Best Genetics and Molecular Biology Scientists in United Kingdom

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
6 World 1 National Mark I. McCarthy

Mark I. McCarthy

University of Oxford, United Kingdom
D-index 209 Citations 204,028 593
21 World 2 National Gregory J. Hannon

Gregory J. Hannon

University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
D-index 176 Citations 159,390 364
29 World 3 National Philippe Froguel

Philippe Froguel

Imperial College London, United Kingdom
D-index 167 Citations 120,153 599
47 World 4 National Tim D. Spector

Tim D. Spector

King's College London, United Kingdom
D-index 157 Citations 106,483 543
49 World 5 National Cornelia M. van Duijn

Cornelia M. van Duijn

University of Oxford, United Kingdom
D-index 157 Citations 111,104 516
57 World 6 National John Hardy

John Hardy

University College London, United Kingdom
D-index 154 Citations 113,265 624
59 World 7 National Michael R. Stratton

Michael R. Stratton

Wellcome Sanger Institute, United Kingdom
D-index 153 Citations 145,509 318
64 World 8 National Wolf Reik

Wolf Reik

Babraham Institute, United Kingdom
D-index 150 Citations 87,726 349
69 World 9 National Michael John Owen

Michael John Owen

Cardiff University, United Kingdom
D-index 147 Citations 116,039 576
88 World 10 National Panos Deloukas

Panos Deloukas

Queen Mary University of London, United Kingdom
D-index 140 Citations 149,593 275
90 World 11 National Janet M. Thornton

Janet M. Thornton

European Bioinformatics Institute, United Kingdom
D-index 140 Citations 118,595 351
96 World 12 National Julian Parkhill

Julian Parkhill

University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
D-index 137 Citations 97,317 467
107 World 13 National Michael Conlon O'Donovan

Michael Conlon O'Donovan

Cardiff University, United Kingdom
D-index 134 Citations 107,701 416
108 World 14 National Nilesh J. Samani

Nilesh J. Samani

University of Leicester, United Kingdom
D-index 133 Citations 94,812 376
120 World 15 National Stephen P. Jackson

Stephen P. Jackson

University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
D-index 130 Citations 65,277 289
127 World 16 National Chris P. Ponting

Chris P. Ponting

University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom
D-index 129 Citations 111,961 300
149 World 17 National Nicole Soranzo

Nicole Soranzo

Wellcome Sanger Institute, United Kingdom
D-index 126 Citations 89,299 265
157 World 18 National Richard M. Myers

Richard M. Myers

Public Health England, United Kingdom
D-index 125 Citations 144,586 315
158 World 19 National Jonathan D. G. Jones

Jonathan D. G. Jones

University of East Anglia, United Kingdom
D-index 125 Citations 80,863 292
166 World 20 National Willem H. Ouwehand

Willem H. Ouwehand

University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
D-index 124 Citations 90,447 339
170 World 21 National Kim Nasmyth

Kim Nasmyth

University of Oxford, United Kingdom
D-index 123 Citations 53,831 199
177 World 22 National Walter F. Bodmer

Walter F. Bodmer

John Radcliffe Hospital, United Kingdom
D-index 123 Citations 65,805 346
180 World 23 National Peter J. Campbell

Peter J. Campbell

Wellcome Sanger Institute, United Kingdom
D-index 122 Citations 119,303 285
190 World 24 National Allan Bradley

Allan Bradley

Kymab (United Kingdom), United Kingdom
D-index 120 Citations 75,632 291
212 World 25 National Eamonn R. Maher

Eamonn R. Maher

University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
D-index 118 Citations 39,543 326
215 World 26 National John A. Todd

John A. Todd

University of Oxford, United Kingdom
D-index 118 Citations 67,258 322
243 World 27 National Austin Smith

Austin Smith

University of Exeter, United Kingdom
D-index 114 Citations 77,889 228
245 World 28 National Augustine Kong

Augustine Kong

University of Oxford, United Kingdom
D-index 113 Citations 79,120 163
259 World 29 National David C. Baulcombe

David C. Baulcombe

University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
D-index 113 Citations 55,217 211
271 World 30 National Adrian Bird

Adrian Bird

University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom
D-index 112 Citations 87,827 199
274 World 31 National Inês Barroso

Inês Barroso

University of Exeter, United Kingdom
D-index 111 Citations 80,017 215
299 World 32 National Michael A. Quail

Michael A. Quail

Wellcome Sanger Institute, United Kingdom
D-index 110 Citations 95,828 188
301 World 33 National Hugh Watkins

Hugh Watkins

University of Oxford, United Kingdom
D-index 109 Citations 78,658 266
308 World 34 National Piero Carninci

