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

Our students' faculty has elected their new speakers: Manu Kanti and Martin Buerger. Congratulations and many thanks to the resigning speakers for their work in the past years!

We warmly welcome Philipp J. Jost and Herbert Strobl as associated members of the DK-MCD faculty.

Congratulations to Alex Zaufel who received the national award ars docendi for innovative and excellent teaching for his seminar "From symptome to diagnosis - the interactive elective to improve clinical education of early state physicians"!

Latest Publications

Koshenov Z, Oflaz FE, Hirtl M, Bachkoenig OA, Rost R, Osibow K, Gottschalk B, Madreiter-Sokolowski CT, Waldeck-Weiermair M, Malli R, Graier WF. The contribution of uncoupling protein 2 to mitochondrial Ca2+ homeostasis - a short revisit. Mitochondrion. 2020; in press

Schittmayer M, Vujic N, Darnhofer B, Korbelius M, Honeder S, Kratky D, Birner-Gruenberger R. Spatially resolved activity-based proteomic profiles of the murine small intestinal lipases. Mol Cell Proteomics. 2020; in press

Teppan J, Barth DA, Prinz F, Jonas K, Pichler M, Klec C. Involvement of Long Non-Coding RNAs (lncRNAs) in Tumor Angiogenesis. Noncoding RNA. 2020; 6(4):E42

Vujic N, Korbelius M, Sachdev V, Rainer S, Zimmer A, Huber A, Radovic B, Kratky D. Intestine-specific DGAT1 deficiency improves atherosclerosis in apolipoprotein E knockout mice by reducing systemic cholesterol burden. Atherosclerosis. 2020; 310:26-36



ISBStructural Biology Meets Clinic: Molecular Aspects of COVID-19
16:30 - 19:00, online
For registration and additional information please see the BioTechMed-Graz website

16.12.2020 Guest lecture
BioTechMed-GrazBioTechMed-Graz Nobel Lecture 2020 by Prof. Bruce Beutler, MD
Registration required via the BioTechMed-Graz website (available in autumn 2020)

MUGDoctoral 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