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

Somlapura M, Gottschalk B, Lahiri P, Kufferath I, Pabst D, Rülicke T, Graier WF, Denk H, Zatloukal K. Different Roles of p62 (SQSTM1) Isoforms in Keratin-Related Protein Aggregation. Int J Mol Sci. 2021; 22:6227

Tomin T*, Bordag N*, Zuegner E, Al-Badgdadi A, Schinagl M, Birner-Gruenberger R, Schittmayer M. Blood Plasma Quality Control by Plasma Glutathione Status. Antioxidants. 2021; 10(6):864 (*equal contribution)

Honeder S, Tomin T, Nebel L, Gindlhuber J, Fritz-Wallace K, Schinagl M, Heininger C, Schittmayer M, Ghaffari-Tabrizi-Wizsy N, Birner-Gruenberger R. Adipose Triglyceride Lipase Loss Promotes a Metabolic Switch in A549 Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Cell Spheroids. Mol Cell Proteomics. 2021; in press

Zhou Q, Usluer S, Zhang F, Lenard AJ, Bourgeois BMR, Madl T. ATP regulates RNA-driven CIRBP phase separation. Protein Sci. 2021; in press

Zaufel A, van de Wiel SMW, Yin L, Fauler G, Chien D, Dong X, Gilmer JF, Truong JK, Dawson P, van de Graaf SFJ, Fickert P, Moustafa T. Secondary (iso)BAs cooperate with endogenous ligands to activate FXR under physiological and pathological conditions. Biochim Biophys Acta Mol Basis Dis. 2021; 1867(8): 166153

Chalhoub G, Kolleritsch S, Maresch LK, Taschler U, Pajed L, Tilp A, Natmessnig H, Rosina P, Kien B, Radner FPW, Schicho R, Oberer M, Schoiswohl G, Haemmerle G. Carboxylesterase 2 proteins are efficient diglyceride and monoglyceride lipases possibly implicated in metabolic disease. J Lipid Res. 2021; 62:100075



Virtual Guest Lecture Series SS 2021

DK-MCDCareer Symposium 2021
Assembly Hall, MED CAMPUS Graz
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DK-MCD11th Scientific Retreat
Seggau Castle

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