D-Index & Metrics Best Publications
Biology and Biochemistry
Ireland
2022

D-Index & Metrics

Discipline name 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 World Ranking National Ranking
Biology and Biochemistry D-index 85 Citations 18,987 307 World Ranking 1353 National Ranking 6

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Awards & Achievements

2022 - Research.com Biology and Biochemistry in Ireland Leader Award

Overview

What is he best known for?

The fields of study he is best known for:

  • Internal medicine
  • Gene
  • Surgery

Fergal J. O'Brien mainly investigates Scaffold, Biomedical engineering, Tissue engineering, Cell biology and Mesenchymal stem cell. His Scaffold research integrates issues from Cell, Glycosaminoglycan, Biophysics, Pore size and In vivo. His Biomedical engineering study integrates concerns from other disciplines, such as Cartilage, Hyaluronic acid and Bone healing.

His research in Tissue engineering intersects with topics in Porosity, Composite material, Regenerative medicine, Biomaterial and Cell adhesion. His Cell biology research is multidisciplinary, incorporating elements of Cellular differentiation, Stem cell transplantation for articular cartilage repair, Biotechnology, Transfection and Cellular infiltration. His studies deal with areas such as Matrix, Stem cell and Bone morphogenetic protein 2 as well as Mesenchymal stem cell.

His most cited work include:

  • Biomaterials & scaffolds for tissue engineering (1665 citations)
  • The effect of mean pore size on cell attachment, proliferation and migration in collagen–glycosaminoglycan scaffolds for bone tissue engineering (1122 citations)
  • The effect of mean pore size on cell attachment, proliferation and migration in collagen–glycosaminoglycan scaffolds for bone tissue engineering (1122 citations)

What are the main themes of his work throughout his whole career to date?

The scientist’s investigation covers issues in Tissue engineering, Scaffold, Cell biology, Biomedical engineering and Mesenchymal stem cell. His study on Tissue engineering also encompasses disciplines like

  • Biomaterial that intertwine with fields like Macrophage polarization,
  • Matrix together with Composite material. The study incorporates disciplines such as Glycosaminoglycan, Bone healing, Cellular differentiation, Biophysics and In vivo in addition to Scaffold.

His Cell biology research is multidisciplinary, relying on both Bone regeneration and Transfection. Fergal J. O'Brien has researched Biomedical engineering in several fields, including Cartilage, Drug delivery and Hyaluronic acid. The various areas that he examines in his Mesenchymal stem cell study include Immunology, Anatomy, Bone morphogenetic protein 2, Endochondral ossification and Gene delivery.

He most often published in these fields:

  • Tissue engineering (57.70%)
  • Scaffold (56.73%)
  • Cell biology (55.36%)

What were the highlights of his more recent work (between 2017-2021)?

  • Cell biology (55.36%)
  • Scaffold (56.73%)
  • Tissue engineering (57.70%)

In recent papers he was focusing on the following fields of study:

His main research concerns Cell biology, Scaffold, Tissue engineering, Mesenchymal stem cell and Biomaterial. His Cell biology study combines topics in areas such as Wound healing and Transfection, Gene delivery. His Scaffold research includes elements of Stromal cell, Regenerative medicine, Angiogenesis, Bone healing and Cartilage.

His work carried out in the field of Tissue engineering brings together such families of science as Drug delivery, Bone regeneration, Self-healing hydrogels and Regeneration. His Mesenchymal stem cell research is multidisciplinary, incorporating perspectives in Biophysics, Glycosaminoglycan and Function. His study on Biomaterial is covered under Biomedical engineering.

Between 2017 and 2021, his most popular works were:

  • Staphylococcal Osteomyelitis: Disease Progression, Treatment Challenges, and Future Directions (78 citations)
  • Staphylococcal Osteomyelitis: Disease Progression, Treatment Challenges, and Future Directions (78 citations)
  • Material stiffness influences the polarization state, function and migration mode of macrophages. (57 citations)

In his most recent research, the most cited papers focused on:

  • Internal medicine
  • Gene
  • Surgery

Fergal J. O'Brien mainly focuses on Cell biology, Scaffold, Mesenchymal stem cell, Gene delivery and Stem cell. The concepts of his Cell biology study are interwoven with issues in Glial cell line-derived neurotrophic factor, Neurotrophic factors, Nerve injury and Neurotrophin. The subject of his Scaffold research is within the realm of Biomedical engineering.

His work in Mesenchymal stem cell covers topics such as Mechanotransduction which are related to areas like Mesenchymal stem cell differentiation, Adipogenesis, Ligand, Function and Interleukin 4. His study in Gene delivery is interdisciplinary in nature, drawing from both Tissue engineering, Schwann cell, Nerve guidance conduit and Bone regeneration. His Stem cell research focuses on Paracrine signalling and how it connects with Progenitor, CXCR4, Angiogenesis and Stromal cell.

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Best Publications

Biomaterials & scaffolds for tissue engineering

Fergal J. O'Brien.
Materials Today (2011)

2132 Citations

The effect of mean pore size on cell attachment, proliferation and migration in collagen-glycosaminoglycan scaffolds for bone tissue engineering.

Ciara M. Murphy;Matthew G. Haugh;Fergal J. O'Brien;Fergal J. O'Brien.
Biomaterials (2010)

1327 Citations

The effect of pore size on cell adhesion in collagen-GAG scaffolds.

Fergal J O'Brien;B A Harley;Ioannis Yannas;Lorna J Gibson.
Biomaterials (2005)

1261 Citations

Influence of freezing rate on pore structure in freeze-dried collagen-GAG scaffolds.

Fergal J. O’Brien;Brendan A. Harley;Ioannis V. Yannas;Lorna Gibson.
Biomaterials (2004)

757 Citations

Biomaterial based modulation of macrophage polarization: A review and suggested design principles

Rukmani Sridharan;Rukmani Sridharan;Andrew R. Cameron;Andrew R. Cameron;Daniel J. Kelly;Cathal J. Kearney.
Materials Today (2015)

364 Citations

Understanding the effect of mean pore size on cell activity in collagen-glycosaminoglycan scaffolds

Ciara M. Murphy;Fergal J. O’Brien.
Cell Adhesion & Migration (2010)

336 Citations

The effect of pore size on permeability and cell attachment in collagen scaffolds for tissue engineering

Fergal J. O'Brien;Brendan A. Harley;Mary A. Waller;Ioannis V. Yannas.
Technology and Health Care (2007)

332 Citations

A Collagen-glycosaminoglycan Scaffold Supports Adult Rat Mesenchymal Stem Cell Differentiation Along Osteogenic and Chondrogenic Routes

Eric Farrell;Fergal J. O'Brien;Fergal J. O'Brien;Paul Doyle;Jan Fischer.
Tissue Engineering (2006)

243 Citations

Microcrack accumulation at different intervals during fatigue testing of compact bone

Fergal J. O’Brien;Fergal J. O’Brien;David Taylor;T.Clive Lee;T.Clive Lee.
Journal of Biomechanics (2003)

235 Citations

Crosslinking and mechanical properties significantly influence cell attachment, proliferation, and migration within collagen glycosaminoglycan scaffolds.

Matthew G. Haugh;Ciara M. Murphy;Ross C. McKiernan;Cornelia Altenbuchner.
Tissue Engineering Part A (2011)

233 Citations

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