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

The doc.funds Biomolecular Structures and Interactions (BioMolStruct; speaker Tobias Madl) offers 12 PhD positions in Integrative Structural Biology. For further information please see the program website.
Application deadline: 12.05.2021

The Call for Applications to PhD student positions in the PhD programs MolMed, AMBRA, DK-MCD, DP-iDP and RESPImmun at the Med Uni Graz is open! For further information please see the PhD website.
Application deadline: 05.05.2021

Latest Publications

Schroeder S, Hofer SJ, Zimmermann A, Pechlaner R, Dammbrueck C, Pendl T, Marcello GM, Pogatschnigg V, Bergmann M, Müller M, Gschiel V, Ristic S, Tadic J, Iwata K, Richter G, Farzi A, Üçal M, Schäfer U, Poglitsch M, Royer P, Mekis R, Agreiter M, Tölle RC, Sótonyi P, Willeit J, Mairhofer B, Niederkofler H, Pallhuber I, Rungger G, Tilg H, Defrancesco M, Marksteiner J, Sinner F, Magnes C, Pieber TR, Holzer P, Kroemer G, Carmona-Gutierrez D, Scorrano L, Dengjel J, Madl T, Sedej S, Sigrist SJ, Rácz B, Kiechl S, Eisenberg T, Madeo F. Dietary spermidine improves cognitive function. Cell Rep. 2021; 35(2):108985 in press

Waldherr L, Seitanidou M, Jakešová M, Handl V, Honeder S, Nowakowska M, Tomin T, Karami Rad M, Schmidt T, Distl J, Birner-Gruenberger R, von Campe G, Schäfer U, Berggren M, Rinner B, Asslaber M, Ghaffari-Tabrizi-Wizsy N, Patz S, Simon DT, Schindl R. Targeted Chemotherapy of Glioblastoma Spheroids with an Iontronic Pump. Adv Mater Technol. 2021; in press

Helderman RC, Whitney DG, Duta-Mare M, Akhmetshina A, Vujic N, Jayapalan S, Nyman JS, Misra BB, Rosen CJ, Czech MP, Kratky D, Rendina-Ruedy E. Loss of Function of Lysosomal Acid Lipase (LAL) Profoundly Impacts Osteoblastogenesis and Increases Fracture Risk in Humans. Bone. 2021; in press PubMed



Virtual Guest Lecture Series SS 2021

21.04.2021 Guest lecture
Unsuck your Science - How a culture of care improves our lives as scientists, as well as those of our animals
14:00 - 17:00, online - Registration required!

27.04.2021 Guest lecture
Targeting PGD2 signalling for the treatment of viral bronchiolitis and airway remodelling in asthma by Md Ashik Ullah, PhD
09:00, via Webex: (password: Cm6MDj83muq)

27.04.2021 Guest lecture
DK-MCDCareer Talk
“What Can You Be With a PhD?”

17:00 - 18:30, online - Registration required!

DK-MCD11th Scientific Retreat
Seggau Castle

SFB8th International Graz Symposium on Lipid and Membrane Biology
Assembly Hall, MED CAMPUS Graz