Short CV/Education and training

  • 1991 – 1996
    PhD, Faculty of Biology, University of Konstanz, Germany

  • 1996 – 1998
    Postdoc, Institute of Microbiology, ETH Zurich, Switzerland

  • 1998 – 2004
    Group leader, Institute of Microbiology, ETH Zurich, Switzerland

  • 2004 – 2009
    Assistant professor, University of Zurich, Switzerland

  • Since 2009
    Professor of Cellular Microbiology, University of Hohenheim, Germany

Selected publications

  • Halang, P., Toulouse, C., Geißel, B., Michel, B., Flauger, B., Müller, M., Voegele, R.T., Stefanski, V., Steuber, J.* (2015) Response of Vibrio cholerae towards the catecholamine hormones epinephrine and norepinephrine. J. Bacteriol. 197: 3769-3778. doi: 10.1128/JB.00345-15. PMID: 26416829

  • Halang, P., Vorburger, T., Steuber, J.* (2015) Serine 26 in the PomB subunit of the flagellar motor is essential for hypermotility of Vibrio cholerae. PLOSone, 10(4): e0123518. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0123518. PMID: 25874792

  • Steuber, J., Vohl, G., Casutt, M.S., Vorburger, T., Diederichs, K., Fritz, G. (2014) Structure of the V.cholerae Na+-pumping NADH:quinone oxidoreductase. Nature, 516: 62-67. doi: 10.1038/nature14003. PMID:25471880



Complete list of publications

Selected projects

  • My research deals with biological energy conservation and use by means of multi-protein complexes that function as molecular machines to allow the directed flow of cations across a double lipid layer. In particular, I am investigating processes in which the release of chemical energy (from the oxidation of NADH) in the respiratory processes of bacterial pathogenic agents leads to the energization of the inner membrane. These NADH dehydrogenases are of significant importance for the metabolism, substrate uptake and the motility of the bacteria under investigation. My goal is to understand these protein complexes' structure–function relationship; human NADH dehydrogenases will also be investigated with regards to changes that could be involved in disease.

Additional qualifications

  • Master of Advanced Studies in Managed Health Care, Zurich University of Applied Sciences


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