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

The Call for Applications to PhD student positions in the PhD programs of the Med Uni Graz is open! For further information please see the PhD website.
Application deadline: 10.10.2020

Latest Publications

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

Olivieri O, Speziali G, Castagna A, Pattini P, Udali S, Pizzolo F, Liesinger L, Gindlhuber J, Tomin T, Schittmayer M, Birner-Gruenberger R, Cecconi D, Girelli D, Friso S, Martinelli N. The Positive Association between Plasma Myristic Acid and ApoCIII Concentrations in Cardiovascular Disease Patients Is Supported by the Effects of Myristic Acid in HepG2 Cells. J Nutr. 2020; in press

Barth DA, Prinz F, Teppan J, Jonas K, Klec C, Pichler M. Long-Noncoding RNA (lncRNA) in the Regulation of Hypoxia-Inducible Factor (HIF) in Cancer. Noncoding RNA. 2020; 6(3):E27



DK-MCD10th Scientific Retreat
Lecture Hall MC 2, MED CAMPUS Graz

SFB8th International Graz Symposium on Lipid and Membrane Biology
Assembly Hall, MED CAMPUS Graz