The chairs of our divisions are primarily tenured professors or proven experts in their fields at the Medical University Graz who pool their scientific competence in studies and research. Their statements provide insight into the specializations of their divisions.

Akos Heinemann

Akos Heinemann, Pharmacology

"The success of our division is due to our highly qualified staff and the university's commitment to top-level research and education while providing the appropriate resources."

Herbert Strobl

Herbert Strobl, Immunology

"Research on the pathogenesis of disease requires a close interconnection between basic and applied research, which to a large extent is the case on the Med Uni Graz campus. The history of medicine shows that important breakthroughs in the treatment of disease are based on findings from basic research."

Elena Osto

Elena Osto, Physiology

"Physiology and pathophysiology are the cornerstones of medical education with a very large impact on later clinical work. Our goal is to conduct excellent, molecular and translational research and to impart innovative teaching for the success of physicians and scientists (medical scientists) of the future."

Tobias Madl

Tobias Madl, Medicinal Chemistry

"In medicinal chemistry, we are pioneers in drug discovery. Our mission is to turn breakthroughs in basic research into innovative clinical solutions and train the next generation of physicians and researchers."

Wolfgang Graier

Wolfgang Graier, Molecular Biology and Biochemistry

"Our team wholeheartedly researches and teaches at the highest level. That is how we provide optimal conditions for creative gains in knowledge, innovative developments and modern knowledge transfer. This enthusiasm is the spirit that drives advances in molecular biology and biochemistry."

Berthold Huppertz

Berthold Huppertz, Cell Biology, Histology and Embryology

"Interdisciplinary collaboration between different research groups within the division and beyond its borders significantly shapes our health-related research. This is directly passed on to medical students in our teaching."

Jordi Heijman

Jordi Heijman, Medical Physics und Biophysics

"As a bridging subject between disciplines, Medical Physics & Biophysics uses innovative multidisciplinary approaches, enabled by state-of-the-art technologies and close cooperation with other chairs & clinics, for clinically relevant applications in research and teaching."

Niels Hammer

Niels Hammer, Macroscopic and Clinical Anatomy

"Anatomy is a living and translational discipline that integrates research and education. It is made possible by combining the most modern technologies with those that have been handed down and primarily by closely cooperating with our clinical colleagues."