On November 17, 2021, Clarivate Analytics announced the list of "Highly Cited Researchers 2021". Soon after that, the editors in MRR also sorted out the relevant data to pick out those contributing to MRR as the Editor-in-Chief, Editorial Board members. According to statistics, a total of 8 renowned scholars of MRR in the list.
Hereon, all editors in MRR are extending warm congratulations to these scholars on being selected to the list of "Highly Cited Researchers 2021" by Clarivate Analytics.
Prof. Marco Ventura
Laboratory of Probiogenomics, Microbiome Research Hub, University of Parma, Parma, Italy.
Marco 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 is/was involved in several projects as research unit scientific leader, including EU grants as well as founding sponsored by food industry. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the University Spin-Off "GenProbio", focused on developing the next generation of probiotic bacteria. Ventura’s research focuses on the molecular analysis of bifidobacteria, as well as the diversity and host significance of the gut microbiota. Marco Ventura was nominated among the highly cited researchers in 2020, 2021 (Top 1% by citation per field and year by Clarivate Analytics, Web of Science).
Prof. Rodolphe Barrangou
Department of Food, Bioprocessing and Nutrition Sciences, North Carolina State University, North Carolina, USA.
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 the CRISPR Journal. Scientific contributions have spanned basic scientific 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. Rodolphe Barrangou was nominated among the highly cited researchers in 2020, 2021 (Top 1% by citation per field and year by Clarivate Analytics, Web of Science).
Prof. Abelardo Margolles
Dairy Research Institute of Asturias, Spanish National Research Council (IPLA-CSIC), Villaviciosa, Asturias, Spain.
Abelardo Margolles holds a Professor position in IPLA-CSIC. Since 2016, he has been Scientific Founder of the CSIC start-up MicroViable Therapeutics. Over his scientific career, he has developed extensive knowledge on intestinal microbiomes and food microbes, especially focusing on probiotic benefits of gut bacteria and the cross-talk interaction between gut microbiota and the host. He has published more than 200 scientific manuscripts in high-impact journals such as PNAS-USA or Microbiome, obtained several patents, and is a member of the Spanish Society of Microbiota, Probiotics and Prebiotics (SEMiPyP). Abelardo Margolles was nominated among the highly cited researchers in 2021 (Top 1% by citation per field and year by Clarivate Analytics, Web of Science).
Prof. Daniele Del Rio
Department of Food & Drugs, University of Parma, Parma, Italy.
Daniele 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). He is a proud Commendatore (Commander) of the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic, and he is proudly growing a team of brilliant scientists. Daniele Del Rio was nominated among the highly cited researchers in 2020, 2021 (Top 1% by citation per field and year by Clarivate Analytics, Web of Science).
Prof. Paul Ross
APC Microbiome Ireland, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland.
Paul Ross graduated from UCC with a BSc in Biochemistry and Microbiology, and a PhD in Microbiology. Paul was appointed the Head of Food Research at Teagasc (which included Moorepark and Ashtown Food Research Centres). In 2014, Paul moved to University College Cork 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, Paul became the Director of APC Microbiome Ireland-a Science Foundation Ireland funded centre where he is a Principal Investigator in the APC’s Microbes to Molecules Research Theme. He was awarded a D.Sc. in 2009 based on published work and received the William C. Haines Dairy Science award in 2007 and the Enterprise Ireland Commercialization award in 2008. In 2010, Paul 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.” For four years in a row (since 2017-2021), Paul has featured in the “Highly Cited Researches” list produced by Clarivate Analytics for the 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
School of Microbiology & APC Microbiome Ireland, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland.
Prof. Douwe van 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 to the University of Parma, Italy. Prof. Van Sinderen’s research interests include molecular biology, biotechnology, and comparative and functional genomics of lactic acid bacteria and bifidobacteria, as well as their infecting bacteriophages. Douwe van Sinderen was nominated among the highly cited researchers in 2020, 2021 (Top 1% by citation per field and year by Clarivate Analytics, Web of Science).
Prof. Catherine Stanton
Food Bioscience Department, Teagasc Food Research Centre, Cork, Ireland.
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). Prof. Stanton has received a large number of 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. She was also 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. Prof. Stanton has made outstanding contributions to nutrition and microbiology, in particular in the areas of probiotics, nutritional aspects of dairy foods, infant gut microbiota and bioactive lipids. For four years in a row (2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020, 2021), she has been recognized in Web of Science by Clarivate Analytics as a highly cited researcher ranking in the top 1% by citations in her area.
Prof. Clara Belzer
Laboratory of Microbiology, Wageningen University and Research, Wageningen, The Netherlands.
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 microbial roles in maintaining host health with a focus on microbiome in association with mothers milk and mucin. Prof. Belzer made outstanding contributions to the microbiome field, in particular to the field of 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. Clara Belzer was nominated among the highly cited researchers in 2020, 2021 (Top 1% by citation per field and year by Clarivate Analytics, Web of Science).