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, 2020 Jan 29, 2021
II semestre Mar 1, 2021 Jun 11, 2021
Exam sessions
Session From To
Sessione invernale d'esame Feb 1, 2021 Feb 26, 2021
Sessione estiva d'esame Jun 14, 2021 Jul 30, 2021
Sessione autunnale d'esame Sep 1, 2021 Sep 30, 2021
Degree sessions
Session From To
Sessione estiva di laurea Jul 13, 2021 Jul 13, 2021
Sessione autunnale di laurea Oct 12, 2021 Oct 12, 2021
Sessione invernale di laurea Mar 10, 2022 Mar 10, 2022
Holidays
Period From To
Festa dell'Immacolata Dec 8, 2020 Dec 8, 2020
Vacanze Natalizie Dec 24, 2020 Jan 3, 2021
Epifania Jan 6, 2021 Jan 6, 2021
Vacanze Pasquali Apr 2, 2021 Apr 5, 2021
Festa del Santo Patrono May 21, 2021 May 21, 2021
Festa della Repubblica Jun 2, 2021 Jun 2, 2021
Vacanze estive Aug 9, 2021 Aug 15, 2021

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

B C D F L P R S V Z

Ballottari Matteo

symbol email matteo.ballottari@univr.it symbol phone-number 045 802 7823

Bassi Roberto

symbol email roberto.bassi@univr.it symbol phone-number 045 802 7916; Lab: 045 802 7915

Bolzonella David

symbol email david.bolzonella@univr.it symbol phone-number 045 802 7965

Bossi Alessandra Maria

symbol email alessandramaria.bossi@univr.it symbol phone-number 045 802 7946 (Studio) - 045 802 7833 (Laboratorio)

Calabrese Bernardo

symbol email bernardo.calabrese@univr.it

Chignola Roberto

symbol email roberto.chignola@univr.it symbol phone-number 045 802 7953

Cozza Vittoria

symbol email vittoria.cozza@univr.it

Dal Corso Giovanni

symbol email giovanni.dalcorso@univr.it symbol phone-number (0039) 045 802 7867

Fiammengo Roberto

symbol email roberto.fiammengo@univr.it symbol phone-number 0458027038

Frison Nicola

symbol email nicola.frison@univr.it symbol phone-number 045 802 7857

Furini Antonella

symbol email antonella.furini@univr.it symbol phone-number 045 802 7950; Lab: 045 802 7043

Fusco Salvatore

symbol email salvatore.fusco@univr.it symbol phone-number Office: +39 045 802 7954 Lab: +39 045 802 7086

Lampis Silvia

symbol email silvia.lampis@univr.it symbol phone-number 045 802 7095

Perduca Massimiliano

symbol email massimiliano.perduca@univr.it symbol phone-number +39 045 802 7984

Piccinelli Fabio

symbol email fabio.piccinelli@univr.it symbol phone-number +39 045 802 7097

Rossato Marzia

symbol email marzia.rossato@univr.it symbol phone-number +39 045 802 7800

Speghini Adolfo

symbol email adolfo.speghini@univr.it symbol phone-number +39 045 8027900

Vandelle Elodie Genevieve Germaine

symbol email elodiegenevieve.vandelle@univr.it symbol phone-number 0458027826

Vitulo Nicola

symbol email nicola.vitulo@univr.it symbol phone-number 0458027982

Zaccone Claudio

symbol email claudio.zaccone@univr.it symbol phone-number +39 045 8027864

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.

activated in the A.Y. 2021/2022
ModulesCreditsTAFSSD
1 module between the following
Training
3
F
-
Final exam
36
E
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2° Year activated in the A.Y. 2021/2022

ModulesCreditsTAFSSD
1 module between the following
Training
3
F
-
Final exam
36
E
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Modules Credits TAF SSD
Between the years: 1°- 2°
English B2 level
3
F
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Between the years: 1°- 2°

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.




S Placements in companies, public or private institutions and professional associations

Teaching code

4S008292

Coordinatore

Salvatore Fusco

Credits

6

Language

Italian

Scientific Disciplinary Sector (SSD)

BIO/10 - BIOCHEMISTRY

Period

II semestre dal Mar 1, 2021 al Jun 11, 2021.

Learning outcomes

The course aims to provide the student with the basic and advanced knowledge of biocatalysis applied in the industrial, therapeutic and diagnostic fields. In particular, the main objectives of the course concern the understanding: 1) of the principles of enzyme catalysis; 2) the new frontiers in enzymes applications; 3) molecular methods to optimize the reactivity of enzymes; 4) innovative approaches for the development of artificial enzymes that show non-natural reactivity.

