Urs Albrecht 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 Ph.D. degree in zoology at the University of Bern, Switzerland. Then, he worked as a Postdoctoral Fellow and a Research Associate at Dr. Gregor Eichele’s Laboratory at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas, where he was later promoted to an 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.
Biography Updated on 13 December 2010