URS ALBRECHT, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor of Biochemistry at the University of Fribourg, Switzerland. He studied biochemistry and molecular...
URS ALBRECHT, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor of Biochemistry at the University of Fribourg, Switzerland. He studied biochemistry and molecular biology at the University of Zürich and received his doctoral degree in zoology at the University of Bern, Switzerland. Then he worked as postdoctoral fellow and research associate in Dr. Gregor Eichele’s laboratory at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas, where he was later promoted to Assistant Professor. In 1999 he moved to the Max-Planck-Institute for experimental endocrinology in Hannover, Germany leading an independent research group. He joined the University of Fribourg in 2001.
The focus of his research is the elucidation of the molecular mechanisms of the circadian clock, with an emphasis on Per2 function and its impact on physiology and behavior. Dr. Albrecht is a recipient of the Cloëtta-Prize 2005.