Célia Manaia, researcher at the Centre for Biotechnology and Fine Chemistry (CBQF) at Universidade Católica Portuguesa, in Porto, is, for the third consecutive year, one of the most cited scientists in the world. The researcher, who stands out for her research work in the field of microbiology, namely in the field of resistance of bacteria to antibiotics, is part of the “Highly Cited Researchers 2022” list by Clarivate, a company from the United States specialized in the management of scientific information that identifies scientists with significant influence over the past decade.
For Célia Manaia, this recognition “reflects the reliability of the work that has been carried out over the years at CBQF and the importance that it has for the scientific community and for society”. The researcher also adds that “it is necessary to continue to do more and better and, above all, to seek to reinforce the impacts that research can have on society”.
In addition to being part of this list based on the most cited articles and which represent 1% of what is published in the world, Célia Manaia is also part of the World Top of most cited scientists in 2021, according to the ranking “World's Top 2% Scientists 2022”, prepared by Stanford University, in the United States.The “Highly Cited Researchers 2022” list distinguished 6.938 researchers from 69 countries, which represents about 0.1% of all researchers worldwide, with 20 belonging to 10 different Portuguese institutions. United States of America, China, United Kingdom, Germany, and Australia are the most represented countries in this year's ranking.