New list names TSL scientists among the top 1% in the world

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Four scientists and six former members of The Sainsbury Laboratory in Norwich have been named in the top 1% of highly cited scientists across the world. The study by Thomson Reuters published on the website is a measure of the exceptional impact the scientists are making globally. The scientists from The Sainsbury Laboratory are:

  • Professor Cyril Zipfel, Head of laboratory and whose research is on plant innate immunity to disease
  • Professor Sophien Kamoun, who studies the biology of filamentous plant pathogens, including the pathogen responsible for potato blight
  • Professor Jonathan Jones, who works on plant-pathogen interactions and the development of biotechnological solutions to important crop diseases
  • Dr Joe Win, a postdoctoral researcher in Professor Sophien Kamoun’s lab – Joe works on the pathogen responsible for blight affecting potatoes and tomatoes

Professor Zipfel said: “Having four TSL scientists amongst the top 1% of the most influential researchers working on plant and animal science is a great achievement. This, together with the presence of six TSL alumni in the list that analyzed publication metrics from the past 10 years, is an outstanding recognition of the scientific impact and leadership of our institute.”