KU Leuven

KU Leuven

- Biology and Biochemistry Ranking

Belgium Established: 1425 Scholars: 83
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Best scientists

Position in the ranking is based on each scientist’s D-index using data compiled from Microsoft Graph by December 6th 2021.

This ranking lists all the best researchers from the Biology and Biochemistry discipline and affiliated with KU Leuven. There are a total of 83 researchers included with 7 of them also being included in the global ranking. The total sum for the D-index values for the best scientists in KU Leuven is 5,174 with a mean value for the h-index of 62.34. The total sum of publications for the best scientists in KU Leuven is 15,815 with the mean value for publications per scientist of 190.54.

Overview

KU Leuven is a research university located in the city of Leuven, Belgium. Officially known as the Katholieke Universiteit te Leuven, the school is currently the largest university in Belgium and the Low Countries.

The university comprises three main academic groups—Humanities and Social Sciences, Science, Engineering and Technology, and Biomedical Sciences—each with faculties and departments that offer bachelor's, master's, and doctoral academic programs. Most courses are taught in Flemish or Dutch, but many of the university's academic programs are offered in English. This is particularly true for KU Leuven's graduate programs. Students can pursue these programs at the university's main campus in Leuven or its satellite campuses in several cities in Flanders, including Brussels, Antwerp, Bruges, and Ghent.

KU Leuven is one of the oldest universities in Europe and one of the oldest extant Catholic universities in the world. The university traces its roots to the Old University of Leuven, established in 1425, which comprised faculties of humanities, canon law, civil law, and medicine. The school attracted thousands of students and renowned scientists throughout the 1500s, 1600s, and 1700s before the French government closed it down in 1797. The school was reopened as the State University of Leuven in 1817, and it became a Catholic institution again in 1834. Despite its Catholic heritage, the university operates independently from the Church.

Today, KU Leuven continues to foster an environment of scientific and scholarly research. Research activities at KU Leuven focus on nine key areas, which include Human Health, Matter, Materials and Energy, and Economy, Law and Society. The university's researchers have filed more patents than any other European university, making it one of the most innovative schools in Europe.

To support university research and its applications, KY Leuven has established a number of entities and research facilities. The Rega Institute for Medical Research, for instance, accommodates biomedical and pharmacological research and is known for its role in the discovery of anti-HIV compounds. The university also makes its research available to the public through Metaforum, the university's interdisciplinary think-tank.

Research is also at the core of KU Leuven's Strategic Plan, which aims to promote the university's international reputation, provide future-oriented education, and promote interdisciplinarity and sustainability. As such, KU Leuven has partnered up with numerous universities and research institutions around the world, offering mobility scholarships to students.

The university also encourages entrepreneurship among its students. KU Leuven KICK provides students with a community for coaching and funding opportunities. Meanwhile, Leuven Research and Development has led to the founding of numerous spin-off companies.
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
222 World 3 National
Bart De Strooper

Bart De Strooper

KU Leuven, Belgium
D-index 124 Citations 52,459 368
365 World 4 National
Bernd Nilius

Bernd Nilius

KU Leuven, Belgium
D-index 113 Citations 42,995 324
633 World 7 National
Johan M. Thevelein

Johan M. Thevelein

KU Leuven, Belgium
D-index 102 Citations 32,775 303
714 World 9 National
Jan A. Delcour

Jan A. Delcour

KU Leuven, Belgium
D-index 99 Citations 34,172 535
748 World 11 National
Ghislain Opdenakker

Ghislain Opdenakker

Rega Institute for Medical Research, Belgium
D-index 98 Citations 40,444 471
827 World 12 National
Catherine M. Verfaillie

Catherine M. Verfaillie

KU Leuven, Belgium
D-index 96 Citations 46,628 462
907 World 13 National
Jeroen Raes

Jeroen Raes

KU Leuven, Belgium
D-index 94 Citations 79,869 210
1069 World 16 National
Paul Proost

Paul Proost

KU Leuven, Belgium
D-index 90 Citations 27,344 320
1558 World 22 National
Patrizia Agostinis

