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    Congratulations to Ralf Jockers who is among the "Clarivate Highly Cited Researchers 2020"

    Each year Clarivates ™ publishes a list of the most cited researchers in the world

    This highly anticipated annual list identifies researchers who have demonstrated significant influence in their field (s) through the publication of several highly cited papers over the past decade. Their names are taken from the publications that rank highest in citations percentage, by subject area and year of publication, in the Web of Science ™ Platform Citation Index. 

    Ralf Jockers is among the 6,167 “Highly Cited Reseachers” in the Clarivates analytics 2020 ranking published on November 18. Among them, 160 are affiliated with institutions in France, which ranks France 8th in the world.


    Ralf Jockers heads the team “Functional Pharmacology and Pathophysiology of Membrane Receptors”. His team is interested in understanding the function of membrane receptors in metabolic diseases such as type 2 diabetes and obesity. He has a long-term interest in G Protein-Coupled Receptors (GPCRs). Recent pioneering studies of the team include the demonstration of GPCR heterodimer formation in vivo (1), studies on the impact of rare genetic variants in the MTNR1B gene, encoding the melatonin MT2 receptor, in type 2 diabetes risk (2) and the discovery of the localization of melatonin receptors in mitochondria (3). He is chair of the IUPHAR « Melatonin receptors » sub-committee and lead-author of the latest reference reviews in the field. He founded the CNRS-GDR-3545 French GPCR network in 2012 and the CNRS-International Research Network (IRN) ‘iGPCRnet’ (FR, UK, GER) in 2021. He is member of ‘Faculty Opinions’ (pharmacology section).



    (1) doi: 10.1126/scisignal.2004302

    doi: 10.1096/fj.202000305R


    (2) doi: 10.1038/ng.1053

    doi: 10.1126/scisignal.aan6622

    doi: 10.1038/s41574-018-0130-1


    (3) doi: 10.1111/bph.13856

    doi: 10.1073/pnas.1705768114


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