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, 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 LM9 Jul 14, 2020 Jul 14, 2020
Sessione autunnale di laurea LM9 Oct 9, 2020 Oct 9, 2020
Sessione invernale di laurea LM9 Mar 12, 2021 Mar 12, 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.
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

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Academic staff

A B C D F G H K L M R S T V

Assfalg Michael

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Astegno Alessandra

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Avesani Linda

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Benini Anna

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Boaretti Marzia

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Boscaini Maurizio

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Bossi Alessandra Maria

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Cecconi Daniela

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Constantin Gabriela

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Corbo Vincenzo

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Decimo Ilaria

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Delledonne Massimo

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Dominici Paola

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Fabene Paolo

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Giorgetti Alejandro

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Gottardo Rossella

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Krampera Mauro

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Laudanna Carlo

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Liptak Zsuzsanna

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Lleo'Fernandez Maria Del Mar

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Malerba Giovanni

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Mazzariol Annarita

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Montagnana Martina

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Monti Francesca

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Rossato Marzia

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Signoretto Caterina

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Tagliaro Franco

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Turco Alberto

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Turrina Stefania

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Vettori Andrea

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Vitulo Nicola

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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
One course to be chosen among the following
One course to be chosen among the following
activated in the A.Y. 2020/2021
ModulesCreditsTAFSSD
Training
2
F
-
Final exam
40
E
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1° Year

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

2° Year activated in the A.Y. 2020/2021

ModulesCreditsTAFSSD
Training
2
F
-
Final exam
40
E
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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)

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.




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Teaching code

4S003684

Teacher

Paolo Fabene

Coordinatore

Paolo Fabene

Credits

6

Language

English en

Scientific Disciplinary Sector (SSD)

BIO/17 - HISTOLOGY

Period

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

Learning outcomes

The course is aimed at providing knowledge on the use of biotechnology in the field of neuroscience, with special reference to the physiopathology of the nervous system, biomolecular, cellular and functional techniques of neurobiological relevance, models of neurological diseases, therapeutic approaches.

Program

- Principles of structural and functional organization of the nervous tissue and the nervous system
- The neuron: subcellular components and polarization
- Synaptic transmission
- Ligand-receptor activity in neurotransmission and cell membrane signal transduction mechanisms
- Neuronal cell death: necrosis, apoptosis, autophagy
- Glial cells (astrocytes, microglia, oligodendroglia, Schwann cells) and intercellular crosstalk in the nervous system
- Blood-brain barrier: mechanisms of regulation, pathological alterations, biotechnological approaches to blood-brain barrier traversal
- Development of the central nervous system, with special reference to neuronal migration.
- Principles of organization of sensory systems, motor programme, cognitive processing, vigilance states (wakefulness and sleep).
-- Fluorescent proteins, multiphoton microscopy, cellular and subcellular imaging approaches to the study of the nervous system and their applications
- Neuronal circuits: connectivity and connectomics, tract tracing, genetic tracing
- Optogenetics: general principles; advanced techniques for the visualization of the nervous tissue
- Physiopathological mechanisms of nervous system disease
- Experimental models of neurological diseases, with special reference to neurodegenerative diseases
- Stem cells, progenitor cells and nervous tissue
- Reparative mechanisms in the central and peripheral nervous system
- Approaches to the study of gene expression in the central nervous system
- In vitro studies and biotechnological approaches
- Gene therapy
- Cell therapy

Examination Methods

The exam is oral and can be in Italian or English (at the student's choice).
The student will prepare a Power Point presentation (about 30 minutes; the Power Point texts should be in English and with appropriate references). This will be followed by a discussion, during which questions can be asked also on other parts of the course

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Type D and Type F activities

I semestre From 10/1/19 To 1/31/20
years Modules TAF Teacher
Python programming language D Maurizio Boscaini (Coordinatore)

Career prospects


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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.

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

Students earn the Master’s degree in Molecular and Medical Biotechnology after successfully completing the final examination, for which students are required to write a dissertation in English, to be presented in front of a Graduation Committee. By writing the dissertation, students will have the opportunity to demonstrate the knowledge and skills acquired. The dissertation shall be an experimental research work on a specific topic, to be carried out in university research laboratories, or in public or private institutes recognised in the biotechnology sector.

The dissertation shall be written by the student under the guidance of a Supervisor. In order to be admitted to the final examination, the student must have acquired all CFU credits in the training activities included in the Study Plan, except those specifically awarded upon completion of the dissertation.

The Graduation Committee shall evaluate each candidate, based on their achievements throughout the entire degree programme, carefully assessing the degree of consistency between educational and professional objectives, as well as their ability for independent intellectual elaboration, critical thinking, communication skills and general cultural maturity, in relation to the objectives of the programme.

