Julia Vorholt is Professor of Microbiology at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH Zurich), Switzerland. She carried out her Ph.D. work at the Max Planck Institute for Terrestrial Microbiology in Marburg, Germany. After a postdoctoral stay at the University of Washington, Seattle, USA, she returned to the MPI in Marburg as a group leader and subsequently headed a group at the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique in Toulouse, France.
Since 2006 Julia Vorholt is Professor at the Institute of Microbiology of ETH Zurich. She investigates how the environment, in particular the phyllosphere, shapes bacterial physiology, with an emphasis on metabolism, novel protein function and gene regulation. She applies metaproteogenomics to bacterial phyllosphere communities, uses synthetic bacterial communities to study microbe-microbe-plant interactions and develops Fluidic Force Microscopy for single cell analyses.
She received the Otto-Hahn medal of the Max-Planck Society, is a member of the German National Academy of Sciences, Leopoldina and holds an ERC Advanced Grant.