Attendance to the practical activities is mandatory to be admitted to the examination. The course of Agricultural and Wine Microbiology will be considered positive if the score of at least 18 points will be reached in both the modules and the final score will derive from the arithmetic mean of the scores obtained in the two modules. ------------------------ MM: Laboratorio ------------------------ At the end of the practice lessons the student should be draw up a report on the activity carried out in laboratory. The manuscript will be discussed during the test. ------------------------ MM: Laboratorio ------------------------ At the end of the practice lessons the student should be draw up a report on the activity carried out in laboratory. The manuscript will be discussed during the test.

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