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
TERP ROV 2^ ANNO - 1^ SEMESTRE Oct 4, 2017 Dec 7, 2017
TERP ROV 1^ ANNO - 1^ SEMESTRE Oct 9, 2017 Dec 15, 2017
TERP ROV 3^ ANNO - 1^ SEMESTRE Oct 9, 2017 Nov 8, 2017
TERP ROV 3^ ANNO - 2^ SEMESTRE Feb 5, 2018 Mar 16, 2018
TERP ROV 1^ ANNO - 2^ SEMESTRE (1 periodo) Feb 5, 2018 Mar 9, 2018
TERP ROV 2^ ANNO - 2^ SEMESTRE Mar 12, 2018 May 18, 2018
TERP ROV 1^ ANNO - 2^ SEMESTRE (2 periodo) Apr 11, 2018 May 25, 2018
Exam sessions
Session From To
TERP ROV sessione invernale 2 anno Dec 18, 2017 Jan 26, 2018
TERP ROV sessione invernale 1 e 3 anno Jan 8, 2018 Feb 2, 2018
TERP ROV sessione estiva 2 anno May 28, 2018 Jun 22, 2018
TERP ROV sessione estiva 1 e 3 anno Jul 2, 2018 Jul 31, 2018
TERP ROV sessione autunnale Sep 3, 2018 Sep 28, 2018
Degree sessions
Session From To
TERP SESSIONE AUTUNNALE Nov 1, 2018 Dec 31, 2018
TERP SESSIONE PRIMAVERILE Mar 1, 2019 Apr 30, 2019
Period From To
All Saints Day Nov 1, 2017 Nov 1, 2017
Immaculate Conception Dec 8, 2017 Dec 8, 2017
Christmas break Dec 22, 2017 Jan 7, 2018
Easter break Mar 30, 2018 Apr 3, 2018
Liberation Day Apr 25, 2018 Apr 25, 2018
Labour Day May 1, 2018 May 1, 2018
Republic Day Jun 2, 2018 Jun 2, 2018
Festa S. Patrono Aug 5, 2018 Aug 5, 2018
VACANZE ESTIVE Aug 6, 2018 Aug 19, 2018
Other Periods
Description Period From To
TERP ROV 3 ANNO - 1 SEMESTRE TERP ROV 3 ANNO - 1 SEMESTRE Nov 8, 2017 Dec 15, 2017
TERP ROV 2 ANNO - 2 SEMESTRE 1 periodo TERP ROV 2 ANNO - 2 SEMESTRE 1 periodo Jan 29, 2018 Mar 9, 2018
TERP ROV 1 ANNO - 2 SEMESTRE 1 periodo TERP ROV 1 ANNO - 2 SEMESTRE 1 periodo Mar 12, 2018 Apr 10, 2018
TERP ROV 3 ANNO - 2 SEMESTRE 1 periodo TERP ROV 3 ANNO - 2 SEMESTRE 1 periodo Mar 19, 2018 May 4, 2018
TERP ROV 3 ANNO - 2 SEMESTRE 2 periodo TERP ROV 3 ANNO - 2 SEMESTRE 2 periodo May 14, 2018 Jun 22, 2018
TERP ROV 1 ANNO - 2 SEMESTRE 2 periodo TERP ROV 1 ANNO - 2 SEMESTRE 2 periodo May 28, 2018 Jun 22, 2018
TERP ROV 2 ANNO - 2 SEMESTRE 2 periodo TERP ROV 2 ANNO - 2 SEMESTRE 2 periodo Jun 25, 2018 Jul 27, 2018
TERP ROV 2 ANNO - 2 SEMESTRE 3 periodo TERP ROV 2 ANNO - 2 SEMESTRE 3 periodo Sep 3, 2018 Sep 28, 2018

