Dr Ian Scott PhD

Dr Ian Scott

Senior Lecturer

Lifelong Learning Moderator - Sciences

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Graduate of the Natural Sciences Tripos of Cambridge University and member of Clare College. Doctoral research at the John Innes Centre in Norwich. Postdoctoral periods at the University of California, Davis and the State University of New York in Syracuse, as well as the University College of Wales, Aberystwyth. Appointed to academic staff of Aberystwyth University in 1983. Over 80 scientific articles published. Fellow of Higher Education Academy.



In recent years I have been primarily engaged in metabolomics and development of chemometric methods to extract information from analytical data on animal, plant and food materials. This research has been funded by industrial partners and by the BBSRC.



Pierre, S., Griffith, G., Morphew, R., Mur, L., Scott, I. 2017. Saprotrophic proteomes of biotypes of the witches’ broom pathogen Moniliophthora perniciosa. Fungal Biology 121 (9) pp. 743-753. 10.1016/j.funbio.2017.05.004 Cadair

Maddison, A., Camargo-Rodriguez, A., Scott, I., Jones, C., Elias, D., Hawkins, S., Massey, A., Clifton-Brown, J., McNamarra, N., Donnison, I., Purdy, S. 2017. Predicting future biomass yield in Miscanthus using the carbohydrate metabolic profile as a biomarker. GCB Bioenergy 9 (7) pp. 1264-1278. 10.1111/gcbb.12418 Cadair


Scott, I.M., Ward, J.L., Miller, S.J., Beale, M.H. 2014. Opposite variations in fumarate and malate dominate metabolic phenotypes of Arabidopsis salicylate mutants with abnormal biomass under chilling. Physiologia Plantarum 152 (4) 12210 pp. 660-674. 10.1111/ppl.12210 Cadair


Scott, I.M., Lin, W., Liakata, M., Wood, J.E., Vermeer, C.P., Allaway, D., Ward, J.L., Draper, J., Beale, M.H., Corol, D.I., Baker, J.M., King, R.D. 2013. Merits of random forests emerge in evaluation of chemometric classifiers by external validation. Analytica Chimica Acta 801 ACA232839 pp. 22-33. 10.1016/j.aca.2013.09.027 Cadair


Mora-Herrera, M.E., Lopez-Delgado, H., Valadez-Moctezuma, E., Scott, I.M. 2012. Changes in hydrogen peroxide levels and catalase isoforms expression are induced with freezing tolerance by abscisic acid in potato microplants. In I. Volodymyr., I. Lushchak. (eds) Agricultural and Biological Sciences: Oxidative Stress - Environmental Induction and Dietary Antioxidants. InTechOpen pp. 99-110. 10.5772/33155 Cadair


Scott, I.M., Vermeer, C.P., Liakata, M., Corol, D.I., Ward, J.L., Lin, W., Johnson, H.E., Whitehead, L., Kular, B., Baker, J.M., Walsh, S., Dave, A., Larson, T.R., Graham, I.A., Wang, T.L., King, R.D., Draper, J., Beale, M.H. 2010. Enhancement of plant metabolite fingerprinting by machine learning. Plant Physiology 153 (4) pp. 1506-1520. 10.1104/pp.109.150524 Cadair

Wood, J.E., Allaway, D., Boult, E., Scott, I.M. 2010. Operationally realistic validation for prediction of cocoa sensory qualities by high-throughput mass spectrometry. Analytical Chemistry 82 (14) pp. 6048-6055. 10.1021/ac1006393 Cadair

Beckmann, M., Enot, D.P.L., Overy, D.P., Scott, I.M., Jones, P.G., Allaway, D., Draper, J. 2010. Metabolite fingerprinting of urine suggests breed-specific dietary metabolism differences in domestic dogs. British Journal of Nutrition 103 (8) pp. 1127-1138. 10.1017/S000711450999300X Cadair


