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Eight Editorial Board Members of Microbiome Research Reports Have Been Listed as the "Highly Cited Researchers 2022" by Clarivate Analytics

Published on: 17 Nov 2022 Viewed: 126

On November 15, 2022, Clarivate Analytics revealed list of "Highly Cited Researchers 2022" who have demonstrated significant and broad influence reflected in their publications of multiple highly cited papers over the last decade. Delightfully, eight renowned scholars from Editorial Board of Microbiome Research Reports (MRR) were named.

The Editorial Office of MRR extends warm congratulations to these scholars for the nomination.

Prof. Marco Ventura (Editor-in-Chief)
Laboratory of Probiogenomics, Microbiome Research Hub, University of Parma, Parma, Italy.

Highly Cited Researcher in the field of Cross-Field - 2022

Prof. Ventura is the Head of the Microbiome Research hub, representing an Interdepartmental Research Centre of the University of Parma focusing on the characterization of the human microbiome. He has been involved in several projects as a research unit leader, including EU grants as well as funding sponsored by the food industry. He is currently a member of the Board of Directors of the University Spin-Off "GenProbio", focused on developing the next generation of probiotic bacteria. His research focuses on the molecular analysis of bifidobacteria, as well as the diversity and host significance of the gut microbiota. He was nominated among the highly cited researchers in 2020, 2021 and 2022 (Top 1% citations by year of publication in one or more fields, Web of Science™).


Prof. Rodolphe Barrangou (Senior Editor)
Department of Food, Bioprocessing and Nutrition Sciences, North Carolina State University, North Carolina, USA.

Highly Cited Researcher in the field of Microbiology - 2022

Prof. Barrangou received multiple honors and awards for his early work on CRISPR, including the 2016 Warren Alpert Prize, the 2016 Canada Gairdner International Award, the 2017 NAS Award in Molecular Biology, and the 2018 NAS Prize in Food and Agriculture Sciences. He has been elected into the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, and the National Academy of Inventors. Prof. Barrangou is also the former Chairman of the Board of Caribou Biosciences, a co-founder of Intellia Therapeutics, Locus Biosciences, TreeCo, Ancilia Biosciences, and CRISPR biotechnologies, and the Editor-in-Chief of CRISPR. Scientific contributions have covered basic science to understand and decipher the genomics of lactic acid bacteria, as well as developing novel technologies and applying them to develop and formulate next-generation probiotic strains. He was nominated among the highly cited researchers for 9 years in a row (2014-2022, Top 1% citations by year of publication in one or more fields, Web of Science™).



Prof. Daniele Del Rio (Senior Editor)
Department of Food & Drugs, University of Parma, Parma, Italy.

Highly Cited Researcher in the field of Cross-Field - 2022

Prof. Del Rio is a Full Professor of Human Nutrition and the Head of the School of Advanced Studies on Food and Nutrition at the University of Parma, Italy. He is also the scientific director of the NNEdPro Global Center for Nutrition and Health and a Visiting Professor at the School of Biomedical Sciences, Ulster University, UK. He also serves as the Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Food Sciences and Nutrition (Taylor & Francis). Since January 2011, he has been leading the Laboratory of Phytochemicals in Physiology, a research laboratory of the Department of Food Science of the University of Parma. He has been honored by the Italian President as Commendatore for his exemplary work and contribution to scientific research. Commendatore is one of the degrees of Knighthood awarded in recognition of service to the Italian Republic. He was nominated among the highly cited researchers for 4 years in a row (2019-2022, Top 1% citations by year of publication in one or more fields, Web of Science™).


Prof. Paul Ross (Senior Editor)
APC Microbiome Ireland, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland.

Highly Cited Researcher in the field of Microbiology - 2022
Highly Cited Researcher in the field of Agricultural Sciences - 2022

Prof. Ross graduated from University College Cork (UCC) with a BSc in Biochemistry and Microbiology, and a PhD in Microbiology. He was appointed the Head of Food Research at Teagasc (which included Moorepark and Ashtown Food Research Centres). In 2014, he moved to UCC to become the Head of College (Dean) of Science Engineering & Food Science at UCC and in 2016 also took up the position of Deputy Head of APC Microbiome Ireland. In 2019, he became the Director of APC Microbiome Ireland-a Science Foundation Ireland. He is a Principal Investigator in the APC’s Microbes to Molecules Research Theme. In 2010, he became a member of the Royal Irish Academy (RIA) in recognition of academic achievement. In 2015, he was honored in Thomson Reuters “The World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds, 2015.” He was nominated among the highly cited researchers for 6 years in a row (2017-2022, Top 1% citations by year of publication in one or more fields, Web of Science™). In 2017, he received the ADSA (American Dairy Science Association) Distinguished Service Award, which recognizes unusually outstanding and consistent contributions to the welfare of the dairy industry.


