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Rudolf Valenta receives Immunology Leader Award

Allergy researcher is Austria's most frequently cited active immunologist
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(Vienna, 03-05-2023) Rudolf Valenta from Deptartment of Pathophysiology and Allergy Research at MedUni Vienna has been awarded the Immunology Leader Award by In the ranking of the world's most cited scientists in the field of "immunology", he occupies 163rd place and first place among the still active immunologists in Austria.

The ranking of the best scientists in the field of immunology was compiled from data gathered from a variety of data sources. The position in the ranking is based on the D-index (Discipline H-index) of researchers, which includes only publications and citation values for a studied discipline. Austria's most-cited immunologist remains Hans Lassmann (also from MedUni Vienna, already retired). Internationally, Lassmann is ranked 50th.

About the person
Rudolf Valenta studied medicine at the Medical Faculty of the University of Vienna (now MedUni Vienna), completed his postdoctoral qualification in general and experimental pathology and specialised in the fields of pathophysiology and immunology. He has been Professor of Allergology since 2004. He heads up the Division of Immunopathology at MedUni Vienna's Institute of Pathophysiology and Allergy Research. He was coordinator of two FWF-funded Collaborative Research Centres and now coordinates the Danube Allergy Research Cluster. He currently has around 550 scientific publications to his name, with over 20,000 citations (h-index 83 according to Scopus). He is the author or co-author of 132 international patents. Rudolf Valenta is a member of MedUni Vienna Senate. In 2012, he was named MedUni Vienna’s "Inventor of the Year”. In 2016, he accepted a Foreign Adjunct Professorship at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm. Also in 2016, he received the International Distinguished Fellow Award conferred by the American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (ACAAI).