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A.A. 2019/2020

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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
LEZIONI 1° E 2° SEMESTRE (INSEGNAMENTI ANNUALI) Oct 1, 2019 May 29, 2020
LEZIONI 1° SEMESTRE 2°-3°-4°-5°6° ANNO Oct 1, 2019 Dec 20, 2019
LEZIONI 1° SEMESTRE 1° ANNO Oct 14, 2019 Dec 20, 2019
LEZIONI 2° SEMESTRE Feb 17, 2020 May 29, 2020
Exam sessions
Session From To
SESSIONE INVERNALE A.A. 2018/2019 E 1°SEMESTRE A.A. 2019/2020 Jan 7, 2020 Feb 14, 2020
SESSIONE ESTIVA LAUREANDI Jun 1, 2020 Jul 3, 2020
SESSIONE ESTIVA A.A. 2019/2020 Jun 1, 2020 Jul 24, 2020
SESSIONE AUTUNNALE A.A. 2019/2020 Sep 1, 2020 Sep 30, 2020
Degree sessions
Session From To
SESSIONE INVERNALE A.A.2018/2019 Mar 2, 2020 Mar 13, 2020
SESSIONE ESTIVA Jul 13, 2020 Jul 31, 2020
SESSIONE AUTUNNALE Oct 12, 2020 Oct 23, 2020
Holidays
Period From To
FESTIVITA' OGNISSANTI Nov 1, 2019 Nov 1, 2019
FESTIVITA' IMMACOLATA CONCEZIONE Dec 8, 2019 Dec 8, 2019
VACANZE DI NATALE Dec 24, 2019 Jan 6, 2020
VACANZE DI PASQUA Apr 10, 2020 Apr 15, 2020
FESTA DELLA LIBERAZIONE Apr 25, 2020 Apr 25, 2020
FESTIVITA' DEL LAVORO May 1, 2020 May 1, 2020
FESTIVITA' DEL SANTO PATRONO SAN ZENO May 21, 2020 May 21, 2020
FESTA DELLA REPUBBLICA Jun 2, 2020 Jun 2, 2020
Other Periods
Description Period From To
TIROCINIO 1° SEMESTRE ESCLUSI PERIODI DI VACANZA TIROCINIO 1° SEMESTRE ESCLUSI PERIODI DI VACANZA Oct 1, 2019 Feb 15, 2020
ATTIVITA' FACOLTATIVA O DI RECUPERO TIROCINIO ATTIVITA' FACOLTATIVA O DI RECUPERO TIROCINIO Oct 1, 2019 Sep 30, 2020
TIROCINIO 2° SEMESTRE ESCLUSI PERIODI DI VACANZA TIROCINIO 2° SEMESTRE ESCLUSI PERIODI DI VACANZA Feb 17, 2020 Jul 24, 2020

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Bazzoni Flavia

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Bertini Giuseppe

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Bertossi Dario

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Boschi Federico

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Busetto Giuseppe

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Cane' Stefania

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Cassatella Marco Antonio

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Chiamulera Cristiano

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Corsi Fabio

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D'Agostino Antonio

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Danese Elisa

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De Franceschi Lucia

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De Leo Domenico

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De Santis Daniele

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D'Onofrio Mirko

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Fabene Paolo

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Fabrizi Gian Maria

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Ferrari Francesca

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Gerosa Roberto

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Girelli Massimo

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Girolomoni Giampiero

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Gisondi Paolo

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Iacono Calogero

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Lleo'Fernandez Maria Del Mar

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Lombardo Giorgio

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Luciano Umberto

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Maffeis Claudio

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Majori Silvia

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Malchiodi Luciano

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Marchini Giorgio

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Marchioni Daniele

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Marchiori Mattia

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Martignoni Guido

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Menegazzi Marta

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Mottes Monica

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Nicoli Aldini Nicolo

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Nocini Pier Francesco

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Polati Enrico

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Renna Dora

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Romanelli Maria

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Ruggeri Mirella

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Schweiger Vittorio

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Scupoli Maria

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Tinazzi Michele

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Trevisiol Lorenzo

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Verlato Giuseppe

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Zanolin Maria Elisabetta

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Zerman Nicoletta

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Zotti Francesca

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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.

ModulesCreditsTAFSSD
10
A
(BIO/16)
8
A
(BIO/13)
7
A
(BIO/10)
6
A
(FIS/07)
7
A
(BIO/17)
13
A/B/C
(INF/01 ,MED/01 ,MED/02 ,M-PED/03 ,M-PSI/01)
7
B
(L-LIN/12)
ModulesCreditsTAFSSD
7
A
(BIO/10)
9
A
(BIO/09)
13
B
(MED/04 ,MED/07 ,MED/42)
20
B/C/F
(- ,INF/01 ,MED/28 ,MED/43 ,MED/50)
ModulesCreditsTAFSSD
7
B
(BIO/14)
14
B/C/F
(- ,BIO/12 ,MED/09 ,MED/30)
ModulesCreditsTAFSSD
5
B/F
(- ,MED/28)
3
B/F
(- ,MED/28)
4
B
(MED/43)
4
B/F
(- ,MED/25 ,MED/26)
13
B/F
(- ,MED/18 ,MED/35 ,MED/41)
ModulesCreditsTAFSSD
12
B/F
(- ,MED/28)
7
B/F
(- ,MED/28 ,MED/38)
12
B/F
(- ,MED/28)
8
B/F
(- ,MED/28)
6
B/F
(- ,MED/28)
10
B/C/F
(- ,MED/28 ,MED/29 ,MED/31)
5
B/F
(- ,MED/28)

