Prof. Dr.

Albert J.R. Heck

Albert Heck is an analytic chemist specialized in the characterization of proteins with the aid of Mass Spectrometry. His group has developed innovative methods to sequence, quantify and determine the functions of proteins in cells and our human bodies.



Prizes and Awards,


  • Thomson Medal Award (2018)
  • Sir Hans Krebs Medal (2018)
  • Spinoza Prize (2017)
  • The American Chemical Society ‘Frank H. Field and Joe L. Franklin Award for Outstanding Achievements in Mass Spectrometry (2015)
  • The UePA Pioneer Proteomics Award (2014)
  • The HUPO Discovery Award in Proteomics Sciences (2013)
  • Life Science Award of the German Mass Spectrometry Society (2010)
  • NGI Distinguished Visiting Scientist (2010-2011)
  • Descartes Huygens Award of the Republique France (2007)
  • The KNCV golden medal (2001)