Albert Heck collaborates with researchers at home and abroad. He was one of the founders of both the Netherlands Proteomics Center and the European cooperation area PRIME-XS. Heck is also part of the NWO Gravitation Programme Institute for Chemical Immunology and one of the partners of the major European research program MSMed, which aims to develop protein analysis in hospitals.

Albert Heck is a world expert in proteomics: determining which proteins are in our cells and how they work together to make us live. He does this using mass spectrometry. His research team works on developing new innovative ways to measure even faster, even more, and even better. In 2017, he was awarded the Spinoza prize, the highest scientific honour in the Netherlands. Albert Heck received many international awards for his work, including the prestigious American Chemical Society 'Frank H. Field and Joe L. Franklin Award for Outstanding Achievements in Mass Spectrometry' (2015).