Dr Ian Scott


Dr Ian Scott

Senior Lecturer

Department of Life Sciences

Lifelong Learning Moderator - Sciences

Lifelong Learning

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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.


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, vol. 9, no. 7, pp. 1264-1278. 10.1111/gcbb.12418
Pierre, S, Griffith, G, Morphew, R, Mur, L & Scott, I 2017, 'Saprotrophic proteomes of biotypes of the witches’ broom pathogen Moniliophthora perniciosa', Fungal Biology, vol. 121, no. 9, pp. 743-753. 10.1016/j.funbio.2017.05.004
Scott, IM, Ward, JL, Miller, SJ & Beale, MH 2014, 'Opposite variations in fumarate and malate dominate metabolic phenotypes of Arabidopsis salicylate mutants with abnormal biomass under chilling', Physiologia Plantarum, vol. 152, no. 4, 12210, pp. 660-674. 10.1111/ppl.12210
Scott, IM, Lin, W, Liakata, M, Wood, JE, Vermeer, CP, Allaway, D, Ward, JL, Draper, J, Beale, MH, Corol, DI, Baker, JM & King, RD 2013, 'Merits of random forests emerge in evaluation of chemometric classifiers by external validation', Analytica Chimica Acta, vol. 801, ACA232839, pp. 22-33. 10.1016/j.aca.2013.09.027
Mora-Herrera, ME, Lopez-Delgado, H, Valadez-Moctezuma, E & Scott, IM 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
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