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Antimicrobial resistance expert at DTU among the world’s most influential researchers

Tuesday 10 Dec 19


Frank Møller Aarestrup
Professor, Head of Division
National Food Institute
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Professor and antimicrobial resistance expert Frank Møller Aarestrup from the National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark (DTU), is among the most influential researchers in the world.

Each year, American research company Clarivate Analytics publishes its ”Highly Cited Researchers” list of the world’s most influential researchers. The list identifies researchers who within the past decade have produced multiple papers ranking in the top 1% by citations for their field.

While there are many millions of researchers worldwide, Clarivate’s list only contains the names of the 6008 most highly cited. One of them is Professor Frank Møller Aarestrup from the National Food Institute. It is the second consecutive year that his name appears on the list.

In his research group, Frank Møller Aarestrup works e.g., to build a framework for monitoring antimicrobial resistance and infectious diseases globally. The group has for example explored whether analysing toilet waste from international air travel or wastewater collected in cities around the world can be used for such global monitoring.

The group’s research has also played a significant role in the work to ensure appropriate use of antimicrobials for humans and animals in order to avoid the emergence of resistant bacteria—both in Denmark and globally.

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Find the list of the world’s most influential researchers on Clarivate’s website: Highly Cited Researchers.

Hear more examples of how research from the National Food Institute makes a difference by preventing disease and promoting health, developing new and better food products for the growing population, and producing sustainable, technical solutions in this short video.

Read more about Denmark’s experience in reducing antimicrobial consumption and resistance over the last 20 years on the National Food Institute’s special topic portal on antimicrobial resistance.