Thilo Köhler has graduated in Microbiology at the Federal Institute of Technology in Zürich. After obtaining his doctoral thesis in Biochemistry at the University of Geneva, he pursued his studies as a post-doctoral fellow at the University of California at Berkeley. He then integrated the Department of Genetics and Microbiology of the University of Geneva to work on multidrug efflux pumps in Pseudomonas aeruginosa. After obtaining his habilitation in 2001 he pursued his research as a senior lecturer studying mechanisms of antibiotic resistance and virulence in P. aeruginosa. He received the Pfizer research award in 2005 and the 3R award in 2021. His current investigations focus on P. aeruginosa interspecies competition as well as on alternative antimicrobial strategies against Gram-negative bacteria including phage therapy.