3 Cheers for a Cartherics Board Member

Bryan Williams ranked among the world’s most prominent scientists

By Leigh Dayton, 16 June 2022

Cartherics is delighted to announce that Non-Executive Director Bryan Williams is one of the top 1000 scientists worldwide in the field of Genetics and Molecular Biology, according to Research.com, a prominent academic platform for scientists.

In the recently released edition its rankings, Research.com placed Williams #370 in the world and #8 in Australia.

“This list of leading scholars is designed to offer the academic community more visibility and exposure to the influential research contributions made by those at the forefront of genetics & molecular biology,” explained Imed Bouchrika, Chief Data Scientist and Head of Content for Research.com.

Williams joins Cartherics CEO Alan Trounson who also ranked as a leading expert this year, but in the area of Biology and Biochemistry.

“It’s our privilege to have Bryan as a close colleague and Board Member working alongside of us. He brings a strong science and clinical perspective to our cancer focus” says Alan Trounson.

The rankings are based on solid data. Research.com calculates their rankings using H-index data gathered by Microsoft Academic. The index is, in turn, calculated on the number of papers, H, that have been cited at least H times. Research.com includes only “prominent scientists” with an H-index of at least 40 for scientific papers published in the field of Biology and Biochemistry.

With an H-index of 104, Williams, like Trounson, is clearly a prominent scientist. The rating is based on papers he authored or co-authored throughout his career as an authority of innate immunity and cancer biology, not just recent publications.

For example, his most cited publication, How cells respond to interferons, was published in the Annual Review of Biochemistry in 1998. It received 4,814 citations.

According to Research.com’s current rankings, Williams has received 45,216 citations for 304 publications.

Reflecting on his professional position, Williams concluded: “Although these rankings are an indication of longevity in science I am pleased to be placed among eminent scientists in the field”.