Patrizia Agostinis

KU Leuven, Belgium
D-index 82 Citations 53,500 227
1840 World 25 National
Patrick Willems

Patrick Willems

KU Leuven, Belgium
D-index 79 Citations 22,333 291
1853 World 26 National
Philippe Lemey

Philippe Lemey

KU Leuven, Belgium
D-index 79 Citations 22,402 258
1903 World 28 National
Liliane Schoofs

Liliane Schoofs

KU Leuven, Belgium
D-index 79 Citations 19,958 344
1956 World 30 National
Frank Luyten

Frank Luyten

KU Leuven, Belgium
D-index 78 Citations 24,669 244
1961 World 31 National
Piet Herdewijn

Piet Herdewijn

Rega Institute for Medical Research, Belgium
D-index 78 Citations 22,262 464
2040 World 32 National
Thomas Voets

Thomas Voets

KU Leuven, Belgium
D-index 77 Citations 21,930 146
2100 World 33 National
Jan B. Parys

Jan B. Parys

KU Leuven, Belgium
D-index 77 Citations 41,050 241
2312 World 39 National
Zeger Debyser

Zeger Debyser

KU Leuven, Belgium
D-index 75 Citations 18,245 312
2603 World 42 National
Bruno P. A. Cammue

Bruno P. A. Cammue

KU Leuven, Belgium
D-index 73 Citations 21,800 211
2604 World 43 National
Willem F. Broekaert

Willem F. Broekaert

KU Leuven, Belgium
D-index 73 Citations 25,218 123
2746 World 44 National
Ludwig Missiaen

Ludwig Missiaen

KU Leuven, Belgium
D-index 72 Citations 13,833 183
3107 World 49 National
Geert Bultynck

Geert Bultynck

KU Leuven, Belgium
D-index 70 Citations 37,595 200
3117 World 50 National
Kevin J. Verstrepen

Kevin J. Verstrepen

KU Leuven, Belgium
D-index 70 Citations 19,310 187
3236 World 53 National
Christophe M. Courtin

Christophe M. Courtin

KU Leuven, Belgium
D-index 69 Citations 15,528 291
3330 World 56 National
Bart Nicolai

Bart Nicolai

KU Leuven, Belgium
D-index 68 Citations 13,587 351
3449 World 59 National
Mathieu Bollen

Mathieu Bollen

KU Leuven, Belgium
D-index 68 Citations 16,649 201
3518 World 61 National
Jozef Deckers

Jozef Deckers

KU Leuven, Belgium
D-index 67 Citations 12,598 220
3578 World 63 National
Christophe Pannecouque

Christophe Pannecouque

Rega Institute for Medical Research, Belgium
D-index 67 Citations 13,087 311
3637 World 64 National
Frank Wuytack

Frank Wuytack

KU Leuven, Belgium
D-index 67 Citations 10,592 177
3775 World 67 National
Fred Van Leuven

Fred Van Leuven

KU Leuven, Belgium
D-index 66 Citations 17,773 179
3874 World 70 National
Guido David

Guido David

KU Leuven, Belgium
D-index 66 Citations 15,572 124
3929 World 74 National
Jozef Vanderleyden

Jozef Vanderleyden

KU Leuven, Belgium
D-index 66 Citations 20,884 204
4151 World 78 National
Wim Van den Ende

Wim Van den Ende

KU Leuven, Belgium
D-index 65 Citations 10,908 160
4300 World 79 National
Paul P. Van Veldhoven

Paul P. Van Veldhoven

KU Leuven, Belgium
D-index 64 Citations 13,267 181
4423 World 81 National
Humbert De Smedt

Humbert De Smedt

KU Leuven, Belgium
D-index 64 Citations 11,041 145
4673 World 82 National
Joris Winderickx

Joris Winderickx

KU Leuven, Belgium
D-index 63 Citations 12,054 140
4751 World 85 National
Erik De Clercq

Erik De Clercq

KU Leuven, Belgium
D-index 62 Citations 17,957 158
4888 World 91 National
Joost Schymkowitz

