Best Genetics and Molecular Biology Scientists in Germany

The 1st edition of Research.com ranking of top Genetics and Molecular Biology 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 Genetics and Molecular Biology, based on a meticulous examination of 166,880 scientists on Microsoft Academic Graph. For the discipline of Genetics and Molecular Biology, over 10,151 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 Genetics and Molecular Biology. 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
25 World 1 National Peer Bork

Peer Bork

European Molecular Biology Laboratory, Germany
D-index 169 Citations 179,901 420
60 World 2 National Detlef Weigel

Detlef Weigel

Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology, Germany
D-index 153 Citations 98,674 376
97 World 3 National Thomas Meitinger

Thomas Meitinger

Technical University of Munich, Germany
D-index 137 Citations 92,971 462
113 World 4 National Svante Pääbo

Svante Pääbo

Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Germany
D-index 132 Citations 81,722 256
156 World 5 National Markus M. Nöthen

Markus M. Nöthen

University Hospital Bonn, Germany
D-index 125 Citations 76,391 592
163 World 6 National Christian Gieger

Christian Gieger

Helmholtz Zentrum München, Germany
D-index 124 Citations 84,529 311
198 World 7 National Peter Lichter

Peter Lichter

German Cancer Research Center, Germany
D-index 119 Citations 64,024 376
202 World 8 National Hans Lehrach

Hans Lehrach

Max Planck Society, Germany
D-index 119 Citations 98,668 446
249 World 9 National Peter Gruss

Peter Gruss

Max Planck Society, Germany
D-index 113 Citations 47,666 238
291 World 10 National Walter Neupert

Walter Neupert

Max Planck Society, Germany
D-index 110 Citations 31,787 258
339 World 11 National Hans R. Schöler

Hans R. Schöler

Max Planck Society, Germany
D-index 107 Citations 48,796 328
353 World 12 National Thomas Illig

Thomas Illig

Hannover Medical School, Germany
D-index 105 Citations 62,276 269
359 World 13 National Alexander Meissner

Alexander Meissner

Max Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics, Germany
D-index 105 Citations 80,695 214
362 World 14 National Jeff Schell

Jeff Schell

Max Planck Society, Germany
D-index 105 Citations 35,946 241
364 World 15 National Peter Nürnberg

Peter Nürnberg

University of Cologne, Germany
D-index 104 Citations 38,564 478
405 World 16 National Thomas F. Meyer

Thomas F. Meyer

Max Planck Society, Germany
D-index 102 Citations 29,545 311
407 World 17 National Alfred Pühler

Alfred Pühler

Bielefeld University, Germany
D-index 102 Citations 43,797 416
410 World 18 National Reinhard Lührmann

Reinhard Lührmann

Max Planck Society, Germany
D-index 102 Citations 35,281 247
472 World 19 National Rolf Müller

Rolf Müller

Saarland University, Germany
D-index 97 Citations 39,612 388
476 World 20 National Ernst Wagner

Ernst Wagner

Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Germany
D-index 97 Citations 37,790 302
501 World 21 National Stefan Mundlos

Stefan Mundlos

Max Planck Society, Germany
D-index 96 Citations 36,507 310
510 World 22 National Richard Reinhardt

Richard Reinhardt

Max Planck Society, Germany
D-index 96 Citations 63,458 259
518 World 23 National Ivan Dikic

Ivan Dikic

Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany
D-index 95 Citations 36,410 211
542 World 24 National Andre Franke

Andre Franke

Kiel University, Germany
D-index 94 Citations 43,082 306
544 World 25 National Günther Schütz

Günther Schütz

German Cancer Research Center, Germany
D-index 94 Citations 32,803 224
565 World 26 National Maarten Koornneef

Maarten Koornneef

Max Planck Society, Germany
D-index 93 Citations 32,090 206
569 World 27 National Elisa Izaurralde

Elisa Izaurralde

Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology, Germany
D-index 93 Citations 33,742 138
585 World 28 National Hans-Hilger Ropers

Hans-Hilger Ropers

Max Planck Society, Germany
D-index 93 Citations 27,582 266
607 World 29 National Lothar Willmitzer

Lothar Willmitzer

Max Planck Society, Germany
D-index 91 Citations 26,804 207
609 World 30 National Reiner Siebert

Reiner Siebert

University of Ulm, Germany
D-index 91 Citations 28,596 341
610 World 31 National Elisabeth Kremmer

Elisabeth Kremmer

Max Planck Society, Germany
D-index 91 Citations 23,470 233
626 World 32 National Peter F. Stadler