Exam calendar

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Academic staff


Albertoli Giancarla

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Aleotti Renata

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Amaddeo Francesco

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Barbui Corrado

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Berti Loretta

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Borghesi Armando

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Cappelletti Francesca

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Carpineta Sandro

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Cazzoletti Lucia

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Chiesa Silvia

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Dal Prà Ilaria Pierpaola

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De Stefani Renzo

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Ferdeghini Marco

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Fornari Valentina

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Fumagalli Guido Francesco

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Girelli Massimo

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Gotte Giovanni

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Latterini Enrica

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Laudanna Carlo

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Lazzeri Renata

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Mazzoni Noemi

Meyer Anja

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Micciolo Rocco

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Moser Claudio

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Nocera Antonio

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Pertile Riccardo

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Poli Albino

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Raffaeta' Roberta

Ruggeri Mirella

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Tagliaro Franco

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Tam Enrico

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Tosato Sarah

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Trabetti Elisabetta

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Virga Mariano

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Zoccante Leonardo

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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.

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Learning outcomes

The whole Course aims to provide basic knowledge of biochemistry, cell biology and human genetics, preparatory for further advanced topics. Teaching is intended to provide:
- basic knowledge of general and organic chemistry preparatory for biochemistry
- structure-function relationship of the most important biological macromolecules and of the metabolic regulation at the molecular level
- cross-talk between the different biochemical pathways and the energy level changes associated
- structural, functional and molecular characteristics of living organisms, in an evolutionary view
- knowledge of the fundamental concepts of genetics and transmission of hereditary characters in humans
At the end of the Course, students should demonstrate to have acquired the knowledge necessary for a critical analysis of the biochemical processes of life in order to be autonomous in the evaluation of the mentioned processes. Students should also demonstrate to have acquired the knowledge of basic mechanisms which regulate intra/intercellular activities, cellular interactions and reproduction, and cause mutations. They should also demonstrate to be familiar with Mendelian genetics and particularly with pathologic traits in humans. Moreover, students should demonstrate their capability to expose reasoning in a critical and precise manner using appropriate scientific terms.


• Characteristics of the living beings
• Chemistry of living organisms and biological molecules
• prokaryotic and eukaryotic cell: organization of the cell; internal membranes and compartmentalization; organelles, characteristics and functions: nucleus, ribosomes, RER, REL, Golgi, lysosomes, peroxisomes, cytoskeleton, cell wall, extracellular matrix. Animal and plant cells. Mitochondria and plastids (chloroplasts, amyloplasts, chromoplasts) and endosymbiont theory.
• Biological membranes: structure and proposed models; passage of materials across cell membranes: passive transport (facilitated diffusion and simple), osmosis, directly and indirectly active transport, co-transport. Exocytosis and endocytosis. Anchoring, tight and gap cell junctions in animal and plant cells.
• Cell communication: types of cellular communication: endocrine, paracrine, autocrine and iuxtacrine. Sending and receiving the signal.
• Organization of DNA in chromosomes, mitosis and meiosis. DNA and proteins, nucleosomes, heterochromatin, euchromatin, chromosome condensation. The cell cycle and its regulation. Mitosis, meiosis and sexual reproduction
• DNA and its role in heredity. DNA structure and replication.
• Gene expression: transcription, genetic code and translation. Gene definition.
• DNA mutations and mutagenesis
• Hereditary character transmission and Mendel’s laws; definition of phenotype, genotype, locus, gene, dominant and recessive allele, homozygosity and heterozygosity. Segregation and independent assortment. Independence and association. Crossing-over and recombination. Genetic determination of sex. Gene interactions. Incomplete dominance, condominance, multiple alleles, epistasis and polygeny.
• The human genome: karyotype analysis and pedigrees; autosomal recessive, autosomal dominant, X-linked diseases.
PREPARATORY CHEMISTRY (several notions are included in the basic knowledge required)
1. Atomic structure and periodic properties of the elements: matter composition, atom, atomic particles; atomic theory; quantum numbers, and orbitals; electronic configuration, periodic table and chemical reactivity of the elements; electronic affinity, electronegativity.
2. The chemical bond: molecules and ions; ionic and covalent bond; intermolecular forces; hydrogen bond.
3. Solutions and acid-base reactions: concentration of the solutions, acid-base theories of Arrhenius and Brőnsted-Lowry; hydracids, hydroxides, oxyacids; acid-base reactions; pH and buffer solutions.
4. Organic chemistry notions: carbon atom properties; hybrid orbitals; organic compounds classification: functional groups; hydrocarbons; alcohols, ethers, thiols, amines, aldehydes and ketones; carboxylic acids, esters, anhydrides.