1° Year

ModulesCreditsTAFSSD
10
A
(BIO/16)
8
A
(BIO/13)
7
A
(BIO/10)
6
A
(FIS/07)
7
A
(BIO/17)
13
A/B/C
(INF/01 ,MED/01 ,MED/02 ,M-PED/03 ,M-PSI/01)
7
B
(L-LIN/12)

2° Year

ModulesCreditsTAFSSD
7
A
(BIO/10)
9
A
(BIO/09)
13
B
(MED/04 ,MED/07 ,MED/42)
20
B/C/F
(- ,INF/01 ,MED/28 ,MED/43 ,MED/50)

3° Year

ModulesCreditsTAFSSD
7
B
(BIO/14)
14
B/C/F
(- ,BIO/12 ,MED/09 ,MED/30)

4° Year

ModulesCreditsTAFSSD
5
B/F
(- ,MED/28)
3
B/F
(- ,MED/28)
4
B
(MED/43)
4
B/F
(- ,MED/25 ,MED/26)
13
B/F
(- ,MED/18 ,MED/35 ,MED/41)

5° Year

ModulesCreditsTAFSSD
12
B/F
(- ,MED/28)
7
B/F
(- ,MED/28 ,MED/38)
12
B/F
(- ,MED/28)
8
B/F
(- ,MED/28)
6
B/F
(- ,MED/28)
10
B/C/F
(- ,MED/28 ,MED/29 ,MED/31)
5
B/F
(- ,MED/28)

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Teaching code

4S01530

Credits

8

Coordinatore

Maria Scupoli

Scientific Disciplinary Sector (SSD)

BIO/13 - EXPERIMENTAL BIOLOGY

Language

Italian

The teaching is organized as follows:

BIOLOGIA

Credits

4

Period

LEZIONI 2° SEMESTRE

Academic staff

Maria Scupoli

BIOLOGIA E GENETICA

Credits

4

Period

LEZIONI 2° SEMESTRE

Academic staff

Monica Mottes

Learning outcomes

To offer the basic knowledge of human biology in an evolutionary perspective, underlying the molecular and cellular processes shared by all living organisms. To encourage students to critically evaluate experimental data by illustrating prime experiments of the past and contemporary biology. To describe the following processes: duplication, transmission, expression of the hereditary information; how changes arise To describe the hierarchy of master genes involved in tooth development and their interactions. To offer an updated information about the recombinant DNA technology and its applications to dentistry To teach the genetic bases of inherited diseases and how to interpret their modes of transmission To illustrate in particular various genetic conditions affecting dental health. At the end of the course, students must demonstrate to have gotten acquainted with basic knowledge of cellular functions, cell reproduction, cell-cell interactions, organism-to –organism interactions and organisms-to-environment interactions. They must also demonstrate to know how genetic traits are transmitted (mendelian and post-mendelian genetics, population genetics). They should be able to recognize inheritance patterns of genetic disorders, in particular those involving teeth development and structure. All these notions are a pre-requisite for further in depth studies , which will be undertaken by the students in subsequent courses.

