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 12, 2018 Jul 12, 2018
Sessione autunnale di laurea Oct 19, 2018 Oct 19, 2018
Sessione di laurea invernale Mar 14, 2019 Mar 14, 2019
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

Exam dates and rounds are managed by the relevant Science and Engineering Teaching and Student Services Unit.
To view all the exam sessions available, please use the Exam dashboard on ESSE3.
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Exam calendar

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Academic staff


Avesani Linda

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Bassi Roberto

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Begalli Diego

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Bellin Diana

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Bossi Alessandra Maria

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Dall'Osto Luca

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Favati Fabio

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Felis Giovanna

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Furini Antonella

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Giorgetti Alejandro

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Guzzo Flavia

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Pandolfini Tiziana

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Polverari Annalisa

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Torriani Sandra

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Vallini Giovanni

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Varanini Zeno

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Zapparoli Giacomo

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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.

activated in the A.Y. 2018/2019
One course to be chosen among the following
One course to be chosen among the following
Other activitites
Final exam

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

One course to be chosen among the following
One course to be chosen among the following
Other activitites
Final exam

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.

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

Teaching code






Scientific Disciplinary Sector (SSD)


The teaching is organized as follows:





II sem.

Academic staff

Gianni Zoccatelli





II sem.

Academic staff

Gianni Zoccatelli

Learning outcomes

By assuming a basic knowledge of food chemistry, the course analyzes, from a chemical and biological point of view, a series of substances that could positively or negatively affect human health. Such substances can be naturally present in the raw materials or represent contaminants, and undergo modifications by food processing and storage. It will also be analyzed how processing can generate a variety of substances that can interact with the organism. The mechanisms by which all these substances will influence the well-being of human organism will be studied by evaluating case-by-case the bioaccessibility and the bioavailability of the same substances and the methodological approaches to assess these properties. Finally, different approaches and technologies for the stabilization (i.e. encapsulation) of most nutraceutical molecules with the aim to produce enriched functional foods and ingredients will be presented.
At the end of the course the student will be able to understand the complexity of the relationships that exist between the chemical nature and the biological activity towards the human organism of many of the substances present in our diet as a function of the processes of transformation and conservation of foods. He will possess the knowledge to intervene with chemical and (bio)technological approaches to prevent or facilitate the chemical reactions that underlie the formation of these substances in order to improve food safety and the nutritional and technological quality of food.


the five credits will cover the following aruments:
Introduction to the course.
Plant raw material bioactives: carotenoids, glucosinolates, alkaloids, alfa amylase inhibitors, saponins, polyphenols (enzymatic browning).
Contaminations: Mycotoxins and pesticides.
Focus on the antioxidant potency of food molecules and techniques dedicated to its quantification.

Modifications induced by thermal processing.
General introductions.
Effects on starch, carotenoids, polyphenols.
Maillard reaction and production of advance glycated end-point products (AGEs). Effects of AGEs on human health.

Oxidation of lipids
During heating (frying)
During storage

Contamination of food by heavy metals

Materials and articles intended to come into contact with food. Safety concerns and approaches to quantification

Fiber: definition and positive impact on human health

Micro and nano-encapsulation approaches for active molecules stabilization

The proposed laboratories (1 credit) are designed to give the student an example of study of the biological activity of some enzyme inhibitors acknowledged as anti-nutritionals, and one of the possibility of using fiber polysaccharides as materials for the development of microencapsulated nutraceutical molecules (i.e. carotenoids and anthocyanins)


Reference texts
Activity Author Title Publishing house Year ISBN Notes
teoria Cabras – Martelli; Piccin Editore. “Chimica degli alimenti” Piccin 2004
teoria Belitz HD, Grosch W, Schieberle P Food Chemistry Springer   978-3-540-69933-0
teoria T.P. Coultate La chimica degli alimenti Zanichelli  
laboratorio Belitz HD, Grosch W, Schieberle P Food Chemistry Springer   978-3-540-69933-0

Examination Methods

To pass the exam students must demonstrate:
- To know the chemical characteristics and the mechanisms that underlie the biological activity of the various substances present in the diet presented during the course and the modifications that they undergo during the transformation and conservation
- to be able to apply this knowledge in order to improve food safety and the nutritional and technological quality of food by solving application problems

The student must also send to the professor one week before the appeal, a report on one of the experiences seen in the laboratory that will be evaluated

The test will be oral. The result of the report will affect 15% of the final vote.

Students with disabilities or specific learning disorders (SLD), who intend to request the adaptation of the exam, must follow the instructions given HERE

Type D and Type F activities

Modules not yet included

Career prospects

Module/Programme news

News for students

There you will find information, resources and services useful during your time at the University (Student’s exam record, your study plan on ESSE3, Distance Learning courses, university email account, office forms, administrative procedures, etc.). You can log into MyUnivr with your GIA login details: only in this way will you be able to receive notification of all the notices from your teachers and your secretariat via email and soon also via the Univr app.


Deadlines and administrative fulfilments

For deadlines, administrative fulfilments and notices on graduation sessions, please refer to the Graduation Sessions - Science and Engineering service.

Need to activate a thesis internship

For thesis-related internships, it is not always necessary to activate an internship through the Internship Office. For further information, please consult the dedicated document, which can be found in the 'Documents' section of the Internships and work orientation - Science e Engineering service.

Final examination regulations

List of theses and work experience proposals

theses proposals Research area
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

Erasmus+ and other experiences abroad


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. 
Please refer to the Crisis Unit's latest updates for the mode of teaching.

Career management

Student login and resources