Huntsville, Ala. — Three researchers at the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology are amongst the world’s most highly cited researchers, according to a new report on the world’s most influential scientific minds of 2014.
Faculty investigators Jane Grimwood, Ph.D., and Jeremy Schmutz of the HudsonAlpha Genome Sequencing Center are among the most highly cited researchers in the category of plant and animal science. HudsonAlpha faculty investigator Greg Cooper, Ph.D., is most highly cited in the category of molecular biology and genetics.
“Having our fellow researchers from around the world recognize and cite our investigators is truly an honor for HudsonAlpha and a clear assessment of the impact of our work here at HudsonAlpha,” said HudsonAlpha President and Director Rick Myers. “Collaboration is critical at HudsonAlpha, and publishing is one of many ways that our researchers add to the world’s body of knowledge and fuel further discoveries.”
The report, by Thomson Reuters, is based on information from InCites™Essential Science Indicators℠, the world’s leading web-based research analytics platform, and Web of Science™, Thomson Reuters premier web-based platform for scientific and scholarly research.
The top researchers on the list earned the distinction of being the world’s most highly cited researchers by publishing the highest number of articles that rank among those most frequently cited by fellow researchers.
Gordon Macomber, managing director of Thomson Reuters Scientific and Scholarly Research, said citations offer a direct testament to work that scientists themselves judge to be the most important to ongoing research.
“By analyzing these citation connections, one can identify the most impactful people, publications, programs, and more,” Macomber said.
“The listings in Highly Cited Researchers truly reflect positive assessment by peers, and constitute a searchable database containing an elite selection of the world’s most influential scientific researchers.” The complete list of Highly Cited Researchers can be found at http://highlycited.com/.
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About HudsonAlpha: HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology is a nonprofit institute dedicated to innovating in the field of genomic technology and sciences across a spectrum of biological problems. Its mission is three-fold: sparking scientific discoveries that can impact human health and well-being; fostering biotech entrepreneurship; and encouraging the creation of a genomics-literate workforce and society. The HudsonAlpha biotechnology campus consists of 152 acres nestled within Cummings Research Park, the nation’s second largest research park. Designed to be a hothouse of biotech economic development, HudsonAlpha’s state-of-the-art facilities co-locate scientific researchers with entrepreneurs and educators. The relationships formed on the HudsonAlpha campus allow serendipity to yield results in medicine and agriculture. Since opening in 2008, HudsonAlpha, under the leadership of Dr. Richard M. Myers, a key collaborator on the Human Genome Project, has built a name for itself in genetics and genomics research and biotech education, and boasts 26 biotech companies on campus.