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 FWF will continue to fund the DK-MCD after positive reevaluation by an international reviewer panel. We are all looking forward to four more exciting, inspiring and successful years!

Latest Publications

Leopold C, Duta-Mare M, Sachdev V, Goeritzer M, Maresch L, Kolb D, Reicher H, Wagner B, Stojakovic T, Ruelicke T, Haemmerle G, Hoefler G, Sattler W, Kratky D. Hepatocyte-specific lysosomal acid lipase deficiency protects mice from diet-induced obesity but promotes hepatic inflammation. Biochim Biophys Acta. 2019; in press

Madreiter-Sokolowski CT, Waldeck-Weiermair M, Bourguignon MP, Villeneuve N, Gottschalk B, Klec C, Stryeck S, Radulovic S, Parichatikanond W, Frank S, Madl T, Malli R, Graier WF. Enhanced inter-compartmental Ca2+ flux modulates mitochondrial metabolism and apoptotic threshold during aging. Redox Biol. 2019; 20:458-66



22.01.2019 Guest Lecture
A unique mode of regulation and physiological role of NCLX in mitochondrial Ca2+ signaling by Prof. Israel Sekler, PhD
15:15, MC1.G.01.005 (Seminar room 01 - Applied Biomedicine; MED Campus, tract G, 1st floor), MUG