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

Vujić N, Bradić I, Goeritzer M, Kuentzel KB, Rainer S, Kratky D, Radović B. ATG7 is dispensable for LC3-PE conjugation in thioglycolate-elicited mouse peritoneal macrophages. Autophagy. 2021; in press

Schilcher I, Stadler JT, Lechleitner M, Hrzenjak A, Berghold A, Pregartner G, Lhomme M, Holzer, M, Korbelius M, Reichmann F, Springer A, Wadsack C, Madl T, Kratky D, Kontush A, Marsche G, Frank S. Endothelial Lipase Modulates Paraoxonase 1 Content and Arylesterase Activity of HDL. Int J Mol Sci. 2021; 22(2):719

Wunderling K, Leopold C, Jamitzky I, Yaghmour M, Zink F, Kratky D, Thiele C. Hepatic synthesis of triacylglycerols containing medium-chain fatty acids is dominated by diacylglycerol acyltransferase 1 and efficiently inhibited by etomoxir. Mol Metab. 2020; in press

Parrado-Fernandez C, Leoni V, Saeed A, Rodriguez-Rodriguez P, Sandebring-Matton A, Beldad-Cordoba C, Bueno P, Gali CC, Panzenboeck U, Cedazo-Minguez A, Björkhem I. Sex-difference in flux of 27-hydroxycholesterol in the brain. Br J Pharmacol. 2020; in press

Hutten S, Usluer S, Bourgeois B, Simonetti F, Odeh HM, Fare CM, Czuppa M, Hruska-Plochan M, Hofweber M, Polymenidou M, Shorter J, Edbauer D, Madl T, Dormann D. Nuclear Import Receptors Directly Bind to Arginine-Rich Dipeptide Repeat Proteins and Suppress Their Pathological Interactions. Cell Rep. 2020; 33(12):108538



DK-MCDVirtual Guest Lecture Series

MedUni GrazDoctoral Day
Public Presentations for Doc School & PhD students
Abstract submission: 27.10. - 20.11.2020
Registration deadline: 22.01.2021
Submission & registration:

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

DK-MCD11th Scientific Retreat
Seggau Castle