GMO and GMM - Mod 1 teoria (2008/2009)

Course partially running

Course code
Name of lecturer
Mario Pezzotti
Number of ECTS credits allocated
Academic sector
Language of instruction
2° Sem dal Mar 9, 2009 al Jun 12, 2009.

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Lesson timetable

2° Sem
Day Time Type Place Note
Monday 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM lesson Lecture Hall L from Mar 9, 2009  to Apr 28, 2009
Tuesday 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM lesson Lecture Hall L from Mar 9, 2009  to Apr 28, 2009

Learning outcomes

The aim of the GMO class is to illustrate scientific elements and legal rules that characterize Genetic Modified Organism. The definition of GMO will be deeply discussed and will be presented the agronomic and industrial traits inserted in the microorganism and plant genomes. The official detection methods will be illustrated and fully discussed. EU and world legislation and regulation will be also discussed. Intellectual property, labeling and safety will be critically analyzed.


GMO legal regulation
The definition of GMO
Genetically modified traits
Notification of release

Methods of detecting and revealing
The sampling
Principles of methodology validation
International standard analysis
Intellectual property
Safety and labeling of GMO

Assessment methods and criteria

Oral examination