Joost Schymkowitz

KU Leuven, Belgium
D-index 62 Citations 17,411 175
5304 World 96 National
Marc Hoylaerts

Marc Hoylaerts

KU Leuven, Belgium
D-index 60 Citations 18,964 239
5307 World 97 National
Eric Legius

Eric Legius

KU Leuven, Belgium
D-index 60 Citations 13,299 171
5479 World 102 National
Rik Casteels

Rik Casteels

KU Leuven, Belgium
D-index 60 Citations 9,257 147
5833 World 106 National
Frans Ollevier

Frans Ollevier

KU Leuven, Belgium
D-index 59 Citations 10,023 200
5993 World 110 National
Peter Vandenberghe

Peter Vandenberghe

KU Leuven, Belgium
D-index 58 Citations 22,408 235
6139 World 114 National
Paul Declerck

Paul Declerck

KU Leuven, Belgium
D-index 58 Citations 10,812 247
6191 World 115 National
Kalyan Das

Kalyan Das

Rega Institute for Medical Research, Belgium
D-index 58 Citations 12,314 113
6258 World 116 National
Patrik Verstreken

Patrik Verstreken

KU Leuven, Belgium
D-index 58 Citations 20,752 122
6387 World 117 National
Patrick Van Dijck

Patrick Van Dijck

KU Leuven, Belgium
D-index 58 Citations 12,864 184
6446 World 118 National
Frank Claessens

Frank Claessens

KU Leuven, Belgium
D-index 57 Citations 9,491 126
6485 World 119 National
Johannes V. Swinnen

Johannes V. Swinnen

KU Leuven, Belgium
D-index 57 Citations 11,715 103
6654 World 124 National
Guy P. Mannaerts

Guy P. Mannaerts

KU Leuven, Belgium
D-index 57 Citations 8,594 129
6655 World 122 National
Luc Raeymaekers

Luc Raeymaekers

KU Leuven, Belgium
D-index 57 Citations 8,256 125
6764 World 126 National
Arnold De Loof

Arnold De Loof

KU Leuven, Belgium
D-index 57 Citations 8,899 179
6797 World 129 National
Jozef Goris

Jozef Goris

KU Leuven, Belgium
D-index 57 Citations 12,190 132
6889 World 130 National
Hans Janssen

Hans Janssen

KU Leuven, Belgium
D-index 56 Citations 12,585 107
6949 World 132 National
Dirk Springael

Dirk Springael

KU Leuven, Belgium
D-index 56 Citations 8,523 151
7467 World 138 National
Thierry VandenDriessche

Thierry VandenDriessche

KU Leuven, Belgium
D-index 55 Citations 10,227 154
7475 World 139 National
Jaak Jaeken

Jaak Jaeken

KU Leuven, Belgium
D-index 55 Citations 9,937 197
7575 World 140 National
Jan Michiels

Jan Michiels

KU Leuven, Belgium
D-index 55 Citations 9,990 176
7625 World 143 National
Monique Beullens

Monique Beullens

KU Leuven, Belgium
D-index 55 Citations 7,579 99
7634 World 142 National
Wilfried Merlevede

Wilfried Merlevede

KU Leuven, Belgium
D-index 55 Citations 9,045 155
7976 World 147 National
Myriam Witvrouw

Myriam Witvrouw

KU Leuven, Belgium
D-index 54 Citations 8,949 137
8024 World 148 National
Jan Tytgat

Jan Tytgat

KU Leuven, Belgium
D-index 54 Citations 10,981 260
8201 World 152 National
Jackie R. Vandenheede

Jackie R. Vandenheede

KU Leuven, Belgium
D-index 54 Citations 10,088 99
8288 World 154 National
Bart Lievens

Bart Lievens

KU Leuven, Belgium
D-index 54 Citations 9,288 165
8582 World 160 National
Jozef Vanden Broeck

Jozef Vanden Broeck

KU Leuven, Belgium
D-index 53 Citations 7,469 178
8644 World 161 National
Jozef Anné

