Joerg Bohlmann is a Professor and Distinguished University Scholar in the Michael Smith Laboratories at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada. He is co-director of the UBC Genome Science and Technology Graduate Program. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), E.W.R. Steacie Memorial Fellow of the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) of Canada, Feodor Lynen Fellow of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, and Fellow of the German Scholarship Foundation. He received his PhD from the Technical University Braunschweig, Germany, and was a postdoctoral fellow at Washington State University and group leader at the Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology.