Five Teagasc researchers have been named in the annual Highly Cited Researchers 2018 List. Now in its fifth year, the citation analysis identifies influential researchers as determined by their peers around the globe – those who have consistently won recognition in the form of high citation counts over a decade. The five Teagasc researchers named are:
Professor Catherine Stanton, Senior Research Officer, Teagasc, Department Psychiatry, UCC and APC Microbiome Ireland. 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.
Dr. Paul Cotter, Head of Department of Food Biosciences at Teagasc Food Research Centre and Principal Investigator in APC Microbiome Ireland. 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, especially in athletes.
Dr. Orla O’Sullivan, Research Officer in Teagasc Food Research Centre and APC Microbiome Ireland. Her research focuses on elucidating the microbiome from various environments including human gut and lung, rumen and food. Of particular interest to her is the role of exercise and diet, specifically whey protein, on the human gut microbiome both in healthy and diseased cohorts.
Professor Brijesh Tiwari, Principal Research Officer, Food Chemistry and Technology Department at Teagasc Food Research Centre and Associate Professor (Adjunct) University College Dublin, Ireland. His research includes the application of novel food processing, extraction and preservation technologies, with a strong focus on the investigation of the biochemical aspect 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 is a retired Principal Research Officer 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.
In total 33 Irish researchers feature in the 2018 list. The full Highly Cited Researchers 2018 list and executive summary can be found online at https://clarivate.com/hcr/.