Eleven of the JGI’s researchers are among the most highly cited in the world. That’s according to the annual list compiled by Clarivate Analytics, formerly the IP & Science arm of Thomson Reuters. (Click here to see the full list.)
The 2018 list focused on Highly Cited Papers, defined in the Methodology section as “those that rank in the top 1% by citations for papers published and cited between 2006-2016.” A total of 6,000 Highly Cited science and social science researchers in more than 21 fields appear on the 2018 list. Of the 6,000 researchers on the list, 2,000 appear for the first time in a new Cross-Field category that identifies researchers with “substantial influence across several fields” over the same time period.
Our congratulations to:
- Project Manager Kerrie Barry, Cross-Field Category
- Plant Comparative Analysis lead David Goodstein, Cross-Field category
- Fungal Genomics head Igor Grigoriev, Plant & Animal Science category
- Plant Program Library Construction Group Lead Jane Grimwood (at HudsonAlpha), Cross-Field category
- Research Scientist Natalia Ivanova, Biology & Biochemistry category
- Prokaryote Super Program head Nikos Kyrpides, Biology & Biochemistry category
- Research Scientist Erika Lindquist, Plant & Animal Science category
- Eukaryote Super Program head Dan Rokhsar, Molecular Biology & Genetics
- Staff Data Scientist Asaf Salamov, Plant & Animal Science category
- Plant Program head Jeremy Schmutz (at HudsonAlpha), Plant & Animal Science category
- Microbial Program head Tanja Woyke, Cross-Field category
Some highlights from the papers each of these researchers worked on in the last year:
- Kerrie Barry, Erika Lindquist and Igor Grigoriev were part of a team that conducted a comparative analysis of truffle-forming fungi to learn more about their ectomycorrhizal lifestyles. Click here to learn more about that project, which appeared in Nature Ecology & Evolution.
- Kerrie Barry and David Goodstein were part of a JGI-led team that gauged the size of a plant pan-genome using Brachypodium distachyon. Click here to learn more about the project that appeared in Nature Communications.
- Jane Grimwood and Jeremy Schmutz were part of the international team that developed a monoploid reference sequence for sugarcane. Reported in Nature Communications, the reference sequence can be used to assemble a more complex and more realistic polyploid sugarcane genome now underway through the JGI Community Science Program (CSP). Click here to learn more about that project.
- Igor Grigoriev, Asaf Salamov and Tanja Woyke were part of a team that developed a pipeline to generate genomes from single cells of uncultivated fungi. The proof-of-principle approach was reported in Nature Microbiology. Click here to read more about that project.
- Natalia Ivanova, Nikos Kyrpides and Tanja Woyke were part of the team that a presented the reference catalog of rumen microbial genomes and isolates cultivated and sequenced from the Hungate1000 collection. Reported in Nature Biotechnology, this is one of the largest targeted cultivation and sequencing projects to date. Click here to read more about their work.
- Senior Scientist Tanja Woyke led the team that discovered giant virus genomes in forest soils for the first time. The 16 novel giant viruses discovered in this study increased the total giant virus phylogenetic diversity by more than 20 percent. Click here to learn more about that project, reported in Nature Communications.