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. 2018/2019

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, 2018 Jan 31, 2019
II semestre Mar 4, 2019 Jun 14, 2019
Exam sessions
Session From To
Sessione invernale d'esame Feb 1, 2019 Feb 28, 2019
Sessione estiva d'esame Jun 17, 2019 Jul 31, 2019
Sessione autunnale d'esame Sep 2, 2019 Sep 30, 2019
Degree sessions
Session From To
Sessione estiva Jul 12, 2019 Jul 12, 2019
Sessione autunnale Oct 18, 2019 Oct 18, 2019
Sessione invernale Mar 13, 2020 Mar 13, 2020
Holidays
Period From To
Sospensione dell'attività didattica Nov 2, 2018 Nov 3, 2018
Vacanze di Natale Dec 24, 2018 Jan 6, 2019
Vacanze di Pasqua Apr 19, 2019 Apr 28, 2019
Vacanze estive Aug 5, 2019 Aug 18, 2019

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 H K L M R S T V

Assfalg Michael

michael.assfalg@univr.it +39 045 802 7949

Astegno Alessandra

alessandra.astegno@univr.it 045802 7955

Avesani Linda

linda.avesani@univr.it +39 045 802 7839

Benini Anna

anna.benini@univr.it 045 8027603

Boaretti Marzia

marzia.boaretti@univr.it 045 8027661

Boscaini Maurizio

maurizio.boscaini@univr.it

Bossi Alessandra Maria

alessandramaria.bossi@univr.it 045 802 7946 (Studio) - 045 802 7833 (Laboratorio)

Cecconi Daniela

daniela.cecconi@univr.it +39 045 802 7056; Lab: +39 045 802 7087

Constantin Gabriela

gabriela.constantin@univr.it 045-8027102

Corbo Vincenzo

vincenzo.corbo@univr.it + 39 0458124830

Decimo Ilaria

Ilaria.decimo@univr.it 045 8027509

Delledonne Massimo

massimo.delledonne@univr.it 045 802 7962; Lab: 045 802 7058

Dominici Paola

paola.dominici@univr.it 045 802 7966; Lab: 045 802 7956-7086

Fabene Paolo

paolo.fabene@univr.it 0458027267

Giorgetti Alejandro

alejandro.giorgetti@univr.it 045 802 7982

Gottardo Rossella

rossella.gottardo@univr.it 045 8124247

Krampera Mauro

mauro.krampera@univr.it 0458124034

Laudanna Carlo

carlo.laudanna@univr.it 045-8027689

Liptak Zsuzsanna

zsuzsanna.liptak@univr.it +39 045 802 7032

Lleo'Fernandez Maria Del Mar

maria.lleo@univr.it 045 8027194

Malerba Giovanni

giovanni.malerba@univr.it 045/8027685

Mazzariol Annarita

annarita.mazzariol@univr.it 045 8027690

Montagnana Martina

martina.montagnana@univr.it +39 045 812 6698

Monti Francesca

francesca.monti@univr.it 045 802 7910

Rossato Marzia

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

Signoretto Caterina

caterina.signoretto@univr.it 045 802 7195

Tagliaro Franco

franco.tagliaro@univr.it 045 8124618-045 8124246

Turco Alberto

alberto.turco@univr.it 0458027189

Turrina Stefania

stefania.turrina@univr.it 045/8027622

Vitulo Nicola

nicola.vitulo@univr.it 0458027982

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
One course to be chosen among the following
One course to be chosen among the following
Two courses to be chosen among the following
ModulesCreditsTAFSSD
Training
2
F
-
Final exam
40
E
-

1° Year

ModulesCreditsTAFSSD
One course to be chosen among the following
One course to be chosen among the following
Two courses to be chosen among the following

2° Year

ModulesCreditsTAFSSD
Training
2
F
-
Final exam
40
E
-
Modules Credits TAF SSD
Between the years: 1°- 2°Two courses to be chosen among the following ("Biotechnology in Neuroscience" and "Clinical proteomics" 1st and 2nd year; the other courses 2nd year only)
6
C
(MED/04)

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

4S003668

Credits

6

Scientific Disciplinary Sector (SSD)

MED/04 - EXPERIMENTAL MEDICINE AND PATHOPHYSIOLOGY

Language

English en

Period

II semestre dal Mar 4, 2019 al Jun 14, 2019.

Learning outcomes

The aim of this course is to cover a few general mechanisms of cell damage, giving information useful to understand the development of molecular pathology towards cell, tissue and organism pathology. The course covers the most important examples of damage to sub-cellular structures, particularly to the plasma membrane, describing in some details examples of alterations of transport, adhesion and signal transduction by membrane receptors. Different type of cell necrosis, factors determining regeneration or repair of injured tissues and molecular and cellular basis of reparative reactions and their pathologic consequences are also illustrated.