Pierre, S., Mur, L.A.J., Morphew, R., Hamilton, J., Scott, I.M., Griffith, G.W. 2009. Proteomic analysis of the cacao pathogen Moniliophthora perniciosa. 16th International Cocoa Research Conference. Cadair

Scott, I.M., Ward, J., Miller, S., Beale, M. 2009. Metabolomics of Arabidopsis salicylate mutants with abnormal biomass at chilling temperature. Plant Temperature Response Network. Cadair


Weeks, K.E., Chuzhanova, N.A., Donnison, I.S., Scott, I.M. 2007. Evolutionary hierarchies of conserved blocks in 5 '-noncoding sequences of dicot rbcS genes. BMC Evolutionary Biology (51) 7 10.1186/1471-2148-7-51 Other Cadair


López-Delgado, H., Zavaleta-Mancera, H.A., Mora-Herrera, M.E., Vázquez-Rivera, M., Flores-Gutiérrez, F.X., Scott, I.M. 2005. Hydrogen peroxide increases potato tuber and stem starch content, stem diameter, and stem lignin content. American Journal of Potato Research 82 (4) pp. 279-285. 10.1007/BF02871957 Cadair


Scott, I.M., Clarke, S.M., Wood, J.E., Mur, L.A.J. 2004. Salicylate accumulation inhibits growth at chilling temperature in Arabidopsis. Plant Physiology 135 (2) pp. 1040-1049. 10.1104/pp.104.041293 Other Cadair

Li, Q., Robson, P.R.H., Bettany, A.J.E., Donnison, I.S., Thomas, H., Scott, I.M. 2004. Modification of senescence in ryegrass transformed with IPT under the control of a monocot senescence-enhanced promoter. Plant Cell Reports 22 (11) pp. 816-821. 10.1007/s00299-004-0762-6 Cadair

López-Delgado, H., Mora-Herrera, M.E., Zavaleta-Mancera, H.A., Cadena-Hinojosa, M., Scott, I.M. 2004. Salicylic acid enhances heat tolerance and potato virus X (PVX) elimination during thermotherapy of potato microplants. American Journal of Potato Research 81 (3) pp. 171-176. 10.1007/BF02871746 Cadair

Clarke, S.M., Mur, L.A.J., Wood, J.E., Scott, I.M. 2004. Salicylic acid dependent signaling promotes basal thermotolerance but is not essential for acquired thermotolerance in Arabidopsis thaliana. Plant Journal 38 (3) pp. 432-447. 10.1111/j.1365-313X.2004.02054.x Other Cadair


Vines, J.R.L., Jenkins, P.D., Foyer, C.H., French, M.S., Scott, I.M. 2003. Physiological effects of peracetic acid on hydroponic tomato plants. Annals of Applied Biology 143 (2) pp. 153-159. 10.1111/j.1744-7348.2003.tb00281.x Cadair

Goodacre, R., York, E.V., Heald, J.K., Scott, I.M. 2003. Chemometric discrimination of unfractionated plant extracts analyzed by electrospray mass spectrometry. Phytochemistry 62 (6) pp. 859-863. 10.1016/S0031-9422(02)00718-5 Cadair


Fakae, B.B., Campbell, A.M., Barrett, J., Scott, I., Teesdale-Spittle, P.H., Liebau, E., Brophy, P. 2000. Inhibition of glutathione S-transferases (GSTs) from parasitic nematodes by extracts from traditional Nigerian medicinal plants. Phytotherapy Research 630-634 (5) pp. 630-634. 10.1002/1099-1573(200012)14:8<630::AID-PTR773>3.0.CO;2-5 Cadair

Dat, J.F., López-Delgado, H., Foyer, C.H., Scott, I. 2000. Effects of Salicylic Acid on Oxidative Stress and Thermotolerance in Tobacco. Journal of Plant Physiology Biochemie und Physiologie der Pflanzen Zeitschrift für Pflanzenphysiologie 156 (5-6) pp. 659-665. 10.1016/S0176-1617(00)80228-X Cadair