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Biology and Biochemistry
USA
2022

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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 229 Citations 362,383 791 World Ranking 4 National Ranking 3
Best Scientists D-index 258 Citations 398,032 1,132 World Ranking 31 National Ranking 24

Research.com Recognitions

Awards & Achievements

2022 - Research.com Best Scientist Award

2022 - Research.com Biology and Biochemistry in United States Leader Award

2020 - Fellow of the Indian National Academy of Engineering (INAE)

2019 - National Institutes of Health Director's Pioneer Award

2012 - Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)

Overview

What is he best known for?

The fields of study he is best known for:

  • Gene
  • Bacteria
  • Internal medicine

His primary scientific interests are in Ecology, Metagenomics, Microbiome, Genetics and Computational biology. His Ecology research incorporates elements of Phylogenetics, Phylogenetic tree and Microbial population biology. His research investigates the link between Metagenomics and topics such as Phylum that cross with problems in Taxonomy.

While the research belongs to areas of Microbiome, Rob Knight spends his time largely on the problem of Data science, intersecting his research to questions surrounding Metadata. His research investigates the connection with Genetics and areas like Gut flora which intersect with concerns in Disease, Obesity and Feces. The study incorporates disciplines such as Genome, Genomics, Throughput, Sequence analysis and DNA sequencing in addition to Computational biology.

His most cited work include:

  • QIIME allows analysis of high-throughput community sequencing data (20576 citations)
  • QIIME allows analysis of high-throughput community sequencing data (20576 citations)
  • UCHIME improves sensitivity and speed of chimera detection (8507 citations)

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

Rob Knight focuses on Microbiome, Ecology, Metagenomics, Computational biology and Genetics. His Microbiome research includes themes of Metabolome, Gut flora and Disease. His Gut flora research is multidisciplinary, relying on both Zoology and Microbiology.

Rob Knight focuses mostly in the field of Ecology, narrowing it down to matters related to Phylogenetics and, in some cases, Phylogenetic tree. His primary area of study in Metagenomics is in the field of Human Microbiome Project. His research is interdisciplinary, bridging the disciplines of DNA sequencing and Computational biology.

He most often published in these fields:

  • Microbiome (36.66%)
  • Ecology (29.65%)
  • Metagenomics (22.16%)

What were the highlights of his more recent work (between 2019-2021)?

  • Microbiome (36.66%)
  • Metagenomics (22.16%)
  • Computational biology (16.20%)

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

Rob Knight mostly deals with Microbiome, Metagenomics, Computational biology, Gut flora and Metabolome. His research in Microbiome intersects with topics in Zoology, Feces, Disease and Physiology. His work in Metagenomics is not limited to one particular discipline; it also encompasses Food science.

The various areas that Rob Knight examines in his Computational biology study include Amplicon and Genome. His Gut flora study frequently links to related topics such as Cohort. His research on Metabolome concerns the broader Metabolomics.

Between 2019 and 2021, his most popular works were:

  • Microbiome analyses of blood and tissues suggest cancer diagnostic approach (106 citations)
  • Global chemical effects of the microbiome include new bile-acid conjugations (62 citations)
  • A gut bacterial amyloid promotes α-synuclein aggregation and motor impairment in mice (47 citations)

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

  • Gene
  • Bacteria
  • Internal medicine

The scientist’s investigation covers issues in Microbiome, Computational biology, Gut flora, Metagenomics and Data mining. His Microbiome research includes elements of Evolutionary biology, Metabolome, Disease and Genetic variation. Rob Knight usually deals with Genetic variation and limits it to topics linked to Feces and Genetics, Host, Composition and Host factors.

The Computational biology study combines topics in areas such as Identification, Amplicon, Genome, Melanoma and Stage. His Gut flora research is multidisciplinary, incorporating elements of Probiotic, Alcoholic liver disease, Pollutant, Bacteroides and Microbiology. Rob Knight has researched Metagenomics in several fields, including End-to-end principle, User interface, Antibiotic exposure, Delivery mode and Protocol.

This overview was generated by a machine learning system which analysed the scientist’s body of work. If you have any feedback, you can contact us here.

Best Publications

QIIME allows analysis of high-throughput community sequencing data

J Gregory Caporaso;Justin Kuczynski;Jesse Stombaugh;Kyle Bittinger.
Nature Methods (2010)

21858 Citations

UCHIME improves sensitivity and speed of chimera detection

Robert C. Edgar;Brian J. Haas;Jose C. Clemente;Christopher Quince.
Bioinformatics (2011)

8856 Citations

A core gut microbiome in obese and lean twins

Peter J. Turnbaugh;Micah Hamady;Tanya Yatsunenko;Brandi L. Cantarel.
Nature (2009)

6527 Citations

Structure, function and diversity of the healthy human microbiome

Curtis Huttenhower;Curtis Huttenhower;Dirk Gevers;Rob Knight;Rob Knight;Sahar Abubucker.
Nature (2012)

6004 Citations

UniFrac: a New Phylogenetic Method for Comparing Microbial Communities

Catherine Lozupone;Rob Knight.
Applied and Environmental Microbiology (2005)

5411 Citations

Ultra-high-throughput microbial community analysis on the Illumina HiSeq and MiSeq platforms

J. Gregory Caporaso;Christian L Lauber;William A. Walters;Donna Berg-Lyons.
The ISME Journal (2012)

4940 Citations

Human gut microbiome viewed across age and geography

Tanya Yatsunenko;Federico E Rey;Mark J Manary;Mark J Manary;Indi Trehan;Indi Trehan.
Nature (2012)

4822 Citations

Predictive functional profiling of microbial communities using 16S rRNA marker gene sequences

Morgan G I Langille;Jesse Zaneveld;J Gregory Caporaso;J Gregory Caporaso;Daniel McDonald.
Nature Biotechnology (2013)

4410 Citations

Global patterns of 16S rRNA diversity at a depth of millions of sequences per sample

J. Gregory Caporaso;Christian L. Lauber;William A. Walters;Donna Berg-Lyons.
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (2011)

4399 Citations

The human microbiome project.

Peter J. Turnbaugh;Ruth E. Ley;Micah Hamady;Claire M. Fraser-Liggett.
Nature (2007)

4377 Citations

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