Highly Cited: Several DZNE Scientists Among the World’s Most Influential Researchers

Researchers whose studies are widely quoted in scientific journals are considered influential – because a quotation by peers indicates that their work is regarded to be 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” of science. The current directory comprises more than 7,225 researchers from all over the world, categorized into several scientific fields. Several DZNE scientists are listed.

The Clarivate list is based on quantitative and qualitative analyses of many thousands of scientific publications that were published in the last ten years: Only those “papers” ranking among the top one percent of most cited publications were considered. Moreover, this year, in extension to Clarivate's qualitative analyses, deeper qualitative analysis was conducted in assistance of the publication watchblog "Retraction Watch" and its special database to check all papers of the most cited researchers for scientific integrity.

Based on these criteria, these DZNE scientists were identified as “Highly Cited Researchers 2022”:

  • Prof. Martin Dichgans, neurologist, focuses on vascular cognitive impairment and post-stroke dementia. Dichgans is cooperation unit leader and research group leader at the DZNE’s Munich site. He is also director of the Institute for Stroke and Dementia Research (ISD) at the University Hospital of Munich (LMU).
  • 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. 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. 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.
  • Prof. Mikael Simons, neurologist and neurobiologist, focuses on the cellular and molecular mechanisms of various neurodegenerative diseases. Simons is head of the clinical research and research group leader at the DZNE's Munich site and a professor of molecular neurobiology at the Technical University of Munich (TUM).

The current „Highly Cited Researchers“ list also includes Eckhard Mandelkow (retired), former research group leader at the DZNE‘s Bonn site.

November 2022

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