Clarivate Analytics (former: Thomson Reuters) lists in their recent catalog from 2017 four Highly Cited Researchers from the UNIFR. These have distinguished themselves by publishing a high number of papers that rank in the top 1% most-cited in their respective fields over a recent 11-year period (2005-2015) in the Web of Science. While Prof. Nordmann and Dr. Poirel, from the department of Medicine, work on emerging antibiotic resistance, Prof. Bacher’s expertise (department of Biology is in biological invasions and nature conservation and Dr. Geisler (department of Biology) is a specialist in plant hormone transport.
The catalog lists about 3,300 Highly Cited Researchers from over 90 institutions around the world belonging to 21 fields of the natural sciences, economics, clinical medicine, and the social sciences. Their consistent production of highly cited articles indicates that the work of these researchers has been repeatedly judged by their peers to be of notable significance and utility.