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.

A.A. 2021/2022

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 29, 2022
Degree sessions
Session From To
Sessione estiva LM7 Jul 13, 2022 Jul 13, 2022
Sessione autunnale LM7 Oct 11, 2022 Oct 11, 2022
Sessione invernale LM7 Mar 9, 2023 Mar 9, 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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Exam calendar

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Academic staff

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

Avesani Linda

linda.avesani@univr.it +39 045 802 7839

Bassi Roberto

roberto.bassi@univr.it 045 802 7916; Lab: 045 802 7915

Begalli Diego

diego.begalli@univr.it +39 045 8028731

Bellin Diana

diana.bellin@univr.it 045 802 7090

Bossi Alessandra Maria

alessandramaria.bossi@univr.it 045 802 7946 (Studio) - 045 802 7833 (Laboratorio)

Commisso Mauro

mauro.commisso@univr.it 0458027078

Dall'Osto Luca

luca.dallosto@univr.it +39 045 802 7806

Favati Fabio

fabio.favati@univr.it +39 045 802 7919

Felis Giovanna

giovanna.felis@univr.it +390456835627

Furini Antonella

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

Guzzo Flavia

flavia.guzzo@univr.it 045 802 7923

Molesini Barbara

barbara.molesini@univr.it 045 802 7550

Pandolfini Tiziana

tiziana.pandolfini@univr.it 045 802 7918

Rossato Marzia

marzia.rossato@univr.it +39 045 802 7800

Salvetti Elisa

elisa.salvetti@univr.it +39 045 8027917

Sidali Katia Laura

katialaura sidali@univr it 045 802 8592

Simonato Barbara

barbara.simonato@univr.it +39 045 802 7832; Lab. 7960

Tornielli Giovanni Battista

giovannibattista.tornielli@univr.it 045 6835623

Torriani Sandra

sandra.torriani@univr.it 045 802 7921

Vandelle Elodie Genevieve Germaine

elodiegenevieve.vandelle@univr.it 0458027826

Varanini Zeno

zeno.varanini@univr.it 0458027830

Vitulo Nicola

nicola.vitulo@univr.it 0458027982

Zamboni Anita

anita.zamboni@univr.it +39 045 8027901

Zapparoli Giacomo

giacomo.zapparoli@univr.it +390458027047

Zoccatelli Gianni

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

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.

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.




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Teaching code

4S00700

Credits

6

Scientific Disciplinary Sector (SSD)

AGR/12 - PLANT PATHOLOGY

Language

Italian

The teaching is organized as follows:

teoria

Credits

5

Period

Primo semestre

laboratorio

Credits

1

Period

Primo semestre

Learning outcomes

With the course of Phytopathological Biotechnologies, the student will acquire the following competences:

KNOWLEDGE
1. Describe the main phytopathogenic microorganisms
2. Define the concepts of infection, disease, resistance, pathogenicity, virulence and related arguments
3. Deep knowledge regarding the plant-pathogen interaction:
3a. Molecular mechanisms of pathogenicity and virulence
3b. Physiopathological alterations associated with the infectious process, focusing on signals and mechanisms of plant resistance against phytopathogens.
4. Define the concept of Integrated Pest Management (IPM) with the description of the main methods employed in plant protection.

ABILITY
5. Recognize the main symptoms of some plant diseases presented during the course and their associated microorganisms.
6. Define and apply biotechnological approaches for the improvement of plant resistance against phytopathogens.

