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 Publications

Olivieri O, Speziali G, Castagna A, Pattini P, Udali S, Pizzolo F, Liesinger L, Gindlhuber J, Tomin T, Schittmayer M, Birner-Gruenberger R, Cecconi D, Girelli D, Friso S, Martinelli N. The Positive Association between Plasma Myristic Acid and ApoCIII Concentrations in Cardiovascular Disease Patients Is Supported by the Effects of Myristic Acid in HepG2 Cells. J Nutr. 2020; in press

Barth DA, Prinz F, Teppan J, Jonas K, Klec C, Pichler M. Long-Noncoding RNA (lncRNA) in the Regulation of Hypoxia-Inducible Factor (HIF) in Cancer. Noncoding RNA. 2020; 6(3):E27

Stotz M, Barth DA, Riedl JM, Asamer E, Klocker EV, Kornprat P, Hutterer GC, Prinz F, Lackner K, Stöger H, Gerger A, Pichler M. The Lipase/Amylase Ratio (LAR) in Peripheral Blood Might Represent a Novel Prognostic Marker in Patients with Surgically Resectable Pancreatic Cancer. Cancers (Basel). 2020; 12(7):E1798

Xie H, Heier C, Kien B, Vesely PW, Tang Z, Sexl V, Schoiswohl G, Strießnig-Bina I, Hoefler G, Zechner R, Schweiger M. Adipose triglyceride lipase activity regulates cancer cell proliferation via AMP-kinase and mTOR signaling. Biochim Biophys Acta Mol Cell Biol Lipids. 2020; 1865(9):158737



DK-MCD10th Scientific Retreat

SFB8th International Graz Symposium on Lipid and Membrane Biology
Medical University of Graz