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14 UCC researchers feature on world's elite science list
University College Cork (UCC) is proud to announce that 14 researchers affiliated with UCC, all based at APC Microbiome Ireland (APC), a world-leading Science Foundation Ireland Research Centre based in UCC, feature in the Highly Cited Researchers 2022 list from Clarivate.
The annual list features the researchers in the top 1% of the Web of Science citation index and recognises pioneers in their field whose citation records position them in the very highest strata of research influence and impact. UCC has the highest number for any Irish university on the list (14 out of 35 Irish researchers listed) with Harvard University again named the top-performing institution globally, with 233 researchers making the list.
APC researchers were recognised as global leaders in fields such as food, therapeutics, microbiome and health, and agricultural science This year’s success represents an increase from 2021 when 13 APC researchers made the list. APC has established itself as a leading global centre in gut microbiota research and is currently working on research projects with many multinational food and nutrition corporations, as well as Irish SMEs.
Paul Ross is Director of APC and Professor in the UCC School of Microbiology, featured in 2 categories: Microbiology, Agricultural Sciences
Gerald Fitzgerald is Emeritus Professor of Food Microbiology at UCC and PI in APC, featured in the Cross-Field category
Colin Hill is Professor of Microbial Food Safety at UCC and PI in APC, featured in the Microbiology category
Catherine Stanton is Research Professor in the UCC Dept of Psychiatry & Behavioural Sciences, Senior Principal Research Officer at Teagasc, and PI in APC, featured in the Microbiology category
Paul O’Toole, is Professor of Microbial Genomics in UCC and PI in APC, featured in the Microbiology category
Douwe Van Sinderen, is Professor of Molecular Microbiology in UCC and PI in APC, featured in the Cross-Field category
Jens Walter, is Professor of Ecology, Food, and the Microbiome at UCC and PI in APC, featured in the Microbiology category
Gerard Clarke is Professor in the UCC Dept of Psychiatry & Behavioural Sciences, and PI in APC, featured in the Neuroscience & Behaviour category
Paul Cotter is Adjunct Professor in UCC School of Microbiology, Head of Food Biosciences Dept at Teagasc, and PI in APC, featured in the Cross-Field category
John Cryan is Professor in the UCC Dept of Neuroscience and Anatomy and PI in APC, featured in 2 categories: Neuroscience & Behaviour, Psychiatry and Psychology
Ted Dinan is Emeritus Professor and Chair of Psychiatry in UCC and PI in APC, featured in 2 categories: Neuroscience & Behaviour, Psychiatry and Psychology
Fergus Shanahan is Emeritus Professor and Chair of the Dept of Medicine at UCC and PI in APC, featured in the Cross-Field category
Marcus Claesson is Associate Professor of Bioinformatics at UCC and PI in APC, featured in the Cross-Field category
Liam O’Mahony is Professor of Immunology at UCC and PI in APC, featured in the Immunology category
“Ireland has a globally leading scientific community based here in Cork and it is tremendous to see the long standing culture of research excellence in APC. Sincere congratulations to each of the outstanding PIs,” commented Professor John Cryan, Vice President for Research & Innovation at UCC.
“It is a tremendous feat to have 14 of our APC Microbiome Ireland researchers named on this year’s Highly Cited Researchers list. APC has created an environment where research excellence can flourish and cross-disciplinary, collaborative research is promoted, illustrated by the number of our team listed in the cross-disciplinary category. This is further proof that Irish microbiome research is internationally recognised as being world-leading”, said Professor Paul Ross, Director of APC Microbiome.
7,225 researcher awards from 69 countries and regions are recognized this year – 3,981 in specific fields and 3,244 for cross-field impact.