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David Roy Smith
University of Western Ontario
104Publications
26H-index
2,228Citations
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2018
David Roy Smith26
Estimated H-index: 26
(University of Western Ontario)
Abstract Photosynthesis is an awe-inspiring process. It has shaped, coloured, and diversified the biological world in innumerable ways and supplies us with the air we breathe. Photosynthetic organisms are literally our lifelines on Earth. Without them we perish. Perhaps this is why many of us are uncomfortable with and confused by the concept of a photosynthetic organism forfeiting its ability to convert sunlight into chemical energy, giving up its life-sustaining powers. Indeed, the evolutionar...
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2018 in EMBO ReportsIF: 8.75
David Roy Smith26
Estimated H-index: 26
(University of Western Ontario)
When my father passed away, I climbed up the steep steps to his attic, dug out his old, dusty PhD thesis, and dragged it halfway across the country to put it in a prime spot on my office shelves at the University of Western Ontario. As the afternoon sun peeks through the blinds, it is easy to make out the gold‐colored words on the green leather binding: Frank Smith, PhD 1971, Chemistry, University of New South Wales. The title—Metal complexes of 2‐substituted pyridines and 1, 10‐phenanthrolines—...
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2018 in EMBO ReportsIF: 8.75
David Roy Smith26
Estimated H-index: 26
(University of Western Ontario)
You have no idea how hard it was for me to get these words onto this page. No, I do not have a terrible bout of writer's block. There is not a pedantic editor standing in my way. And it is not because I don't have the time to prod at my wireless keyboard. I cannot even blame the distraction of my 3‐month‐old son who has decided that the only options in life are to scream or be bounced. Believe it or not, the fault lies entirely with my thumb—my right thumb, to be exact. This is the digit that I ...
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2018 in New PhytologistIF: 7.43
David Roy Smith26
Estimated H-index: 26
(University of Western Ontario)
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2018 in EMBO ReportsIF: 8.75
David Roy Smith26
Estimated H-index: 26
(University of Western Ontario)
EMBO Reports (2018) e46262 Sometimes, it is not until after you have started a new job that you get a sense of the skills your employer was looking for when hiring you. I had been working as an assistant professor of biology for over 6 months when I finally figured out what kind of scientist the department was actually hoping to get: a bioinformatics fix‐it‐all, a quick cure for their expanding genomic woes, an in‐house computational genius willing to lend his powers to every graduate thesis con...
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2018 in Fems Yeast ResearchIF: 2.61
Yi-Kai Su3
Estimated H-index: 3
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Laura B. Willis5
Estimated H-index: 5
(University of Wisconsin-Madison)
+ 2 AuthorsThomas W. Jeffries45
Estimated H-index: 45
(University of Wisconsin-Madison)
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Hager Gaouda1
Estimated H-index: 1
(University of Western Ontario),
Takashi Hamaji10
Estimated H-index: 10
(Kyoto University)
+ 8 AuthorsHisayoshi Nozaki35
Estimated H-index: 35
(University of Tokyo)
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2018 in EMBO ReportsIF: 8.75
David Roy Smith26
Estimated H-index: 26
(University of Western Ontario)
EMBO Reports (2018) e46909 The first formal lessons I had in writing scientific papers occurred midway through my undergraduate degree. The class was called Writing for the Life Sciences and was taught by an old, grizzled biologist who appeared to have spent one too many seasons in the field and who had very strict views on how to write a research article. The course material contained all the standard fixings. For example, we learnt how to write a clear and succinct abstract, what to include in...
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2018 in Aob PlantsIF: 2.82
David Roy Smith26
Estimated H-index: 26
(University of Western Ontario)
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