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
Semester 1 Oct 3, 2022 Jan 27, 2023
Semester 2 Mar 6, 2023 Jun 16, 2023
Exam sessions
Session From To
Sessione invernale d'esame Jan 30, 2023 Mar 3, 2023
Sessione estiva d'esame Jun 19, 2023 Jul 31, 2023
Sessione autunnale d'esame Sep 4, 2023 Sep 29, 2023
Degree sessions
Session From To
sessione estiva di laurea Jul 14, 2023 Jul 14, 2023
Sessione autunnale di laurea Oct 10, 2023 Oct 10, 2023
Sessione invernale di laurea Mar 7, 2024 Mar 7, 2024
Holidays
Period From To
Ponte Festa di tutti i Santi Oct 31, 2022 Nov 1, 2022
Ponte dell'Immacolata Concezione Dec 8, 2022 Dec 9, 2022
Vacanze natalizie Dec 23, 2022 Jan 8, 2023
Vacanze di Pasqua Apr 7, 2023 Apr 10, 2023
Festa della Liberazione Apr 24, 2023 Apr 25, 2023
Festa del lavoro May 1, 2023 May 1, 2023
Festa del Santo Patrono May 21, 2023 May 21, 2023
Festa della Repubblica Jun 2, 2023 Jun 2, 2023
Chiusura estiva Aug 14, 2023 Aug 19, 2023

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

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

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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Combi Carlo

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Commisso Mauro

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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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Guzzo Flavia

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Molesini Barbara

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Pandolfini Tiziana

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Rossato Marzia

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Sidali Katia Laura

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Simonato Barbara

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Tomazzoli Claudio

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Tornielli Giovanni Battista

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Torriani Sandra

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Vandelle Elodie Genevieve Germaine

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Varanini Zeno

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Vitulo Nicola

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Zamboni Anita

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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 enrollment year.

Modules Credits TAF SSD
Between the years: 1°- 2°

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

4S010505

Credits

6

Coordinator

Luca Dall'Osto

Language

Italian

Scientific Disciplinary Sector (SSD)

BIO/04 - PLANT PHYSIOLOGY

Courses Single

Authorized with reserve

The teaching is organized as follows:

Teoria

Credits

4

Period

Semester 1

Laboratorio

Credits

2

Period

Semester 1

Academic staff

Luca Dall'Osto

Learning objectives

The course is intended as a match between the contributions of biochemistry, biophysics and molecular biology in understanding the physiological processes that regulate plant growth and development, in relation to the applicative aspects concerning agricultural production. Moreover, the course includes the study of the common characteristics of environmental stresses, to understand the effect these have on the agricultural productivity and the methods for the identification of resistance phenotypes. The course aims to introduce strategies for increasing productivity and sustainability in agriculture through genetic engineering, developing skills in the definition of biotechnological approaches for improving crops yield. The course will deal with the integration between traditional strategies and innovations (agriculture 4.0) aimed at generating a management system integrated by observations, measures and actions, with the aim of optimizing the efficiency of agricultural production, the quality of products, profitability and environmental sustainability.

Prerequisites and basic notions

The prerequisites may include the basic notions, knowledge and skills acquired by the student by attending the first year courses "Secondary metabolism and metabolic engineering", "Genomics", "Omics sciences". There are no compulsory preparatory courses in the Academic Regulations of the CdS.

Program

The teaching program includes the presentation and discussion of the following topics:
Plant growth analysis; adaptation and acclimation; environmental factors that modulate crop productivity; biomass production, light interception, photosynthetic efficiency; potential and actual productivity.
Methods for the prediction and quantification of productivity in the field.
Introduction to environmental stresses: definitions and limits of the problem.
The molecular mechanisms of acclimation to the environment.
Methods for the identification of stress-induced phenotypes and gene products.
Possible effects of the increase in atmospheric CO2 on agricultural production.
Strategies for improving photosynthetic efficiency: engineering of the Calvin cycle, photorespiration bypass, carbon concentrating mechanisms, improving the use of light.
Salt and drought stress; freezing stress; stress from lack of oxygen and submersion; thermal stress; stress from toxic compounds.
Oxidative stress: origins, structures and molecules involved. Biophysical and biochemical analysis of oxidative damage. Mechanisms of thermal energy dissipation, detoxification processes.
Integration between traditional strategies and innovations (agriculture 4.0) aimed at generating a management system integrated by observations, measures and actions, to optimize the efficiency of agricultural production, product quality, profitability and environmental sustainability.
All topics will be treated with reference to examples of biotechnological applications aimed at improving productivity.