40 CFU are awarded upon completion of the Master’s degree dissertation, which can be presented either in English or in Italian. Master’s degree dissertations can be either internal (written at the University or Verona) or in collaboration with an external institution/body.

For each dissertation, a Dissertation Committee shall be established: this will include one Supervisor, one or more co-supervisors (optional), and two examiners. Any professors belonging to a department of the School of Science and Engineering or the School of Medicine and Surgery at the University of Verona may act as Supervisor. Researchers working in external research institutes, research grant holders, post-doctoral fellowship holders and PhD students may act as co-supervisors. The examiners, who must be professors of either the School of Natural Sciences and Engineering or the School of Medicine and Surgery, shall be appointed by the Graduation Committee at least 25 days before the final examination, once the student's eligibility to take the final examination has been verified.

The activities of the Dissertation Committee are not subject to official invitations and will take place by agreement between the persons concerned no later than 15 days before the graduation ceremony, at which time only the awarding of the Master’s degree will take place.

At the end of the examination, the Dissertation Committee will draw up a brief evaluation note giving a summary mark (from 0 to 8 points). This note shall be sent to the relevant Teaching and Student Services Unit, no later than the day before the graduation ceremony, for the subsequent formulation of the final grade by the Graduation Committee, which shall then award the degree.

Evaluation of the dissertation
Students will be given about 30 minutes to present their dissertation. The Dissertation Committee will evaluate the work based on the following criteria:

  1. level of in-depth analysis in relation to the most recent developments in the Molecular and Medical Biotechnologies areas;
  2. scientific and/or technological outcomes of the dissertation;
  3. student’s critical thinking;
  4. student’s experimental development;
  5. student’s ability to carry out independent work (this point will not be assessed by the examiners);
  6. value of the methodologies used;
  7. accuracy in planning and writing the dissertation;
  8. communication skills in presenting the dissertation.

Graduation mark
The graduation mark (based on a 110-point scale) is a whole value between 66/110 and 110/110 and is calculated by adding together the following elements (then rounding the result to the nearest whole number, e.g. 93.50 => 94; 86.49 => 86):

  • 1) the average of the marks gained in the modules, weighted according to CFU, converted to a 110-point scale;
  • 2) evaluation of the dissertation and the oral presentation during the final examination, based on the following methods:
    • a) a maximum of 11 points will be awarded for the presentation and the dissertation. These will count as follows: 8 points awarded by the Dissertation Committee, which will evaluate the dissertation and presentation by assigning each of the points 1-8 listed above a coefficient between 0 and 1 (fractional coefficient with one decimal place);
    • b) 3 points will be awarded by the Dissertation Committee by unanimous decision, based on the student’s curriculum vitae. Specifically, in order to award the final mark, the Committee will take into account the following: any cum laude honours obtained in the exams taken during the degree programme; participation in internships officially recognised by the University; elective modules; and the achievement of the degree in a time that is shorter than the normal duration of the degree programme. Students who are awarded less than 11 points for their dissertation may be awarded 2 extra points, if: - they have earned at least 12 CFU credits by taking part in international mobility programmes; - they graduate within the normal duration of the degree programme.
    • c) the sum of the points resulting from (a) and (b).

If the resulting score is 110/110 or above, the Graduation Committee may decide to award cum laude honours, in which case the student must have:

  • a minimum weighted average mark of 104/110 (without rounding up) or
  • a minimum weighted average mark of 102/110 (without rounding up) and must have been awarded cum laude honours in at least 3 modules during the degree programme. Under the current legislation, cum laude honours are conferred by unanimous decision of the committee.

External dissertations
An external dissertation is a work carried out in collaboration with an institution/body other than the University of Verona. In this case, the topic of the dissertation must be agreed in advance with a Supervisor from the LM-9 degree programme. In addition, the student must indicate at least one co-supervisor belonging to the external institution/body, who will support the student during the work on the dissertation. The Supervisor and the co-supervisors must be indicated in the online graduation application. The scientific outcomes of the dissertation will be available to all parties involved. In particular, the contents and results of the dissertation are to be considered public.

List of theses and work experience proposals

theses proposals Research area
Thesis proposal for CdLM in Molecular and medical Biotechnology - LM9 Analytical chemistry - Analytical chemistry
Thesis proposal for CdLM in Molecular and medical Biotechnology - LM9 Biochemistry and molecular mechanisms of signal transduction - Biochemistry and molecular mechanisms of signal transduction
Thesis proposal for CdLM in Molecular and medical Biotechnology - LM9 Spectroscopic and spectrometric techniques - Spectroscopic and spectrometric techniques
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

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. 
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