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Dr. David M. SabatiniMIT’s Dr. David M. Sabatini discusses his highly cited paper, "Phosphorylation and regulation of Akt/PKB by the rictor-mTOR complex," (Sarbassov DD, et al., Science 307[5712]: 1098-1101, 18 February 2005). This paper was named a Hot Paper in the field of Biology & Biochemistry, and is currently a Highly Cited Paper in Molecular Biology & Genetics, with 224 citations to date. Dr. Sabatini is a member of the Whitehead Institute and Assistant Professor of Biology at MIT.
European Journal of Lipid Science and TechnologyEuropean Journal of Lipid Science and Technology (EJLST) Managing Editor, Dr. Ines Chyla, talks with us about the journal’s history and citation record. According to Essential Science Indicators, the journal’s current record in this field includes 672 highly cited papers with a total of 2,517 cites to date. Published by Wiley VCH, EJLST is the official journal of the European Federation for the Science and Technology of Lipids.
Englandin-cites features ten of England's most-cited papers (1997-February 28, 2007) where all of the paper's authors are from England.
Dr. Christopher J. MillerDr. Christopher J. Miller has been named a Rising Star in the field of Microbiology. His current record in this field includes 27 highly cited papers with 931 citations. He also has 34 papers cited a total of 911 times to date in the field of Immunology. Dr. Miller is a Professor in the Department of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology at the California National Primate Research Center. In this interview, he talks about his highly cited research on HIV and SIV.
Helsinki Institute of PhysicsIn the field of Physics, the Helsinki Institute of Physics’ current citation record includes 392 highly cited papers with 4,488 total citations. Director Dr. Dan-Olof Riska provides a profile of the Institute and its work in the field of Physics.
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Kellar Autumn answers a few questions about his Fast Moving Front paper, (and accompanying Research Front Map), "Evidence for van der Waals adhesion in gecko setae," INT J NUMER METHOD ENG, PROC NAT ACAD SCI USA, 99 (19): 12252-12256 SEP 17 2002. The author has also sent along several images of his work.
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