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UCC Scientists Among Most Cited Researchers

Four University College Cork scientists feature in the latest “Highly Cited Researchers” list. The Highly Cited List is produced by Clarivate Analytics for the Web of Science, and details over 3,500 of the top researchers in various scientific fields, including biology & biochemistry, computer science, ecology, engineering, neuroscience, mathematics, physics and social sciences, among others.
The list, which is compiled annually, identifies scientists whose research publications, and the level at which they have been cited by other scientists around the world, put them among the top 1% most cited in their particular field.
The UCC researchers featured in the 2017 edition all work in the area of food, microbiome and health, and are principal investigators at the APC Microbiome Institute based at UCC and Teagasc. Professor Elke Arendt (School of Food & Nutritional Sciences), Professor John Cryan (Head of Department, Anatomy & Neuroscience), Professor Paul Ross (Head of College, Science Engineering & Food Science) and Professor Catherine Stanton (Senior Research Officer, Teagasc & the Department of Psychiatry).
Prof Arendt’s research is in the area of food and health, and is related to cereals and beverages. This includes gluten free food production, starter cultures, antimicrobial agents, food structure, brewing and malting and functional foods. Prof Cryan is currently researching topics like the neurobiological basis of stress-related neuropsychiatric disorders including depression, anxiety and drug dependence. Professor Cryan’s research group is also focused on understanding the interaction between brain, gut and the gut microbiome, and how it applies to stress and immune-related disorders, including irritable bowel syndrome, obesity and neurodevelopmental disorders such as autism spectrum disorder.
Professor Ross, Head of the College of SEFS, focuses his research in food and health, and includes the development of new antibiotics and anti-infectives, bacteriophage, human and animal pathogens, and how the gut microbiota influences your health. Prof Stanton’s research includes the nutritional aspects of dairy and functional foods, probiotic cultures, bioactive metabolite production, infant gut microbiota, and healthy proteins and fats that are produced by gut bacteria.
Fourteen scientists with links to Irish Institutes & Universities featured on the list, including academics from NUI Galway, Trinity College Dublin, Dublin Institute of Technology, University College Dublin and Teagasc itself. You can view the list in full by going to clarivate.com. To learn more about the four UCC scientists on the list, visit their academic profiles on the UCC.ie website.