Each year, Clarivate analytics identifies the world’s most influential researchers who have been cited most frequently by their peers over the last decade. No less than 18 VIB researchers are part of this highly acclaimed group of influential scientists.

A select few

In 2019, fewer than 6,300, or 0.1%, of all the world’s researchers, across 21 research fields, have earned the distinction of being a globally highly cited researcher. Begin part of this group means a recognition of the exceptional influence in a research field, as demonstrated by multiple highly-cited papers that rank in the top 1% by citations for field and year in Web of Science.

Lieve Ongena (VIB Sr Science policy and International Grants Office Manager): “It is proof that VIB research is influencing others, and that VIB researchers are asking bold research questions of global importance.  No method of measurement is perfect, but it is good to try to measure the influence of researchers, and this list tries to do so in an objective and transparent way.”

Rich science at VIB

An impressive 18 VIB scientists join the group of highly cited researchers for 2019, clearly exemplifying the word leading science being done at VIB. Since publications and citations are often called the currency of academic science, it is clear that VIB is rich in outstanding science. We are proud to mention 3 VIB newcomers in this highly cited list: Jan Steyaert, Laurens Pauwels, and Rosa Rademakers. In addition, it is amazing to see no less than 9 members of the VIB-UGent Plant Systems Biology  in the list!

Many congratulations to: 

Tom Beeckman (VIB-UGent Center for Plant Systems Biology)

Wout Boerjan (VIB-UGent Center for Plant Systems Biology)

Peter Carmeliet (VIB-KU Leuven Center for Cancer Biology)

Bart De Strooper (VIB-KU Leuven Center for Brain & Disease Research)

Alain Goossens (VIB-UGent Center for Plant Systems Biology)

Martin Guilliams (VIB-UGent Center for Inflammation Research)

Hamida Hammad (VIB-UGent Center for Inflammation Research)

Dirk Inzé (VIB-UGent Center for Plant Systems Biology)

Bart Lambrecht (VIB-UGent Center for Inflammation Research)

Kris Moreel (VIB-UGent Center for Plant Systems Biology)

Laurens Pauwels (VIB-UGent Center for Plant Systems Biology)

Rosa Rademakers (VIB-UAntwerp Center for Molecular Neurology)

Jeroen Raes (VIB-KU Leuven Center for Microbiology)

Jan Steyaert (VIB-VUB Center for Structural Biology)

Frank Van Breusegem (VIB-UGent Center for Plant Systems Biology)

Yves Van de Peer (VIB-UGent Center for Plant Systems Biology)

Peter Vandenabeele (VIB-UGent Center for Inflammation Research)

Klaas Vandepoele (VIB-UGent Center for Plant Systems Biology)