The 15th edition of the Webometrics Ranking of World Universities, developed by the research group Cybermetrics Lab which belongs to the CSIC, has been recently released to rank researchers in Spain as well as Spanish researchers abroad. The data for this last ranking has been collected last May 2020 and comes from the researchers’ Google Scholar Citations. The rank considered 82 000 profiles which were ordered by the h-index and then by the total number of citations. Thus, it shows those researchers whose publications have had more impact online.
At the Institut de Biotecnologia i Biomedicina (IBB) from UAB, we have 7 researchers that have been featured on the Top 5000 in this ranking. Francesc Xavier Avilés (#868), Antoni Villaverde (#1249) and Salvador Ventura (#1568) have been former directors of the IBB, besides leading research groups on Protein Engineering and Proteomics, Nanobiotechnology, and Protein Folding and Conformational Diseases, respectively. Joan Cerdà (#2235), Joaquín Ariño (#2533), Xavier Daura (#2561) and Dolores Jaraquemada (#4598) are also featured in the recent ranking and are currently group leaders at the institute, focusing on Comparative Molecular Physiology, Yeast Molecular Biology, Computational Biology, and Cellular Immunology, respectively.
From IBB we congratulate all highlighted researchers that do a crucial job for sharing their valuable knowledge through high impact publications.