by Science Watch
The Higgs research and those dedicated to the discovery of the long sought after Higgs particle weren’t the only ones to take center stage in 2012. Find out about the hottest papers and researchers of 2012. Drawn on data from Thomson Reuters Web of Knowledge.
THE HOTTEST SCIENTIFIC RESEARCHERS OF 2012
|Dr. Andrew Futreal aims to accelerate the translation of genomic technologies into therapeutic applications.
His chief scientific accomplishments include the identification of the BRCA1 and BRCA2 breast/ovarian cancer susceptibility genes, leading a pioneering effort in large-scale systematic cancer genomics and the identification the BRAF mutations in melanoma, ERBB2 mutations in non-small cell lung cancer and multiple new cancer genes in renal cell carcinoma. He has published over 182 papers in peer-reviewed journals.
Dr. Futreal applies his knowledge of cancer genomics to improve both short-term and long-term patient outcomes extending to cancer survivorship. He is a platform leader for genomics and informatics for the Moonshot initiative.
|Eric Lander is the President and Founding Director of the Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT. Dr. Lander was
ne of the principal leaders of the Human Genome Project, directing the largest center in the international project. He has developed many of the key concepts, tools and information resources in modern genomics, propelling a revolution in our understanding of inherited disease and cancer, genetic regulation and evolution. The recipient of numerous awards, he was elected a member of the US National Academy of Sciences and Institute of Medicine.
Dr. Lander was appointed by President Obama to co-chair the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology, which advises the White House on matters including health, advanced manufacturing, energy policy, information technology, nanotechnology and national security. Dr. Lander earned his BA from Princeton (1978) and his PhD from Oxford (1981) as a Rhodes Scholar. He teaches on the faculty of MIT and the Harvard Medical School.