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 Sinem Usluer who successfully defended her PhD thesis and completed her PhD studies.

Our students' speaker Manu Manjunath Kanti successfully completed his PhD studies with the defense of his PhD thesis. Congratulations!

Latest Publications

Amor M, Bianco V, Buerger M, Lechleitner M, Vujic N, Dobrijevic A, Akhmetshina A, Pirchheim A, Schwarz B, Pessentheiner AR, Baumgartner F, Rampitsch K, Schauer S, Klobucar I, Degoricija V, Pregartner G, Kummer D, Svecla M, Sommer G, Kolb D, Holzapfel GA, Hoefler G, Frank S, Norata GD, Kratky D. Genetic deletion of MMP12 ameliorates cardiometabolic disease by improving insulin sensitivity, systemic inflammation, and atherosclerotic features in mice. Cardiovasc Diabetol. 2023; 22:327

Bianco V, Kratky D. Glycoprotein Non-Metastatic Protein B (GPNMB): The Missing Link Between Lysosomes and Obesity. Exp Clin Endocrinol Diabetes. 2023; in press

Jonas K, Prinz F, Ferracin M, Krajina K, Pasculli B, Deutsch A, Madl T, Rinner B, Slaby O, Klec C, Pichler M. MiR-4649-5p acts as a tumor-suppressive microRNA in triple negative breast cancer by direct interaction with PIP5K1C, thereby potentiating growth-inhibitory effects of the AKT inhibitor capivasertib. Breast Cancer Res. 2023; 25(1):119

Lang M, Krump C, Meshcheryakova A, Tam-Amersdorfer C, Schwarzenberger E, Passegger C, Connolly S, Mechtcheriakova D, Strobl H. Microenvironmental and cell intrinsic factors governing human cDC2 differentiation and monocyte reprogramming. Front Immunol. 2023; 14:1216352



BioTechMed-GrazBioTechMed-Graz Nobel Lecture 2023: The brain's systems for space and time by Edvard I. Moser
17:00, Alumni Lecture Hall (Universitätsplatz 3), UG
Registration required: BioTechMed-Graz website

Med UniDoctoral Day 2024: Public Presentations for Doc School and PhD students
Abstract submission: until 17.11.2023 (online form)
Registration deadline (without abstract): 17.01.2024
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SFB9th International Graz Symposium on Lipid and Membrane Biology
Assembly Hall, Med Campus Graz