LAB PRACTICE

This part of the course aims to provide practical knowledge and to apply the knowledge acquired, in order to conduct a correct planning, implementation and interpretation of a phenotypic analysis, through a path that starts from the production of Arabidopsis lines engineered in the genome, and is subsequently developed in the methods of characterization and phenotyping of the genotypes obtained. In particular, students will have the opportunity to:
- produce genetically modified plants through targeted genomic deletions
- select the lines for a specific phenotype
- characterize the identified individuals
- conducting a phenotyping of growth under sub-optimal lighting regimes

Didactic methods

The teacher will use lectures, seminars held by external experts, individual and group laboratory experiences.

Learning assessment procedures

The assessment of learning outcomes involves an oral test to verify the knowledge acquired. To access it, it is necessary to deliver, at least one week before the test, a report on the practical activities carried out in the laboratory.
The exam aims to verify the ability to analyze, synthesize, interpret / evaluate specific case studies, as well as the ability to reorganize the contents studied even in new situations (low-structured tests). The assessment test potentially covers all the topics in the program delivered to the student at the start of the course. The exam generally takes between 30 and 40 minutes. There are no ongoing tests. The examination methods are not differentiated between attending and non-attending students.

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

Evaluation criteria

The interview aims to verify the degree of knowledge gained, the analytical ability, the property of language, the ability to connect knowledge in a systemic way and in a precise and organic way, the ability to propose biotechnological strategies to obtain plants with improved traits. The final evaluation is expressed out of thirty.

Criteria for the composition of the final grade

The final grade comes from the sum of the marks obtained with the final laboratory report (vote expressed in tenths) and the oral exam (vote expressed in twentieth)

Exam language

italiano

Sustainable Development Goals - SDGs

This initiative contributes to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals of the UN Agenda 2030. More information on sustainability
Fame zero (GOAL 2) Salute e benessere (GOAL 3) Consumo e produzione responsabili (GOAL 12) Agire per il clima (GOAL 13)

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

Attenzione: agli studenti, che hanno conseguito il livello B2 d’inglese nelle loro carriere triennali, si sottolinea la necessità di sostituire il livello B2 d’inglese completo, previsto dal piano didattico, con il livello C1 informatizzato d’inglese oppure di acquisire altra competenza linguistica in una lingua comunitaria almeno di livello B1 completo.

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. CONTAMINATION LAB

Il Contamination Lab Verona (CLab Verona) è un percorso esperienziale con moduli dedicati all'innovazione e alla cultura d'impresa che offre la possibilità di lavorare in team con studenti e studentesse di tutti i corsi di studio per risolvere sfide lanciate da aziende ed enti. Il percorso permette di ricevere 6 CFU in ambito D o F. Scopri le sfide: https://www.univr.it/clabverona

ATTENZIONE: Per essere ammessi a sostenere una qualsiasi attività didattica, incluse quelle a scelta, è necessario essere iscritti all'anno di corso in cui essa viene offerta. Si raccomanda, pertanto, ai laureandi delle sessioni di dicembre e aprile di NON svolgere attività extracurriculari del nuovo anno accademico, cui loro non risultano iscritti, essendo tali sessioni di laurea con validità riferita all'anno accademico precedente. Quindi, per attività svolte in un anno accademico cui non si è iscritti, non si potrà dar luogo a riconoscimento di CFU.

5. 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

Semester 2 From 3/6/23 To 6/16/23
years Modules TAF Teacher
1° 2° Python programming language D Carlo Combi (Coordinator)
1° 2° History and Didactics of Geology D Guido Gonzato (Coordinator)

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Graduation

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 thesis proposals

theses proposals Research area
Dinamiche della metilazione del DNA e loro contributo durante il processo di maturazione della bacca di vite. Various topics
Miglioramento del profilo nutrizionale e funzionale di sfarinati di cereali mediante fermentazione con batteri lattici 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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