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UCC: APC Microbiome Ireland researchers in top global 1%

27 Nov
Some of the APC Microbiome Ireland researchers named in the 2018 world list of Highly Cited Researchers. Photo: Tomás Tyner.

Ten APC Microbiome Ireland researchers have been named in the 2018 world list of Highly Cited Researchers, five of whom are in the new Cross-Field category. 

Voted by their peers around the globe as the most influential with the highest impact in their field, the APC Microbiome Ireland researchers based in University College Cork and Teagasc, work in the areas of food, microbiome and health.

Professor Mark Ferguson, Director General of Science Foundation Ireland and Chief Scientific Adviser to the Government of Ireland, said: “I would like to congratulate the ten researchers … working to solve some of the world’s biggest challenges in the areas of food, microbiome and health, ranked in the top 1% of their fields alongside Nobel laureates, is a fantastic achievement.”

Professor Fergus Shanahan, Director of APC Microbiome Ireland, saluted his colleagues and said: “It is great to see APC scientists ranked in the top bracket of science, yet again, and it is testimony to what can be achieved by talented individuals who work together.”

THE TOP TEN:

Professor Elke Arendt, Professor for Cereals & Beverage Science, School of Food & Nutritional Sciences, UCC and Principal Investigator in APC Microbiome Ireland. 

Doctor Paul Cotter, Head of Department of Food Biosciences at Teagasc Food Research Centre and Principal Investigator in APC Microbiome Ireland.   

Professor John Cryan, Head of Dept. of Anatomy & Neuroscience, UCC and Principal Investigator in APC Microbiome Ireland.  

Professor Ted Dinan, Professor of Psychiatry, UCC and Principal Investigator in APC Microbiome Ireland.

Professor Ger Fitzgerald, Professor of Food Microbiology, Head of the School of Microbiology, UCC and Principal Investigator in APC Microbiome Ireland.

Professor Colin Hill, Professor of Microbial Food Safety, School of Microbiology, UCC and Principal Investigator in APC Microbiome Ireland.

Doctor Orla O’Sullivan, Research Officer, Teagasc Food Research Centre and Investigator in APC Microbiome, Ireland. 

Professor Paul O’Toole, Professor of Microbial Genomics, School of Microbiology, UCC and Principal Investigator in APC Microbiome Ireland.

Professor Paul Ross, Head of College of Science Engineering & Food Science, UCC and Principal Investigator, APC Microbiome Ireland.

Professor Catherine Stanton, Senior Research Officer, Teagasc, Dept. Psychiatry, UCC and Principal Investigator in APC Microbiome Ireland.
  

About APC Microbiome Ireland

The SFI Research Centre APC Microbiome Ireland (http://apc.ucc.ie) collaboration between University College Cork and Teagasc, is a world-leading research institute formed in 2003 with funding from Science Foundation Ireland.

In total 33 Irish researchers feature in the 2018 list. The full Highly Cited Researchers 2018 list and executive summary can be found online at https://clarivate.com/hcr/.

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