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. Jul 16, 2020 Jul 16, 2020
Sessione Autunnale. Oct 15, 2020 Oct 15, 2020
Sessione Invernale. Mar 18, 2021 Mar 18, 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

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Academic staff

A B C D F G L M P S

Accordini Simone

simone.accordini@univr.it +39 045 8027657

Baruffi Maria Caterina

mariacaterina.baruffi@univr.it

Belussi Alberto

alberto.belussi@univr.it +39 045 802 7980

Bicego Manuele

manuele.bicego@univr.it +39 045 802 7072

Bombieri Nicola

nicola.bombieri@univr.it +39 045 802 7094

Boscaini Maurizio

maurizio.boscaini@univr.it

Busato Federico

federico.busato@univr.it

Calanca Andrea

andrea.calanca@univr.it +39 045 802 7847

Cicalese Ferdinando

ferdinando.cicalese@univr.it +39 045 802 7969

Combi Carlo

carlo.combi@univr.it 045 802 7985

Constantin Gabriela

gabriela.constantin@univr.it 045-8027102

Cristani Matteo

matteo.cristani@univr.it 045 802 7983

Daducci Alessandro

alessandro.daducci@univr.it +39 045 8027025

Dall'Alba Diego

diego.dallalba@univr.it +39 045 802 7074

Delledonne Massimo

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

Franco Giuditta

giuditta.franco@univr.it +39 045 802 7045

Giacobazzi Roberto

roberto.giacobazzi@univr.it +39 045 802 7995

Giugno Rosalba

rosalba.giugno@univr.it 0458027066

Laudanna Carlo

carlo.laudanna@univr.it 045-8027689

Liptak Zsuzsanna

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

Malerba Giovanni

giovanni.malerba@univr.it 045/8027685

Marcon Alessandro

alessandro.marcon@univr.it +39 045 802 7668

Maris Bogdan Mihai

bogdan.maris@univr.it +39 045 802 7074

Perduca Massimiliano

massimiliano.perduca@univr.it +39 045 802 7984

Sala Pietro

pietro.sala@univr.it 0458027850

Salvagno Gian Luca

gianluca.salvagno@univr.it 045 8124308-0456449264

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°
English B2
4
F
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Between the years: 1°- 2°
Between the years: 1°- 2°
Other activities
2
F
-

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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

4S004560

Credits

3

Language

English en

Scientific Disciplinary Sector (SSD)

BIO/13 - EXPERIMENTAL BIOLOGY

Period

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

To show the organization of the course that includes this module, follow this link:  Course organization

Learning outcomes

The course aims at providing the fundamentals of human and molecular genetics, organisation of the human genome at different resolution levels, from chromosome to single nucleotide, and of occurence and transmission of human biological variation in single individuals, families or populations. To refine the student's ability to apply the acquired knowledge in real situations, practical exercises and problems will be proposed in the field of diagnostic and / or research in human molecular and medical genetics.
At the end of the course, the students will have knowledge and tools necessary for the understanding of principles and molecular mechanisms responsible for the transmission of normal and abnormal characters in humans, the mode of occurrence of hereditary biological variation and to recognise when this variation can be likely pathological, as well as to derive disease gene and allele frequency in populations and for the genetic risk estimation.
The Human Genetics unit is propaedeutic for the comprehension of Fundamentals of Medical Genetics.