Program

Macromolecules common to living organisms: basic characteristics. Life’s origin: the chemical evolution hypothesis (Urey & & Miller experiment). The evolutionary theory proposed by Darwin. The modern vision of evolutionism. “Nothing in biology makes sense but in the light of evolution”. The evolution of human species. Model organisms in biology Three major groups of living organisms: Eubacteria, Archea, Eukarya. Main characteristics of Prokaryotes: cell structure, cell wall structure, genome, reproduction, habitats, interactions with other living organisms. Cyanobacteria: how they changed the terrestrial athmosphere. Evolution of eukaryotes, the endosymbiontic theory. Brief recall of organelles structure and functions (from the Citology module); roles and functions of the cell memebrane. From unicellular to multicellular eukaryotes. Cell communication, signal molecules. Cell growth and energetic metabolism in brief. Cell cycle and its regulation. Cell division (mitosis). The nucleus; DNA, chromatin, chromosomes. Cell death: apoptosis and necrosis. Ploidy and reproductive strategies; sexual reproduction. Meiosis and human gametogenesis. Nomal and pathological human karyotype. Methods of prenatal and post natal analysis . Cytogenetic anomalies and syndromes. Molecular biology: the historical experiments that led to the discovery of DNA as the genetic material (F.Miescher; Griffith, di Avery, McLeod e McCarty, Hershey e Chase) . The structure of the double helix (R.Franklin, M. Wilkins, J Watson & F Crick); DNA replication (Meselson & Stahl). Also RNA is an informational molecule (Fraenkel- Conrat).. DNA polymerase and DNA replication “in vivo”( in prokaryotes and eukaryotes) and “in vitro” (the PCR technique). Telomerase and telomeres replication. Denaturation, renaturation, hybridization of DNA molecules; molecular probes , applications (FISH). The informational flow: from DNA to proteins. A. Garrod’s studies, the “one gene-one enzyme hypothesis by Beedle & Tatum, the central dogma of molecular biology. Roles of various RNA species in the informational flow. Gene expression in prokaryotes, polycistronic RNAs, the operons. Gene transcription in eukaryotes, promoters, RNA polymerase II, RNA processing (splicing mechanism), alternative splicing and its evolutionary significance. mRNA translation, the genetic code, codons and anticodons, the “wobbling” theory. Protein synthesis in the eukaryotic cell post-translational modifications, protein sorting and secretion. The regulation of gene expression in eukaryotes. Chromatin structure and modifications. X chromosome inactivation in female somatic cells. DNA binding proteins which act as activators/repressors of transcription, DNA binding motives. The role of non-coding RNAs (nc-RNAs) The beta globin genes cluster: a paradigm of space/time regulation of gene expression Developmental biology. Master genes (e.g. the HOX selector genes) ; model organisms (Drosophila) Master genes which act in tooth development Cell reprogramming: from the beginning to nowadays (the experiments of Briggs, Wilmut and Dolly sheep, S. Yamanaka) Gene expression and sex determination (SRY and DAX1 genes). The human genome and its plasticity. Transposable elements, gene families, repeated sequences, pseudogenes. Genome evolution. Mutations: pre-adactativity ; mutations and selection, m. and fitness. Spontaneous mutations: how do they occur; induced mutations , types of mutagens , mode of action. DNA repair systems: Proof-read repair, MMR; DSB repair, BER, NER. Ames’ test for the identification of mutagens. Ionizing radiations, definition of LET and EBR. Somatic mutations and cancer: target genes in tumorigenesis (proto-oncogenes, oncosuppressor genes, DNA repair genes) The process of cell ageing: causes, consequences, antidotes. The recombinant DNA technology: principles, tools, applications. The production of therapeutic proteins. Transgenic animals: knock-out and knock-in mice. Genome editing Genetics. Mendel’s experiments. Allelic segregation , independent assortment. T. Morgan’s school: gene association and recombination. Genetic maps. Human genetics. Blood groups: ABO; Rh. Modes of inheritance: autosomal dominant/recessive, X linked. Various examples of inherited diseases; genetics of tooth anomalies and defects. Examples of pedigrees: how to interpret them correctly. Exceptions to Mendelism: a) cytoplasmic (mithocondrial) inheritance,; b) dynamic mutations; uniparental dysomies; Imprinted genes. Allelic and genotypic frequencies in populations. The Hardy Weinberg law: its conditions of validity, its exceptions How and when to apply it. DIDACTIC MODES Attendance to lessons is mandatory. Classes will consist of theorical lessons covering the whole exam program. Oral explanations will be coadiuvated by PowerPoint presentations and videos, which will be made available to students through a dedicated Department web site. Additional didactic supports (multiple choice quizzes for self-assessment, journal articles , reviews, etc.) may be suggested during the course and will be made available to students for download. During the whole Academic Year, students may request personal reception to the teachers, by e mail. -SUGGESTED TEXTBOOKS - Le basi della biologia (Cellula-Genetica-Evoluzione) H. Helena Curtis, et al., I edizione italiana, 2017 Zanichelli ed. Bologna, ISBN: 9788808768988 -Campbell Biologia e Genetica, Pearson Italia 2015; ISBN: 9788865189320

Examination Methods

Written test (25 multiple choice quizzes plus 5 open questions) concernin the entire program. Goals of the written test are: a) to monitor students’ learning process, b) to monitor students’ capacity of personal re-elaboration of notions, c) to monitor students’ ability to apply theoretical notions to experimental queries.
Score (in /30) of the written test strongly influences final outcome. A positive score will be achieved with at least 18 correct MCQ plus 1 open question. An oral examination may follow only if written text score is ≥ 18/30. Students can either retire from the examination or refuse the proposed score at any time. In both cases they shall enroll again for the whole examination (written and oral)

Bibliografia

Reference texts
Activity Author Title Publishing house Year ISBN Notes
BIOLOGIA Reece Urry Cain Wasserman Minorsky Jackson Campbell Biologia e Genetica (Edizione 1) Pearson 2015 9788865189320
BIOLOGIA E GENETICA Sadava, Hillis, Craig Heller, Hacker Elementi di Biologia e Genetica (Edizione 5) Zanichelli 2019 9788808820655
BIOLOGIA E GENETICA Maurizio Clementi Elementi di Genetica Medica (Edizione 1) EdiSES 2016 9788879598910

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