Faculty of Medical Sciences

Staff Profile

Dr Henrick Strahl von Schulten
Henrick Strahl von Schulten

  • Institute of Cell and Molecular Biosciences
  • Email: h.strahl@ncl.ac.uk
  • Telephone: 0191 208 3240

My research focusses on understanding how bacterial cytoplasmic membrane is utilised as a major organisation determining cellular structure, and how the membrane itself is internally organised.

The Centre for Bacterial Cell Biology (CBCB) in the Institute for Cell and Molecular Biosciences at Newcastle University is at the cutting edge of bacteriological research worldwide. The exceptional infrastructure, and the unique scientific environment with a strong focus on bacterial cell biology made CBCB my first choice for a place to establish my independent research career and group.

Securing first a Faculty Fellowship and then a Newcastle University Research Fellowship (NURF) has been essential for my transition from research associate to independent researcher. The Faculty Fellowship funded my position and provided a small consumables budget that allowed me to continue my research independently. This fellowship was crucial in allowing me to finish and publish ongoing research, and to prepare a successful application for the competitive Newcastle University Research Fellowship scheme. This scheme has given me a 5-year independent position, start-up funds, and a fully funded PhD studentship.

I was able to expand my group by two externally funded (BBSRC and MRC) PhD studentship, and an internally funded studentship sponsored by the Barbour Foundation. In the 3rd year of my NURF, I was successful in an application for a BBSRC New Investigator Award, thus securing both major funding for my research, and funds to cover a post doc position.

My time as a research fellow has so far resulted in 14 publications including lead author publications in Nature Communications, PLoS Genetics, Molecular Microbiology and Annual Review in Microbiology, and contributing author publications in Nature Cell Biology, Nature Microbiology, and PNAS.