Researchers whose studies are often mentioned in scientific journals are considered highly influential – because a citation by peers indicates that their work is regarded to be very significant. In light of this, “Clarivate”, a company specialized in data analysis, compiles an annual list of the most highly cited researchers worldwide: a kind of “who’s who”. The current directory comprises about 6,600 scientists from all over the world, categorized into several scientific fields. Several DZNE scientists are listed.
The Clarivate list is based on an analysis of many thousands of scientific publications from previous years – specifically, those published between January 2010 and December 2020. Only those “papers” ranking among the top one percent of most cited publications were considered. Based on these criteria, these DZNE scientists were identified as “Highly Cited Researchers 2021 ”:
Prof. Christian Haass, an expert on mechanisms of Alzheimer’s disease. He is the speaker of the DZNE’s Munich site, a research group leader and a professor at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München. In 2018, he received the “Brain Prize”, which is the world’s most prestigious award for brain research. Haass is a member of the German National Academy of Sciences “Leopoldina”. Recent news on his research.
Prof. Michael Heneka, his research centers on inflammatory mechanisms involved in Alzheimer’s and other neurodegenerative diseases. Heneka heads a research group at the DZNE's Bonn site and is director of the Department of Neurodegenerative Diseases and Gerontopsychiatry at Bonn’s University Hospital. Recent news on his research.
Prof. Mathias Jucker, neuroscientist, focuses on the cellular and molecular mechanisms of brain aging and neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s. Jucker is a research group leader at the DZNE’s Tübingen site as well as department head and board member at the Hertie Institute for Clinical Brain Research at the University of Tübingen.
Prof. Eicke Latz, an expert in immunology. Latz is a senior scientist at the DZNE’s Bonn site and director of the Institute of Innate Immunity at the University of Bonn. His research focuses on inflammatory mechanisms that are relevant, for example, for diabetes and Alzheimer’s disease. In 2018 he was awarded the renowned “Leibniz Prize”. Latz is a member of the German National Academy of Sciences “Leopoldina”.
Prof. Joachim Schultze, an immunologist and genome scientist. He is director of Systems Medicine at the DZNE, research group leader at the DZNE’s Bonn site and a professor at the University of Bonn. Schultz focuses on disease mechanisms at the single-cell level and bioinformatics. Recent news on his research.
The current „Highly Cited Researchers“ list also includes Eckhard Mandelkow (retired), former research group leader at the DZNE‘s Bonn site.