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. 2019/2020

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
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 estiva di laurea LM7 Jul 13, 2020 Jul 13, 2020
Sessione autunnale di laurea LM7 Oct 12, 2020 Oct 12, 2020
Sessione invernale di laurea LM7 Mar 11, 2021 Mar 11, 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

Exam calendar

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Exam calendar

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Academic staff

A B C D F G 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

Boscaini Maurizio

maurizio.boscaini@univr.it

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

Pezzotti Mario

mario.pezzotti@univr.it +39045 802 7951

Rossato Marzia

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

Sidali Katia Laura

katialaura sidali@univr it 045 802 8592

Torriani Sandra

sandra.torriani@univr.it 045 802 7921

Vandelle Elodie Genevieve Germaine

elodiegenevieve.vandelle@univr.it 0458027826

Vitulo Nicola

nicola.vitulo@univr.it 0458027982

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.




SPlacements in companies, public or private institutions and professional associations

Teaching code

4S003719

Credits

12

The teaching is organized as follows:

Modulo ii

Credits

6

Period

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Academic staff

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Modulo i

Credits

6

Period

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Academic staff

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Learning outcomes

Transcriptomic (theory part) The theory part of this course aims to explain what a transcriptomic analyses is and for which purpose it can be applied. Furthermore it aims to provide knowledge about the different approaches and technique which can be applied for a transcriptomic analysis. By the end of the course students will be able to approach planning of transcriptomic analysis and to understand transcriptomic data and their interpretation presented in scientific paper. Transcriptomic (laboratory part) The laboratory part of this Course has as main aim to provide to students the knowledge for the correct design, application and interpretation of a transcriptomic analysis. Students will have the opportunity to approach and discuss the experimental design for a transcriptomic experiment, to deal with preparation of samples for RNASeq analysis and will apply bioinformatics tools to interpret transcriptomic data. Metabolomics (theory part) - define the “targeted” and “untargeted” metabolomics approaches; -discriminate the critical points of an experimental design; -organize a plan for the extraction and analysis of metabolites suitable for the metabolites/class of metabolites of interest; -describe the key elements for the raw data process till the production of the FQM (Feature Quantification Matrix); -use statistical approaches suitable to the experimental problem; -apply the metabolomics analysis to the investigation of the biological complexity of cells/ tissues/ organs/organisms, from the point of view of the small molecules, as intermediates or end products of the metabolism; -use an appropriate scientific language. Metabolomics (laboratory part) -plan an experimental design; -interpret some mass spectra; -identify some simple metabolites through the fragmentation trees; -process a complex metabolomics experiment through specific software; -analyse a complex metabolomics experiment using the suitable statistic approaches; -acquire an appropriate language. Proteomics (theory part) The aim of the module is to provide the theoretical basis for addressing a proteomic analysis. The module begins by providing knowledge about the physico-chemical characteristics of the protein sample and about the related methods to handle and fractionate such sample. Subsequently the proteomics methods are explained, providing knowledge on the separative methods used in proteomics (in gel, gel free), in mass spectrometric analysis of peptides and finally on the identification of proteins. The module aims to provide theoretical-strategic proteomics skills: the knowledge of the protein material and of the sample in analysis, mastering the methods to extract proteins from the sample, decision-making skills in the choice of the separative method; basic analysis skills in mass spectrometry and spectra reading; research skills on in silico databases for protein identification, result validation skills; ability to define a quantitative strategy of proteomic analysis. The educational path aims to provide all the necessary knowledge to mature the ability to apply the proteomics investigation to agro-industrial problems, including the adulteration of foods, the origin and traceability of raw materials. Proteomics (laboratory part) The practicals are intended to furnish wet-lab proteomic-abilities to the student. It aims at bringing the student closer to the methods and protocols typical of the proteomic research, helping to translate the theory into experimental phases. The bases of the wet-lab proteomic analysis are provided, addressing the issue of the experimental design, the sample processing, the gel separation methods and the silico analysis. The laboratory is aimed at developing experimental proteomics skills. The type of samples selected for the laboratory will be the traceability of the food product.

