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."

Nandu Goswami

Nandu Goswami, Physiology

"Interdisciplinary cooperation is essential. That is why we cooperate not only within the research center (e.g., Division of Physiological Chemistry and Division of Pharmacology) but also with the clinical divisions Obstetrics as well as Endocrinology and Diabetology."

Gilbert Reibnegger

Gilbert Reibnegger, Medicinal Chemistry

"In our research, we focus—supported by our cooperation partners—on the need of clinical disciplines for chemical know-how. We teach students content in a medical and clinical context in order to sustainably promote understanding and important competencies."

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."

Klaus Groschner

Klaus Groschner, Biophysics

"Biophysics plays a vital role as a bridge in biomedicine. It combines technologies from mathematics and technical and natural sciences with concepts from biology, thereby enabling the development of new diagnostic and therapeutic concepts."

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."