Best Microbiology Scientists in Germany

The 1st edition of Research.com ranking of top Microbiology scientists is based on data collected from Microsoft Academic Graph on December 6th, 2021. Position in the ranking is based on a scientist's D-index (Discipline H-index), which only includes papers and citation values for an examined discipline. Show more

Our best scientists ranking is a reliable list of leading scientists from the area of Microbiology, based on a meticulous examination of 166,880 scientists on Microsoft Academic Graph. For the discipline of Microbiology, over 5,780 profiles were examined.

The D-index threshold for approving a scholar to be considered is set to 40 if most of their publications are in the field of Microbiology. The inclusion criteria for scholars to be considered into the ranking of top scientists are based on the D-index, proportion of the contributions made within the given discipline in addition to the awards and achievements of the scientists. The D-index threshold for listing top scientists is set as an increment of 10 depending on the total number of researchers estimated for each discipline whilst ensuring that the top 1% of leading scientists are considered into the ranking. There should be a proximity of 30% or less between a scientist's general H-index and their D-index.

Because the main goal is to ensure that only genuine researchers are included in the ranking we believe that numbers are never meant to be an absolute measure to quantify the contributions of scientists. This is why we manually verify each profile and cross-correlate it against publications in a wide range of credible sources. Even though it’s not a metric defining a scientist’s position in the ranking, the amount of documents published in major journals and conference proceedings should constitute a reliable secondary indication of their contribution to research in a given discipline. Position in the ranking is based on each scientist’s D-index using data compiled from Microsoft Graph, which is the most prominent and well-established bibliometric database of this type available to the scientific community. A detailed definition of our research process can be found on our methodology page .

Our aim is to inspire scholars, entrepreneurs, and decision-makers worldwide to explore where leading experts are heading and to provide an opportunity for the entire scientific community to discover who the leading experts in specific fields of research, in different countries, or even within research institutions are.

World
National
Scholar
D-Index D-index (Discipline H-index) only includes papers and citation values for an examined discipline in contrast to General H-index which accounts for publications across all disciplines.
Citations
Publications
47 World 1 National Ralf Bartenschlager

Ralf Bartenschlager

Heidelberg University, Germany
D-index 111 Citations 48,055 338
73 World 2 National Kenneth N. Timmis

Kenneth N. Timmis

Technische Universität Braunschweig, Germany
D-index 103 Citations 38,141 290
74 World 3 National Bernhard Hube

Bernhard Hube

Leibniz Association, Germany
D-index 103 Citations 33,515 344
107 World 4 National Hans-Dieter Klenk

Hans-Dieter Klenk

Philipp University of Marburg, Germany
D-index 96 Citations 34,821 248
130 World 6 National Peter F. Zipfel

Peter F. Zipfel

Leibniz Association, Germany
D-index 94 Citations 25,083 314
157 World 7 National Helge Karch

Helge Karch

University of Münster, Germany
D-index 92 Citations 29,746 265
208 World 8 National Axel A. Brakhage

Axel A. Brakhage

Leibniz Association, Germany
D-index 86 Citations 19,339 273
214 World 9 National Thomas F. Meyer

Thomas F. Meyer

Max Planck Society, Germany
D-index 85 Citations 19,775 243
279 World 10 National Gerold Schuler

Gerold Schuler

University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany
D-index 82 Citations 38,746 206
283 World 11 National Klaus Pfeffer

Klaus Pfeffer

Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf, Germany
D-index 82 Citations 33,001 183
284 World 12 National Georg Peters

Georg Peters

University of Münster, Germany
D-index 82 Citations 27,511 232
306 World 13 National Trinad Chakraborty

Trinad Chakraborty

University of Giessen, Germany
D-index 81 Citations 24,366 259
316 World 14 National Werner Goebel

Werner Goebel

Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Germany
D-index 80 Citations 22,293 190
379 World 15 National Frank Kirchhoff

