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 semestre Oct 1, 2020 Jan 29, 2021
II semestre Mar 1, 2021 Jun 11, 2021
Exam sessions
Session From To
Sessione invernale d'esame Feb 1, 2021 Feb 26, 2021
Sessione estiva d'esame Jun 14, 2021 Jul 30, 2021
Sessione autunnale d'esame Sep 1, 2021 Sep 30, 2021
Degree sessions
Session From To
sessione estiva di laurea Jul 13, 2021 Jul 13, 2021
Sessione autunnale di laurea Oct 12, 2021 Oct 12, 2021
Sessione invernale di laurea Mar 10, 2022 Mar 10, 2022
Holidays
Period From To
Festa dell'Immacolata Dec 8, 2020 Dec 8, 2020
Vacanze Natalizie Dec 24, 2020 Jan 3, 2021
Epifania Jan 6, 2021 Jan 6, 2021
Vacanze Pasquali Apr 2, 2021 Apr 5, 2021
Festa del Santo Patrono May 21, 2021 May 21, 2021
Festa della Repubblica Jun 2, 2021 Jun 2, 2021
Vacanze estive Aug 9, 2021 Aug 15, 2021

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.
If you forgot your login details or have problems logging in, please contact the relevant IT HelpDesk, or check the login details recovery web page.

Exam calendar

Should you have any doubts or questions, please check the Enrolment FAQs

Academic staff

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

Avesani Linda

symbol email linda.avesani@univr.it symbol phone-number +39 045 802 7839

Begalli Diego

symbol email diego.begalli@univr.it symbol phone-number +39 045 8028731-8491

Bellin Diana

symbol email diana.bellin@univr.it symbol phone-number 045 802 7090

Bossi Alessandra Maria

symbol email alessandramaria.bossi@univr.it symbol phone-number 045 802 7946 (Studio) - 045 802 7833 (Laboratorio)

Commisso Mauro

symbol email mauro.commisso@univr.it symbol phone-number 0458027078

Cozza Vittoria

symbol email vittoria.cozza@univr.it

Dall'Osto Luca

symbol email luca.dallosto@univr.it symbol phone-number +39 045 802 7806

Favati Fabio

symbol email fabio.favati@univr.it symbol phone-number +39 045 802 7919

Felis Giovanna

symbol email giovanna.felis@univr.it symbol phone-number +390456835627

Furini Antonella

symbol email antonella.furini@univr.it symbol phone-number 045 802 7950; Lab: 045 802 7043

Guzzo Flavia

symbol email flavia.guzzo@univr.it symbol phone-number 045 802 7923

Molesini Barbara

symbol email barbara.molesini@univr.it symbol phone-number 045 802 7550

Pandolfini Tiziana

symbol email tiziana.pandolfini@univr.it symbol phone-number 045 802 7918

Rossato Marzia

symbol email marzia.rossato@univr.it symbol phone-number +39 045 802 7800

Sidali Katia Laura

symbol email katialaura sidali@univr it symbol phone-number 045 802 8592

Simonato Barbara

symbol email barbara.simonato@univr.it symbol phone-number +39 045 802 7832; Lab. 7960

Tornielli Giovanni Battista

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Torriani Sandra

symbol email sandra.torriani@univr.it symbol phone-number 045 802 7921

Vandelle Elodie Genevieve Germaine

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Varanini Zeno

symbol email zeno.varanini@univr.it symbol phone-number 0458027830

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 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.




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

Teaching code

4S008241

Credits

6

Coordinatore

Antonella Furini

Language

Italian

Scientific Disciplinary Sector (SSD)

AGR/07 - AGRICULTURAL GENETICS

The teaching is organized as follows:

Miglioramento genetico teoria

Credits

3

Period

II semestre

Academic staff

Diana Bellin

Genetica molecolare teoria

Credits

2

Period

II semestre

Academic staff

Antonella Furini

Genetica molecolare laboratorio

Credits

1

Period

II semestre

Academic staff

Antonella Furini

Learning outcomes

This course will provide to students knowledge of the main genetic and molecular strategies for crop breeding. This strategies are either assisted by molecular markers and genomics, or relies on gene expression analysis or on the production and application of transgenic plants. This course will also provide means for studying plant genetic variability, and will describe methodologies currently used for the identification of genes and new sources of variability, to be applied in plant breeding. Most modern plant biotechnologies and new breeding technologies as well as their possible applications to increase food-crop productivity and quality will also be presented.

Program

INTRODUCTION TO MOLECULAR GENETICS.
Molecular genetics for increasing crop yield;
Green revolution, Harvest Index;
GAI and the green revolution genes;
Plant architecture and yield;
Perennialism.

PLANT GENOME
Evolution of plant genomes;
Transposable elements and their role on gene expression;
Genomes of organelles and interaction with nuclear genome.

GENE FUNCTION ANALYSIS.
Mutant collections;
Tilling;
Gene silencing;
RNA interfering.

EPIGENETICS
Histone modifications;
DNA methylation;
Epigenetic regulation in plant responses to the environment.

PLANT GENETIC TRANSFORMATION
Expression of heterologous genes in plants (increase yield/improve quality);
Genome editing in plants.

Discussion on Genome editing and the cultivation of transgenic plants (Prof.ssa Furini).
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INTRODUCTION TO GENOMIC ASSISTED BREEDING
MOLECULAR MARKERS:
Phenotypic, biochemical or DNA based genetic markers
History of classical DNA based markers, SSR
SNP identification and analysis (single SNP, middle throughput, high throughput: SNPChips, RADSeq, GBS, resequencing)

GENETIC DIVERSITY ANALYSIS
Genetic distance measures; Index for genetic distance evaluation among individuals and population; grouping
Crop variety definition and molecular analysis; fingerprinting and varietal identification

METHODS IN MAPPING OF GENES/QTLS FOR INTERESTING TRAITS IN CROPS
Segregation and production of genetic maps on biparental crosses; strategies for genes and QTL mapping, fine mapping and cloning of genes and QTLs; BSA; mapping by sequencing; QTL-Seq
Linkage disequilibrium; Mapping by association, GWAS;
Markers assisted selection (MAS)
Genomic selection

Discussion of genomics applied to crop breeding examples (Prof. Bellin)


Examination Methods

Learning outcomes will be tested by oral examination on whole program of theory and laboratory parts by each of the two teachers of the two modules. Final mark will be derived by averaging marks for each module.

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Type D and Type F activities

Le attività formative in ambito 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.

 

II semestre From 3/1/21 To 6/11/21
years Modules TAF Teacher
1° 2° Python programming language D Vittoria Cozza (Coordinatore)

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.

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 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 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


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