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
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

B C F L P R V Z

Ballottari Matteo

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

Bolzonella David

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

Boscaini Maurizio

symbol email maurizio.boscaini@univr.it

Bossi Alessandra Maria

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

Chignola Roberto

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

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

Rossato Marzia

symbol email marzia.rossato@univr.it symbol phone-number +39 045 802 7800
Foto personale,  July 18, 2012

Vallini Giovanni

symbol email giovanni.vallini@univr.it symbol phone-number 045 802 7098; studio dottorandi: 045 802 7095

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. 2020/2021
ModulesCreditsTAFSSD
1 module between the following
Training
3
F
-
Final exam
36
E
-

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

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

4S008294

Teacher

Coordinatore

Giovanni Vallini

Credits

6

Language

Italian

Scientific Disciplinary Sector (SSD)

AGR/16 - AGRICULTURAL MICROBIOLOGY

Period

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

Learning outcomes

The course is designed to provide students with a comprehensive training on both structure and role of microbial communities within different natural and anthropized habitats, as main actors of biogeochemical cycles of the elements. Students will have the opportunity to learn the most up-to-date theoretical principles and experimental methodologies to analyze microbial communities both in natural systems and in engineered (technological) contexts. Students attending the course will also be able to acquire interpretative tools allowing them to identify the occurrence of ecological imbalances and critically evaluate human impacts on the environment in terms of pollution and climate change, possibly even due to perturbations of microbial biocenoses at macro-scale level.

Program

[1]. Principles and boundaries of Microbial Ecology: fundamental rules and basic concepts that govern functioning of complex biological systems, with reference to the microbial component organized in highly diverse and extremely dynamic communities. [2]. Methodological tools and experimental procedures for studies in Microbial Ecology (microscopy, FISH, respirometry, measurement of carbon substrate utilization, radioisotopes and stable isotopes, microelectrodes, molecular fingerprinting, isolation techniques, metagenomics). [3]. Spatial scale of Microbial Ecology: a) systems on a microscopic scale (phenomena near or within the single microbial cell), b) macroscale microbial ecosystems (aquatic systems, terrestrial systems, microbial associations with other biota) in mutual interaction with physical, chemical, edaphic, and biological factors, including also anthropization and engineering forces, c) microbial dynamics with impact on global scale systems. [4]. Role of individual species with respect to that of consortia in the establishment, functioning, diffusion and resilience of microbial communities. [5]. Biomats and biofilms: formation of organized microbial communities (stability, succession and dispersion). [6]. Main mechanisms that mediate the interactions between microorganisms (classification of different microbial interactions) and between microorganisms and hosts (plants or animals). [7]. Microbial processes contributing to biogeochemical cycles. [8]. Biomineralization and microbial weathering. [9]. Case studies among the wide variety of microbial habitats: surface waters, marine waters, surface and subsurface soil, groundwater, agricultural contexts, heavily polluted sites, the urban environment. [10]. Synthetic microbial ecology: the use of design principles to engineer microbial communities in order to obtain self-regulating as well as mutually reinforcing systems, able to perform specific functions.

Reference texts
Author Title Publishing house Year ISBN Notes
Larry L. Barton, Robert J. C. McLean (Eds) Environmental Microbiology and Microbial Ecology (Edizione 2) Wiley-Blackwell 2019 978-1-118-96626-6
J.-C. Bertrand, P. Caumette, P. Lebaron, R. Matheron, P. Normand, T. Sime-Ngando (Eds) Environmental Microbiology: Fundamentals and Applications - Microbial Ecology (Edizione 1) Springer 2011 978-9-401-79117-5

Examination Methods

Final assignment of course credit by written examination. The test consists in the submission to the student of a multi-page form containing 20 to 25 quizzes, including single answer questions, multiple answer questions, calculation exercises, request of short comments and descriptions. Each question is given a different weight in points. The rating is in thirtieths, based on the percentage of points matched with the correct answers.

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

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)

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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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