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

We have moved!
Please note the new address and phone number of the DK-MCD office.

Congratulations to Alexandra Kober who successfully defended her thesis and completed her studies!

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!

Latest Publications
Groschner K, Shrestha N, Fameli N. Cardiovascular and Hemostatic Disorders: SOCE in Cardiovascular Cells: Emerging Targets for Therapeutic Intervention. Adv Exp Med Biol. 2017; 993:473-503

Madreiter-Sokolowski CT, Győrffy B, Klec C, Sokolowski AA, Rost R, Waldeck-Weiermair M, Malli R, Graier WF. UCP2 and PRMT1 are key prognostic markers for lung carcinoma patients. Oncotarget. 2017; in press

Koyani CN, Kolesnik E, Woelkart G, Shrestha N, Scheruebel S, Trummer C, Zorn-Pauly K, Hammer A, Lang P, Reicher H, Maechler H, Groschner K, Mayer B, Rainer PP, Sourij H, Sattler W, Malle E, Pelzmann B, von Lewinski D. Dipeptidyl peptidase-4 independent cardiac dysfunction links saxagliptin to heart failure. Biochem Pharmacol. 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. Pflugers Arch. 2017; in press


21.09.2017 Managing the publishing process at scientific journals by Randy Scott Levinson, Senior Editor, Nature Medicine
15:00 Guest lecture
16:30 Q/A session (students only)
Seminar room MC1.F.05.016, MED Campus (Neue Stiftingtalstrasse 6, 5th floor), MUG

22.09. Guest lecture
Aging and cerebral vessel function by Prof. Dr. Nikolaus Plesnila
10:30, Lecture Hall 20/2 (Auenbruggerplatz 20, ground floor), MUG

22.09. Guest lecture
Interaction and effects of nanoparticles in the healthy and diseases microvasculatureby Dr. Markus Rehberg
11:15, Lecture Hall 20/2 (Auenbruggerplatz 20, ground floor), MUG

DK-MCD7th Scientific Retreat
Oststeirischer Hof, Söchau

17.11.2017 10 Years Anniversary of PhD Programs at the Medical University of Graz

07.12.2017 Technical Workshop

13.12.2017 MUG Doctoral Day