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Monash BDI researchers make Highly Cited list for the fourth consecutive year

Two Monash Biomedicine Discovery Institute (BDI) researchers have been recognised for their exceptional research performance, determined by production of multiple highly cited papers that rank in the top one per cent by citations for a field and year.

Professor Jamie Rossjohn and Professor Charles Mackay have each been ranked as a 2021 Highly Cited Researcher in the prestigious list released in November by Clarivate Analytics.

Professor Rossjohn’s research focus is on understanding, at the molecular level, how the T cell receptor specifically recognises polymorphic Human Leukocyte Antigen (HLA) molecules in the context of protective immunity, autoimmunity and other adverse T cell reactivities. Further, he has pioneered the molecular understanding of lipid and metabolite based immunity by T cells that recognise HLA class-I like molecules, CD1 and MR1, respectively. This is the fourth consecutive year that Professor Rossjohn has appeared on the Clarivate Analytics Highly Cited Researcher list.

Professor Mackay has forged a new understanding of the gut microbiome and the important role it plays in immune responses including allergies and in a number of diseases including type 1 diabetes. His research into how immune responses can be manipulated using ‘medicinal foods’, as well as novel gut microbial species, is attracting both clinical and public interest, with the latest research findings moving to clinical trials.

Professor Mackay was highly cited from 2005 to 2010 under what was then the Institute for Scientific Information citation, and has remained on the Clarivate Analytics Highly Cited Researcher list since 2017.

The Highly Cited Researcher list, now in its eighth year, determines the ‘who’s who’ of influential researchers, drawing on data and analysis to identify the world’s leading researchers who have demonstrated significant and broad influence. See the full list of researchers on the Web of Science:  Nineteen researchers from Monash University were recognised this year.

Image: Professor Jamie Rossjohn and Professor Charles Mackay

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Congrats Jamie: Highly Cited researcher again!

Congratulations to Jamie who is again on the Highly Cited Researchers 2021 list of the world’s most Highly Cited Scientists, which is published annually by Clarivate Analytics.

From Clarivate: Recognising the true pioneers in their fields over the last decade, demonstrated by the production of multiple highly-cited papers that rank in the top 1% by citations for field and year in the Web of Science™. Of the world’s scientists and social scientists, Highly Cited Researchers truly are one in 1,000.

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Congratulations to Jamie on being on the Highly Cited Researcher 2020 List (third year running)

Congratulations to all of our researchers who have been recognised in the 2020 Highly Cited Researchers list.

The highly anticipated annual list identifies researchers who demonstrate significant influence in their chosen field or fields through the publication of multiple highly cited papers during the last decade. Their names are drawn from the publications that rank in the top 1% by citations for field and publication year in the Web of Science™ citation index.

The methodology that determines the “who’s who” of influential researchers draws on the data and analysis performed by bibliometric experts and data scientists at the Institute for Scientific Information™ at Clarivate. It also uses the tallies to identify the countries and research institutions where these scientific elite are based.

Monash Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences have eight researchers in this list for 2020, which is the same number as 2019.

  • Professor Rinaldo Bellomo, Clinical Medicine from School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine
  • Professor Rachelle Buchbinder, Cross-Field from School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine
  • Professor Peter Gibson, Cross-Field from Central Clinical School
  • Professor Charles R. Mackay, Immunology from Monash Biomedicine Discovery Institute
  • Professor Jamie Rossjohn, Immunology from Monash Biomedicine Discovery Institute
  • Professor Alex Fornito, Neuroscience and Behavior from the Turner Institute for Brain and Mental Health
  • Professor Peter Fuller, Pharmacology and Toxicology from School of Clinical Sciences at Monash Health
  • Professor Murat Yucel, Psychiatry and Psychology from the Turner Institute for Brain and Mental Health

In both 2019 and 2020, Professor Rachelle Buchbinder is the only female researcher on Monash’s list.

Senior Deputy Dean and Director of Research Professor Ross Coppel said that the recognition of our researchers is a great achievement.

“It is a testament to the quality of our research and our researcher’s dedication to continue to deliver impactful research, despite all of the challenges they may have faced this year.”

The full 2020 Highly Cited Researchers list and executive summary can be found online here .

Original article: Congratulations to the eight medical researchers on Highly Cited Researchers 2020 List