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A Special Interview with Highly Cited Researcher and Journal Senior Editor - Prof. Miguel Gueimonde

Published on: 14 Dec 2023 Viewed: 266

The Editorial Office of Microbiome Research Reports (MRR) is delighted to unveil a special interview featuring Prof. Miguel Gueimonde, a Highly Cited Researcher for 2023 and Senior Editor of MRR. The insightful interview took place on December 7, 2023.

About Prof. Miguel Gueimonde

Prof. Miguel Gueimonde achieved his MSc in Biological Sciences in 1997 and completed his Ph.D. in 2002 at the University of Oviedo, Spain. Following this, he pursued post-doctoral research at the Functional Foods Forum of the University of Turku, Finland, from 2002 to 2005 and ascended to the role of Adjunct Professor in 2006. Since 2006, he has held the position of Research Scientist at the Dairy Research Institute of Asturias (IPLA), affiliated with the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC). Notably, since 2006, Prof. Gueimonde has been serving as the Deputy Director of IPLA-CSIC. His academic journey includes appointments as a Visiting Professor at the Tokyo University of Agriculture in 2018-2020. He was a pivotal member of the research team honored with the Hippocrates Prize for Medical Research by the Royal Academy of Medicine of the Principality of Asturias in 2018. Prof. Gueimonde boasts an extensive publication record, with authorship or co-authorship of over 240 articles, along with numerous contributions to book chapters and popular articles. According to Scopus, as of December 2023, his scholarly contributions have accumulated more than 15,000 citations, showcasing an impressive H-index of 66. Furthermore, Prof. Gueimonde has actively engaged in various working groups associated with the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) and the International Dairy Federation (IDF).

Some of his most cited works include:

1. Intestinal Short Chain Fatty Acids and their Link with Diet and Human Health (1795 citations)    
DOI: https://doi.org/10.3389/fmicb.2016.00185       Published: 2016

2. The First Microbial Colonizers of the Human Gut: Composition, Activities, and Health Implications of the Infant Gut Microbiota (1458 citations)  
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1128/mmbr.00036-17      Published: 2017

3. Diversity of Bifidobacteria within the Infant Gut Microbiota (695 citations)      
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0036957       Published: 2012

Areas of Expertise:

1. Bacteria
2. Gut flora
3. Immune system

Focus Interview Questions:

1. Could you share a bit about your journey in this field and do you have any valuable suggestions for young researchers embarking on their careers?

2. How do you navigate the balance between conducting innovative research and communicating its significance to a broader audience, both within and outside the scientific community?

3. What inspired you to focus your research on Microbiology?

4. What your current research mainly focuses on? Could you share key findings from your most recent work in this field?

5. What are some of the challenges you've faced in your career, and how did you overcome them?

6. Can you suggest some books and explain why you recommend them?

Access Prof. Gueimonde 's Answers:

Editor: Susie Xiang
Language Editor: Catherine Yang
Production Editor: Kenny Wu
Respectfully Submitted by the Editorial Office Microbiome Research Reports

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