Joseph Fourier University

Joseph Fourier University

- Biology and Biochemistry Ranking

France Established: 1970 Scholars: 2
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This ranking lists all the best researchers from the Biology and Biochemistry discipline and affiliated with Joseph Fourier University. There are a total of 2 researchers included with 0 of them also being included in the global ranking.


Joseph Fourier University

Joseph Fourier University (Université Joseph Fourier or UJF) was a university located in Grenoble, France. It was founded in 1811 and was merged with Pierre Mendès-France University and Stendhal University in 2016 to form the Université Grenoble Alpes. UJF was ranked amongst the top universities of France and has held a remarkable position among the best world universities.

Joseph Fourier University Key Statistics

UJF offered the following master’s courses: master in chemistry, master in nanoscience, and nanotechnology, master in international development studies, master in environmental fluid mechanics, master in systems, control, and information technology, master of science in informatics, master of science in industrial and applied mathematics, master in biology, and master geomechanics, civil engineering, and risks. It also had a summer bachelor’s program taught in English with scientific courses and multiple French courses.

The university’s last student count was 16,710, including 2,000 international and exchange students. It employed 1,500 administrative and 1,500 academic staff.

UJF offered library services to its students. It likewise maintained the Jardin Botanique Alpin du Lautaret, an alpine botanical garden on the Lautaret Pass, in partnership with the French National Centre for Scientific Research.

Other Joseph Fourier University key statistics included its notable alumni such as Charles Elachi (director of the Jet Propulsion Lab, NASA), Vera Lúcia de Miranda Guarda (human rights activist and Brazilian UNESCO chairperson), and Park Geun-Hye (former president of South Korea).

Joseph Fourier University Research

Research at UJF was high-level and focused mainly on four major areas: computing and communication, healthcare, the environment, and new materials.

UJF’s top three research fields were physics, biology, and medicine. Its researchers had published in publications like Science, Physics Review Letters, and Astronomy and Astrophysics. Its researchers had also been invited to attend/present papers at prestigious conferences, such as Web Science, the ACM International Conference Hybrid Systems: Computation and Control, and Runtime Verification.

The most cited article produced by Joseph Fourier University research was Aad et al.’s book “The ATLAS experiment at the CERN large hadron collider,” published in 2020. It has received a total of 17,973 citations so far. The university’s second most cited paper was Ade et al.’s (2016) “Planck 2015 results - XIII. cosmological parameters,” published in Astronomy and Astrophysics. It has received a total of 17,540 citations. The third most cited report was Ade et al.’s “Planck 2013 results. XVI. cosmological parameters,” published in Astronomy and Astrophysics. It was published in 2014 and has been cited 16,500 times so far.

The university’s other most cited publications included Dietl et al.’s (2000) “Zener model description of ferromagnetism in zinc-blende magnetic semiconductors” (Science, 9,290 citations), Rinaudo’s “Chitin and chitosan: properties and applications” (Progress in Polymer Science, 7,146 citations), and Taberlet et al.’s (1991) “Universal primers for amplification of three non-coding regions of chloroplast DNA” (Plant Molecular Biology, 6,174 citations).

UJF operated around 50 research laboratories that still work with national research bodies, such as the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique.
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.
1461 World 24 National
Roland Douce

Roland Douce

Joseph Fourier University, France
D-index 92 Citations 23,659 283
17781 World 839 National
Sophie Rousseaux

Sophie Rousseaux

Joseph Fourier University, France
D-index 40 Citations 9,175 72

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