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 Call for students' applications is open!
Application deadline: September 15, 2019

Congratulations to Niroj Shrestha who successfully defended his PhD thesis and completed his PhD studies.

Beatrix Wieser was granted a Marshall Plan Scholarship to support her research stay in the USA. Congratulations!

We congratulate Benedikt Kien to the Poster Award at the FASEB Science Research Conference on "Mitochondrial Biogenesis and Dynamics in Health and Disease" in Palm Springs.

Latest Publications

Gali CC, Fanaee-Danesh E, Zandl-Lang M, Albrecher NM, Tam-Amersdorfer C, Stracke A, Sachdev V, Reichmann F, Sun Y, Avdili A, Reiter M, Kratky D, Holzer P, Lass A, Kandimalla KK, Panzenboeck U. Amyloid-beta impairs insulin signaling by accelerating autophagy-lysosomal degradation of LRP-1 and IR-β in blood-brain barrier endothelial cells in vitro and in 3XTg-AD mice. Mol Cell Neurosci. 2019; in press

Zimmermann A, Kainz K, Hofer SJ, Bauer MA, Schroeder S, Dengjel J, Pietrocola F, Kepp O, Ruckenstuhl C, Eisenberg T, Sigrist SJ, Madeo F, Carmona-Gutierrez D, Kroemer G. 4,4'-Dimethoxychalcone: a natural flavonoid that promotes health through autophagy-dependent and -independent effects. Autophagy. 2019; in press

Baracco EE, Castoldi F, Durand S, Enot DP, Tadic J, Kainz K, Madeo F, Chery A, Izzo V, Maiuri MC, Pietrocola F, Kroemer G. α-Ketoglutarate inhibits autophagy Aging. 2019; 11(11):3418-31



18.07.2019 Guest lecture
T-cells at the heart of wound healing by Gustavo Campos Ramos, PhD
Deciphering T-cell receptor repertoires in health and disease by Encarnita Mariotti-Ferrandiz, PhD
15:30, HS E1, Lecture Hall Center (Auenbruggerplatz 15), MUG

06.08.2019 Guest lecture
Systems biology approaches to understand liver lipid metabolism by Prof. Dr. Thomas Vallim
16:00, MC1.G.01.005 (Seminar room 01 - Applied Biomedicine; MED Campus, tract G, 1st floor), MUG