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Most influential scientific minds

Kew’s Mark Chase is listed as one of the world’s most-cited scientists.

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Mark Chase

The Intellectual Property and Science business of Thomson Reuters has released its analysis announcing The World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds: 2014. This lists the top researchers in science from around the world, distinguished by publishing the highest number of papers that rank among those most frequently cited by fellow researchers during the period 2002-2012.

Mark Chase (Keeper of the Jodrell Laboratory, RBG Kew) is listed as one of the most highly cited researchers in the Plant & Animal Science category. His highly cited papers include many on the phylogeny and evolution of angiosperms inferred through the analyses of DNA sequences.

In January this year, Mark was also awarded the Veitch Memorial Medal by the Royal Horticultural Society (UK), given to those who have made an outstanding contribution to the advancement of the art, science or practice of horticulture.

Science Person reference: 
Chase, Mark W.

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