Albert Heck

Utrecht University

Albert J. R. Heck (1964) is distinguished faculty professor at Utrecht University (NL), chair of the Biomolecular Mass Spectrometry and Proteomics group. His research focuses on the development and applications of mass spectrometry-based proteomics and structural biology. Heck introduced innovative proteomics technologies for phospho-enrichment, the use of alternative proteases and hybrid peptide fragmentation techniques. Heck is also known for his expertise in structural biology, being a pioneer in native- and cross-linking mass spectrometry. Heck has been coordinating several national and EU-funded large-scale proteomics facilities. Heck is recipient of numerous awards including the Field and Franklin Award (ACS), The Thomson Medal (IMSF), the Krebs Medal (FEBS) and Spinoza Award (NWO). Recently, his research has focused on using mass spectrometry to characterize plasma proteins and perform plasma proteomics, including the analysis of human immunoglobulin repertoires.