Program

The topics listed below are indicative of the syllabus content and may be subject to changes by the lecturer:

- Introduction to the course and general information on biocatalysis;

- Protein engineering for the optimization of biocatalysts: chemical modifications, site-directed metagenesis (rational design), random mutagenesis (directed evolution), semi-rational mutagenesis approaches, selection and screening methods, case studies (stability improvement: thermal and pH, catalytic efficiency, regio/stereo selectivity, etc.);

- Enzymes in unconventional media (medium engineering); enzyme reactions in organic solvents; biphasic systems, co-solvents and pure organic solvents; other unconventional media (ionic liquids, supercritical fluids and eutectic mixtures);

- Homogeneous enzyme catalysis: Multienzyme systems (linear, parallel, orthogonal and cyclic enzyme cascades); Practical examples of enzymatic cascades (production of non-natural amino acids, plastic precursors, di-substituted pyrrolidine, derivatives of D-phenylalanine, etc.);

- Heterogeneous enzymatic catalysis (immobilization): Advantages and disadvantages of immobilization; Supports for immobilization; Immobilization strategies (covalent, adsorption, entrapment and encapsulation); Immobilization without support (CLEC and CLEA); New frontiers of enzymatic immobilization: viral supports and nanoreactors;

-Biocatalysis applied to plastics: Physicochemical properties that influence the degradability of plastics; Enzymes that hydrolyse plastic polymers (PET hydrolytic enzymes (PHEs)); Protein engineering for optimizing PHEs; Ideonella sakaiensis as a model of bacterium that metabolizes PET plastic; Specific enzymes for the hydrolysis of PET (PETase);

- The CRISPR-Cas system principles and applications: CRISPR loci and cas genes; Operating mechanism of the CRISPR-Cas system; The three main types of CRISPR / Cas systems; Insights on the CRISPR / Cas9 system; Application of the CRISPR / Cas9 system for genome editing and protein engineering; Variants of the Cas9 endonuclease and their applications; the CRISPR / Cas9 system as a library screening tool for mutants generated by direct evolution;

- Cytochromes P450, a family of promiscuous catalysts: Characteristics of cytochromes P450; The importance of catalytic promiscuity for the evolution of new enzymes; Types of reactions catalyzed by cytochromes P450; Advantages and disadvantages of using cytochromes P450; Main classes of cytochromes P450; The catalytic cycle of cytochromes P450; Decoupling reactions; Engineering of cytochrome P450BM3 for hydroxylation of alkanes; Development of unnatural reactivity for the cyclo-propanation of alkenes; The importance of the axial ligand in cytochromes P450 for the development of unnatural reactivity.

Teaching material:
-Slides of the course (provided at the end of the lecture)
-Scientific articles (references cited during the lectures)

Examination Methods

The final assessment aims to verify the achievement of the "Learning Outcomes" related to the topics reported in the "Course syllabus".
The final assessment consists of an oral dissertation aimed at ascertaining both that the student has acquired the knowledge defined in the course syllabus as well as the ability to perform the required logical-deductive links. In particular, the completeness of the exposition, the level of integration between the various course topics as well as the scientific appropriateness of the language will be evaluated.
Furthermore, the achievement by the student of a global vision of the topics addressed in class (combined with their critical application), the ability to make connections and the use of an appropriate scientific language will be assessed with a mark of excellence.
The final assessment follows the same guidelines for both attending and non-attending students.

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Type D and Type F activities

Le attività formative in ambito D o F comprendono gli insegnamenti impartiti presso l'Università di Verona o periodi di stage/tirocinio professionale.
Nella scelta delle attività di tipo D, gli studenti dovranno tener presente che in sede di approvazione si terrà conto della coerenza delle loro scelte con il progetto formativo del loro piano di studio e dell'adeguatezza delle motivazioni eventualmente fornite.

 

II semestre From 3/1/21 To 6/11/21
years Modules TAF Teacher
1° 2° Python programming language D Vittoria Cozza (Coordinatore)

Career prospects


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News for students

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: only in this way will you be able to receive notification of all the notices from your teachers and your secretariat via email and soon also via the Univr app.

