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

Posch F, Prinz F, Balihodzic A, Mayr C, Kiesslich T, Klec C, Jonas K, Barth DA, Riedl JM, Gerger A, Pichler M. MiR-200c-3p Modulates Cisplatin Resistance in Biliary Tract Cancer by ZEB1-Independent Mechanisms. Cancers. 2021; 13(16):3996

Oflaz FE, Koshenov Z, Hirtl M, Rost R, Bachkoenig OA, Gottschalk B, Madreiter-Sokolowski CT, Malli R, Graier WF. Near-UV Light Induced ROS Production Initiates Spatial Ca2+ Spiking to Fire NFATc3 Translocation. Int J Mol Sci. 2021; 22(15):8189

Koshenov Z, Oflaz FE, Hirtl M, Pilic J, Bachkoenig OA, Gottschalk B, Madreiter-Sokolowski CT, Rost R, Malli R, Graier WF. Sigma-1 Receptor Promotes Mitochondrial Bioenergetics by Orchestrating ER Ca2+ Leak during Early ER Stress. Metabolites. 2021; 11(7):422

Zhang F, Kerbl-Knapp J, Rodriguez Colman MJ, Meinitzer A, Macher T, Vujic N, Fasching S, Jany-Luig E, Korbelius M, Kuentzel KB, Mack M, Akhmetshina A, Pirchheim A, Paar M, Rinner B, Hörl G, Steyrer E, Stelzl U, Burgering B, Eisenberg T, Pertschy B, Kratky D, Madl T. Global analysis of protein arginine methylation. Cell Reports Methods. 2021; 1(2):100016



DK-MCD11th Scientific Retreat
Seggau Castle

06.10.2021 Guest lecture
Determining the essential functions of distinct pro-survival BCL-2 family members by using gene-swap mice
by Kerstin Brinkmann
15:00, MC1.F.05.016 (SR Pathology 01, tract F, 5th floor), MED CAMPUS Graz
and via Webex:

DK-MCD BioTechMed-Graz Nobel Lecture: The brains's system for space and time
by Edvard Moser
Further information and registration details will follow shortly.

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