Prof. Dr. Michael Manns, Prof. Dr. Alice McHardy and Prof. Dr. Thomas Werfel are among the most cited scientists in the world. This was the result of the evaluation “Highly Cited Researchers 2021” by the US company Clarivate Analytics. The three RESIST members are listed in the “Cross-Field” category, which includes researchers who have an impact on science beyond their actual field of work.

Prof. Manns, as president of the MHH, has an advisory role on the RESIST board, Prof. McHardy, head of the HZI Department of Bioinformatics of Infection Research, and Prof. Werfel, deputy director of the MHH Department of Dermatology, Allergology and Venereology and head of the Department of Immunodermatology and Experimental Allergology, are involved in various RESIST projects.

The “Web of Science”, in which all citations of scientific studies are collected, serves as the basis for this list. For the evaluation, the scientific publications of the past ten years were analysed and the frequency that the researchers’ work was cited by colleagues from the scientific community in their publications was examined. The number of citations serves as a measure of the scientific influence as well as the reputation of the journal in which work is published. The entire list of “Highly Cited Researchers 2021” and further information can be found on the Web of Science website at

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