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
Madalina Duta-Mare and Martina Zandl were awarded poster prizes at the 85th Congress of the European Atherosclerosis Society (EAS) in Prague, Czech Republic. Congratulations!

H. Furkan Alkan and Chaitanya Gali were awarded the prestigious Marshall Plan Scholarships. We congratulate them sincerely and wish them all the best for their research stays in the USA!

Latest Publications
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; in press
Vujic N, Korbelius M, Leopold C, Duta-Mare M, Rainer S, Schlager S, Goeritzer M, Kolb D, Eichmann TO, Diwoky C, Zimmer A, Zimmermann R, Lass A, Radovic B, Kratky D. Monoglyceride lipase deficiency affects hepatic cholesterol metabolism and lipid-dependent gut transit in ApoE-/- mice. Oncotarget. 2017; 8(20):33122-33136
24.05.2017 Guest lecture
How macrophages digest very large objects including dead adipocytes and aggregated LDL by Prof. Frederick Maxfield, PhD
11:00, SR 44.22 (Humboldstrasse 48, 2nd floor)

24.05.2017 Guest lecture
Genome and protein engineering to study RNA biology in cancer by Prof. Dr. Tony Gutschner
16:00, Lecture Hall, Department of Pathology (Auenbruggerplatz 25, ground floor)

24.05.2017 Guest lecture
Cysteine cathepsins as targets for noninvasive diagnostic imaging and targeted drug delivery in cancer and inflammation-associated diseases by Prof. Boris Turk, PhD PhD
17:00, Lecture Hall, Department of Pathology (Auenbruggerplatz 25, ground floor)

21.06.2017 Guest lecture
Targeting senescence against cancer and aging by Peter de Keizer, PhD
16:00, SR 07.11, Preclinics (Harrachgasse 21, 1st floor), MUG

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