Giles Oldroyd and Alison Smith named in 2015 list of the most highly cited scientists worldwide

Two John Innes Centre scientists have been named in a list of the most highly cited scientists across the world.

The study by Thomson Reuters is a measure of the exceptional impact the scientists are making globally.

The study uses various criteria to determine the most high impact researchers among those who have a research paper in the top 1% most cited for each category, produced during 2003-2013.

The list was compiled in September 2015 and finalised in December 2015. Both Professor Smith and Professor Oldroyd were also present on the 2014 list.

Professor Alison Smith’s research is into how the primary metabolism of sugars and starches influences plant growth and development.

Professor Giles Oldroyd’s work focuses on understanding nitrogen-fixation in legumes and the potential for engineering nitrogen-fixing symbiosis into non-legume crops, such as cereals.

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