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

Congratulations to Katharina Kainz to the successful defense of her PhD thesis and completion of her doctoral studies!

Latest Publications

Deak AT, Gottschalk B, Eroglu E, Rost R, Waldeck-Weiermair M, Graier WF, Malli R. High-Resolution Imaging of STIM/Orai Subcellular Localization Using Array Confocal Laser Scanning Microscopy. Methods Mol Biol. 2018; 1843:175-87

Nikam A, Patankar JV, Somlapura M, Lahiri P, Sachdev V, Kratky D, Denk H, Zatloukal K, Abuja PM. The PPARa Agonist Fenofibrate Prevents Formation of Protein Aggregates (Mallory-Denk bodies) in a Murine Model of Steatohepatitis-like Hepatotoxicity. Sci Rep. 2018;8(1):12964

Alkan HF, Walter KE, Luengo A, Madreiter-Sokolowski CT, Stryeck S, Lau AN, Al-Zoughbi W, Lewis CA, Thomas CJ, Hoefler G, Graier WF, Madl T, Vander Heiden MG, Bogner-Strauss JG. Cytosolic Aspartate Availability Determines Cell Survival When Glutamine Is Limiting. Cell Metab. 2018; in press


18.09.2018 Guest Lecture
Functionalizing the melanoma and cholangiocarcinoma genomes for precision medicine by Prof. Lawrence Kwong, PhD
16:00, Lecture Hall E1, Lecture Hall Center (Auenbruggerplatz 15), MUG

05.10.2018 Guest Lecture
Present and future of metabolomics by NMR by Prof. Dr. Claudio Luchinat
10:00, Lecture Hall MC.05, MED Campus (NeueStiftingtalstrasse 6, ground floor), MUG

8th Scientific Retreat
Oststeirischer Hof, Söchau


Doctoral Day 2018@ MedUni Graz