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Professor Jian-Feng Ma and Associate Professor Naoki Yamaji (L)
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Professor Ma and Associate Professor Yamaji receive the Highly Cited Researchers Award for the second consecutive year !

Clarivate Analytics listed Professor Jian-Feng Ma and Associate Professor Naoki Yamaji from Plant Stress Science Group, Institute of Plant Science and Resources, as recipients for the Highly Cited Researchers 2016. An award ceremony was held on July 25 at the facility to commerate the award. This is the second year in a row for the two Okayama University scientists to be selected. According to Clarivate Analytics, this is a rare occurrence.

Professor Ma and Associate Professor Yamaji study at the genetic level, the mechanism that plants use to acquire nutrients, remove poisonous metals of their toxicity, and accumulate poisonous metals. The contribution of the two scientist over many years to conducting global cutting edge research was recognized and led to the award in the Plant and Animal Science category.

Professor Ma said, “I am honored to be selected two years in a row at a time when recipients from Japan are decreasing. I will continue with my research and do my best to be selected again next year.”

Citation analysis is used to identify authors whose scientific and scholarly papers wield major influence globally.

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