Ten top scientists in Norwich have made it onto an annual list of the world's most influential researchers.

The 10 - all based at Norwich Research Park - have been named in an annual who's who of highly cited academics.

Now in its ninth year, the Clarivate Web of Science Group list recognises the top 1% in the field, naming 6,938 people in all.

Their place in the list depends on an assessment of how much they are cited in their particular field of research.

The UK ranks third for the largest amount of citations with 579 researchers listed - making up 8% of the total list. 

Those listed include four plant and animal scientists at the Norwich site.

Professor Sophien Kamoun of the Sainsbury Laboratory/University of East Anglia specialises in interactions between plants and filamentous pathogens.

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Professor Cyril Zipfel of the Sainsbury Laboratory/University of Zurich is an expert in  pathogen-associated molecules in plants and how they are linked with immunity.

Professor Jonathan Jones of the Sainsbury Laboratory/University of East Anglia studies  how plants resist disease.

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Professor Cristobal Uauy of the John Innes Centre is using genetics and genomics to improve the yield and quality of wheat crops.

Two geosciences researchers at the park have also made the list.

Professor Phil Jones  and Professor Timothy Osborn of the University of East Anglia are both involved in the study of climate change.

Social sciences academic Dr Tom Hargreaves of the University of East Anglia is also listed for his studies in sustainability innovation in everyday settings.

Another researcher listed is Royal Society Research Professor Corinne Le Quéré of the University of East Anglia - a cross-field scientist looking at the interactions between climate change and the carbon cycle.

She is joined by fellow cross-field researcher Professor Robert Nicholls of the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research who is looking at long-term coastal engineering and management.

Pharmacology and toxicology expert Professor David Livermore of University of East Anglia makes the list for his studies in antibiotic resistance.

Roz Bird, chief executive of Anglia Innovation Partnership, said they were delighted at the recognition for the work taking place at Norwich Research Park.

"Recognition like this provides hard evidence of the great scientific minds we have working alongside us here," she said.

"Achieving such a high number of citations, and the recognition this brings, is important to the future of Norwich Research Park as we look to build our profile and drive forward our enterprise strategy, attracting inward investment and new businesses to our campus."