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Prof. Thomas Illig is one of the world most frequently cited scientists




Prof. Dr. Thomas Illig, head of the central biobank the Hannover Medical School (MHH) is in the field of molecular biology and genetics one of the most frequently cited scientists in the world. This shows an analysis of publications from 2003 to 2015 from the media group Thomson Reuters in the analysis "Highly Cited Researchers".

Since 2012 the epidemiologist Thomas Illig led the Hannover Unified Biobank (HUB), the central biobank of MHH. He previously worked in the Helmholtz Center Munich. Professor Illig explores the molecular causes of frequent and rare diseases, in order to better understand their origin, prediction and treatment.

Besides Prof. Thomas Illig two more scientists of the Hannover Medical School (MHH) in field medicine belong also to the internationally most cited researchers, Prof. Michael Manns as a leading liver researchers and Prof. Helmut Drexler as a cardiologist and angiologist.

That the scientific leaders of the Hannover Medical School has done so well in this ranking, highlights once again the excellence of the science site Hannover and MHH.

Link to HAZ article from the 6th of February 2016: