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Neuroscientist ranking in “Laborjournal”

Two LMU researchers among the “most cited brains” in their field


Two neuroscientists from LMU Munich are among the best in their field – and have it once again in black and white. In each issue, the monthly “Laborjournal” ( ranks the 50 most-cited researchers from a specific research area working in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. The subject this time is non-clinical neuroscience, and two LMU scientists are among the 50 “most highly cited brains” in that field. Professor Christian Haass, head of LMU’s Laboratory for Alzheimer's and Parkinson's Disease Research, is fourth in the list – as he was in the last neuroscience ranking in 2006. Also, two of the ten most cited scientific articles in this field come from his laboratory. Another top-ranking publication was published by Professor Magdalena Götz, who holds dual appointments at the Institute of Physiology at LMU and the Institute of Stem Cell Research at the Helmholtz Center Munich. Professor Götz is ranked 24th in the list of most cited authors in neuroscience. Last year Professor Götz figured among the most frequently cited authors in the field of developmental biology, taking up 17th place. In the corresponding lists of highly cited publications one of her papers was ranked 10th among original research articles, while a review article she wrote was 4th in its category. (suwe)

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