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

List of theses and work experience proposals

theses proposals Research area
Valutazione dell'applicazione di nanoparticelle biogeniche per il controllo del cancro batterico del kiwi AGRICULTURE - AGRICULTURE
Valutazione dell'applicazione di nanoparticelle biogeniche per il controllo del cancro batterico del kiwi APPLICATIONS OF LIFE SCIENCES - APPLICATIONS OF LIFE SCIENCES
Valorizzazione di scarti agroindustriali mediante fermentazione termofila per la produzione di acidi organici come precursori chimici di polimeri Applied biotechnology (non-medical), bioreactors, applied microbiology - Applied biotechnology (non-medical), bioreactors, applied microbiology
Valutazione dell'applicazione di nanoparticelle biogeniche per il controllo del cancro batterico del kiwi Applied biotechnology (non-medical), bioreactors, applied microbiology - Applied biotechnology (non-medical), bioreactors, applied microbiology
Immobilizzazione di enzimi d’interesse industriale su nanoparticelle biomimetiche magnetiche Applied Life Sciences and Non-Medical Biotechnology: Applied plant and animal sciences; food sciences; forestry; industrial, environmental and non-medical biotechnologies, nanobiotechnology, bioengineering; synthetic and chemical biology; biomimetics; bioremediation - Biomimetics
Immobilizzazione di enzimi d’interesse industriale su nanoparticelle biomimetiche magnetiche Applied Life Sciences and Non-Medical Biotechnology: Applied plant and animal sciences; food sciences; forestry; industrial, environmental and non-medical biotechnologies, nanobiotechnology, bioengineering; synthetic and chemical biology; biomimetics; bioremediation - Non-medical biotechnology and genetic engineering (including transgenic organisms, recombinant proteins, biosensors, bioreactors, microbiology)
Immobilizzazione di enzimi d’interesse industriale su nanoparticelle biomimetiche magnetiche Chemical engineering, technical chemistry - Chemical engineering, technical chemistry
Effetto delle condizioni operative applicate al processo di digestione anaerobica su produzione di biogas e stabilità del carbonio organico del digestato Earth System Science: Physical geography, geology, geophysics, atmospheric sciences, oceanography, climatology, cryology, ecology, global environmental change, biogeochemical cycles, natural resources management - Biogeochemistry, biogeochemical cycles, environmental chemistry
Influenza dalla variazione stagionale del feedstock sulla produzione di biogas e sulla stabilità del carbonio organico presente nel digestato prodotto Earth System Science: Physical geography, geology, geophysics, atmospheric sciences, oceanography, climatology, cryology, ecology, global environmental change, biogeochemical cycles, natural resources management - Biogeochemistry, biogeochemical cycles, environmental chemistry
Uso di digestato in suoli agrari e mitigazione del cambiamento climatico Earth System Science: Physical geography, geology, geophysics, atmospheric sciences, oceanography, climatology, cryology, ecology, global environmental change, biogeochemical cycles, natural resources management - Biogeochemistry, biogeochemical cycles, environmental chemistry
Caratterizzazione dei pool di sostanza organica da substrati a base di simulanti di regoliti marziane Earth System Science: Physical geography, geology, geophysics, atmospheric sciences, oceanography, climatology, cryology, ecology, global environmental change, biogeochemical cycles, natural resources management - Sedimentology, soil science, palaeontology, earth evolution
Uso di digestato in suoli agrari e mitigazione del cambiamento climatico Earth System Science: Physical geography, geology, geophysics, atmospheric sciences, oceanography, climatology, cryology, ecology, global environmental change, biogeochemical cycles, natural resources management - Sedimentology, soil science, palaeontology, earth evolution
Valorizzazione di scarti agroindustriali mediante fermentazione termofila per la produzione di acidi organici come precursori chimici di polimeri Environmental biotechnology, bioremediation, biodegradation - Environmental biotechnology, bioremediation, biodegradation
Bilanci di massa e di materia in digestori anaerobici alimentati con residui agricoli e zootecnici. Products and Processes Engineering: Product design, process design and control, construction methods, civil engineering, energy processes, material engineering - Chemical engineering, technical chemistry
Studio della composizione chimica e della stabilità termica di poliidrossialcanoati ottenuti da diverse matrici ambientali. Products and Processes Engineering: Product design, process design and control, construction methods, civil engineering, energy processes, material engineering - Chemical engineering, technical chemistry
Valorizzazione di scarti agroindustriali mediante fermentazione termofila per la produzione di acidi organici come precursori chimici di polimeri Products and Processes Engineering: Product design, process design and control, construction methods, civil engineering, energy processes, material engineering - Chemical engineering, technical chemistry
Immobilizzazione di enzimi d’interesse industriale su nanoparticelle biomimetiche magnetiche Products and Processes Engineering: Product design, process design and control, construction methods, civil engineering, energy processes, material engineering - Materials engineering (metals, ceramics, polymers, composites, etc.)
Valorizzazione di scarti agroindustriali mediante fermentazione termofila per la produzione di acidi organici come precursori chimici di polimeri Products and Processes Engineering: Product design, process design and control, construction methods, civil engineering, energy processes, material engineering - Production technology, process engineering
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
Multifunctional organic-inorganic hybrid nanomaterials for applications in Biotechnology and Green Chemistry 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
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

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. 
Please refer to the Crisis Unit's latest updates for the mode of teaching.


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