Institute for Cell and Molecular Biosciences

Staff Profile

Dr Henrik Strahl von Schulten

Newcastle University Research Fellow

Background

Positions

  • Independent Research Fellow and Group Leader, Newcastle University (since 2014)
  • Research Associate, Newcastle University, Group of Prof Leendert Hamoen (2017-2014)
  • PhD student, University of Osnabrück, Group of Prof Karlheinz Altendorf (2013-2017)

 Education

  • Dr. rer. nat. Microbiology, University of Osnabrück, Germany (2003-2007)
  • Dipl. Biology, University of Osnabrück, Germany (1997-2003)

 Memberships

Society for General Microbiology

British Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy

 

Honors and Awards

BBSRC New Investigator Award (2018)

Editorial Board, Microbiology (since 2018)

Newcastle University Research Fellowship (2015)

Faculty of Medical Sciences Research Fellowship (2014)

Boehringer Ingelheim Fonds PhD Fellowship (2004)

Research

Research

The research in our group focuses on bacterial cell envelope structures. Using a combination of cell biology, high-end fluorescent microscopy, genetics, and biochemistry, we study the lipid domain organisation of bacterial membranes using predominantly the Gram-positive model organism Bacillus subtilis. This research also extends to studying protein lipid -interactions and how membrane association is used to establish higher-level internal organisation within bacterial cells. This fundamental research is accompanied by more applied research lines aiming to understand the complex mode of action of cell envelope –targeting antimicrobials, and to discover new ones.

 

Open position

We are currently advertising a 3 year BBSRC-funded Post Doc Position to study lipid domains associated with the MreB (actin) cytoskeleton. See here for details.

 

Co-workers

Kenneth Seistrup (PhD student, Newcastle University -funded)

James Grimshaw (PhD student, BBSRC -funded)

Sandra Laborda Anadon (PhD student, Barbour Foundation -funded)

Jess Buttress (PhD student, MRC -funded)

 

Funding

Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC), Medical Research Council (MRC), Barbour Foundation


Alumni

PhD students:

Dr. Declan Gray

Dr. Laura Bohorquez Suarez (co-promoter, Amsterdam University)

 

Masters students:

Ethan Drury

Katie Pearson

Lauren Elliott

Nataly Vardy

James Donahue

Jan Derk te Winkel (Erasmus)

Stijn Peeters (Erasmus)

Tim Knetsch (Erasmus)

 

Undergraduate students:

Bethany Coley

Alex-Rose Pogmore

James Donahue

Zunera Baig

Teaching

Undergraduate Teaching

  • Supervision of undergraduate research projects

 Postgraduate Teaching

  • Teaching in MRes module MMB8016 (Molecular Microbiology, deputy module leader)
  • Supervision of Masters and PhD research projects

Publications