Program

- Cytogenetics: human chomosomes, normal karyotype. Chromosomal abnormalities, numerical and structural. Chromosomal polymorphisms and CNV.
- Medical cytogenetics. Chromosomic syndromes and Genome disorders of autosomes and sexual chromosomes (ex. Of Down, Turner and Kleenefekter S.). Uniparental disomy (UPD).
- Bases of human genetics. Human genome organization, gene order on human chromosomes. Structure of eukaryotic genes. Repetitive DNA.
- Fundamentals of classical genetics. Genetic diseases and hereditary diseases. Mendelian inheritance and atypical inheritance patterns: Mitocondrial inheritance, heteroplasmy and mitochondrial diseases, reduced penetrance, varable expressivity; digenic and triallelic inheritance, incomplete dominance, etc. Somatic and Germinal Mosaicism. Pedigree construction and analysis.
- Epigenetics and regulation of gene expression. DNA metilation. Chromatine remodeling. X chromosome inactivation.
- Parent-of-origin effects: Non-equivalence of male and female genomes. Imprinting and diseases due to genomic imprinting defect. Uniparental diploidy: hydatiform moles and ovarian teratomas.
- Molecular genetics in medicine. Gene mutations, mutation nomenclature. Mutagenesis and DNA repair. Molecular pathology of the gene: biological relevance and effect on the phenotype of mutations, gain and loss of function mutations, dominance and recessiveness; genotype-phenotype correlation. Criteria for mutation classification as disease-causing.
- Diseases due to expansion of unstable repeat sequences (dynamic mutations). Unstable repeat expansion, premutation and full mutation, Sherman's paradox, anticipation.
- Functional non coding RNA. Housekeeping and regulatory RNAs. Functional and patological role.
- Genetic variation in individuals and populations. Mutation and polymorphism. The Hardy-Weinberg law, allele and genotype frequency calculation. Inbreeding and relatedness. Effect of mutation, natural selection, migration and genetic drift; geographic isolate.
- DNA polymorphisms: RFLP, SNP, VNTR, minisatellites, microsatellites. Allelic Identity by State (IBS) or by Descendant (IBD).
- Application of genetic polymorphism analysis: Individual identification, paternity testing. Total and partial chimerism after bone marrow transplantation. Diagnosis by linkage analysis.
- Genetic risks and risk estimation. Bayesian analysis. Consanguinity and genetic risk.

The teaching will be delivered in English, through frontal sessions covering the whole exam program and aimed at achieving the learning outcomes (12 lessons). The Human Genetics unit is propaedeutic for the unit of Fundamentals of Medical Genetics.
To successfully address the course, rudimentary knowledge of biology and formal genetics fundamentals may be helpful. To this purpose the first lessons of this unit will be dedicated to briefly recap this basic concepts and, moreover, the teacher is available to provide additional didactic materials or didactic support to help students lacking parts or all of these basic knowledge.
Besides the reference texts, oral explanations will be coadiuvated by PowerPoint presentations. Summaries of these presentations, other additional didactic materials and possible updatings and communications, from both units, will be made available to students, in pdf format for download, through a dedicated homepage on the University e-Learning platform, troughout the course.
During the whole Academic Year, students may request personal reception to the teacher, by phone or e-mail.

Reference texts
Author Title Publishing house Year ISBN Notes
Strachan, Goodship, Chinnery Genetics and Genomics in Medicine (Edizione 1) Garland Science - Taylor and Francis Group 2014
Strachan T. and Read A. Human Molecular Genetics (Edizione 5) Garland Science (CRC press) 2018

Examination Methods

The exam consists in a single oral discussion on the topics listed in the syllabus of both the units, and can be taken in one of the four available sessions, scheduled as follow: 2 in the Summer Session at the end of the teaching, 1 in Autumn Session, 1 in Extraordinary Session in Winter.
The student will have to demonstrate to possess an advanced comprehension of the teaching contents allowing the critic analysis and reprocessing of the studied notions and to know how to apply the acquired knowledge to distinguish the various types of inheritance, interpret pedigree and genetic data, interpret genomic and sequencing data, recognise the different mutations and genetic factors involved in genetic disease development, determine and analyse genetic frequencies in a population, determine the recurrence genetic risk, solving proposed exercises and exposing their arguments accurately, with clarity and using the appropriate scientific language.
At the end of the interview, a single global evaluation, expressed as a score out of 30, will be made considering the student's overall preparation on both units. A final mark of 18/30 is needed to pass the exam. All students will be tested for the same skills: content of the exam will be the same for attending and non-attending students.

Type D and Type F activities

1° periodo di lezioni From 9/30/19 To 12/14/19
years Modules TAF Teacher
1° 2° The fashion lab (1 ECTS) D Not yet assigned
I semestre From 10/1/19 To 1/31/20
years Modules TAF Teacher
1° 2° Python programming language D Maurizio Boscaini (Coordinatore)
II semestre From 3/2/20 To 6/12/20
years Modules TAF Teacher
1° 2° CyberPhysical Laboratory D Andrea Calanca (Coordinatore)
1° 2° C++ Programming Language D Federico Busato (Coordinatore)
1° 2° Matlab-Simulink programming D Bogdan Mihai Maris (Coordinatore)
List of courses with unassigned period
years Modules TAF Teacher
1° 2° Corso Europrogettazione D Not yet assigned
1° 2° The course provides an introduction to blockchain technology. It focuses on the technology behind Bitcoin, Ethereum, Tendermint and Hotmoka. D Matteo Cristani

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As stated in point 25 of the Teaching Regulations for the A.Y. 2021/2022, attendance at the course of study is not mandatory.
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