Frontiers is thrilled to recognize ground-breaking Research Topic finalists for the 2017 Spotlight Award:

Published in Frontiers in Neuroscience, edited by Manuel Fernando Casanova, University of South Carolina School of Medicine Greenville, USA; Mikhail Lebedev, Duke University, USA; Ioan Opris, University of Miami School of Medicine, USA.

At the Crossroads: Lessons and Challenges in Computational Social Science, published in Frontiers in Physics, edited by Javier Borge-Holthoefer, Internet Interdisciplinary Institute (IN3), Spain; Yamir Moreno, University of Zaragoza, Spain; Taha Yasseri, University of Oxford, UK

Published in Frontiers in Environmental Science, edited by Gavin Collins, NUI Galway, Galway, Ireland; Eric D. van Hullebusch, UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education,Netherlands; Giovanni Esposito, University of Cassino and Southern Lazio, Italy; Cynthia Carliell-Marquet, University of Birmingham, UK; Fernando G. Fermoso, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC), Spain

Published in Frontiers in Plant Science, edited by Ralph Panstruga, RWTH Aachen University, Germany; Pietro Daniele Spanu, Imperial College London, UK

Published in Frontiers in Oncology, edited by Marco Durante, TIFPA INFN, Italy; Francis A Cucinotta, University of Nevada, USA; Jay Steven Loeffler, Massachusetts General Hospital, USA

Published in Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, edited by Soledad Ballesteros, Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia (UNED), Spain; Claudia Voelcker-Rehage, Technische Universität Chemnitz, Germany; Louis Bherer, Université de Montréal, Canada

Published in Frontiers in Microbiology, edited by Christine Moissl-Eichinger, Medical University of Graz, Austria; Gabriele Berg, Graz University of Technology, Austria; Martin Grube, University of Graz, Austria

Published in Frontiers in Psychology, edited by Petra Hauf, St. Francis Xavier University, Canada; Klaus Libertus, University of Pittsburgh, USA

Published in Frontiers in Genetics, edited by Ivan Dikic, Goethe Business School, Germany; Kristijan Ramadan, University of Oxford, UK