Bone Muscle and Joint

The Medical University of Graz offers a Doctoral School “Bone, Muscle & Joint. The program provides cutting-edge education with respect to human diseases and therapeutics in the area of the musculoskeletal system. The thesis projects focus on various aspects of fracture healing, metabolic diseases, inflammation, autoimmunity, and primary and secondary bone and soft tissue tumors and integrate basic, applied and clinical sciences, as well as a wide spectrum of experimental techniques. Applicants must hold a Master´s degree or equivalent in Medicine, Chemistry or Life Sciences. English is the language used for teaching, communication and writing of the Thesis and thus, excellent English skills are required.

Scope

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. 

Speaker

Priv.-Doz.in Dr.in
Birgit Lohberger 
T: +43 316 385 81640
Birgit Lohberger

Deputy Speaker

Univ. Prof. Dr.
Andreas Leithner 
T: +43 316 385 14807
Andreas Leithner

Deputy Speaker

Ass. Prof. Dr.
Annelie-Martina Weinberg  
T: +43 316 385 78040
Annelie-Martina Weinberg

Students´Speaker