Best Biology and Biochemistry Scientists in Germany

The 1st edition of Research.com ranking of top Biology and Biochemistry scientists is based on data collected from Microsoft Academic Graph on December 6th, 2021. Position in the ranking is based on a scientist's D-index (Discipline H-index), which only includes papers and citation values for an examined discipline. Show more

Our best scientists ranking is a reliable list of leading scientists from the area of Biology and Biochemistry, based on a meticulous examination of 166,880 scientists on Microsoft Academic Graph. For the discipline of Biology and Biochemistry, over 23,135 profiles were examined.

The D-index threshold for approving a scholar to be considered is set to 40 if most of their publications are in the field of Biology and Biochemistry. The inclusion criteria for scholars to be considered into the ranking of top scientists are based on the D-index, proportion of the contributions made within the given discipline in addition to the awards and achievements of the scientists. The D-index threshold for listing top scientists is set as an increment of 10 depending on the total number of researchers estimated for each discipline whilst ensuring that the top 1% of leading scientists are considered into the ranking. There should be a proximity of 30% or less between a scientist's general H-index and their D-index.

Because the main goal is to ensure that only genuine researchers are included in the ranking we believe that numbers are never meant to be an absolute measure to quantify the contributions of scientists. This is why we manually verify each profile and cross-correlate it against publications in a wide range of credible sources. Even though it’s not a metric defining a scientist’s position in the ranking, the amount of documents published in major journals and conference proceedings should constitute a reliable secondary indication of their contribution to research in a given discipline. Position in the ranking is based on each scientist’s D-index using data compiled from Microsoft Graph, which is the most prominent and well-established bibliometric database of this type available to the scientific community. A detailed definition of our research process can be found on our methodology page .

Our aim is to inspire scholars, entrepreneurs, and decision-makers worldwide to explore where leading experts are heading and to provide an opportunity for the entire scientific community to discover who the leading experts in specific fields of research, in different countries, or even within research institutions are.

World
National
Scholar
D-Index D-index (Discipline H-index) only includes papers and citation values for an examined discipline in contrast to General H-index which accounts for publications across all disciplines.
Citations
Publications
5 World 1 National Matthias Mann

Matthias Mann

Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry, Germany
D-index 226 Citations 247,780 763
49 World 2 National Kai Simons

Kai Simons

Lipotype, Germany
D-index 162 Citations 120,804 349
65 World 3 National Rudolf Amann

Rudolf Amann

Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology, Germany
D-index 153 Citations 103,773 406
67 World 4 National Werner W. Franke

Werner W. Franke

German Cancer Research Center, Germany
D-index 152 Citations 74,361 487
97 World 5 National Helmut Sies

Helmut Sies

Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf, Germany
D-index 144 Citations 89,550 490
100 World 6 National Robert Huber

Robert Huber

Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry, Germany
D-index 143 Citations 74,216 464
103 World 7 National Alisdair R. Fernie

Alisdair R. Fernie

Max Planck Society, Germany
D-index 143 Citations 82,501 891
106 World 8 National Klaus Weber

Klaus Weber

Max Planck Society, Germany
D-index 142 Citations 75,868 440
123 World 9 National Christian Haass

Christian Haass

Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, Germany
D-index 137 Citations 77,270 420
145 World 10 National Peter H. Krammer

Peter H. Krammer

German Cancer Research Center, Germany
D-index 134 Citations 87,311 419
174 World 11 National Reinhard Jahn

Reinhard Jahn

Max Planck Society, Germany
D-index 130 Citations 63,659 297
178 World 12 National Rupert Timpl

Rupert Timpl

Max Planck Society, Germany
D-index 130 Citations 50,351 368
183 World 13 National Axel Ullrich

Axel Ullrich

Max Planck Society, Germany
D-index 129 Citations 73,180 355
193 World 14 National Anthony A. Hyman

Anthony A. Hyman

Max Planck Society, Germany
D-index 128 Citations 58,108 288
206 World 15 National Nikolaus Pfanner