Peter F. Stadler

Leipzig University, Germany
D-index 90 Citations 55,718 375
639 World 33 National Thomas Cremer

Thomas Cremer

Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Germany
D-index 90 Citations 35,392 214
648 World 34 National Heinz Saedler

Heinz Saedler

Max Planck Society, Germany
D-index 90 Citations 21,978 186
650 World 35 National Ingrid Grummt

Ingrid Grummt

German Cancer Research Center, Germany
D-index 90 Citations 21,865 153
680 World 36 National Friedrich Lottspeich

Friedrich Lottspeich

Max Planck Society, Germany
D-index 88 Citations 23,368 253
689 World 37 National Peter Heutink

Peter Heutink

German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases, Germany
D-index 88 Citations 41,755 260
695 World 38 National Michael Krawczak

Michael Krawczak

Kiel University, Germany
D-index 88 Citations 34,153 253
697 World 39 National Ulf R. Rapp

Ulf R. Rapp

Max Planck Society, Germany
D-index 88 Citations 29,039 252
699 World 40 National André Reis

André Reis

University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany
D-index 88 Citations 29,379 310
728 World 41 National Tim M. Strom

Tim M. Strom

Technical University of Munich, Germany
D-index 87 Citations 33,203 272
742 World 42 National Michael Reth

Michael Reth

University of Freiburg, Germany
D-index 87 Citations 24,722 203
749 World 43 National Roland Eils

Roland Eils

Charité - University Medicine Berlin, Germany
D-index 86 Citations 40,439 292
760 World 44 National Albrecht E. Melchinger

Albrecht E. Melchinger

University of Hohenheim, Germany
D-index 86 Citations 25,504 237
766 World 45 National Jörg Vogel

Jörg Vogel

University of Würzburg, Germany
D-index 86 Citations 28,075 148
777 World 46 National William Martin

William Martin

Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf, Germany
D-index 85 Citations 27,726 193
781 World 47 National Eckhard Wolf

Eckhard Wolf

Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Germany
D-index 85 Citations 22,287 339
798 World 48 National Manfred Schartl

Manfred Schartl

University of Würzburg, Germany
D-index 85 Citations 24,598 409
812 World 49 National Uwe Völker

Uwe Völker

Greifswald University Hospital, Germany
D-index 84 Citations 28,785 259
828 World 50 National Jan Klein

Jan Klein

Max Planck Society, Germany
D-index 84 Citations 24,222 359
844 World 51 National Christiane Nüsslein-Volhard

Christiane Nüsslein-Volhard

Max Planck Society, Germany
D-index 83 Citations 42,171 111
846 World 52 National Burkhard Rost

Burkhard Rost

Technical University of Munich, Germany
D-index 83 Citations 35,030 170
855 World 53 National Mark Stoneking

Mark Stoneking

Max Planck Society, Germany
D-index 83 Citations 29,693 181
861 World 54 National Christoph Plass

Christoph Plass

German Cancer Research Center, Germany
D-index 83 Citations 28,490 212
870 World 55 National Patrick Cramer

Patrick Cramer

Max Planck Society, Germany
D-index 83 Citations 22,536 210
889 World 56 National Bertram Müller-Myhsok

Bertram Müller-Myhsok

Max Planck Society, Germany
D-index 82 Citations 29,543 233
900 World 57 National Peter Propping

Peter Propping

University of Bonn, Germany
D-index 82 Citations 27,373 253
902 World 58 National Ralph Bock

Ralph Bock

Max Planck Society, Germany
D-index 82 Citations 21,817 178
918 World 59 National Heinrich Leonhardt

Heinrich Leonhardt

Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Germany
D-index 82 Citations 24,200 209
929 World 60 National Walter Birchmeier

Walter Birchmeier

Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine, Germany
D-index 81 Citations 41,474 137
934 World 61 National Gerd Jürgens

Gerd Jürgens

University of Tübingen, Germany
D-index 81 Citations 31,838 124
956 World 62 National Klaus F. X. Mayer

Klaus F. X. Mayer

Technical University of Munich, Germany
D-index 81 Citations 40,457 177
969 World 64 National Wolfgang Wurst

Wolfgang Wurst

German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases, Germany
D-index 80 Citations 21,155 230
970 World 63 National Eleftheria Zeggini

Eleftheria Zeggini

Technical University of Munich, Germany
D-index 80 Citations 55,176 215
985 World 65 National Peter Herrlich

Peter Herrlich

Leibniz Association, Germany
D-index 80 Citations 34,095 156
992 World 66 National Thomas Jenuwein

Thomas Jenuwein

Max Planck Society, Germany
D-index 80 Citations 53,093 92
1024 World 67 National Werner Goebel