Prof. Douwe van Sinderen (Senior Editor)
School of Microbiology & APC Microbiome Ireland, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland.

Highly Cited Researcher in the field of Cross-Field - 2022

Prof. Sinderen currently holds a personal Chair in Molecular Microbiology in the School of Microbiology, University College Cork, while he is also one of the founding Principal Investigators of APC Microbiome Ireland. He furthermore acts as a Visiting Professor at the University of Parma, Italy. He was nominated among the highly cited researchers in 2020, 2021 and 2022 (Top 1% citations by year of publication in one or more fields, Web of Science™).


Prof. Catherine Stanton (Senior Editor)
Food Bioscience Department, Teagasc Food Research Centre, Cork, Ireland.

Highly Cited Researcher in the field of Microbiology - 2022

Prof. Stanton is currently a Senior Principal Research Officer at Teagasc Food Research Centre (Ireland) and a Principal Investigator at APC Microbiome Ireland. In 2016, she was appointed as Research Professor at the College of Medicine and Health, University College Cork (Ireland). She has received many honors and awards, such as the 2010 IDF Elie Mechnikoff Award in Microbiology which recognizes and celebrates outstanding scientific discoveries in the fields of microbiology, biotechnology, nutrition, and health and the 2020 Recipient of The American Dairy Science Association (ADSA) Distinguished Service Award in recognition of unusually outstanding and consistent contributions to the welfare of the dairy industry. She was admitted as a Member of the Royal Irish Academy on May 24, 2019, Irelands leading body of experts in the sciences and humanities. She has made outstanding contributions to nutrition and microbiology, particularly in the areas of probiotics, nutritional aspects of dairy foods, infant gut microbiota and bioactive lipids. She was selected and ranked as one of 2022 Best Female Scientists. For six years in a row (2017-2022), she was nominated among the highly cited researchers (Top 1% citations by year of publication in one or more fields, Web of Science™).


Prof. Clara Belzer (Editor)
Laboratory of Microbiology, Wageningen University and Research, Wageningen, The Netherlands.

Highly Cited Researcher in the field of Microbiology - 2022

Prof. Belzer holds a tenure position at the Laboratory of Microbiology at Wageningen University. Her research group works on overall intestinal microbiome structure in early and later life, and the role of microbes in maintaining host health, with a focus on microbiome associated with breast milk and mucin. Prof. Belzer made outstanding contributions to the microbiome field, particularly to mucosal microbiome and the beneficial microbe Akkermansia muciniphila. Research activities cover: (1) microbial degrading pathways; (2) microbe-microbe interactions (synthetic communities & cross-feeding), and (3) microbial interaction with and adaptation to their host. She was nominated among the highly cited researchers in 2020, 2021 and 2022 (Top 1% citations by year of publication in one or more fields, Web of Science™).


Prof. Karen P. Scott (Senior Editor) 
Gut Health Group, Rowett Institute, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, UK.

Highly Cited Researcher in the field of Cross-Field - 2022

Prof. Scott gained her BSc in Biochemistry from the University of Aberdeen before continuing to her PhD (Molecular Biology of plant viruses) at what was then the Scottish Crop Research Institute in Invergowrie, Dundee. After her PhD she returned to Aberdeen to the Rowett Institute, where she has been an active researcher ever since. She is co-lead of the Rowett Athena Swan, Equality and Diversity Team and co-director of the University of Aberdeen Centre for Bacteria in Health and Disease. In addition, she is on the Board of Directors of ISAPP (International Scientific Association for Probiotics and Prebiotics), the foremost organization in the world promoting the science behind probiotics and prebiotics. She was nominated among the highly cited researchers in 2021 and 2022 (Top 1% citations by year of publication in one or more fields, Web of Science™).

Congratulations again to the eight excellent scientists. Thanks for their continuous contributions to the progress of scientific research. It should be believed that with the professional guidance and strong support of the accredited Editorial Board members and all Academic Editors, MRR will be built into a high-quality journal with a bright future!  

Respectfully submitted by the Editorial Office of Microbiome Research Reports


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