HAVANA, Jan. 13th. A total of 2,507 researchers dedicated to science from 44 Cuban institutions were selected to enter the World Scientists Rankings 2024 (AD Scientific Index).Leading the list are Pedro A. Valdés Sosa, from the Cuban Neuroscience Center, René Delgado Hernández, from the University of Havana, and Yovani Marrero Ponce from the Marta Abreu Central University of Las Villas.
A top-level neuro researcher and director of the China-Cuba Joint Laboratory for Translational Research in Neurotechnology UESTC, in Chengdu, Valdés Sosa is the Cuban delegate to the International Brain Initiative and a prestigious expert in neuroimaging.
Dr. Valdés Sosa’s work began in the 1960s in the integration between computing and medicine, a relationship that he directed towards in-depth studies of brain behavior, among other academic efforts.
President for decades of the Cuban Society of Pharmacology, René Delgado Hernández has maintained intense research work on the healing benefits of Cuban herbalism.
One of his most recent studies was on Caesalpinia bahamensis Lam, a medicinal plant used by the Cuban population to treat kidney and liver diseases that, despite its consumption, lacked scientific studies to support its biological applications.
For his part, Yovani Marrero-Ponce is the author of numerous chemical-biological investigations both in Cuba and Ecuador, where he is a full-time research professor at the San Francisco de Quito University.
The men and women of science on the island include representatives from other centers such as the University of Las Tunas, the Ignacio Agramonte Loynaz University of Camagüey, the University of Computer Sciences, the José Antonio Echeverría Technological University of Havana (CUJAE), and the Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, among others.
In the region of Latin America and the Caribbean, the AD Scientific Index (Alper-Doger Scientific Index) of 2024 has at the forefront Mexican researcher Heriberto Castilla, from the Center for Research and Advanced Studies of the National Polytechnic Institute, in the category of Natural Sciences/Physics.
For its part, the University of Panama ranked first in the Latin American region for the third consecutive year.
Worldwide, the number one ranking of scientists is held by HJ Kim, from Kyungpook National University, South Korea.
With a comprehensive evaluation that covers academic works from 218 countries, the AD Scientific Index analyzes the performance of 22,869 universities and institutions, involving more than 1,443,405 scientists from more than two hundred countries.
For such research, it takes as reference the i10 index (number of academic works that an author has written and that received at least ten citations), h-index (number of citations that an author has received), as well as the citations in Google Scholar.
The measurement shows the classification by twelve topics Agriculture and Forestry; Arts, Design, and Architecture; Business and Management; Economics and Econometrics; Education; Engineering and Technology; History, Philosophy, Theology; Law; Medical and Health Sciences; Natural Sciences; Social Sciences and others.