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

Koshenov Z, Oflaz FE, Hirtl M, Bachkoenig OA, Rost R, Osibow K, Gottschalk B, Madreiter-Sokolowski CT, Waldeck-Weiermair M, Malli R, Graier WF. The contribution of uncoupling protein 2 to mitochondrial Ca2+ homeostasis - a short revisit. Mitochondrion. 2020; 55: 164-73

Schittmayer M, Vujic N, Darnhofer B, Korbelius M, Honeder S, Kratky D, Birner-Gruenberger R. Spatially resolved activity-based proteomic profiles of the murine small intestinal lipases. Mol Cell Proteomics. 2020; in press

Teppan J, Barth DA, Prinz F, Jonas K, Pichler M, Klec C. Involvement of Long Non-Coding RNAs (lncRNAs) in Tumor Angiogenesis. Noncoding RNA. 2020; 6(4):E42



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

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