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.
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