I investigate viral membranes and host interactions with high spatiotemporal resolution optical microscopy. Advanced optical microscopy methods have the advantage of live imaging capability in combination with molecular specific labeling. My aim is to further our understanding of virus infection mechanisms and how cellular processes are exploited specifically by viruses.
David Albrecht studied biochemistry at Hanover University (BSc) and ETH Zurich (MSc) as an undergraduate student. He continued at ETH Zurich for his PhD thesis on 'The axon initial segment diffusion barrier at the nanoscopic level' in the group of Dr Helge Ewers. In 2016 he joined Dr Jason Mercer and Dr Ricardo Henriques at University College London as a postdoc to work on virus-host interactions, funded by a Marie Sklodowska-Curie fellowship. David joined the group of Dr Vahid Sandoghdar at the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light (MPL) in Erlangen in 2019 as a postdoc to continue working with viruses.