SCIENCE

Dr ALISON LOVEGROVE

Biochemist

Plant Sciences

BIOGRAPHY

Alison's main focus of research is in the area of wheat quality, exploiting cereal grains for improved human health and processing, specifically the content and composition of dietary fibre. She works within the cell wall team at Rothamsted Research and leads the analytical carbohydrate platform. She has extensive experience in chromatography, mass spectrometry, protein purification, and carbohydrate characterisation. Her area of interest is in the composition, biosynthesis and role of wheat dietary fibre in human health. She is involved in a number of projects related to the role in human health of dietary fibre in wheat and was recently awarded a Newton Fund grant, with collaborators in the Philippines (IRRI and DA-PhilRice), to extend this area of research in rice.

CONTACT DETAILS

EMAIL:
alison.lovegrove@rothamsted.ac.uk

    TEL:

    +44 (0) 1582 938 873

      ADDRESS:

      Rothamsted Research, Harpenden, AL5 2JQ

        PROFESSIONAL PLATFORMS

        Strategic programme

        • Designing Future Wheat (DFW)

        Science project

        • Enhanced Rice quality for Health (EnRicH)
        • 13TSB_N4L2CRD:High fibre wheat for healthier white bread
        • Watkins FoF: Exploiting variation in wheat land races to optimise dietary fibre content and viscosity in commercial wheats
        • 15AGRITECHCAT4: Novel low viscosity wheats for distilling
        • War on Wheat (WoW)

        PhD project

        • Exploring the relationship between the structure of wheat dietary fibre and prebiotic activity

        QUALIFICATIONS

        • PhD Plant Biochemistry, King's College London, UK
        • Bsc (Hons) Applied Biology, NELP, UK

        MEASURES OF ESTEEM

        • International workshop of grain quality: From Gene to the Table 1-3 December, 2014 IRRI Los Banos, Phillippines
        • Dietary fibre importance in cereals
        • Rank Prize Fund Mini-Symposium on: Role of Wheat in Diet, Health and Disease 24-27 April, 2017 Grassmere, UK.
        • Exploring the role of wheat grain composition in diet and health Scientific Committee member International Conference on Food Digestion 5