1. Constitutive elements of the living matter: polymeric structure of the biological macromolecules.
2. Protein structure and function: aminoacid classification, buffering power, peptide bond, levels of protein structure; fibrous and globular proteins; hemoglobin and myoglobin: structure, function, factors influencing the oxygen bond; hemoglobin variants; enzymes: classification, role in the chemical reactions, regulation of the enzymatic activity.
3. Vitamins: hydro- and lypo-soluble vitamins; co-enzymes.
4. Bio-energetics: metabolism; chemical transformations in the cell; spontaneous and non-spontaneous reactions of the metabolic reactions; ATP as “energy exchange coin”; biologically relevant redox reactions.
5. Carbohydrates structure and metabolism: mono- and disaccharides; polysaccharides; glycoconjugates; glycolysis and its regulation; gluconeogenesis; hints of the penthose phosphate pathway; synthesis of the glycogen.
6. Citric acid cycle and oxidative phosphorylation: mitochondria; acetyl-CoA synthesis; citric acid cycle control; respiratory chain and electron transport; ATP synthesis.
7. Lipids structure and metabolism: structural lipids and biological membranes; cholesterol; stock-reserve lipids; lipids digestion and fatty acid β-oxydation; keton bodies formation; hints of fatty acids biosynthesis.
8. Aminoacid metabolism: hints of gluco- and keto-forming aminoacids; transamination and oxidative deamination; the urea cycle.

Students are invited to choose a textbook of Biochemistry and Biology among those indicated in each module form.


Reference texts
Author Title Publishing house Year ISBN Notes
Roberti, Antognelli, Bistocchi, Talesa Biochimica e Biologia per le professioni sanitarie (Edizione 2) McGraw-Hill 2013
M. Samaja, R. Paroni Chimica e Biochimica Piccin 2016
A. Fiecchi, M. Galli Kienle, A. Scala Chimica e propedeutica biochimica Edi-Ermes  
Solomon, Martin, Martin, Berg Elementi di Biologia (Edizione 7) EdiSES 2017 978-88-7959-938-2
Sadava et al. Elementi di Biologia e genetica Bologna, Zanichelli 2014

Examination Methods

Goal of the exam for the Course of Biomolecular fondamentals of Life: to verify students' advanced comprehension of the whole program topics and their capability to expose their reasoning in a critical and precise manner using appropriate scientific terms.

6 examination sessions are foreseen in the whole Academic Year: 2 in the Winter Session after the Course ending, 2 in the Summer Session, and 2 in the Autumn session.
Students will undertake both modules (written test made of multiple choice quizzes and open questions) if they have attended at least 75% of the frontal teaching activity of the entire Course; further information about exam organization is available in each module form.

The final mark (/out of 30) will derive from the evaluation of both modules. Students will pass the examination if the overall rating of both modules, based on the weighted average of credits, is greater than or equal to 18/30. Students can retire or refuse the proposed mark.
Students who do not pass both exam modules in the same session will have to take the missing/insufficient module in one of the subsequent sessions, if only within the same Academic Year (that is within the Autumn session). From the next winter session students will need to take both modules.

Students with disabilities or specific learning disorders (SLD), who intend to request the adaptation of the exam, must follow the instructions given HERE

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