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.



Congratulations to Katharina Jonas who successfully defended her thesis and completed her PhD studies.

Latest Publications

Bianco V, Svecla M, Vingiani GB, Kolb D, Schwarz B, Buerger M, Beretta G, Norata GD, Kratky D. Regional Differences in the Small Intestinal Proteome of Control Mice and of Mice Lacking Lysosomal Acid Lipase. J. Proteome Res. 2024; in press

Schulze A, Zimmermann A, Kainz K, Egger NB, Bauer MA, Madeo F, Carmona-Gutierrez D. Assessing chronological aging in Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Methods Cell Biol. 2024; 181:87-108

Akhmetshina A, Bianco V, Bradić I, Korbelius M, Pirchheim A, Kuentzel KB, Eichmann TO, Hinteregger H, Kolb D, Habisch H, Liesinger L, Madl T, Sattler W, Radović B, Sedej S, Birner-Gruenberger R, Vujić N, Kratky D. Loss of lysosomal acid lipase results in mitochondrial dysfunction and fiber switch in skeletal muscles of mice. Mol Metab. 2024; 79:101869

Usluer S, Galhuber M, Khanna Y, Bourgeois B, Spreitzer E, Michenthaler H, Prokesch A, Madl T. Disordered regions mediate the interaction of p53 and MRE11. Biochim Biophys Acta Mol Cell Res. 2024; 1871(2):119654

Jonas K, Prinz F, Ferracin M, Krajina K, Deutsch A, Madl T, Rinner B, Slaby O, Klec C, Pichler M. MiR-4646-5p Acts as a Tumor-Suppressive Factor in Triple Negative Breast Cancer and Targets the Cholesterol Transport Protein GRAMD1B. Non-Coding RNA. 2024; 10(1):2



SFB9th International Graz Symposium on Lipid and Membrane Biology
Assembly Hall, Med Campus Graz

25.04.2024 Guest lecture
The mesenchymal niche in lung development and regeneration by Prof. Elie El Agha, PhD
16:00, MC1.F.05.016 (SR Pathology 01, tract F, 5th floor), MED CAMPUS Graz

02.05.2024 Guest lecture
Titel to be announced by Prof. Vera Gorbunova, PhD
16:00, Seminar room SR35 (MC2.J.01.040, 1st floor), MED Campus