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

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; in press

Carmona-Gutierrez D, Bauer MA, Zimmermann A, Kainz K, Hofer SJ, Kroemer G, Madeo F. Digesting the crisis: autophagy and coronaviruses. Microb Cell. 2020; 7(5):119-28

Klocker EV, Barth DA, Riedl JM, Prinz F, Szkandera J, Schlick K, Kornprat P, Lackner K, Lindenmann J, Stöger H, Stotz M, Gerger A, Pichler M. Decreased Activity of Circulating Butyrylcholinesterase in Blood Is an Independent Prognostic Marker in Pancreatic Cancer Patients. Cancers (Basel). 2020; 12(5):E1154

Jonas K, Calin GA, Pichler M. RNA-Binding Proteins as Important Regulators of Long Non-Coding RNAs in Cancer. Int J Mol Sci. 2020; 21(8):E2969

Shrestha N, Bacsa B, Ong HL, Scheruebel S, Bischof H, Malli R, Ambudkar IS, Groschner K. TRIC-A shapes oscillatory Ca2+ signals by interaction with STIM1/Orai1 complexes. PLoS Biol. 2020; 18(4):e3000700