J. Alan Lovatt

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BACKGROUND The transition from medical school to the workplace can be demanding, with high expectations placed on newly qualified doctors. The provision of up-to-date and accurate information is essential to support doctors at a time when they are managing increased responsibility for patient care. In August 2012, the Wales Deanery issued the Dr.Companion©(More)
Plant carbohydrates are of increasing interest as renewable feedstocks to replace petrochemicals in the generation of fuels and production of high-value chemicals. Greater understanding of the genetic control of diversity in fructan synthesis and accumulation would facilitate more directed channelling of feedstock to process in a ryegrass biorefinery.(More)
Historic results of perennial ryegrass (Lolium perenne L.) breeding include improved disease resistance, biomass, and nutritional quality. Yet, lack of tolerance to water stress limits its wide use. Recent efforts to increase water soluble carbohydrate (WSC) content in perennial ryegrass may increase drought tolerance. Herein, we report results of a(More)
BACKGROUND Smartphones are ubiquitous and commonly used as a learning and information resource. They have potential to revolutionize medical education and medical practice. The iDoc project provides a medical textbook smartphone app to newly-qualified doctors working in Wales. The project was designed to assist doctors in their transition from medical(More)
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