Global publication analysis - "Highly Cited Researchers 2023" – Five researchers from the TUM School of Life Sciences among the most cited worldwide

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Five scientists from the TUM School of Life Sciences are among the most highly cited in their field. This is shown by the current publication analysis "Highly Cited Researchers 2023". A total of eleven researchers from the Technical University of Munich (TUM) were honored.

Melanie Schirmer talking to another researcher
Melanie Schirmer was appointed Professor of Translational Microbiome Data Integration in October. (Image: Astrid Eckert / TUM)

In their publications, scientists cite the most important articles that have appeared to date on the respective topic. The frequency of citations is therefore a good indicator of the quality and global recognition of a research paper and its authors. The "Web of Science" database, in which the US company Clarivate Analytics records scientific publications from a wide range of subjects, is used to determine the "Highly Cited Researchers" once a year.

The current edition of the ranking shows the researchers who were cited most frequently in their respective fields from 2012 to 2022. Researchers who have been cited frequently in different fields are listed in the "Cross-Field" category. In total, the list includes around 7,000 people in no particular order. Most of the researchers of the TUM School of Life Sciences belong to the cross-field category, they are

Prof. Dr. Fabian Theis, Chair of Mathematical Models of Biological Systems, was also ranked in the field of biology and biochemistry.

The remaining researchers at the TU Munich include:

In addition, Prof. Laura Herz is among the Highly Cited Researchers in the Cross-Field category. The University of Oxford physicist is currently a fellow at the TUM Institute for Advanced Study.

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