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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Academic staff

B C D F L P R S V Z

Ballottari Matteo

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Bassi Roberto

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Battista Federico

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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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Dainese Matteo

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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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Radicchi Eros

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Rossato Marzia

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Salvetti Elisa

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Seggio Mimimorena

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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
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Final exam
36
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2° Year activated in the A.Y. 2020/2021

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




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Teaching code

4S008291

Coordinatore

Marzia Rossato

Credits

6

Also offered in courses:

  • Genomics of the course Master's degree in Agri-Food Biotechnology

Language

Italian

Scientific Disciplinary Sector (SSD)

BIO/18 - GENETICS

Period

I semestre dal Oct 1, 2019 al Jan 31, 2020.

Learning outcomes

The course will provide knowledge on the structure and functions of genomes for both prokaryotes and eukaryotes, including relevant organisms for biotransformations and the production of bio-compounds. The course will illustrate experimental methods for genome-sequencing analysis and annotation, including different metagenomic approaches necessary to characterize the composition of microorganisms involved in bioprocesses (natural or induced) and the genes underlying relevant functions.

Program

Part 1. STRUCTURAL CHARACTERIZATION OF GENOMES
A) The anatomy of genomes
- Structural and genetic organization of prokaryotic genomes and eukaryotic organelles
- Structural and genetic organization of eukaryotic genomes
- Coding and non-coding genes
- Repeated elements
- Pseudogenes
- Bacterial and plant pan-genome
B) Methods for the structural analysis of genomes
- First generation sequencing
- Second generation sequencing methods
- Third generation sequencing methods
- Methods for generating physical and genetic maps
- Introduction to molecular markers and to methods for their analysis
- Sequencing based on linked-reads
C) Approaches for the study and assembly of genomes
- de-novo Assembly:
- hierarchical approach
- shot-gun approach
- hybrid approach
- Comparative analysis:
- reference-based assembly
- re-sequencing
D) Genome Projects
Students will actively carry out the analysis, presentation and discussion of original articles related to genome sequencing projects of organisms that constitute bioresources.

Part 2. FUNCTIONAL CHARACTERIZATION OF GENOMES
A) The transcriptome
- Components of the transcriptome
- Classes and functions of long and small non-coding RNA
B) Methods for the analysis of transcriptome
- Transcriptome analysis by second-generation sequencing
- Transcriptome analysis by third generation sequencing
- Analysis of microRNAs (PCR-based methods and sequencing)
C) Annotation of genomes
- Ab initio gene prediction
- Annotation guided by experimental evidence
- Annotation based on synteny analysis
- Genomic browsers
- In-silico functional annotation

D) The epigenome
- DNA organization in the nucleus and chromatin structure
- Introduction to epigenetic markers (histone modifications and DNA methylation)
E) Methods for the analysis of the epigenome
- Chromatin conformation analysis
- Analysis of DNA-protein interaction
- Analysis of histone markers
- Methylation analysis

Part 3. METAGENOMICS
A) Methods for metagenomic analysis
- Sequence-based metagenomics vs functional metagenomics
- DNA barcodes and metabarcoding
- Metagenomics by Whole Genome Shot-gun sequencing
- Shot-gun metagenomics by HiC, linked-reads and long reads
- Meta-transcriptomics
B) Metagenomic projects
Students will actively analyze, present and discuss original articles related to metagenomic projects relevant for bioresources.

Part 4. EVOLUTION OF GENOMES
- The first genomes and evolution of complex genomes
- Mutations and DNA repair
- Gene duplication, gene families and gene conversion
- Chromosomal alterations and polyploidy
- Horizontal transfer to prokaryotes

Reference texts
Author Title Publishing house Year ISBN Notes
Brown Genomes 4 (Edizione 4) Taylor & Francis 2017 978-0-8153-4508-4

Examination Methods

The final exam includes the presentation of a scientific paper and a written exam (10 open questions) covering the course program. The written exam will last 2 hours.
The final vote will result from the sum of votes assigned to the paper presentation (max 3 points) and the vote of written exam (maximum 3 points for each question). Voting will be expressed in thirtieths.

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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)

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Graduation

Deadlines and administrative fulfilments

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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. 
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