Piero Carninci

Centre for Life, United Kingdom
D-index 109 Citations 86,429 329
317 World 35 National Sarah A. Teichmann

Sarah A. Teichmann

Wellcome Sanger Institute, United Kingdom
D-index 108 Citations 46,068 286
321 World 36 National Douglass M. Turnbull

Douglass M. Turnbull

Newcastle University, United Kingdom
D-index 108 Citations 42,574 383
324 World 37 National Takashi Sugimura

Takashi Sugimura

National Cancer Research Institute, UK, United Kingdom
D-index 107 Citations 41,452 548
325 World 39 National Cecilia M. Lindgren

Cecilia M. Lindgren

University of Oxford, United Kingdom
D-index 107 Citations 90,009 251
326 World 38 National Richard Durbin

Richard Durbin

University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
D-index 107 Citations 169,301 200
329 World 40 National Nicholas W. Wood

Nicholas W. Wood

University College London, United Kingdom
D-index 107 Citations 48,465 317
338 World 41 National Peter M. Howley

Peter M. Howley

University of Leeds, United Kingdom
D-index 107 Citations 55,635 200
340 World 42 National David Neil Cooper

David Neil Cooper

Cardiff University, United Kingdom
D-index 107 Citations 66,473 467
341 World 43 National Stephen C. West

Stephen C. West

The Francis Crick Institute, United Kingdom
D-index 107 Citations 33,450 210
354 World 44 National William C. Earnshaw

William C. Earnshaw

University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom
D-index 105 Citations 43,620 234
355 World 45 National Andrew P. Morris

Andrew P. Morris

University of Manchester, United Kingdom
D-index 105 Citations 85,606 300
378 World 46 National Timothy M. Frayling

Timothy M. Frayling

University of Exeter, United Kingdom
D-index 103 Citations 72,219 236
398 World 47 National Peter Donnelly

Peter Donnelly

University of Oxford, United Kingdom
D-index 102 Citations 141,033 165
399 World 48 National Matthias W. Hentze

Matthias W. Hentze

European Bioinformatics Institute, United Kingdom
D-index 102 Citations 35,921 215
400 World 49 National Caroline Hayward

Caroline Hayward

University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom
D-index 102 Citations 59,244 326
408 World 51 National Patrick F. Chinnery

Patrick F. Chinnery

University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
D-index 102 Citations 38,173 392
409 World 50 National Martin Farrall

Martin Farrall

University of Oxford, United Kingdom
D-index 102 Citations 58,362 236
411 World 52 National David Tollervey

David Tollervey

University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom
D-index 102 Citations 32,778 196
414 World 53 National Fiona M. Watt

Fiona M. Watt

King's College London, United Kingdom
D-index 101 Citations 39,283 238
415 World 54 National Richard C. Trembath

Richard C. Trembath

King's College London, United Kingdom
D-index 101 Citations 35,284 232
419 World 55 National Dominic P. Kwiatkowski

Dominic P. Kwiatkowski

Wellcome Sanger Institute, United Kingdom
D-index 100 Citations 68,320 320
424 World 56 National Peter Holmans

Peter Holmans

Cardiff University, United Kingdom
D-index 100 Citations 72,487 244
426 World 57 National Paul Flicek

Paul Flicek

European Bioinformatics Institute, United Kingdom
D-index 100 Citations 78,523 233
432 World 58 National David J. Porteous

David J. Porteous

University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom
D-index 99 Citations 34,505 367
435 World 59 National Kay E. Davies

Kay E. Davies

University of Oxford, United Kingdom
D-index 99 Citations 34,767 379
444 World 60 National David Ron

David Ron

University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
D-index 98 Citations 53,216 173
445 World 61 National Julian Downward

Julian Downward

The Francis Crick Institute, United Kingdom
D-index 98 Citations 50,254 187
467 World 62 National Bruce A.J. Ponder

Bruce A.J. Ponder

University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
D-index 97 Citations 38,461 225
473 World 64 National Cyrus Chothia

Cyrus Chothia

MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, United Kingdom
D-index 97 Citations 58,105 135
474 World 63 National Tony Kouzarides

Tony Kouzarides

University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
D-index 97 Citations 62,089 141
488 World 65 National M. Azim Surani

M. Azim Surani

Wellcome/Cancer Research UK Gurdon Institute, United Kingdom
D-index 97 Citations 37,796 192
514 World 66 National Terence H. Rabbitts

Terence H. Rabbitts

John Radcliffe Hospital, United Kingdom
D-index 96 Citations 31,694 269
515 World 67 National Joris A. Veltman

Joris A. Veltman

Newcastle University, United Kingdom
D-index 96 Citations 32,141 240
529 World 68 National Brian Charlesworth

