International PhD Program










Metabolic and Cardiovascular Disease (DK-MCD)

The DK-MCD offers an excellence PhD program that provides an in-depth, multidisciplinary training in biomedical research in a stimulating international environment. The thesis projects focus on aspects of metabolic and cardiovascular diseases that integrate basic research and clinically-oriented sciences utilizing a wide spectrum of state-of-the-art techniques.

Latest News   Announcements

Yidan Sun received a travel grant of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD) to attend the 53rd EASD Annual Meeting in Lisbon, Portugal. We wish you an interesting and fruitful congress!

Vinay Sachdev has successfully defended his PhD thesis. Congratulations on completing your doctoral studies and receiving your Ph.D!

Jianfeng Huang receives the Thesis Award 2016 of the Comprehensive Cancer Center (CCC) Graz.

Congratulations to Wenmin Xia who was awarded the prestigious Marshall Plan Scholarship for her upcoming research stay in the USA!

Latest Publications
Pessentheiner AR, Huber K, Pelzmann HJ, Prokesch A, Radner FPW, Wolinski H, Lindroos-Christensen J, Hoefler G, Rülicke T, Birner-Gruenberger R, Bilban M, Bogner-Strauss JG. APMAP interacts with lysyl oxidase-like proteins, and disruption of Apmap leads to beneficial visceral adipose tissue expansion. FASEB J. 2017; in press
Di Giuro CM, Shrestha N, Malli R, Groschner K, van Breemen C, Fameli N. Na+/Ca2+ exchangers and Orai channels jointly refill endoplasmic reticulum (ER) Ca2+ via ER nanojunctions in vascular endothelial cells. Pfluegers Arch. 2017; in press
Schlager S, Vujic N, Korbelius M, Duta-Mare M, Dorow J, Leopold C, Rainer S Wegscheider M, Reicher H, Ceglarek U, Sattler W, Radovic B, Kratky D. Lysosomal lipid hydrolysis provides substrates for lipid mediator synthesis in murine macrophages. Oncotarget. 2017; 8(25):40037-51


PhD Thesis Defense of Alexandra Kober
10:30, HS 26.K3, Department of Pathophysiology & Immunology (Heinrichstrasse 31a), MUG

AuPA Austrian Proteomics and Metabolomics Research Symposium - APRS 2017
Lecture Hall Center, MUG

21.09.2017 Guest lecture & open QA session for students with Randy Scott Levinson, Senior Editor, Nature Medicine, Nature Publishing Group, New York, USA (details to be announced)

DK-MCD7th Scientific Retreat
Oststeirischer Hof, Söchau

07.12.2017 Technical Workshop