Dr Ian Scott


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.


Saprotrophic proteomes of biotypes of the witches’ broom pathogen Moniliophthora perniciosaPierre, S., Griffith, G., Morphew, R., Mur, L. & Scott, I. 2017 In : Fungal Biology.121, 9, p. 743-75311 p.
Predicting future biomass yield in Miscanthus using the carbohydrate metabolic profile as a biomarkerMaddison, A., Camargo-Rodriguez, A., Scott, I., Jones, C., Elias, D., Hawkins, S., Massey, A., Clifton-Brown, J., McNamarra, N., Donnison, I. & Purdy, S. 2017 In : GCB Bioenergy.9, 7, p. 1264-127815 p.
Opposite variations in fumarate and malate dominate metabolic phenotypes of Arabidopsis salicylate mutants with abnormal biomass under chillingScott, I. M., Ward, J. L., Miller, S. J. & Beale, M. H. 2014 In : Physiologia Plantarum.152, 4, p. 660-67415 p., 12210
Merits of random forests emerge in evaluation of chemometric classifiers by external validationScott, 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 In : Analytica Chimica Acta.801, p. 22-3312 p., ACA232839
Changes in hydrogen peroxide levels and catalase isoforms expression are induced with freezing tolerance by abscisic acid in potato microplantsMora-Herrera, M. E., Lopez-Delgado, H., Valadez-Moctezuma, E. & Scott, I. M. 2012 Agricultural and Biological Sciences: Oxidative Stress - Environmental Induction and Dietary Antioxidants. Volodymyr, I. & Lushchak, I. (eds.). InTechOpen, p. 99-11012 p.
Enhancement of plant metabolite fingerprinting by machine learningScott, 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 In : Plant Physiology.153, 4, p. 1506-152015 p.
Operationally realistic validation for prediction of cocoa sensory qualities by high-throughput mass spectrometryWood, J. E., Allaway, D., Boult, E. & Scott, I. M. 2010 In : Analytical Chemistry.82, 14, p. 6048-60558 p.
Metabolite fingerprinting of urine suggests breed-specific dietary metabolism differences in domestic dogsBeckmann, M., Enot, D. P. L., Overy, D. P., Scott, I. M., Jones, P. G., Allaway, D. & Draper, J. 2010 In : British Journal of Nutrition.103, 8, p. 1127-113812 p.
Proteomic analysis of the cacao pathogen Moniliophthora perniciosaPierre, S., Mur, L. A. J., Morphew, R., Hamilton, J., Scott, I. M. & Griffith, G. W. 2009
Metabolomics of Arabidopsis salicylate mutants with abnormal biomass at chilling temperatureScott, I. M., Ward, J., Miller, S. & Beale, M. 2009
Evolutionary hierarchies of conserved blocks in 5 '-noncoding sequences of dicot rbcS genesWeeks, K. E., Chuzhanova, N. A., Donnison, I. S. & Scott, I. M. 2007 In : BMC Evolutionary Biology.51, 7
Hydrogen peroxide increases potato tuber and stem starch content, stem diameter, and stem lignin contentLópez-Delgado, H., Zavaleta-Mancera, H. A., Mora-Herrera, M. E., Vázquez-Rivera , M., Flores-Gutiérrez, F. X. & Scott, I. M. 2005 In : American Journal of Potato Research.82, 4, p. 279-2857 p.
Salicylate accumulation inhibits growth at chilling temperature in ArabidopsisScott, I. M., Clarke, S. M., Wood, J. E. & Mur, L. A. J. 2004 In : Plant Physiology.135, 2, p. 1040-104910 p.
Modification of senescence in ryegrass transformed with IPT under the control of a monocot senescence-enhanced promoterLi, Q., Robson, P. R. H., Bettany, A. J. E., Donnison, I. S., Thomas, H. & Scott, I. M. 2004 In : Plant Cell Reports.22, 11, p. 816-8216 p.
Salicylic acid enhances heat tolerance and potato virus X (PVX) elimination during thermotherapy of potato microplantsLópez-Delgado, H., Mora-Herrera, M. E., Zavaleta-Mancera, H. A., Cadena-Hinojosa, M. & Scott, I. M. 2004 In : American Journal of Potato Research.81, 3, p. 171-1766 p.
Salicylic acid dependent signaling promotes basal thermotolerance but is not essential for acquired thermotolerance in Arabidopsis thalianaClarke, S. M., Mur, L. A. J., Wood, J. E. & Scott, I. M. 2004 In : Plant Journal.38, 3, p. 432-44716 p.
Physiological effects of peracetic acid on hydroponic tomato plantsVines, J. R. L., Jenkins, P. D., Foyer, C. H., French, M. S. & Scott, I. M. 2003 In : Annals of Applied Biology.143, 2, p. 153-1597 p.
Chemometric discrimination of unfractionated plant extracts analyzed by electrospray mass spectrometryGoodacre, R., York, E. V., Heald, J. K. & Scott, I. M. 2003 In : Phytochemistry.62, 6, p. 859-8635 p.
Inhibition of glutathione S-transferases (GSTs) from parasitic nematodes by extracts from traditional Nigerian medicinal plantsFakae, B. B., Campbell, A. M., Barrett, J., Scott, I., Teesdale-Spittle, P. H., Liebau, E. & Brophy, P. 2000 In : Phytotherapy Research.630-634, 5, p. 630-6345 p.
Effects of Salicylic Acid on Oxidative Stress and Thermotolerance in TobaccoDat, J. F., López-Delgado, H., Foyer, C. H. & Scott, I. 2000 In : Journal of Plant Physiology.156, 5-6, p. 659-6657 p.