Nikolaus Pfanner

University of Freiburg, Germany
D-index 127 Citations 45,601 301
225 World 16 National Linda Partridge

Linda Partridge

Max Planck Society, Germany
D-index 124 Citations 62,563 426
233 World 17 National Christian Weber

Christian Weber

Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, Germany
D-index 123 Citations 66,761 598
240 World 18 National Bernd Bukau

Bernd Bukau

German Cancer Research Center, Germany
D-index 123 Citations 46,706 261
252 World 19 National Florian Lang

Florian Lang

University of Tübingen, Germany
D-index 121 Citations 67,252 1,132
267 World 20 National Dietmar Vestweber

Dietmar Vestweber

Max Planck Society, Germany
D-index 120 Citations 46,465 300
273 World 21 National Peter H. Seeburg

Peter H. Seeburg

Max Planck Institute for Medical Research, Germany
D-index 119 Citations 68,915 226
277 World 23 National Reinhard Fässler

Reinhard Fässler

Max Planck Society, Germany
D-index 119 Citations 49,352 304
278 World 22 National Stefan Rose-John

Stefan Rose-John

Kiel University, Germany
D-index 119 Citations 58,877 524
284 World 24 National Wieland B. Huttner

Wieland B. Huttner

Max Planck Society, Germany
D-index 119 Citations 44,844 286
300 World 25 National Heinrich Betz

Heinrich Betz

Max Planck Society, Germany
D-index 118 Citations 40,306 337
312 World 26 National Paul Saftig

Paul Saftig

Kiel University, Germany
D-index 117 Citations 70,106 297
315 World 27 National Wolf B. Frommer

Wolf B. Frommer

Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf, Germany
D-index 117 Citations 38,808 319
326 World 28 National Franz Hofmann

Franz Hofmann

Technical University of Munich, Germany
D-index 116 Citations 43,777 328
344 World 29 National Didier Y. R. Stainier

Didier Y. R. Stainier

Max Planck Society, Germany
D-index 115 Citations 48,190 336
400 World 30 National Michael Hecker

Michael Hecker

University of Rostock, Germany
D-index 112 Citations 40,131 472
414 World 31 National Günther Jung

Günther Jung

University of Tübingen, Germany
D-index 111 Citations 42,282 449
417 World 32 National Alexander Steinbüchel

Alexander Steinbüchel

University of Münster, Germany
D-index 111 Citations 40,496 562
452 World 34 National Ralf Conrad

Ralf Conrad

Max Planck Society, Germany
D-index 109 Citations 37,052 272
453 World 33 National Konrad Beyreuther

Konrad Beyreuther

Heidelberg University, Germany
D-index 109 Citations 60,990 332
460 World 35 National Roland Lill

Roland Lill

Philipp University of Marburg, Germany
D-index 109 Citations 32,725 229
475 World 36 National Klaus Schulze-Osthoff

Klaus Schulze-Osthoff

University of Tübingen, Germany
D-index 108 Citations 44,593 316
478 World 37 National Alfred Wittinghofer

Alfred Wittinghofer

Max Planck Society, Germany
D-index 108 Citations 45,380 256
487 World 38 National Klaus Aktories

Klaus Aktories

University of Freiburg, Germany
D-index 108 Citations 36,750 422
520 World 39 National Stefan Knapp

Stefan Knapp

Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany
D-index 107 Citations 45,680 525
523 World 40 National Robert D. Rosenberg

Robert D. Rosenberg

Technical University of Munich, Germany
D-index 106 Citations 42,309 284
557 World 41 National Dieter Häussinger

Dieter Häussinger

Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf, Germany
D-index 105 Citations 54,515 654
564 World 42 National Johannes Buchner

Johannes Buchner

Technical University of Munich, Germany
D-index 105 Citations 38,903 261
569 World 43 National Karl O. Stetter

Karl O. Stetter

University of Regensburg, Germany
D-index 105 Citations 31,903 248
570 World 44 National Rainer Hedrich

