The Doctoral school BMJ aims to investigate the pathophysiology of musculoskeletal disorders. For example one focus is to gain new knowledge related to molecular elements leading to the development of these diseases and / or aging of bones, muscle & joints. Our interdisciplinary approach enables high transfer of knowledge and science and helps to investigate common as well as rare diseases. The departments involved include Rheumatology, Orthopaedics, Traumatology, Forensic Sciences, Infectiology, Oncology, Radiology and numerous others.
The Doctoral School “Bone, Muscle & Joint at the Medical University of Graz provides talented and highly motivated students with challenging interdisciplinary research projects derived from one of the following areas in relation to the musculoskeletal system: fracture healing, metabolic diseases, inflammation, autoimmunity, and primary and secondary bone and soft tissue tumors.
An interdisciplinary team of experienced clinicians and high ranking scientists working in the research fields of the Doctoral School provides the students with the infrastructure and the stimulating research environment to ensure high-level scientific training and successful research projects. In addition to the interdisciplinary in-depth training for specific thesis projects using state-of-the-art techniques, the program includes extensive training activities such as seminars, journal clubs, training courses and workshops. The overall aim of the program is to educate scientists for the purpose of being able to bridge basic biomedical sciences with preclinical (”translational”) and clinical science. Thus, graduates of the Doctoral School will be able to pursue their future careers in an academic as well as an industrial environment, and can be equally successful in the fields of training, research & development or marketing.