Jozef Anné

KU Leuven, Belgium
D-index 53 Citations 7,292 177
9147 World 171 National
Wim Annaert

Wim Annaert

KU Leuven, Belgium
D-index 52 Citations 13,941 110
9371 World 175 National
Ludo Van Den Bosch

Ludo Van Den Bosch

KU Leuven, Belgium
D-index 51 Citations 19,060 127
10592 World 188 National
Anastassios Economou

Anastassios Economou

KU Leuven, Belgium
D-index 50 Citations 6,862 114
10692 World 190 National
H. Llewelyn Roderick

H. Llewelyn Roderick

KU Leuven, Belgium
D-index 49 Citations 19,288 92
10730 World 191 National
Etienne Waelkens

Etienne Waelkens

KU Leuven, Belgium
D-index 49 Citations 7,427 155
10754 World 192 National
Geert Callewaert

Geert Callewaert

KU Leuven, Belgium
D-index 49 Citations 6,296 86
11470 World 200 National
André Van Laere

André Van Laere

KU Leuven, Belgium
D-index 48 Citations 6,480 101
11694 World 201 National
Jean Prenen

Jean Prenen

KU Leuven, Belgium
D-index 47 Citations 9,715 51
11918 World 203 National
Walter Luyten

Walter Luyten

KU Leuven, Belgium
D-index 47 Citations 10,117 117
12127 World 205 National
Yves Engelborghs

Yves Engelborghs

KU Leuven, Belgium
D-index 46 Citations 7,190 112
12233 World 207 National
Maurilio Sampaolesi

Maurilio Sampaolesi

KU Leuven, Belgium
D-index 46 Citations 12,315 179
12439 World 211 National
Frederic Rousseau

Frederic Rousseau

KU Leuven, Belgium
D-index 46 Citations 8,484 138
12661 World 216 National
Marc Fransen

Marc Fransen

KU Leuven, Belgium
D-index 46 Citations 14,942 89
12714 World 221 National
Jeroen Lammertyn

Jeroen Lammertyn

KU Leuven, Belgium
D-index 45 Citations 6,717 131
13174 World 227 National
Jan Eggermont

Jan Eggermont

KU Leuven, Belgium
D-index 45 Citations 6,052 89
13340 World 229 National
Chris W. Michiels

Chris W. Michiels

KU Leuven, Belgium
D-index 45 Citations 7,059 136
13696 World 234 National
Stein Aerts

Stein Aerts

KU Leuven, Belgium
D-index 44 Citations 10,189 99
14101 World 246 National
Spiros N. Agathos

Spiros N. Agathos

KU Leuven, Belgium
D-index 43 Citations 8,473 148
14275 World 249 National
Willy Stalmans

Willy Stalmans

KU Leuven, Belgium
D-index 43 Citations 7,241 106
14414 World 250 National
Rik Gijsbers

Rik Gijsbers

KU Leuven, Belgium
D-index 43 Citations 5,829 108
15110 World 257 National
Bart Ghesquière

Bart Ghesquière

KU Leuven, Belgium
D-index 42 Citations 8,604 84
15263 World 259 National
Sigrid C. J. De Keersmaecker

Sigrid C. J. De Keersmaecker

KU Leuven, Belgium
D-index 42 Citations 8,525 101
15389 World 260 National
Frauke Christ

Frauke Christ

KU Leuven, Belgium
D-index 42 Citations 6,208 118
16086 World 275 National
Pieter Leyssen

Pieter Leyssen

Rega Institute for Medical Research, Belgium
D-index 41 Citations 5,208 124
17075 World 286 National
Patrick Callaerts

Patrick Callaerts

KU Leuven, Belgium
D-index 40 Citations 8,597 94
17457 World 290 National
Abram Aertsen

Abram Aertsen

KU Leuven, Belgium
D-index 40 Citations 5,623 126
17586 World 293 National
Bernard Thienpont

Bernard Thienpont

KU Leuven, Belgium
D-index 40 Citations 7,371 87

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