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13 APC Principal Investigators rank on the Clarivate Annual Highly Cited Researchers List 2021

APC Microbiome Ireland, a World-leading SFI Research Centre, features significantly in the 2021 Highly Cited Researchers list published by Clarivate with 13 APC researchers included. In total, 11 APC researchers based in University College Cork and two APC researchers based in Teagasc comprise the APC researchers featured with three researchers listed twice in different categories. There are 35 Highly Cited Researchers in 2021 from institutions based in Ireland, based on primary affiliation. This is up from 34 last year.

The APC Principle Investigators based in University College Cork listed are: Prof Elke Arent, Prof Paul Ross, Prof Gerald Fitzgerald, Prof Colin Hill, Prof Paul O’Toole, Prof Douwe Van Sinderen, Prof Jens Walter, Dr Gerard Clarke, Prof John F Cryan, Prof Timothy Dinan and Prof Fergus Shanahan.

The APC Principle Investigators based in Teagasc Moorepark listed are: Prof Catherine Stanton, Prof Paul D Cotter
UCC has the highest number for any Irish university on the global list, which features a total of 6,600 researchers from more than 60 countries, with US-based institutions continuing to dominate.

Prof Paul Ross, Director at APC Microbiome Ireland SFI Research Centre said: “For the second year running we are pleased to announce that a third of all Highly Cited Researchers in 2021 from institutions based in Ireland are from APC. We live in a microbial world and microbiome research continues to transcend traditional disciplines by revealing the huge influence which microbes have on human, animal and planetary health. This list demonstrates that researchers across several fields continue to find solutions in microbiomes which address many of the grand challenges faced by humankind.”

Dr Siobhán Cusack, Director of Research Strategy and Projects at UCC said: “UCC continually strives for global excellence across the entirety of our research community. We are immensely proud of the continued success of these highly cited researchers who are not only leading their fields but also working collaboratively to further enhance and amplify the outputs and transformative impacts arising from their research activities. Research in the areas of food and health, exemplified by collaborative activities within the APC Microbiome Ireland SFI Research Centre and enhanced by our longstanding relationship with Teagasc, are areas of key strategy importance for UCC. The consolidation of such interdisciplinary talent and focused ambition leverages researcher experience, talent and skills to best generate holistic solutions that directly address grand global challenges. My sincere congratulations to each of these outstanding researchers.”

Clarivate Plc (NYSE:CLVT), a global leader in providing trusted information and insights to accelerate the pace of innovation, unveiled its 2021 list of Highly Cited Researchers™ today. The methodology that determines the “who’s who” of influential researchers draws on the data and analysis performed by bibliometric experts and data scientists at the Institute for Scientific Information™ at Clarivate.

The annual list identifies some 6,600 researchers from across the globe who demonstrated significant influence in their chosen field or fields through the publication of multiple highly cited papers during the last decade. The Highly Cited Researchers’ names are drawn from publications that rank in the top 1% by citations for field and publication year in the Web of Science™ citation index, and the list identifies the research institutions and countries where they are based.