Program

- Introduction to mechanisms of disease: from molecular pathology to alteration of tissue and organism homeostasis.
- Adaptation to cell injury: autophagy, unfolded protein response, alterations in cell volume and number.
- Forms of cell necrosis: necrosis, apoptosis, necroptosis and nettosis.
- General aspect of tissue regeneration and repair: from the concept of labile, stable and permanent cells to recent aspects of stem cell biology.
- Causes of cell pathology: major causes and highlighting of reactive oxygen specie generation as a key cause of cell pathology. Alterations of specific genes as a cause of tumor emergence and the principal hallmarks of cancer cells.
- Alterations of mitochondrial functions as a mechanism of cell pathology: mitochondrial diseases, role of mitochondria in cell aging, mitochondria and induction of apoptosis.
- Alterations of cell membrane structure induced by bacterial toxins and general mechanism of bacterial toxin action.
- Alterations of membrane transport: examples of alterations of anion and cation transport; cystic fibrosis as an example of a monogenic disease causing multiple organ pathology; alterations of lipid transport due to ABC protein mutation (Tangier disease, sitosterolemia) and geneal aspects of lipoprotein metabolism; alterations of iron transport in chronic inflammation and emocromatosis.
- Alterations of LDL-receptor expression and function as an example of molecular pathology leading to organisms pathology: classification of lipoprotein receptors; familiar hypercholesterolemia as a genetic form of deficient expression/function of the LDL-receptor; mechanisms of regulation of LDL-receptor expression by cell cholesterol; from reduced LDL-receptor expression to atherosclerosis (role of modified LDL as a cause of development of the atherosclerotic plaque and cellular basis of atherosclerosis).
- Alterations of expression/function of adhesive receptors: general aspects of cell adhesion; integrins as the most widely expressed adhesion molecules implicated in cell-extracellular matrix interaction (classification and ligands); mechanisms of regulation of integrin adhesion (inside-out signaling).
- Adhesive interactions implicated in leukocyte recruitment into inflammatory sites: physiology and pathology.
- Adhesive interactions implicated in the function of platelets in hemostatic reaction and mechanisms of activation of platelets.
- The coagulation system, the soluble component of hemostatic reactions: mechanisms of activation and negative regulation.
- Deficit of hemostatic functions and the etiopathogenesis of thrombosis.
- Physiopathology of signal transduction: general aspects and modality of signal transduction by membrane surface receptors.
- Signal transduction by receptors with an intrinsic tyrosine kinase activity: the Ras and the PI3K pathways; downstream targets of PIP3; AKT in regulation of cell growth, survival and metabolism; receptor tyrosine kinase mutations in cancer; development of tyrosine kinase inhibitors.
- The insulin receptor: mechanisms of signal transduction; the concept of insulin resistance and alterations of insulin signal transduction in type 2 diabetes; obesity, inflammation and type 2 diabetes.
- Mechanisms of signal transduction by trimeric G protein-coupled receptors: regulation of trimeric G proteins; down-stream effectors of Galpha-GTP and beta/gamma subunit of trimeric G proteins.
- Activation of phosphoinositide-specific Phospholipases C and regulation of cytoplasmic calcium transients.
- Trimeric G protein-coupled receptors, PI3Kgamma and regulation of cell migration.
- Cytoplasmic tyrosine kinases as signal transducers: major classes of cytoplasmic tyrosine kinases; mechanisms of regulation of Src and Abl kinases; cytoplasmic tyrosine kinases in integrin outside-in signaling and regulation of cytoskeleton rearrangements and cell survival; cytoplasmic tyrosine kinases and signal transduction by immune receptors.
- Other mechanisms of signal transduction by surface receptors: signal transduction by cadherins; signal transduction by Toll-like receptors and pathogenesis of the septic shock.
- Pathology of contractile cells: muscular dystrophies; mechanisms of cardiac hypertrophy.

Bibliografia

Reference texts
Author Title Publishing house Year ISBN Notes
Kumar V, Abbas AK, Aster JC Robbins Basic Pathology (Edizione 10) Elsevier 2018

Examination Methods

written exam

Type D and Type F activities

Modules not yet included

Career prospects


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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


Graduation

List of theses and work experience proposals

theses proposals Research area
Structural dynamics, aggregation and interactions of amyloidogenic proteins Biological chemistry - Biological chemistry
Structural dynamics, aggregation and interactions of amyloidogenic proteins Molecular interactions - Molecular interactions
Studio delle proprietà di luminescenza di lantanidi in matrici proteiche Synthetic Chemistry and Materials: Materials synthesis, structure-properties relations, functional and advanced materials, molecular architecture, organic chemistry - Colloid chemistry
Stampa 3D di nanocompositi polimerici luminescenti per applicazioni in Nanomedicina Synthetic Chemistry and Materials: Materials synthesis, structure-properties relations, functional and advanced materials, molecular architecture, organic chemistry - New materials: oxides, alloys, composite, organic-inorganic hybrid, nanoparticles
3D-bioprinting biofabrication laboratory Various topics
Organ on-a-chip Various topics

Further services

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