Program

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MM: MODULO II
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------------------------ MM: Metabolomica laboratorio ------------------------ -Simulation of a “real world” experimental design of a metabolomics and transcriptomics experiment: the students, organized in work group, will receive an experimental problem and virtual resources (biological resources, department facilities, lab instrumentation and budget), and will be required to lay down an experimental plan; -extraction of plant medium and low polar metabolites, cleaning of samples through Solid Phase Extraction, visit to the LC-MS facilities; -LC-MS-based -untargeted metabolomics: recognition of molecular ions in LC-MS chromatogram; fragmentation trees; metabolite identification through m/z values and fragmentation trees; -chromatogram processing and Feature Quantification Matrix building; -multivariate and univariate data analysis. ------------------------ MM: Proteomica laboratorio ------------------------ Sample preparation. Separation by means of Gel-Based Proteomics. Proteins and peptides mass spettrometry and mass/mass spectrometry. Protein identification methods and Protein Database Search. ------------------------ MM: Proteomica teoria ------------------------ The preliminary requisite to study proteomics, is to possess basic concepts of biochemistry and of the principal methods utilized in biochemistry. 1. Introduction. 2. Sample preparation. 3. Gel-Based Proteomics. 4. Gel-Free Proteomics. 5. Saple pre-fractionations and analysis of low abundant proteins. 6. Proteins and peptides mass spettrometry and mass/mass spectrometry. 7. Protein identification methods and Protein Database Search. 8. Quantitative Proteomics. 9. Examples of proteomics applied to food.
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MM: MODULO I
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------------------------ MM: Metabolomica teoria ------------------------ -the experimental design; -metabolite extraction and preparation for LC-MS; -data formats and conversion; -chromatogram analysis and metabolite annotation; -data preprocessing; the effect of the technique of data normalization; -data processing (with MZmine): m/z feature extraction, chromatogram deconvolution and alignement; production of the Feature Quantification Matrix; -data analysis through multivariate analysis (PCA, PLS-DA, OPLS-DA) and univariate analysis. ------------------------ MM: Trascrittomica laboratorio ------------------------ ------------------------ MM: Trascrittomica teoria ------------------------

Examination Methods

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MM: MODULO II
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------------------------ MM: Metabolomica laboratorio ------------------------ After a public presentation and a critical discussion of the work of each groups, each student will have a score (from 0 to 2) that will additively contribute to the final partial score of the metabolomics examination. ------------------------ MM: Proteomica laboratorio ------------------------ The exam is aimed at verifying the acquisition by the student of the skills described in the objectives (knowledge of the protein material and of the sample under analysis, mastery of the methods to extract proteins from the sample, decision-making skills in the choice of the separative method; analysis in mass spectrometry and spectra reading, in-silico database research skills for protein identification, result validation skills, ability to define a quantitative strategy of proteomic analysis). The exam is written, open questions, 2 hours. The written exam is integrated, upon student’s request, with an oral verification. The exam will be evaluated on the basis of the student's ability to answer the questions correlating concepts and methods in an appropriate manner and, where proposed, detailing the meaning of equations, or reporting relevant graphs. ------------------------ MM: Proteomica teoria ------------------------ The exam is aimed at verifying the acquisition by the student of the skills described in the objectives (knowledge of the protein material and of the sample under analysis, mastery of the methods to extract proteins from the sample, decision-making skills in the choice of the separative method; analysis in mass spectrometry and spectra reading, in-silico database research skills for protein identification, result validation skills, ability to define a quantitative strategy of proteomic analysis). The exam is written, open questions, 2 hours. The written exam is integrated, upon student’s request, with an oral verification. The exam will be evaluated on the basis of the student's ability to answer the questions correlating concepts and methods in an appropriate manner and, where proposed, detailing the meaning of equations, or reporting relevant graphs.
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MM: MODULO I
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------------------------ MM: Metabolomica teoria ------------------------ The examination will be an oral test aimed to verify : -the overall degree of knowledge of the subject of this course; -the scientific language skills. ------------------------ MM: Trascrittomica laboratorio ------------------------ The exam will be oral aiming to ascertain the students’ knowledge on the topics of lectures and lab practices. One third of the colloquium will be dedicated to test knowledge on topics treated in the lab part of the course. Student will discuss experimental planning or applications of transcriptomic analysis or apply tools for transcriptomic data analysis faced during the lab part. The exam will be same for both attending and non-attending students. ------------------------ MM: Trascrittomica teoria ------------------------ The exam will be oral aiming to ascertain the students’ knowledge on the topics of lectures and lab practices. Two third of the colloquium will be dedicated to test knowledge on topics treated in the theory part of the course. The exam will be same for both attending and non-attending students.

Type D and Type F activities

I semestre From 10/1/19 To 1/31/20
years Modules TAF Teacher
1° 2° Python programming language D Maurizio Boscaini (Coordinatore)

Career prospects


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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

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.

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