Who we are

The Medical University of Graz comprises 8 preclinical research facilities and 20 clinical facilities. The number of employees is about 2,500. Approx. 4,300 students are enrolled in the study programmes (Human Medicine, Dentistry, Doctoral Programs) and postgraduate programs. We cooperate closely with the Regional & University Hospital Graz with its 1,500 beds, 87,000 inpatients and 1.2 million outpatient services per year, which – in close cooperation with the University – provides tertiary care for all other hospitals in the Province of Styria and in the neighbouring provinces. This creates an environment in which researchers have access to patients needing primary care as well as high-end medicine, which is ideally suited for research into translational and practice-relevant aspects of medicine.

The Medical University of Graz runs one of the largest biobanks in Europe and plays a leading role in the European Union’s endeavour to build up a harmonised biobanking infrastructure across Europe.

The Center for Medical Research (ZMF) at the Medical University of Graz was established in 2004 to provide a first-class biomedical research infrastructure and excellent scientific support for clinicians and basic research scientists. Housed within a purpose-built, state-of-the-art building at the heart of the university hospital campus, the Center comprises more than 4000m² of well-equipped laboratory and office space catering for cutting edge basic and applied biomedical research and clinical research.

Our role in DIAMONDS

The Medical University of Graz will contribute to various WPs (including 1, 4, 8 and 10) in DIAMONDS; leading on WP4, being responsible for RNA-sequencing of 2000 patients. Collected samples within DIAMONDS will be stored in the local biobank.

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This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No. 848196