PD Dr. Sophia Johler is the President of the Swiss Society for Food Hygiene and a research group leader at the Institute for Food Safety and Hygiene, University of Zurich. Her main research focus is on foodborne microbial toxins. She was awarded the Konrad-Bögel Award for Veterinary Epidemiology and Veterinary Public Health 2017 (University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover) and the Inventor of the Year Award 2015 (patent UZ-17/359, University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna).
PD Dr. Johler also acts as an expert for Innosuisse (the Swiss Innovation Agency) and is a member or the steering committee and working group leader for cost action CA18105 - "Risk-based meat inspection and integrated meat safety assurance". She is an Editor for FEMS Microbiology Letters and Frontiers in Microbiology and acts as reviewer for 40 peer-reviewed scientific journals, the Research Executive Agency of the European Commission, and OPUS. She acts as PI and mentoring coach in the MIM PhD Program of ETH Zurich and University of Zurich and co-led the mentoring program of the Vetsuisse Faculty Zurich.