23rd November 2020
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Highly Cited Researchers – Luxembourg in the spotlight
LIH scientist Dr Torsten Bohn among the world’s most highly cited researchers
On November 18th, Clarivate™ released its annual “Highly Cited Researchers” report, recognising the pioneers in the fields of science and technology who produced multiple highly-cited papers ranking in the top 1% by citations in Web of Science™. Three Luxembourg researchers, including Dr Bohn, are featured in the 2020 edition of this prestigious international ranking.
For the second consecutive year, Dr Torsten Bohn, Group leader of the Nutrition and Health Research team of the LIH Department of Population Health (DoPH), was featured in the list of the most cited global scientists in the field of Agricultural Sciences of the 2020 edition of Clarivate’s “Highly Cited Researchers” ranking. Over the past decade, Dr Bohn has been publishing 119 papers indexed in Web of Science™ and obtained a total of 5,477 citations. Dr Bohn’s research focuses on nutrition and health impact, with special attention to nutrient and secondary plant bioactives bioavailability, dietary patterns, inflammation and oxidative stress.
“I am currently developing our public health and nutrition research activities at LIH in line with the institute’s translational and transversal vision”, explains Dr Bohn. “Indeed, this research axis has a significant translational dimension. Nutrient absorption and availability are tightly linked to various health aspects, such as cardiometabolic diseases, one of the DoPH’s major research areas, as well as being a key element in unravelling the mechanisms underlying the relation between the microbiome, immunity, oxidative stress and inflammation, which are also the priority of the LIH Department of Infection and Immunity (DII). Not to mention the proven connections with cancer research carried out at the LIH Department of Oncology (DONC). Being distinguished as an internationally influential scientist is not only an immense honour, but also an unparalleled opportunity to uphold the institute’s visibility and reputation as a global centre of excellence in transversal and translational research”, he adds.
Dr Bohn is one of the three Luxembourg scientists to have received this accolade, together with Dr Stéphane Bordas (Computer Science Category) and Dr Alexandre Tkatchenko (Cross-Field category) from the University of Luxembourg.
Clarivate’s “Highly Cited Researchers” report can be accessed here.