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Four Teagasc Researchers Included on the 2021 Clarivate list of Highly Cited Researchers


Four Teagasc researchers have been named on the annual Highly Cited Researchers list from Clarivate for 2021. This highly anticipated list identifies researchers who demonstrated significant influence in their field, through the publication of multiple highly cited papers during the last decade.

The 2021 Highly Cited list consists of over 6,600 researchers, 31 of whom are based at Irish organisations. Worldwide, Teagasc has the joint fourth highest number of researchers on the list in the field of agricultural sciences, while also having the third-most highly cited researchers across organisations in Ireland.

The four Teagasc researchers are:

Professor Paul Cotter

Head of Food Bioscience Department at Teagasc, Principal Investigator in APC Microbiome Ireland and VistaMilk SFI Research Centres and CTO of the Teagasc/APC spin-out, SeqBiome.  Paul’s research focuses on the microbiology and microbiomes of food (especially fermented and other dairy foods), food processing and production environments and the gastrointestinal tract with a view to maintaining/establishing a healthy gut microbiota through dietary interventions.

Professor Catherine Stanton

Senior Principal Research Officer at the Food Bioscience Department at Teagasc, Department of Psychiatry, UCC and Principal Investigator at  APC Microbiome Ireland and VistaMilk SFI Research Centres. Her research includes nutritional aspects of dairy and functional foods, probiotic cultures, bioactive metabolite production, infant gut microbiota, and healthy proteins and fats (including conjugated linoleic acid, short chain fatty acids) that are produced by gut bacteria. She is also very interested in the microbiome during pregnancy and in infancy.

Professor Brijesh Tiwari

Principal Research Officer, Food Chemistry & Technology Department at Teagasc and Professor (Adjunct) University College Dublin, Ireland. His research includes application of novel food processing, extraction and preservation technologies, with a strong focus on the investigation of biochemical aspects of food and food products. A particular focus of his current research relates to the investigation of green and sustainable solutions to food industry challenges.

Dr Paul Allen

Dr Paul Allen is a retired Principal Research Officer from Teagasc, whose research interests covered a range of cutting-edge approaches to important meat research challenges, including assurance of meat palatability, application of imaging and spectroscopic methods to prediction of meat eating quality, optimising and controlling colour in fresh meat, packaging solutions for fresh meat, objective carcass evaluation, and innovation in healthier meat products.

The names of the Highly Cited researchers are drawn from the publications that rank in the top 1% by citations for field and publication year in the Web of Science™ citation index. The methodology that determines the “who’s who” of researchers draws on data and analysis performed by bibliometric experts at the Institute for Scientific Information at Clarivate. It also uses the tallies to identify the countries and research institutions where these citation elite are based.

The full 2021 Highly Cited Researchers list and executive summary can be found here  

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