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Discipline name H-index Citations Publications World Ranking National Ranking
Biology and Biochemistry H-index 162 Citations 120,804 349 World Ranking 49 National Ranking 2

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Awards & Achievements

2016 - Robert Koch Gold Medal

1999 - German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina - Deutsche Akademie der Naturforscher Leopoldina – Nationale Akademie der Wissenschaften Genetics/Molecular Biology and Cell Biology

1997 - Member of the National Academy of Sciences

1996 - Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences

1989 - Member of Academia Europaea

Member of the European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO)


What is he best known for?

The fields of study he is best known for:

  • Gene
  • Enzyme
  • Biochemistry

Kai Simons mainly focuses on Cell biology, Lipid raft, Biochemistry, Membrane protein and Membrane lipids. The study incorporates disciplines such as Endocytosis, Cell membrane and Biological membrane in addition to Cell biology. His Lipid raft research includes elements of Liquid ordered phase, Fluid mosaic model and Transmembrane protein.

In Fluid mosaic model, Kai Simons works on issues like Plasma membrane organization, which are connected to Signal transducing adaptor protein. The concepts of his Biochemistry study are interwoven with issues in Alzheimer's disease and Amyloid precursor protein. His research integrates issues of Apical membrane, Epithelial polarity and Membrane contact site in his study of Membrane lipids.

His most cited work include:

  • Functional rafts in cell membranes (8041 citations)
  • Lipid rafts and signal transduction (5134 citations)
  • Lipid rafts and signal transduction (5134 citations)

What are the main themes of his work throughout his whole career to date?

His primary areas of investigation include Cell biology, Biochemistry, Membrane protein, Golgi apparatus and Membrane. He has researched Cell biology in several fields, including Apical membrane, Cell membrane and Cell polarity. His Cell membrane research incorporates themes from Molecular biology and Caveolae.

As a part of the same scientific family, Kai Simons mostly works in the field of Membrane protein, focusing on Glycoprotein and, on occasion, Cell culture. His research in Golgi apparatus intersects with topics in Vesicle, Vesicular transport protein and Basolateral plasma membrane. His Lipid raft research is multidisciplinary, incorporating perspectives in Biological membrane and Membrane lipids.

He most often published in these fields:

  • Cell biology (52.80%)
  • Biochemistry (25.65%)
  • Membrane protein (17.46%)

What were the highlights of his more recent work (between 2010-2021)?

  • Cell biology (52.80%)
  • Lipidome (4.74%)
  • Membrane (14.87%)

In recent papers he was focusing on the following fields of study:

Kai Simons focuses on Cell biology, Lipidome, Membrane, Lipidomics and Internal medicine. His Cell biology study combines topics from a wide range of disciplines, such as Receptor, Membrane protein and Membrane lipids. His Membrane protein research includes themes of Epithelial polarity and Cell polarity.

His work deals with themes such as Sphingolipid and Biophysics, which intersect with Membrane. In the subject of general Lipidomics, his work in Shotgun lipidomics is often linked to Flexibility, thereby combining diverse domains of study. His Lipid raft study incorporates themes from Cytosol, Secretory pathway and Protein targeting.

Between 2010 and 2021, his most popular works were:

  • Membrane Organization and Lipid Rafts (668 citations)
  • Modulation of Myelopoiesis Progenitors Is an Integral Component of Trained Immunity (316 citations)
  • Membrane lipidome of an epithelial cell line (313 citations)

In his most recent research, the most cited papers focused on:

  • Gene
  • Enzyme
  • Cell membrane

His primary areas of study are Cell biology, Membrane, Membrane lipids, Cell membrane and Lipid bilayer. His Cell biology study deals with Membrane protein intersecting with Cell polarity. His Membrane study results in a more complete grasp of Biochemistry.

His research integrates issues of Apical membrane and Sphingomyelin in his study of Membrane lipids. His Lipid bilayer research is multidisciplinary, incorporating elements of Bilayer and Biological membrane. His work focuses on many connections between Transport protein and other disciplines, such as Golgi apparatus, that overlap with his field of interest in Plasma membrane organization.

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Top Publications

Functional rafts in cell membranes

Kai Simons;Elina Ikonen.
Nature (1997)

15564 Citations

Lipid rafts and signal transduction

Kai Simons;Kai Simons;Derek Toomre.
Nature Reviews Molecular Cell Biology (2000)

7031 Citations

Lipid Rafts As a Membrane-Organizing Principle

Daniel Lingwood;Kai Simons.
Science (2010)

3902 Citations

Solubilization of membranes by detergents

Ari Helenius;Kai Simons.
Biochimica et Biophysica Acta (1975)

3652 Citations

Model systems, lipid rafts, and cell membranes.

Kai Simons;Winchil L.C. Vaz.
Annual Review of Biophysics and Biomolecular Structure (2004)

2157 Citations

Lipid sorting in epithelial cells.

K. Simons;G. van Meer.
Biochemistry (1988)

1703 Citations

The multiple faces of caveolae

Robert G. Parton;Kai Simons.
Nature Reviews Molecular Cell Biology (2007)

1668 Citations

The small GTPase rab5 functions as a regulatory factor in the early endocytic pathway.

Cecilia Bucci;Robert G. Parton;Ian H. Mather;Henk Stunnenberg.
Cell (1992)

1543 Citations

Cholesterol depletion inhibits the generation of beta-amyloid in hippocampal neurons.

Mikael Simons;Patrick Keller;Bart De Strooper;Konrad Beyreuther.
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (1998)

1448 Citations

How Cells Handle Cholesterol

Kai Simons;Elina Ikonen.
Science (2000)

1417 Citations

Profile was last updated on December 6th, 2021.
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