There are some amazing and inspiring science types on Twitter, many of whom have pulled together quite a crowd of followers. With the current craze for twitter lists, I migrated as many as I could from the original scientwitters list to the new system, but there’s a limit of 500 per list, so I also categorized them into bio, chem, phys etc.
Interestingly, Listorious now orders list members according to Twitter follower count. It’s not a great metric for ones twitteriness, but it can be useful. So, here’s a list of the Top 32 by followers from the scientwitters list, all worth following regardless of by how much store you set twittercount:
Dr. Mark Drapeau
Fruit fly brain surgeon, compulsive opinion writer, Co-chair of Gov 2.0 Expo. Voted class pessimist (1993).
12,748 followers | Follow
Dr. Kiki Sanford
Science ninjas unite!
11,252 followers | Follow
Wired.com energy and science staff writer. Working on a book about the history of green tech in America.
7,486 followers | Follow
Science writer based in Cambridge, UK. Loves family, friends, dog, guitar, singing, photography, karate, fresh air, walks, conversation, cycling…and science
5,961 followers | Follow
Scientist, photographer, former college professor, current FFS math / science chair
5,719 followers | Follow
Twitter Junkie | Good Friend | Dog Lover | SciFi enthusiast | Auntie | Love Jesus | Medical Technology Interest | Assist Hi Tech Start Ups | SARTA MedStart
5,469 followers | Follow
Scientist gone over to the dark side – policy, communication, engagement, and all that stuff! Oh, and am the Science Advisor to the Project on Emerging Nanotech
5,466 followers | Follow
The latest science news from Nature, the international scientific journal
4,661 followers | Follow
Chemist(Analytical/Research/Quality) fitness fanatic, healthy eating(Juice Plus-for my extra veggies/fruit), digital art enthusiast(image-digitalblasphemy.com)
4,610 followers | Follow
Lord Paul Drayson
Father of 5, Minister For Science and Innovation at BIS and Strategic Defence Acquisition Reform at MoD, Labour peer, car nut
4,610 followers | Follow
Richard G. Lanzara
Entrepreneurial Scientist and Pharmacologist interested in how our senses and receptors work and everything else that follows from that…
4,203 followers | Follow
I Am Biotech
Editor in Chief of IAmBiotech.org
3,854 followers | Follow
Futures/FOREX Trader, Trading Advisor, Science Educator, Blogger, Dorval Islander.
3,831 followers | Follow
doctor in london, likes social media, beaches, patient-orientated evidence &shared decision making. Blogs Onmedica.com + BMJ.com
3,486 followers | Follow
Doctor in U.K,Interested in Blogging,web 2.0 & web designing native country Srilanka.Tamil ???? ???????? ?????
3,269 followers | Follow
Bertalan Meskó, MD
Medical doctor, founder of Webicina.com, health 2.0 consultant, blogger; Second Life resident, Wikipedia administrator doing PhD in genetics
3,192 followers | Follow
A physicist with a deep passion for communicating science to the masses. Secondary life as philosopher and actor. Made in Mexico.
3,118 followers | Follow
Writer (NYTMag, O, Slate, etc), Contrib Editor, Popular Science, Author of *The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks* (aka HeLa) in stores 2/2/10
2,935 followers | Follow
Discuss your research, get help with your experiments, blog about science and find thousands of lab protocols all in one location. Join Now! It’s FREE
2,894 followers | Follow
Making Space Commonplace! New media company looking to the stars.
2,886 followers | Follow
Icarus Consultants, Pharma, Biotech, Marketing Strategy, Competitive Intelligence, Social Media Monitoring, Science, Market Research, Oncology, Hematology
2,831 followers | Follow
Founder, Social Pharmer (Social Media in Pharma) Unconference and Network (socialpharmer.com) + Med 2.0 Blog and Podcast (med20.com)
2,783 followers | Follow
Molecular Biology Grad student at UIowa who runs a science news site masquerading as a social network for the sciences. Enjoy the news and my science rants
2,736 followers | Follow
Argonne National Lab
A Department of Energy research laboratory, Argonne delivers science and technology solutions to energy, environment, and security challenges.
2,643 followers | Follow
A science writer (most recent book: The Tangled Bank)
2,599 followers | Follow
Science reporter and blogger for the Houston Chronicle. Cover science from nanometers to parsecs. Love my wife and kids. Cycling. And ice cream.
2,568 followers | Follow
Science communication: blogging, publishing, teaching. Online Community Manager at Public Library of Science. Open Access.
2,503 followers | Follow
American Lung Assoc.
The American Lung Association is the leading organization working to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease.
2,429 followers | Follow
University lab instructor, video science book reviewer, former international model who LOVES science!
2,350 followers | Follow
Dr Ian O’Neill
Space Producer for Discovery News. British, but lives in the US. Enjoys a good beer but prefers tea. A toast and butter advocate. Blog: http://astroengine.com
2,350 followers | Follow
Senior Editor at Nature Materials, freelance science writer
2,314 followers | Follow
laura s. marshall
managing editor at laurin publishing; interests: photonics, lasers, light, science, physics, forensics, cameras, biotech
2,223 followers | Follow
Apologies for the shoddy formating earlier…fixed now, hopefully.