Rainer Hedrich

University of Würzburg, Germany
D-index 105 Citations 31,214 307
571 World 45 National Kay Hofmann

Kay Hofmann

University of Cologne, Germany
D-index 105 Citations 50,979 209
582 World 46 National Thomas J. Jentsch

Thomas J. Jentsch

Charité - University Medicine Berlin, Germany
D-index 104 Citations 39,397 192
593 World 47 National Mohamed A. Marahiel

Mohamed A. Marahiel

Philipp University of Marburg, Germany
D-index 104 Citations 37,989 267
620 World 48 National Wolfgang Baumeister

Wolfgang Baumeister

Max Planck Society, Germany
D-index 102 Citations 36,310 285
642 World 49 National Klaus Willecke

Klaus Willecke

University of Bonn, Germany
D-index 101 Citations 32,758 264
658 World 50 National Martin J. Lohse

Martin J. Lohse

Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine, Germany
D-index 101 Citations 39,423 319
678 World 51 National Helmut Kettenmann

Helmut Kettenmann

Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine, Germany
D-index 100 Citations 35,079 289
711 World 52 National Stefan Offermanns

Stefan Offermanns

Max Planck Society, Germany
D-index 99 Citations 36,055 339
723 World 53 National Erich Gulbins

Erich Gulbins

University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany
D-index 99 Citations 33,340 396
729 World 54 National Thomas Langer

Thomas Langer

Max Planck Society, Germany
D-index 99 Citations 33,223 229
754 World 55 National Andrej Shevchenko

Andrej Shevchenko

Max Planck Society, Germany
D-index 98 Citations 48,411 210
761 World 56 National Wolfram Bode

Wolfram Bode

Max Planck Society, Germany
D-index 98 Citations 32,483 190
772 World 57 National Klaus Hahlbrock

Klaus Hahlbrock

Max Planck Society, Germany
D-index 98 Citations 29,893 207
783 World 58 National Mariano Barbacid

Mariano Barbacid

Bristol-Myers Squibb (Germany), Germany
D-index 97 Citations 50,805 188
786 World 59 National Konrad Sandhoff

Konrad Sandhoff

University of Bonn, Germany
D-index 97 Citations 32,948 347
792 World 60 National Peter C. Heinrich

Peter C. Heinrich

University of Freiburg, Germany
D-index 97 Citations 37,067 312
802 World 61 National Tilman Grune

Tilman Grune

University of Potsdam, Germany
D-index 97 Citations 47,310 358
815 World 62 National Eckhard Mandelkow

Eckhard Mandelkow

German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases, Germany
D-index 96 Citations 28,370 192
858 World 63 National Rudolf K. Thauer

Rudolf K. Thauer

Max Planck Society, Germany
D-index 95 Citations 32,702 282
918 World 64 National Marino Zerial

Marino Zerial

Max Planck Society, Germany
D-index 94 Citations 47,949 176
920 World 65 National F. Ulrich Hartl

F. Ulrich Hartl

Max Planck Society, Germany
D-index 94 Citations 43,026 164
934 World 66 National Gerd Schmitz

Gerd Schmitz

University of Regensburg, Germany
D-index 93 Citations 33,270 437
949 World 67 National Michael Wink

Michael Wink

Heidelberg University, Germany
D-index 93 Citations 34,048 749
951 World 68 National Hans-Joachim Gabius

Hans-Joachim Gabius

Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Germany
D-index 93 Citations 30,736 575
960 World 69 National Kornelia Smalla

Kornelia Smalla

Julius Kühn-Institut, Germany
D-index 93 Citations 28,401 279
965 World 70 National Wolfgang Ludwig

Wolfgang Ludwig

Technical University of Munich, Germany
D-index 93 Citations 59,040 253
968 World 71 National Helmut Bartsch

Helmut Bartsch

German Cancer Research Center, Germany
D-index 92 Citations 30,470 328
990 World 72 National Christian Hertweck

