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King's researchers named 'best and brightest scientific minds'

Four researchers from King’s College London School of Medicine have been named in a global list of the most highly cited researchers

This prestigious list, published by Thompson Reuters, recognises ‘the best and brightest scientific minds of our time’ by determining which researchers have produced work that is most frequently acknowledged by their peers.

Tim Spector, Professor of Genetic Epidemiology; Christopher Mathew, Professor of Molecular Genetics; Tim Hubbard, Professor of Bioinformatics and Stuart Neil, Wellcome Trust Senior Fellow in Basic Biomedical Science are included in the list which identify them as being among the world’s leading and most influential experts in their respective fields, along with the universities and institutions which employ them. 

These researchers are ranked among the top one per cent most cited for their subject field and year of publication, earning them the mark of ‘exceptional impact’.

The citation data, gathered over the past 11 years, are extracted from the publisher’s Web of Science and InCites platforms.  King’s has seven highly-cited researchers across all areas of science. 

*This article was updated on 7 July 2014 to include the name of an additional researcher.