NHMRC R.D. Wright Biomedical Fellow, The University of Queensland

Dr Schulz's research focuses on the mechanisms and biological roles of glycosylation, the addition of sugars to proteins. Glycosylation is the most abundant and complex post-translational modification of proteins and is essential for protein folding, fine-tuning protein enzymatic activity, and determining protein-protein interactions.

Dr Schulz is interested in glycosylation in pathogenic bacteria to better understand the role of bacterial protein glycosylation in infection to develop diagnostics, therapies, and vaccines. He also studies glycosylation in Bakers' Yeast to understand fundamental aspects of the process, and uses mass spectrometry to understand how glycosylation changes in diseases like diabetes and cancer.

Experience

  • –present
    NHMRC R.D. Wright Biomedical Fellow, The University of Queensland

Education

  • 2008 
    ETH Zurich, Dr.sc.