Brian Charlesworth

University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom
D-index 95 Citations 42,845 266
537 World 69 National Stephan Beck

Stephan Beck

University College London, United Kingdom
D-index 95 Citations 73,303 244
545 World 70 National Richard S. Houlston

Richard S. Houlston

Institute of Cancer Research, United Kingdom
D-index 94 Citations 36,037 365
546 World 71 National Massimo Mangino

Massimo Mangino

King's College London, United Kingdom
D-index 94 Citations 65,039 219
548 World 72 National Chris Tyler-Smith

Chris Tyler-Smith

Wellcome Sanger Institute, United Kingdom
D-index 94 Citations 53,245 231
554 World 73 National Alan R. Lehmann

Alan R. Lehmann

University of Sussex, United Kingdom
D-index 94 Citations 27,918 216
568 World 74 National John B. Gurdon

John B. Gurdon

University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
D-index 93 Citations 23,915 212
584 World 75 National Penny A. Jeggo

Penny A. Jeggo

University of Sussex, United Kingdom
D-index 93 Citations 30,130 174
586 World 76 National Ewan Birney

Ewan Birney

European Bioinformatics Institute, United Kingdom
D-index 92 Citations 114,306 168
590 World 77 National Sophien Kamoun

Sophien Kamoun

University of East Anglia, United Kingdom
D-index 92 Citations 32,672 195
620 World 78 National Matthew Berriman

Matthew Berriman

Wellcome Sanger Institute, United Kingdom
D-index 91 Citations 44,460 230
624 World 79 National Nick J. Proudfoot

Nick J. Proudfoot

University of Oxford, United Kingdom
D-index 91 Citations 31,134 166
627 World 80 National Peter St George-Hyslop

Peter St George-Hyslop

University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
D-index 90 Citations 45,212 250
651 World 81 National Eric Lam

Eric Lam

Imperial College London, United Kingdom
D-index 89 Citations 26,459 247
653 World 82 National Matthew A. Brown

Matthew A. Brown

Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust, United Kingdom
D-index 89 Citations 53,963 276
665 World 83 National Matthew E. Hurles

Matthew E. Hurles

Wellcome Sanger Institute, United Kingdom
D-index 89 Citations 68,024 181
671 World 84 National Caroline Dean

Caroline Dean

John Innes Centre, United Kingdom
D-index 89 Citations 35,173 162
673 World 85 National John Trowsdale

John Trowsdale

University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
D-index 89 Citations 24,716 244
677 World 86 National Paul Nurse

Paul Nurse

The Francis Crick Institute, United Kingdom
D-index 88 Citations 46,731 190
694 World 87 National Robert W. Taylor

Robert W. Taylor

Newcastle University, United Kingdom
D-index 88 Citations 27,659 383
762 World 88 National Nicholas R. Thomson

Nicholas R. Thomson

Wellcome Sanger Institute, United Kingdom
D-index 86 Citations 37,217 263
764 World 89 National Malcolm A. Ferguson-Smith

Malcolm A. Ferguson-Smith

University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
D-index 86 Citations 25,338 293
769 World 90 National Bart Barrell

Bart Barrell

Wellcome Sanger Institute, United Kingdom
D-index 86 Citations 89,459 121
774 World 91 National David J. Adams

David J. Adams

Wellcome Sanger Institute, United Kingdom
D-index 85 Citations 27,194 342
778 World 92 National Angus I. Lamond

Angus I. Lamond

University of Dundee, United Kingdom
D-index 85 Citations 26,627 200
779 World 93 National Mark Achtman

Mark Achtman

University of Warwick, United Kingdom
D-index 85 Citations 28,607 160
784 World 94 National Shankar Balasubramanian

Shankar Balasubramanian

University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
D-index 85 Citations 35,653 194
792 World 95 National Douglas R. Higgs

Douglas R. Higgs

University of Oxford, United Kingdom
D-index 85 Citations 23,081 225
796 World 97 National Edith Heard

Edith Heard

European Bioinformatics Institute, United Kingdom
D-index 85 Citations 36,786 163
797 World 96 National Shomi S. Bhattacharya

Shomi S. Bhattacharya

University College London, United Kingdom
D-index 85 Citations 23,985 303
807 World 98 National Deepak Srivastava

Deepak Srivastava

King's College London, United Kingdom
D-index 84 Citations 34,138 180
816 World 99 National David M. Glover

David M. Glover

University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
D-index 84 Citations 20,925 206
853 World 100 National Christopher F. Higgins

Christopher F. Higgins

Hammersmith Hospital, United Kingdom
D-index 83 Citations 26,402 144

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