Best Molecular Biology Universities in Germany 2023

The 2nd edition of ranking of the best universities in the field of Molecular Biology relies os data consolidated from a wide range of data sources including OpenAlex and CrossRef. The bibliometric data for estimating the citation-based metrics were collected on 21-12-2022. Position in the ranking is based on a sum of D-indexes (Discipline H-index) of all ranking scientist's affiliated with a given institution. D-index only includes papers and citation data for an examined discipline.
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The scope of our Molecular Biology research
Our best universities ranking is a credible lineup of leading scientists from the discipline of Molecular Biology , based on a meticulous analysis of 166,880 researchers determined from various bibliometric data sources. For the field of Molecular Biology, as many as 5724 scholars were examined.

What is D-index inclusion threshold for Molecular Biology
The D-index threshold for approving a researcher to be evaluated is established at 40 if most of their publications are in the discipline of Molecular Biology. The inclusion criteria for scholars to be considered into the ranking of top researchers are based on the D-index, ratio of the contributions made within the specific area in addition to the awards and achievements of the researchers. The D-index threshold for listing best scholars is set as an increment of 10 depending on the overall number of researchers projected for each scientific field whilst making sure that the top 1% of leading researchers are added into the ranking. We estimate a proximity of 30% or less between a scientist’s general H-index and their D-index.

Other verification rules
Since our primary aim is to ensure that only genuine researchers are mentioned in ranking we believe that numbers are never meant to be a complete means to evaluate the work of scholars. Because of that we manually check each profile and cross-correlate it against publications in a wide range of credible sources. Although it’s not a element impacting a scientist’s position in ranking, the quantity of papers published in well-known journals and conference proceedings should be a credible secondary implication of their contribution to research in a given discipline. Position in the ranking is established using each researcher’s D-index with the help of information gathered from OpenAlex and CrossRef, which are the most trustworthy and well-known bibliometric databases of this type available to the scientific community. A detailed definition of our research process can be found on our methodology page.

Our mission
Our aim is to motivate researchers, businessmen and politicians worldwide to examine where leading experts are heading and to provide a way 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.
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Key findings for Molecular Biology
With 31 institutions Germany ranks in spot 3 in the world.

As far as scientific affiliations are concerned, the institution with the highest number of top scientists in Germany is Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München with 11 scientists affiliated with it being present in Molecular Biology ranking. It is followed by Heidelberg University with 7 researchers and University of Freiburg with 5 scholars.

The most prominent scholars in the area of Molecular Biology in Germany are affiliated with German Cancer Research Center, Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry, Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics, Heidelberg University, Goethe University Frankfurt, Max Planck Institute for Infection Biology, Saarland University, Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine, Max Planck Society, University of Tübingen. Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München is featured as the best university in the Germany in our ranking with a total D-index of its ranking scientists at 880. Ranking on spot no. 2 is Heidelberg University with a total D-index of 511. The third spot is taken by University of Freiburg with a total D-index of 336.

The average total D-index for the top 5% universities is 173 against an average of 173 for all 31 institutions listed in the ranking.

The average number of published papers within the field of Molecular Biology by scientists affiliated with the top 10% of researchers in the ranking is 547 against an average of 547 for all 31 universities.

The average number of citations of scholars affiliated with the top 10% universities is 52983 against an average of 52983 for all 31 universities.

University Details
Σ Publications
Σ 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.
27 World 1 National Scholars 11 3,127 Σ D-index 880
50 World 2 National Scholars 7 1,345 Σ D-index 511
79 World 3 National Scholars 5 1,019 Σ D-index 336
81 World 4 National Scholars 4 892 Σ D-index 312
84 World 5 National Scholars 4 942 Σ D-index 298
86 World 6 National Scholars 4 685 Σ D-index 294
100 World 7 National Scholars 3 1,094 Σ D-index 243
104 World 8 National Scholars 3 1,096 Σ D-index 236
124 World 9 National Scholars 3 461 Σ D-index 192
142 World 10 National Scholars 3 433 Σ D-index 175
151 World 11 National Scholars 2 685 Σ D-index 157
159 World 12 National
TU Dresden

TU Dresden

Scholars 3 405 Σ D-index 148
161 World 13 National Scholars 2 341 Σ D-index 146
181 World 14 National Scholars 2 400 Σ D-index 127
194 World 15 National Scholars 2 284 Σ D-index 118
197 World 16 National Scholars 1 714 Σ D-index 117
198 World 17 National Scholars 2 351 Σ D-index 114
201 World 18 National Scholars 2 247 Σ D-index 113
205 World 19 National Scholars 2 258 Σ D-index 107
231 World 20 National Scholars 1 198 Σ D-index 82
242 World 21 National Scholars 1 195 Σ D-index 75
246 World 22 National Scholars 1 338 Σ D-index 72
247 World 23 National Scholars 1 287 Σ D-index 72
251 World 24 National Scholars 1 270 Σ D-index 70
267 World 25 National Scholars 1 120 Σ D-index 67
276 World 26 National Scholars 1 208 Σ D-index 64
288 World 27 National Scholars 1 156 Σ D-index 61
317 World 28 National Scholars 1 106 Σ D-index 54
332 World 29 National Scholars 1 121 Σ D-index 48
339 World 30 National Scholars 1 95 Σ D-index 47
345 World 31 National Scholars 1 92 Σ D-index 43

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