Top 20 biochemists

Data provided by Thomson Reuters from its Essential Science Indicators, January 1999-October 2009

March 25, 2010

 Scientist Papers CitationsCitations per paper
1Dennis J. Selkoe Brigham & Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, US50 7,244 144.88
2Roger Y. Tsien University of California, San Diego, US53 7,502 141.55
3Ruedi Aebersold Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich, Switzerland, and Institute for Systems Biology, Seattle, US59 7,958
4Rolf Apweiler European Bioinformatics Institute, Wellcome Trust Genome Campus, Cambridge, UK59 7,900 133.90
5David J. Mangelsdorf Howard Hughes Medical Institute and University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, US52 6,159 118.44
6Masamitsu Nakazato Miyazaki University, Miyazaki, Japan60 6,932 115.53
7Hiroshi Hosoda National Cardiovascular Center Hospital and Research Institute, Osaka, Japan58 6,018 103.76
8Lewis C. Cantley Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School, Boston, US54 5,367 99.39
9John R. Yates The Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, US67 6,262 93.46
10Peer Bork Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine, Berlin, Germany91 7,955 87.42
11Chris M. Dobson University of Cambridge, UK119 10,228 85.95
12David Eisenberg Howard Hughes Medical Institute and University of California, Los Angeles, US74 6,161 83.26
13L. Aravind National Center for Biotechnology Information, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, US65 5,324 81.91
14Stanley B. Prusiner University of California, San Francisco, US51 4,110 80.59
15Robert J. Lefkowitz Howard Hughes Medical Institute and Duke University, Durham, US98 7,728 78.86
16Dario R. Alessi University of Dundee, Scotland68 5,307 78.04
17Michael P. Lisanti Kimmel Cancer Center, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, US72 5,589 77.62
18Sir Philip Cohen University of Dundee, Scotland138 10,378 75.20
19C. Ronald Kahn Joslin Diabetes Center and Harvard Medical School, Boston, US 59 4,413 74.80
20Anthony L. Fink (deceased 2008) University of California, Santa Cruz, US75 5,506 73.41
The data above were extracted from the Essential Science Indicators database of Thomson Reuters. This data­base surveys only journal articles (original research reports and review articles) indexed by Thomson Reuters. Articles are assigned to a category based on the journals in which they were published and a journal-to-category field-definition scheme. Papers in multidisciplinary journals such as Nature or Science are assigned to a field based on paper-by-paper analysis.

This ranking is by citations per paper to reveal weighted impact. A threshold of 50 papers was employed to identify particularly active scientists. For articles with multiple authors, each author receives full, not fractional, credit. Essential Science Indicators lists authors ranked in the top 1 per cent for a field over a given period, based on total citations. For these data, 7,002 authors are listed in biochemistry: of the 7,002 authors, 2,432 published 50 or more papers during the period surveyed.

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