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

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

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°

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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

4S02771

Coordinatore

Luca Dall'Osto

Credits

6

Scientific Disciplinary Sector (SSD)

BIO/04 - PLANT PHYSIOLOGY

Language

Italian

Period

II semestre dal Mar 2, 2020 al Jun 12, 2020.

Learning outcomes

The course covers the main groups of secondary metabolites of plants and micro-organisms from a biochemical and biosynthetic perspective, with references to how genetic engineering can be used to manipulate the levels of secondary metabolites of economic value, as well as those of importance to the health and in the human diet. The secondary metabolism course aims to provide an integrated view of some fundamental aspects of secondary metabolism from the relationship between biological functions of secondary metabolites in defense against biotic and abiotic stresses. In particular, the reasons why such a large number of plant secondary metabolites have pharmacological activity will be discussed. The course defines the major classes of secondary metabolites, their biosynthetic pathways, methods for identification of genes coding the steps of biosynthetic pathways, and finally the main approaches for the genetic engeneering of plants and microorganisms to achieve a targeted production of high-value secondary metabolites, including the advantages and disadvantages of the different methods.

Program

1. Review of the major metabolic pathways, metabolic interconnections, activation of secondary metabolism.
2. Definition and systematic of secondary metabolites (SM)
3. Ecological function of SM and pharmacological action on mammals and insects.
4. Terpenoids: synthesis of IPP (isopentenyl pyrophosphate) in the cytosol and the plastid, role of terpenoids in the plant defense. Gum. Biotechnological applications.
5. Alkaloids: biosynthesis, functional groups and biological activity, definition of the main metabolic pathways. Biotechnological applications.
6. Phenylpropanoids: biosynthesis and ecological functions. Phenols, polyphenols and tannins: classification and biosynthesis. Biotechnological applications. Biosynthesis of lignins.
7. Flavonoids: biosynthesis, localization, ecological significance. Synthesis and modification of the color of flowers for commercial purposes. Biotechnological applications.
8. Sulfur-containing compounds: biosynthesis of glucosinolates and alliin. Environmental and genetic factors that influence the expression of glucosinolates. Metabolism and detoxification of the isothiocyanates. Anti-nutritional effects in animals and humans, beneficial effects of sulfur-containing compounds in the human diet. Metabolic engineering.
9. Psoralens and acetylenes: distribution in plants used as food, biosynthesis, prospects in relation to food security.
10. Polyketides, secondary metabolites produced by bacteria. Mode of biosynthesis, possibilities for biotechnology intervention.
11. Metabolic engineering: chloroplast transformation (plants and algae) and importance of this technique in the expression of SM.
12. Metabolic engineering: genetic resources from non-culturable microorganisms and symbiotics; metagenomics, metatranscriptomic, techniques for the detection of new enzymatic activities.
13. SM in major foods.
14. Biotechnology of aromas: aromas produced by yeast in the main fermented beverages and biotechnological interventions; production of vanillin by chemical, enzymatic and biotechvmethods; production of SM by plant cell cultures; metabolic engineering of food crops aimed to modulate the set of aromas.

Examination Methods

Students will present a recently published paper on metabolic engeneering, to be chosen from a list provided, and they will propose a plan to go on with the research.

Oral exam. The student will discuss the major topics of the course, trying to demonstrate critical thinking and awareness of the subject of study.

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


Module/Programme news

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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.

Gestione carriere


Further services

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