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 team of early stage medical students supervised by Alex Zaufel won the bronze medal at the Paul Ehrlich Contest 2020. Congratulations!

Our students' faculty has elected their new speakers: Manu Kanti and Martin Buerger. Congratulations and many thanks to the resigning speakers for their work in the past years!

We warmly welcome Philipp J. Jost and Herbert Strobl as associated members of the DK-MCD faculty.

Latest Publications

Groschner K, Bacsa B, Graziani A, Krivic D, Wiedner P, Malli R, Rauter T, Tiapko O. Pharmaco-optogenetic targeting of TRPC activity allows for precise control over mast cell NFAT signaling. Front Immunol. 2020; in press

Cavinato M, Madreiter-Sokolowski CT, Büttner S, Schosserer M, Zwerschke W, Wedel S, Grillari J, Graier WF, Jansen-Dürr P. Targeting cellular senescence based on inter-organelle communication, multi-level proteostasis and metabolic control. FEBS J. 2020; in press

Alkan HF, Vesely PW, Hackl H, Foßelteder J, Schmidt DR, Vander Heiden MG, Pichler M, Hoefler G, Bogner-Strauss JG. Deficiency of malate-aspartate shuttle component SLC25A12 induces pulmonary metastasis. Cancer Metab. 2020; 8:26



DK-MCDVirtual Guest Lecture Series

ISBStructural Biology Meets Clinic: Molecular Aspects of COVID-19
16:30 - 19:00, online
For registration and additional information please see the BioTechMed-Graz website

09.12.2020 Guest lecture
A roadmap to generate human tissue progenitors from pluripotent stem cells by Kyle M. Loh, PhD
17:00, via WebEx (meeting ID: 121 143 0605)

MedUni GrazDoctoral Day
Public Presentations for Doc School & PhD students
Abstract submission: 27.10. - 20.11.2020
Registration deadline: 22.01.2021
Submission & registration:

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

DK-MCD11th Scientific Retreat
Seggau Castle