According a worldwide analysis conducted by "Essential Science Indicators", the GSF – Research Centre for Environment and Health ranks first among European research centres in the field air pollution when counting the number of cited publications from 1995 to 2005. On a worldwide range, the GSF ranks fifth from 3,052 institutions; is is the most frequently cited European research institution in the field of air pollution. The top positions are held by four American institutions.
Among the 20 authors most frequently cited from 1995 to 2005, the GSF is represented with three staff members of the “Institute of Epidemiology”: PD Dr. Annette Peters, head of the research group “Epidemiology of Air Pollution” ranks 10 th (770 citations), Prof. Dr. Dr. H.-Erich Wichmann , Director of this Institute ranks 14 th (606 citations), and a former employee of the Institute ranks 19 th (546 citations). Among all European authors, Peters and Wichmann are ranked third and fifth, respectively.
"The excellent performance of the GSF in the field of air pollution research is based on our interdisciplinary approach here on the campus, integrating exposure assessment, epidemiology and clinical expertise, and on the strong international network", stresses Wichmann.
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