Two NEIKER Researchers on Stanford University’s World’s Top 2% of Scientists List

18 February 2021

Two NEIKER Researchers on Stanford University’s World’s Top 2% of Scientists List

Carlos Garbisu, an environmental microbiology expert, and Ramón Juste, an animal health expert, were internationally recognised for scientific excellence as they were included in the Ranking of the World’s Scientists: World’s Top 2% of Scientists by Stanford University (California). The most often-cited researchers in the world are on this list and inclusion is a great recognition for everyone on it. In fact, this ranking is currently considered the most prestigious international scientific benchmark to understand the impact of the work done by scientists.

Dr. Garbisu, NEIKER’s Chief Scientific Officer, has made significant contributions to advancing the understanding of the microorganisms living in the soil, with a special focus on agricultural and polluted soils, and trailblazing contributions to the field of Soil Microbial Ecology in the Basque Country. He has also contributed theoretical and practical knowledge to the field of degraded soil remediation. A significant portion of his research currently focusses on the risk of emergency and spreading of antibiotic resistance in agroecosystems.

For his part, Dr. Ramón Juste, a researcher in NEIKER’s Animal Health Department, conducts scientific research on animal health. His core scientific contributions delve into mycobacteriosis. He developed the first epidemiological and economic model to control paratuberculosis and has proven specific and non-specific effects of the vaccine. His greatest current interest is along this line, as he is uncovering the existence of a common innate slow inflammatory disease mechanism and its applications for active immunotherapy.

This recognition also reflects NEIKER’s own scientific excellence. It is particularly laudable considering the small number of researchers at NEIKER compared to the many other centres included in the Stanford list and the fact that NEIKER shares its research with the primary sector of the Basque Country to add value and improve its competitiveness.