Advanced Medical Biomarker Research
The AMBRA PhD program provides a unique PhD Program for challenging interrelated research topics and a training program focusing on translational topics between medicine, health care and industry to highly talented and well-educated students. The scientific concept includes all stages of strategic medical biomarker development ranging from the identification of new biomarkers to the validation and finally to translational research that will bring candidate biomarkers into clinical practice. AMBRA has a clear focus on the most common diseases that pose a major health threat to individuals and to the public such as cancer, metabolic, fertility and cardiovascular diseases, autoimmune as well as inflammatory, brain and ageing-related disorders.
Formally, AMBRA is an interdisciplinary thesis program in accordance with §4 of the PhD program curriculum at the Medical University of Graz.