Célia Manaia, João C. Fernandes, Manuela Pintado, Marta Vasconcelos, and Paula Teixeira are the five researchers of the Centre of Biotechnology and Fine Chemistry from the Faculty of Biotechnology that are part of the list of the most cited worldwide in different disciplines, according to the ranking "World's Top 2% Scientists 2021", published by Stanford University (USA). Célia Manaia, João C. Fernandes and Manuela Pintado, are also highlighted for the impact created for science throughout their career.
In total, Universidade Católica Portuguesa (UCP) has eight scientists in the world's Top most cited researchers in 2020. From the Faculty of Biotechnology/Centre of Biotechnology and Fine Chemistry are the researchers Célia Manaia and Paula Teixeira in Biomedicine; the researcher Manuela Pintado in Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry; the researcher João C. Fernandes in Clinical Medicine; and researcher Marta W. Vasconcelos in Biology. From the areas of Economics and Management, the researchers Rui Sousa, from Católica Porto Business School and Ilídio Barreto, from Católica Lisbon - School of Business and Economics are highlighted. From the area of Public Health and Health Services is the researcher Sílvia Caldeira, from the Institute of Health Sciences.
"For Universidade Católica Portuguesa, this result is the international recognition of the high quality of the scientific production and excellence of its researchers," highlights Isabel Capeloa Gil, Rector of Universidade Católica Portuguesa (UCP).
The document with the results of more than 190 thousand scientists from all over the world, from 22 areas and 176 disciplines, presents the list of researchers whose published work has contributed the most to the progress in their respective areas and that have most influenced the scientific production of other researchers. The study is available here.