Frank Kirchhoff

University of Ulm, Germany
D-index 76 Citations 24,253 255
381 World 16 National Karl-Heinz Schleifer

Karl-Heinz Schleifer

Technical University of Munich, Germany
D-index 76 Citations 41,154 153
419 World 17 National Peter Staeheli

Peter Staeheli

University of Freiburg, Germany
D-index 75 Citations 19,405 185
422 World 18 National Heiner Wedemeyer

Heiner Wedemeyer

Hannover Medical School, Germany
D-index 75 Citations 19,149 409
433 World 19 National Friedrich Götz

Friedrich Götz

University of Tübingen, Germany
D-index 74 Citations 22,120 185
447 World 20 National Andreas Peschel

Andreas Peschel

University of Tübingen, Germany
D-index 74 Citations 22,672 160
451 World 21 National Peter Kämpfer

Peter Kämpfer

University of Giessen, Germany
D-index 74 Citations 19,531 385
452 World 22 National Peter Schumann

Peter Schumann

Leibniz Association, Germany
D-index 74 Citations 18,220 428
453 World 23 National Marcel A. Müller

Marcel A. Müller

Charité - University Medicine Berlin, Germany
D-index 74 Citations 45,915 138
465 World 24 National Oliver A. Cornely

Oliver A. Cornely

University of Cologne, Germany
D-index 73 Citations 20,630 292
487 World 25 National Friedemann Weber

Friedemann Weber

University of Giessen, Germany
D-index 73 Citations 19,641 156
529 World 26 National Marcus Maurer

Marcus Maurer

Charité - University Medicine Berlin, Germany
D-index 71 Citations 13,605 216
586 World 27 National Rainer H. Straub

Rainer H. Straub

University of Regensburg, Germany
D-index 70 Citations 15,585 205
600 World 28 National Stephan Becker

Stephan Becker

Philipp University of Marburg, Germany
D-index 70 Citations 22,041 168
608 World 29 National Stefan Pöhlmann

Stefan Pöhlmann

German Primate Center, Germany
D-index 70 Citations 38,880 203
610 World 30 National Harald Seifert

Harald Seifert

University of Cologne, Germany
D-index 70 Citations 19,884 210
627 World 31 National Hubert E. Blum

Hubert E. Blum

University of Freiburg, Germany
D-index 69 Citations 13,519 184
633 World 32 National Veit Hornung

Veit Hornung

Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Germany
D-index 69 Citations 28,856 132
654 World 33 National Gerd Döring

Gerd Döring

University of Tübingen, Germany
D-index 69 Citations 15,705 134
657 World 34 National Lothar H. Wieler

Lothar H. Wieler

Robert Koch Institute, Germany
D-index 69 Citations 16,704 210
684 World 36 National Alexander Enk

Alexander Enk

Heidelberg University, Germany
D-index 68 Citations 24,322 191
696 World 38 National Jürgen Heesemann

Jürgen Heesemann

Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Germany
D-index 68 Citations 13,074 174
698 World 37 National Karsten Becker

Karsten Becker

Greifswald University Hospital, Germany
D-index 68 Citations 18,828 263
705 World 39 National Stefan Schwarz

Stefan Schwarz

Friedrich-Loeffler-Institut, Germany
D-index 68 Citations 14,159 186
711 World 40 National Hans Wolf

Hans Wolf

University of Regensburg, Germany
D-index 67 Citations 13,791 214
717 World 41 National Hans Will

Hans Will

Heinrich-Pette-Institute, Germany
D-index 67 Citations 14,372 158
720 World 42 National Gerd Fätkenheuer

Gerd Fätkenheuer

University of Cologne, Germany
D-index 67 Citations 19,361 204
797 World 43 National Bettina Wilske

Bettina Wilske

Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Germany
D-index 66 Citations 11,546 120
806 World 44 National Frauke Zipp

Frauke Zipp

Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz, Germany
D-index 65 Citations 14,061 150
843 World 45 National Ingo B. Autenrieth