Program

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MM: teoria
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The course will deal with the following themes: 1. General concepts on plant disease 2. Description of the main pathogen agents (fungi, bacteria, phytoplasms, viruses and viroids) with symptom analysis and description: - phytopathogenic fungi and pseudo-fungi: detailed cycle of Plasmopara viticola, Erysiphe necator, Botrytis cinerea, Puccinia graminis. - phytopathogenic bacteria: detailed cycle of Erwinia amylovora, Pseudomonas syringae e Agrobacterium tumefaciens. - phytopathogenic viruses: basic knowledge of the replication process, gene expression, assembly, movement of viral particles in infected plants. Detailed examples: Tobacco Mosaic Virus (TMV), Potato Virus Y (PVY). Viral transmission through vectors. Virus satellite and RNA satellites. The use of viruses as expression vectors. - phytoplasms: basic knowledge and virulence factors. 3. Molecular mechanisms of pathogenicity and virulence of phytopathogenic microorganisms: - pathogenicity factors: description, function, regulation - virulence factors: description, function, regulation - function of Hrp and Avr genes. 4. Plant-pathogen interaction -molecular bases of host specificity: non-host resistance and race-specific resistance -plant-pathogen recognition: the elicitor-receptor model, the guard model, the decoy model 5. Plant resistance against diseases -structure, function and evolution of resistance genes in plants -defense signal transduction in plant resistance -mechanisms of resistance expression and regulation -the defense responses: morpho-structural mechanisms, antimicrobial compound synthesis, the hypersensitive cell death (HR) - post-transcriptional gene silencing as resistance mechanism against viral pathogens - the systemic resistances: signals and molecular mechanisms governing the systemic acquired resistance (SAR), the induced systemic resistance (ISR) and the systemic response to wounding. 6. Biotechnological applications for resistant plant production: transgenic expression of genes from other plants, other organisms or pathogenic agents (pathogen-derived resistance). Practical courses Advanced diagnostic tests applied to phytopathology Production of a hypersensitive reaction Evaluation of bacterial virulence with the use of genetically modified microorganisms Methods for the evaluation and characterization of plant resistance Reference texts -Plant Pathology, Agrios -Fondamenti di Patologia Vegetale, edizione 2017, Pàtron Editore -Biochemistry and Molecular Biology of Plants, Buchanan -Elementi di virologia vegetale, Piccin -Plant Pathology and Plant Diseases, CABI Additional teaching material -Slides of the course (provided later at the end of the lecture) -Scientific articles (references cited during the lectures)
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MM: laboratorio
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Practical courses: Advanced diagnostic tests applied to phytopathology Production of a hypersensitive reaction Evaluation of bacterial virulence with the use of genetically modified microorganisms Methods for the evaluation and characterization of plant resistance

Examination Methods

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MM: teoria
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The exam will include two parts: 1. Oral presentation of a scientific article in front of the class. The article is chosen by the students among a list proposed by the teacher or autonomously (approved by the teacher). The articles deal with arguments related to phytopathology themes addressed during the course. Evaluation criteria include the general understanding of the paper, the argument deepening for a proper description of the concept of the presented work (correlated bibliographic research), language skills and capacity to discuss in a critical manner. 2. Written exam with open questions. The aim of this exam is to ascertain that formative objectives described above have been reached. In particular, the following points will be taken into consideration: -the degree of knowledge on the subject; -the language skills related to the subject. The final vote will be attributed considering one third for the article presentation and two thirds for the written exam. Each student will receive a unique final vote including the result of both exam parts. The exam will be the same for all students, independently of their presence to the course.
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MM: laboratorio
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unique exam (cf theory)

Type D and Type F activities

Le attività formative di tipologia D o F comprendono gli insegnamenti impartiti presso l'Università di Verona o periodi di stage/tirocinio professionale.
Nella scelta delle attività di tipo D, gli studenti dovranno tener presente che in sede di approvazione si terrà conto della coerenza delle loro scelte con il progetto formativo del loro piano di studio e dell'adeguatezza delle motivazioni eventualmente fornite. Dal 1° dicembre 2021 al 27 febbraio 2022 e dal 2 maggio 2022 al 15 luglio 2022, tramite il presente modulo gli studenti possono richiedere l'inserimento di attività didattiche in TAF D ed F che non possono inserire autonomamente nel proprio piano di studi tramite la procedura on-line.

COMPETENZE LINGUISTICHE - dal 1° ottobre 2021 (Delibera del Consiglio della Scuola di Scienze e Ingegneria del 30 marzo 2021) per gli immatricolati dall'A.A. 2021/2022

  • Lingua inglese: vengono riconosciuti automaticamente 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 automaticamente 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.

COMPETENZE TRASVERSALI
Scopri i percorsi formativi promossi dal  Teaching and learning centre dell'Ateneo, destinati agli studenti iscritti ai corsi di laurea, volti alla promozione delle competenze trasversali:

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.

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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.

Gestione carriere


Graduation

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

Further services

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