Christian Hertweck

Leibniz Association, Germany
D-index 92 Citations 32,539 428
994 World 73 National Helmut E. Meyer

Helmut E. Meyer

Ruhr University Bochum, Germany
D-index 92 Citations 26,953 393
995 World 75 National Karl-Josef Dietz

Karl-Josef Dietz

Bielefeld University, Germany
D-index 92 Citations 27,037 295
997 World 74 National Hermann Sahm

Hermann Sahm

Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany
D-index 92 Citations 21,802 232
1006 World 76 National Klaus-Armin Nave

Klaus-Armin Nave

Max Planck Society, Germany
D-index 91 Citations 32,367 263
1015 World 77 National Simone Fulda

Simone Fulda

Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany
D-index 91 Citations 64,749 405
1021 World 78 National Ulrich Walter

Ulrich Walter

Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz, Germany
D-index 91 Citations 26,419 207
1051 World 79 National Klaus-Michael Debatin

Klaus-Michael Debatin

University of Ulm, Germany
D-index 90 Citations 52,748 409
1088 World 80 National Günter Schultz

Günter Schultz

Freie Universität Berlin, Germany
D-index 90 Citations 29,717 210
1090 World 81 National Gerhard Gottschalk

Gerhard Gottschalk

University of Göttingen, Germany
D-index 90 Citations 25,719 233
1100 World 82 National František Baluška

František Baluška

University of Bonn, Germany
D-index 90 Citations 23,612 315
1109 World 83 National Uwe Sonnewald

Uwe Sonnewald

University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany
D-index 90 Citations 23,804 243
1121 World 84 National Erwin P. Bottinger

Erwin P. Bottinger

Hasso Plattner Institute, Germany
D-index 89 Citations 38,665 210
1128 World 85 National Marcel Leist

Marcel Leist

University of Konstanz, Germany
D-index 89 Citations 28,597 267
1143 World 86 National Bernhard Kuster

Bernhard Kuster

Technical University of Munich, Germany
D-index 89 Citations 41,869 272
1175 World 87 National Ivo Feussner

Ivo Feussner

University of Göttingen, Germany
D-index 89 Citations 24,090 313
1193 World 88 National David G. Robinson

David G. Robinson

Heidelberg University, Germany
D-index 88 Citations 25,234 255
1214 World 89 National Ralf H. Adams

Ralf H. Adams

Max Planck Society, Germany
D-index 88 Citations 32,402 219
1246 World 90 National Markus Reichstein

Markus Reichstein

Max Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry, Germany
D-index 87 Citations 43,697 218
1249 World 91 National Thomas Braun

Thomas Braun

Max Planck Society, Germany
D-index 87 Citations 36,542 409
1275 World 92 National Hans-Georg Kräusslich

Hans-Georg Kräusslich

Heidelberg University, Germany
D-index 87 Citations 29,266 224
1285 World 93 National Paul B. Rainey

Paul B. Rainey

Max Planck Society, Germany
D-index 87 Citations 24,751 242
1312 World 95 National William W. Chin

William W. Chin

Hannover Medical School, Germany
D-index 86 Citations 23,721 251
1315 World 94 National Dietrich Keppler

Dietrich Keppler

German Cancer Research Center, Germany
D-index 86 Citations 30,518 177
1325 World 96 National Klaus Becker

Klaus Becker

University of Hohenheim, Germany
D-index 86 Citations 32,305 255
1343 World 97 National Hans-Georg Sahl

Hans-Georg Sahl

University of Bonn, Germany
D-index 86 Citations 29,412 202
1359 World 98 National Rüdiger Klein

Rüdiger Klein

Max Planck Society, Germany
D-index 85 Citations 39,610 128
1385 World 101 National Albert Sickmann

Albert Sickmann

Leibniz Institute for Neurobiology, Germany
D-index 85 Citations 23,051 338
1390 World 99 National Rainer Pepperkok

Rainer Pepperkok

European Molecular Biology Laboratory, Germany
D-index 85 Citations 22,961 187

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