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

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Exam calendar

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Academic staff

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Ballottari Matteo

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Bassi Roberto

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Bolzonella David

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Bossi Alessandra Maria

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Calabrese Bernardo

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Chignola Roberto

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Cozza Vittoria

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Dal Corso Giovanni

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Fiammengo Roberto

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Frison Nicola

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Furini Antonella

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Fusco Salvatore

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Lampis Silvia

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Perduca Massimiliano

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Piccinelli Fabio

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Rossato Marzia

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Speghini Adolfo

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Vandelle Elodie Genevieve Germaine

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Vitulo Nicola

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Zaccone Claudio

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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.

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

4S008299

Credits

6

Language

Italian

Scientific Disciplinary Sector (SSD)

AGR/12 - PLANT PATHOLOGY

Period

I semestre dal Oct 1, 2020 al Jan 29, 2021.

Learning outcomes

Students will address the problem of pathogen control in plant production, with a view to a greater environmental sustainability, and will acquire specific knowledge regarding the strategies currently used to reduce the environmental impact of pesticides (biological control, integrated pest management). Moreover, deep knowledge will also be provided about the mechanisms governing the interactions between plants and pathogens, as well as their relationships with the ecosystem, as a prerequisite for the development of innovative strategies, based on the interference with microorganism pathogenicity and/or the strengthening of plant resistance and natural defense capabilities.

Program

The course will deal with the following themes:

1. Introduction to Plant Pathology

2. Sustainibility in agriculture

3. Basic concepts of epidemiology

4. Plant disease management (IPM, Integrated Pest Management)

5. Description of the main pathogen agents (fungi, bacteria, phytoplasms, viruses and viroids) with symptom analysis and description:
- phytopathogenic fungi and pseudo-fungi: detailed cycle of Plasmopara viticola, Erysiphe necator, Botrytis cinerea, Puccinia graminis.
- phytopathogenic bacteria: detailed cycle of Erwinia amylovora, Pseudomonas syringae e Agrobacterium tumefaciens.
- phytopathogenic viruses: basic knowledge of the replication process, gene expression, assembly, movement of viral particles in infected plants. Detailed examples: Tobacco Mosaic Virus (TMV), Potato Virus Y (PVY). Viral transmission through vectors. Virus satellite and RNA satellites. The use of viruses as expression vectors.
- phytoplasms: basic knowledge and virulence factors.

6. Molecular mechanisms of pathogenicity and virulence of phytopathogenic microorganisms:
- pathogenicity factors: description, function, regulation
- virulence factors: description, function, regulation

7. Plant-pathogen interaction
-molecular bases of host specificity: non-host resistance and race-specific resistance
-plant-pathogen recognition: the elicitor-receptor model, the guard model, the decoy model

8. Plant resistance against diseases
-structure, function and evolution of resistance genes in plants
-mechanisms of resistance expression and regulation
-the defense responses: morpho-structural mechanisms, antimicrobial compound synthesis, the hypersensitive cell death (HR)
- the systemic resistances: signals and molecular mechanisms governing the systemic acquired resistance (SAR), the induced systemic resistance (ISR) and the systemic response to wounding.
6. Biotechnological applications for the development of new disease control strategies (biological control, resistant plants, inhibition of phytopathogen virulence)

Reference texts
-Plant Pathology, Agrios
-Fondamenti di Patologia Vegetale, edizione 2017, Pàtron Editore
-Biochemistry and Molecular Biology of Plants, Buchanan
-Elementi di virologia vegetale, Piccin

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

Reference texts
Author Title Publishing house Year ISBN Notes
B.B. Buchanan, W. Gruissem & R.L. Jones Biochemistry & Molecular Biology of Plants American Society of Plant Physiology 2000 0-943088
Belli Giuseppe Elementi di Patologia vegetale Piccin-Nuova Libraria 2015
Alberto Matta, Roberto Buonaurio, Aniello Scala ondamenti di patologia vegetale Pàtron 2017 8855533827
Agrios G.N. Plant Pathology (Edizione 4) Harcourt Academic Press 1997 0120445646

Examination Methods

The exam will include two parts:

1. Oral presentation of a scientific article in front of the class. The article is chosen by the students among a list proposed by the teacher or autonomously (approved by the teacher). The articles deal with arguments related to phytopathology themes addressed during the course. Evaluation criteria include the general understanding of the paper, the argument deepening for a proper description of the concept of the presented work (correlated bibliographic research), language skills and capacity to discuss in a critical manner.

2. Written exam with open questions. The aim of this exam is to ascertain that formative objectives described above have been reached. In particular, the following points will be taken into consideration:
-the degree of knowledge on the subject;
-the language skills related to the subject.

The final vote will be attributed considering one third for the article presentation and two thirds for the written exam. Each student will receive a unique final vote including the result of both exam parts.

The exam will be the same for all students, independently of their presence to the course.

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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Graduation

Deadlines and administrative fulfilments

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Need to activate a thesis internship

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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

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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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