Werner Goebel

Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Germany
D-index 79 Citations 19,754 206
1057 World 68 National Paul Schulze-Lefert

Paul Schulze-Lefert

Max Planck Society, Germany
D-index 78 Citations 24,810 122
1059 World 69 National Christine Klein

Christine Klein

University of Lübeck, Germany
D-index 78 Citations 20,900 238
1088 World 70 National Peter B. Becker

Peter B. Becker

Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Germany
D-index 78 Citations 20,314 171
1145 World 71 National Diethard Tautz

Diethard Tautz

Max Planck Society, Germany
D-index 76 Citations 29,987 175
1159 World 72 National Regine Kahmann

Regine Kahmann

Max Planck Society, Germany
D-index 76 Citations 15,891 131
1168 World 73 National Albert Jeltsch

Albert Jeltsch

University of Stuttgart, Germany
D-index 76 Citations 19,791 218
1169 World 74 National Burkhard Tümmler

Burkhard Tümmler

Hannover Medical School, Germany
D-index 76 Citations 18,107 275
1171 World 75 National Nils Stein

Nils Stein

Leibniz Association, Germany
D-index 76 Citations 25,496 220
1178 World 76 National Jeanette Erdmann

Jeanette Erdmann

University of Lübeck, Germany
D-index 75 Citations 38,612 170
1201 World 77 National Holger Prokisch

Holger Prokisch

Technical University of Munich, Germany
D-index 75 Citations 18,984 210
1213 World 78 National Csaba Koncz

Csaba Koncz

Max Planck Society, Germany
D-index 75 Citations 23,493 142
1219 World 79 National Wolfgang Hillen

Wolfgang Hillen

University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany
D-index 75 Citations 21,326 218
1221 World 80 National Christopher Baum

Christopher Baum

Hannover Medical School, Germany
D-index 75 Citations 17,121 204
1247 World 81 National Alexander Teumer

Alexander Teumer

Greifswald University Hospital, Germany
D-index 74 Citations 31,498 169
1248 World 82 National George Coupland

George Coupland

Max Planck Society, Germany
D-index 74 Citations 26,088 136
1259 World 83 National Jörg T. Epplen

Jörg T. Epplen

Ruhr University Bochum, Germany
D-index 74 Citations 22,627 350
1279 World 84 National Annemarie Poustka

Annemarie Poustka

German Cancer Research Center, Germany
D-index 74 Citations 23,053 184
1292 World 85 National Zsuzsanna Izsvák

Zsuzsanna Izsvák

Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine, Germany
D-index 74 Citations 20,412 171
1294 World 86 National Peter J. Oefner

Peter J. Oefner

University of Regensburg, Germany
D-index 73 Citations 25,848 150
1295 World 87 National Rolf Kemler

Rolf Kemler

Max Planck Society, Germany
D-index 73 Citations 34,265 103
1321 World 88 National Rudolf Grosschedl

Rudolf Grosschedl

Max Planck Society, Germany
D-index 73 Citations 29,512 110
1328 World 89 National Karl-Peter Hopfner

Karl-Peter Hopfner

Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Germany
D-index 73 Citations 19,565 150
1339 World 90 National Bernhard Horsthemke

Bernhard Horsthemke

University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany
D-index 73 Citations 21,281 202
1354 World 91 National Walter Doerfler

Walter Doerfler

University of Cologne, Germany
D-index 73 Citations 17,743 300
1358 World 92 National Simon E. Fisher

Simon E. Fisher

Max Planck Society, Germany
D-index 72 Citations 27,233 176
1364 World 93 National Michael Wegner

Michael Wegner

University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany
D-index 72 Citations 19,965 138
1365 World 94 National Henning Urlaub

Henning Urlaub

University of Göttingen, Germany
D-index 72 Citations 18,589 281
1370 World 95 National Norbert Hubner

Norbert Hubner

Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine, Germany
D-index 72 Citations 17,677 162
1386 World 96 National Thomas Börner

Thomas Börner

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany
D-index 72 Citations 13,854 149
1403 World 97 National Ingo Schubert

Ingo Schubert

Leibniz Association, Germany
D-index 72 Citations 15,628 226
1421 World 98 National Olaf Riess

Olaf Riess

University of Tübingen, Germany
D-index 71 Citations 24,368 214
1424 World 99 National Ulrich M. Zanger

Ulrich M. Zanger

Robert Bosch (Germany), Germany
D-index 71 Citations 19,819 132
1456 World 100 National Alexander Goesmann

Alexander Goesmann

University of Giessen, Germany
D-index 71 Citations 17,848 195

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