Pompeu Fabra University

Pompeu Fabra University

Genetics and Molecular Biology Ranking

Spain Established: 1990 Scholars: 15
Top Scientists Overview

Top scientists

Position in the ranking is based on each scientist’s h-index using data compiled from Microsoft Graph by December 6th 2021.

This ranking lists all top researchers from the Genetics and Molecular Biology discipline and affiliated with Pompeu Fabra University. There are a total of 15 researchers included with 2 of them also being included in the global ranking. The total sum for the h-index values for top scientists in Pompeu Fabra University is 893 with a mean value for the h-index of 59.53. The total sum of publications for top scientists in Pompeu Fabra University is 1,947 with the mean value for publications per scientist of 129.80.


Pompeu Fabra University (UPF) is a modern, distinguished public university located in Barcelona, Spain. Founded in 1990 by the Autonomous Catalonian Government, the university is named after the renowned Catalonian Linguist — Pompeu Fabra. Despite being relatively young, UPF is one of the best universities in Spain. Currently, it ranks high among the best young universities in the world, and it is also considered to be one of the fastest-growing institutions worldwide.

The university came into existence following the go-ahead by the Catalan Parliament on June 18, 1990 to establish a new public university. The goal for creating the university was to produce professionals who were fully committed to the civic course and values in Catalonia, Spain. The first lectures were held in October 1990 in Blames building and were attended by approximately 300 students taking degrees in Business, Science, Law, and Economics.

The university has grown rapidly, from a school using only one building to hold lectures into a large university with three campuses: Campus de la Ciutadella, Campus del Poblenou, and the Campus del Mar. Each campus concentrates on a unique area of knowledge—Campus de la Ciutadella focuses mostly on Social Sciences and Humanities, Campus del Poblenou prioritizes ICT and Communication Sciences, while Campus del Mar aims its attention at Health and Life Sciences.

The Pompeu Fabra University is organized into seven schools, eight departments, and a polytechnic school that help the university create, transmit, and transfer knowledge. The schools and departments collectively offer 30 undergraduate programs, 33 master’s degrees, and nine Ph.D. degree programs. The institution's main strength lies in its Health and Life Sciences, Social Sciences and Humanities, and ICT and Communication study Programs. Furthermore, while most of the study programs are offered in Spanish, 27 of their degree programs (Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Doctoral) are taught primarily in English.

As of 2014, UPF is home to more than 17,600 students enrolled in the various study programs it offers. Out of the total student count, more than 1,800 are international mobility students. There are over 1,000 teaching and research staff, including 314 permanent teaching staff, tasked with preparing students to thrive in the ever-changing and highly competitive global job market.

Like study programs, research is structured in eight departments: (1) ICT, (2) Communication, (3) Law, (4) Humanities, (5) Economics and Business, (6) Political and Social Science, (7) Translation and Language Sciences, and (8) Experimental Sciences and Health. In addition, there are several research institutes created to foster research activities at the university. The UPF Research Park is one of the notable research establishments. It was created to promote research in Humanities, Social Sciences, Information Technologies, and Communication.
322 World 4 National Roderic Guigó

Roderic Guigó

Pompeu Fabra University, Spain
H-index 108 Citations 123,129 222
558 World 6 National Luis Serrano

Luis Serrano

Pompeu Fabra University, Spain
H-index 93 Citations 38,726 291
1293 World 17 National Ben Lehner

Ben Lehner

Pompeu Fabra University, Spain
H-index 74 Citations 18,442 152
1740 World 25 National Simon Heath

Simon Heath

Pompeu Fabra University, Spain
H-index 67 Citations 37,601 113
2235 World 31 National Jaume Bertranpetit

Jaume Bertranpetit

Pompeu Fabra University, Spain
H-index 61 Citations 13,729 158
2707 World 36 National Francesc Calafell

Francesc Calafell

Pompeu Fabra University, Spain
H-index 57 Citations 9,494 134
2926 World 38 National Francesc Posas

Francesc Posas

Pompeu Fabra University, Spain
H-index 56 Citations 11,970 91
3317 World 45 National Iñaki Ruiz-Trillo

Iñaki Ruiz-Trillo

Pompeu Fabra University, Spain
H-index 53 Citations 7,733 111
3423 World 47 National Luciano Di Croce

Luciano Di Croce

Pompeu Fabra University, Spain
H-index 52 Citations 15,675 101
3681 World 48 National David Comas

David Comas

Pompeu Fabra University, Spain
H-index 50 Citations 9,688 98
4038 World 58 National M. Mar Albà

M. Mar Albà

Pompeu Fabra University, Spain
H-index 48 Citations 9,600 111
4077 World 59 National Eduardo Eyras

Eduardo Eyras

Pompeu Fabra University, Spain
H-index 47 Citations 31,967 86
4313 World 64 National Manuel Irimia

Manuel Irimia

Pompeu Fabra University, Spain
H-index 46 Citations 10,314 99
4978 World 81 National Marta Gut

Marta Gut

Pompeu Fabra University, Spain
H-index 41 Citations 12,893 94
5125 World 87 National Marc A. Marti-Renom

Marc A. Marti-Renom

Pompeu Fabra University, Spain
H-index 40 Citations 20,309 86

Our research was coordinated by Imed Bouchrika, PhD, a computer scientist with a well-established record of collaboration on a number of international research projects with different partners from the academic community. His role was to make sure all data remained unbiased, accurate, and up-to-date.

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