Ingo B. Autenrieth

University of Tübingen, Germany
D-index 65 Citations 12,643 191
855 World 46 National Michael Blaut

Michael Blaut

University of Potsdam, Germany
D-index 64 Citations 15,000 115
870 World 47 National Lutz Gissmann

Lutz Gissmann

German Cancer Research Center, Germany
D-index 64 Citations 16,401 136
894 World 48 National Otto Haller

Otto Haller

University of Freiburg, Germany
D-index 64 Citations 14,355 102
903 World 49 National Mikhail Matrosovich

Mikhail Matrosovich

Philipp University of Marburg, Germany
D-index 64 Citations 17,791 113
911 World 50 National Rainer Haas

Rainer Haas

Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Germany
D-index 63 Citations 13,720 189
942 World 51 National Lothar Beutin

Lothar Beutin

Federal Institute for Risk Assessment, Germany
D-index 63 Citations 13,734 149
966 World 52 National Sucharit Bhakdi

Sucharit Bhakdi

Kiel University, Germany
D-index 62 Citations 12,130 156
967 World 53 National Amanda E. I. Proudfoot

Amanda E. I. Proudfoot

Merck (Germany), Germany
D-index 62 Citations 18,207 87
982 World 54 National Jörg Hacker

Jörg Hacker

University of Würzburg, Germany
D-index 62 Citations 14,082 140
1018 World 55 National Martina Bielaszewska

Martina Bielaszewska

University of Münster, Germany
D-index 62 Citations 11,953 102
1049 World 56 National Herbert Pfister

Herbert Pfister

University of Cologne, Germany
D-index 61 Citations 9,906 151
1051 World 58 National Reinhard Hohlfeld

Reinhard Hohlfeld

Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Germany
D-index 61 Citations 14,889 109
1052 World 57 National Matthias Frosch

Matthias Frosch

University of Würzburg, Germany
D-index 61 Citations 10,685 141
1069 World 59 National Heinz-Jürgen Thiel

Heinz-Jürgen Thiel

University of Giessen, Germany
D-index 61 Citations 13,423 98
1099 World 60 National Jan Buer

Jan Buer

University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany
D-index 60 Citations 15,909 210
1107 World 61 National Roland Buhl

Roland Buhl

Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz, Germany
D-index 60 Citations 12,469 190
1124 World 63 National Hans Wilhelm Doerr

Hans Wilhelm Doerr

Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany
D-index 60 Citations 16,836 185
1130 World 64 National Sabine Rüsch-Gerdes

Sabine Rüsch-Gerdes

Kiel University, Germany
D-index 60 Citations 11,427 94
1131 World 65 National Martin H. Groschup

Martin H. Groschup

Friedrich-Loeffler-Institut, Germany
D-index 60 Citations 10,118 217
1133 World 66 National Marina A. Freudenberg

Marina A. Freudenberg

University of Freiburg, Germany
D-index 60 Citations 15,952 118
1147 World 67 National Jan Wehkamp

Jan Wehkamp

University of Tübingen, Germany
D-index 60 Citations 15,993 127
1153 World 68 National Bernd Hoffmann

Bernd Hoffmann

Friedrich-Loeffler-Institut, Germany
D-index 60 Citations 9,005 188
1175 World 69 National Chris Galanos

Chris Galanos

Max Planck Society, Germany
D-index 59 Citations 12,896 126
1197 World 71 National Markus M. Simon

Markus M. Simon

Max Planck Society, Germany
D-index 59 Citations 8,432 144
1200 World 70 National Klaus Heeg

Klaus Heeg

University Hospital Heidelberg, Germany
D-index 59 Citations 13,551 125
1235 World 73 National Nikolaus Osterrieder

Nikolaus Osterrieder

Freie Universität Berlin, Germany
D-index 59 Citations 11,001 248
1238 World 72 National Wolfgang Witte

