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 Dina Hofer who successfully defended her PhD thesis and completed her doctoral studies!

Alex Zaufel received the poster award at the XXV International Bile Acid Meeting: Bile Acids in Health and Disease 2018 in Dublin, Ireland. Congratulations!

Madalina Duta-Mare has successfully defended her PhD thesis. Congratulations on completing your doctoral studies and receiving your PhD!

Latest Publications

Groschner K, Tiapko O. Revelation of an enigmatic signaling machinery - First insights into the mammalian TRPC architecture. Cell Calcium. 2018; 74:144-6

Tiapko O, Groschner K. TRPC3 as a Target of Novel Therapeutic Interventions. Cells. 2018; 7(7)

Skorobogatko Y, Dragan M, Cordon C, Reilly SM, Hung CW, Xia W, Zhao P, Wallace M, Lackey DE, Chen XW, Osborn O, Bogner-Strauss JG, Theodorescu D, Metallo CM, Olefsky JM, Saltiel AR. RalA controls glucose homeostasis by regulating glucose uptake in brown fat. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2018; 115(30):7819-24


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