Sascha Martens, Dr rer nat, is Professor of Membrane Biochemistry at the Max Perutz Labs of the University of Vienna. He obtained his PhD in genetics at the University of Cologne, Germany with the immunologist Jonathan Howard, and he was a postdoctoral fellow with Harvey McMahon at the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology in Cambridge, UK. He became an Assistant Professor at the University of Vienna in 2009. In 2017 he was promoted to a Full Professor and since 2020 he has served as a Vice Dean of the Max Perutz Labs. In 2020 he was elected an EMBO member. Dr. Martens’ research focusses on selective autophagy in yeast and mammalian cells employing mainly biochemical reconstitutions and cell biology.