Principal Investigator

Prof. Dr. Hinrich Schulenburg

Vita

Education/Training

1996 – 2000
PhD degree at Cambridge University, UK

1991 – 1996
Studies in Biology, Bielefeld University and Cambridge University, UK

1979 – 1988
Secondary School in Bielefeld

1975 – 1979
Primary School in Leopoldshöhe


Research Experience/Academic Appointments

since 2008
Professor in Zoology (W3), Christian-Albrechts University Kiel

2005 – 2008
Research scientist, Eberhard-Karls University Tübingen

2000 – 2005
Research assistant, Westphalian Wilhelms-University Münster


Important Scientific Prizes/Functions

 

since 2014
Member of the founding committee of an Evolution Center at CAU Kiel

since 2014
Director of the new Master curriculum on Molecular Biology and Evolution at CAU Kiel

since 2014
Member of the steering committee of the CAU research focus Kiel Life Science

since 2013
Secretary of the European Society for Evolutionary Biology

since 2013
Acting managing director of the Zoological Institute, Kiel

since 2013
Editorial board of Zoology

2013
Offer and rejection of a W3 professorship at Leipzig University

2010 – 2014
Associate editor for BMC Evolutionary Biology

since 2010
Spokesperson of the International Max-Planck Research School for Evolutionary Biology at CAU Kiel (together with Diethard Tautz)

since 2009
Vice-speaker of the DFG priority program SPP 1399 Host-parasite coevolution

2006 – 2007
Fellow at the Wissenschaftskolleg in Berlin

Research

Publications

2019

Neutrality in the metaorganism

Sieber M, Pita L, Weiland-Bräuer N, Dirksen P, Wang J, Mortzfeld B, Franzenburg S, Schmitz RA, Baines JF, Fraune S, Hentschel U, Schulenburg H, Bosch TCG, Traulsen A (2019) PLoS Biol., DOI: 10.1371/journal.pbio.3000298

aFold – using polynomial uncertainty modelling for differential gene expression estimation from RNA sequencing data

Yang W, Rosenstiel P, Schulenburg H (2019) BMC Genomics, 20:364, 1-17. doi: 10.1186/s12864-019-5686-1

Bdellovibrio and like organisms are predictors of microbiome diversity across diverse host groups.

Johnke J, Fraune S, Bosch TCG, Hentschel U, Schulenburg H (2019) Microbial Ecology DOI: 10.1007/s00248-019-01395-7

The functional repertoire encoded within the native microbiome of the model nematode Caenorhabditis elegans

Zimmermann J, Obeng N, Yang W, Pees B, Petersen B, Waschina S, Kissoyan KAB, Aidley J, Hoeppner MP, Bunk B, Spröer C, Leippe M, Dierking K, Kaleta C*, Schulenburg H* (2019) BioRxiv 554345. * Shared senior authorship  doi: 10.1101/554345

The inducible response of the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans to members of its natural microbiome across development and adult life

Yang W, Petersen C, Pees B, Zimmermann J, Waschina S, Dirksen P, Rosenstiel P, Tholey A, Leippe M, Dierking K, Kaleta C*, Schulenburg H*.  BioRxiv 554758.* Shared senior authorship doi: 10.1101/554758

A multi-parent recombinant inbred line population of C. elegans allows identification of novel QTLs for complex life-history traits

Snoek BL, Volkers RJM, Nijveen H, Petersen C, Dirksen P, Sterken MG, Nakad R, Riksen J, Rosenstiel P, Stastna JJ, Braeckman BP, Harvey SC, Schulenburg H*, Kammenga JE* (2019) BMC Biol. 17:24. * Shared senior authorship doi: 10.1186/s12915-019-0642-8

2018

The Caenorhabditis elegans proteome response to naturally associated microbiome members of the genus Ochrobactrum

Cassidy L, Petersen C, Treitz C, Dierking K, Schulenburg H, Leippe M, Tholey A (2018); Proteomics, doi: 10.1002/pmic.201700426

Metaorganisms in extreme environments: do microbes play a role in organismal adaptation?

Bang C, Dagan T, Deines P, Dubilier N, Duschl W J, Fraune S, Hentschel U, Hirt H, Hülter N, Lachnit T, Picazo D, Galan P L, Pogoreutz C, Rädecker N, Saad M M, Schmitz R A, Schulenburg H, Voolstra C R, Weiland-Bräuer N, Ziegler M, Bosch T C G (2018); Zoology, doi: 10.1016/j.zool.2018.02.004

2017

The Natural Biotic Environment of Caenorhabditis elegans.

Schulenburg H, Félix M A (2017); Genetics., 206(1):55-86. doi: 10.1534/genetics.116.195511

Caenorhabditis elegans as a model for microbiome research.

Zhang F, Berg M, Dierking K, Félix M A, Shapira M, Samuel B, Schulenburg H (2017); Front. Microbiol., 8:485. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2017.00485

2016

Antimicrobial effectors in the nematode C. elegans – an outgroup to the Arthropoda.

Dierking K, Yang W, Schulenburg H (2016); Phil Trans R Soc Lond B., 371. doi:

The native microbiome of the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans: Gateway to a new host-microbiome model.

Dirksen P, Marsh SA, Braker I, Heitland N, Wagner S, Nakad R, Mader S, Petersen C, Kowallik V, Rosenstiel P C, Felix M A, Schulenburg H (2016); BMC Biology, 14:38. doi:10.1186/s12915-016-0258-1