Researchers whose studies are frequently cited in scientific journals are considered influential, as being cited by peers shows that their work is considered significant. In light of this, “Clarivate” – a company specialized in the analysis of bibliometric data – compiles an annual list of the most highly cited researchers worldwide: a kind of “who’s who” of science. The current directory comprises about 7,000 researchers from all over the world, categorized into several scientific fields. Several DZNE scientists are listed.
This list is based on the analysis of many thousands of scientific publications that were published within the last 10 years: Only “papers” ranking among the top one percent of most cited publications were considered. Further criteria – in particular check for scientific integrity – are also taken into account. On this basis, the following DZNE researchers were identified as “Highly Cited Researchers 2023”:
- Prof. Dr. Martin Dichgans, neurologist, focuses on vascular and post-stroke dementia. Dichgans is a researcher at DZNE’s Munich site and also director of the Institute for Stroke and Dementia Research at the University Hospital of Munich (LMU).
- Prof. Dr. Joachim Schultze, an immunologist and genome scientist. He is director of Systems Medicine at DZNE, research group leader at DZNE’s Bonn site and a professor at the University of Bonn. Schultze focuses on disease mechanisms at the single-cell level as well as on big data and artificial intelligence in medical research.
- Prof. Dr. Mikael Simons, neurologist and neurobiologist, focuses on mechanisms of neurodegenerative diseases. Simons is head of the clinical research and research group leader at DZNE’s Munich site and a professor of molecular neurobiology at the Technical University of Munich.
The current listing also includes Eckhard Mandelkow (retired), a former research group leader at DZNE‘s Bonn site.