Wolfgang Witte

Robert Koch Institute, Germany
D-index 59 Citations 11,295 142
1259 World 74 National Bernhard Fleckenstein

Bernhard Fleckenstein

University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany
D-index 58 Citations 11,423 141
1270 World 75 National Udo Reichl

Udo Reichl

Max Planck Society, Germany
D-index 58 Citations 9,318 289
1276 World 76 National Georg Kochs

Georg Kochs

University of Freiburg, Germany
D-index 58 Citations 12,898 110
1292 World 78 National Manfred Rohde

Manfred Rohde

Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research, Germany
D-index 58 Citations 10,496 222
1295 World 77 National Stephan Weidinger

Stephan Weidinger

Kiel University, Germany
D-index 58 Citations 14,039 109
1301 World 79 National Markus Cornberg

Markus Cornberg

Hannover Medical School, Germany
D-index 58 Citations 13,847 228
1313 World 80 National Egbert Tannich

Egbert Tannich

Bernhard Nocht Institute for Tropical Medicine, Germany
D-index 58 Citations 9,365 157
1323 World 81 National Thomas Pietschmann

Thomas Pietschmann

Hannover Medical School, Germany
D-index 58 Citations 16,020 155
1360 World 82 National Steffen Backert

Steffen Backert

University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany
D-index 57 Citations 9,871 128
1362 World 83 National Wolfgang Hammerschmidt

Wolfgang Hammerschmidt

Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Germany
D-index 57 Citations 10,926 91
1388 World 84 National Victor M. Corman

Victor M. Corman

Charité - University Medicine Berlin, Germany
D-index 57 Citations 20,812 179
1393 World 85 National Ulf B. Göbel

Ulf B. Göbel

Charité - University Medicine Berlin, Germany
D-index 57 Citations 10,257 112
1421 World 87 National Joachim Morschhäuser

Joachim Morschhäuser

University of Würzburg, Germany
D-index 57 Citations 9,765 128
1428 World 86 National Herbert Schmidt

Herbert Schmidt

University of Hohenheim, Germany
D-index 57 Citations 11,326 132
1431 World 88 National V. ter Meulen

V. ter Meulen

University of Würzburg, Germany
D-index 57 Citations 9,792 153
1435 World 89 National Stefan Bereswill

Stefan Bereswill

Charité - University Medicine Berlin, Germany
D-index 57 Citations 8,962 120
1452 World 90 National Volker Brinkmann

Volker Brinkmann

Max Planck Society, Germany
D-index 56 Citations 29,255 100
1471 World 91 National Dirk Haller

Dirk Haller

Technical University of Munich, Germany
D-index 56 Citations 9,898 130
1480 World 92 National Norbert Suttorp

Norbert Suttorp

Charité - University Medicine Berlin, Germany
D-index 56 Citations 10,594 160
1482 World 93 National Detlev H. Krüger

Detlev H. Krüger

Charité - University Medicine Berlin, Germany
D-index 56 Citations 7,989 160
1485 World 94 National Volker Lohmann

Volker Lohmann

Heidelberg University, Germany
D-index 56 Citations 17,645 91
1491 World 95 National Reinhard Kurth

Reinhard Kurth

Robert Koch Institute, Germany
D-index 56 Citations 8,267 153
1496 World 96 National Alexander Mellmann

Alexander Mellmann

University of Münster, Germany
D-index 56 Citations 11,365 170
1513 World 97 National Jan Felix Drexler

Jan Felix Drexler

Charité - University Medicine Berlin, Germany
D-index 56 Citations 11,831 183
1519 World 98 National Christiane Wolz

Christiane Wolz

University of Tübingen, Germany
D-index 56 Citations 8,106 102
1520 World 99 National Mathias W. Hornef

Mathias W. Hornef

RWTH Aachen University, Germany
D-index 56 Citations 10,093 124
1524 World 100 National Mathias Herrmann

Mathias Herrmann

Saarland University, Germany
D-index 56 Citations 11,346 102

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