Center for Molecular Medicine Cologne

Five clinician-scientists of the Medical Faculty belong to the`Highly Cited Researchers 2020`


published annually by Clarivate Analytics based on data from the publication database ‘Web of Science’. In total seven researchers of the University of Cologne are at the top in this ranking - an indicator for excellent scientific achievements.

The University of Cologne is once again represented in the international ranking ‘Highly Cited Researchers’, which is published annually by Clarivate Analytics based on data from the publication database ‘Web of Science’.

Jens Brüning, Oliver Cornely, Michael Hallek, Florian Klein and Joachim Klossterkötter are among the highly cited clinician-scientists of the Medical Faculty.

Scientists on this list are among the world’s most influential one percent in their respective subjects – measured by the frequency with which their publications have been cited by their peers over the last ten years (2009–2019). Compared with five scientists from the University of Cologne who made it onto the list in 2019, the total number has grown to seven in 2020.

These seven most highly cited researchers from the University of Cologne in 2020 are

Medical Faculty

  • Prof. Dr. Jens C. Brüning - Polyclinic for Diabetes, Endocrinology, and Preventive Medicine at Cologne University Hospital, Director of the Max-Planck-Institute for Metabolism Research, Research Group Leader at the Cluster of Excellence in Aging Research CECAD as well as at the Center for Molecular Medicine Cologne (CMMC).  Curriculum Vitae
  • Prof. Dr. Oliver A. Cornely - Chair for Translational Research at CECAD, Scientific Director at the Center for Clinical Trials and Consultant for Infectious Diseases at the Clinic I for Internal Medicine.  Curriculum Vitae
  • Prof. Dr. Michael Hallek - Director of the Clinic I for Internal Medicine and of the Center for Integrated Oncology (CIO) and affiliated with the CMMC and CECAD. Curriculum Vitae
  • Prof. Dr. Florian Klein - Director of the Institute of Virology and affiliated with the CMMC, research activities at CMMC. Curriculum Vitae
  • Prof. Dr. em. Joachim Klosterkötter, Specialist in psychiatry, psychotherapy and neurology. Research area: early detection and therapy of mental crises. Curriculum Vitae

Science Faculty

  • Prof. Dr. Yoichi Ando, Institute of Physics II; speaker of the Cluster of Excellence ‘ML4Q: Matter and Light for Quantum Computing’. Research areas: topological materials, nanofabrication
  • Prof. Dr. Bart P.H.J. Thomma - Alexander von Humboldt Professor at the Institute of Plant Sciences; Cluster of Excellence on Plant Sciences CEPLAS. Research areas: phytopathology, interaction of microbes with other organisms


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modified press release by Dr. Debora Grosskopf-Kroiher | CMMC | debora.grosskopf-kroiher[at]

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