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Howard Davies

Staff picture: Howard Davies
Environmental and Biochemical Sciences
Howard.Davies@hutton.ac.uk
+44 (0)844 928 5428 (*)

The James Hutton Institute
Invergowrie
Dundee DD2 5DA
Scotland UK

Current research interests 

  • Food quality and nutritional value.
  • Molecular physiology, transgenic biology and metabolic regulation.
  • Metabolomics: Applications in the analysis of functional diversity, food quality and food safety.

Past research 

  • Regulation of sucrose-starch interconversion.
  • Nitrogen assimilation.
  • Developmental processes (for example, fruit ripening).

Bibliography 

  • Shepherd, L.V.T., McNicol, J.W., Razzo, R., Taylor, M.A., Davies, H.V. 2006. Assessing the potential for unintended effects in genetically modified potatoes perturbed in metabolic and developmental processes. Targeted analysis of key nutrients and anti-nutrients. Transgenic Research 15 (4), 409-425.
  • Davies, H.V., Shepherd, L.V.T., Burrell, M.M., Carrari, F., Urbanczyk-Wochniak, E., Leisse, A., Hancock, R.D., Taylor, M.A., Viola, R., Ross, H.A., McRae, D., Willmitzer, L. and Fernie, A.R. 2005. Modulation of fructokinase activity of potato (Solanum tuberosum) results in substantial shifts in tuber metabolism. Plant and Cell Physiology 46, 1103-1115.
  • Lehesranta, S.J., Davies, H.V., Shepherd, L.V.T., Nunan, N., McNicol, J.W., Auriola, S., Koistinen, K.M., Suomalainen, S., Kokko, H.I. and Kärenlampi, S.O. 2005. Comparison of tuber proteomes of potato (Solanum sp.) varieties, landraces and genetically modified lines. Plant Physiology 138, 1690-1699.
  • Ducreux, L., Morris, W.L., Hedley, P.E., Shepherd, L.V.T., Davies, H.V., Millam, S. and Taylor, M.A. 2005. Metabolic engineering of high carotenoid potato tubers containing enhanced levels of beta-carotene and lutein. Journal of Experimental Botany 56, 81-89.
  • Witte, C.-P., Tiller, S.A., Isidore, E., Taylor, M.A. and Davies, H.V. 2005. Analysis of two alleles of the urease gene from potato: polymorphisms, expression and extensive alternative splicing of the corresponding mRNA. Journal of Experimental Botany 56, 91-99.
  • Davies, H.V. 2005. GM organisms and the EU regulatory environment: allergenicity as a risk component. Proceedings of the Nutrition Society 64, 481-496.

Scientific/Conference Posters

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[file] Comparison of tuber proteomes of potato (Solanum sp.) varieties 958.86 KB
[file] Plant metabolomics: Addressing the scientific concerns and uncertainties of genetic modification 1.06 MB
[file] Characterisation and transgenic modification of carotenogenesis during tuber development and storage in potato 92.76 KB
[file] Carotenoid accumulation during potato tuber development and storage 118.06 KB
[file] Carotenoid accumulation during potato tuber development and storage 144.79 KB
[file] Analysis of Metabolites from Solanum Species using Gas Chromatography-(Time-Of-Flight) Mass Spectrometry and Automated Data Analysis 269.89 KB
[file] Use of Gas Chromatography-(Time-Of-Flight) Mass Spectrometry for Analysis of Metabolites from Solanum Species 264.52 KB
[file] Characterisation and transgenic modification of carotenogenesis during tuber development and storage in potato 121.81 KB
[file] Metabolomics: A tool to advance food safety and toxicology 318.68 KB
[file] Metabolomics and its application to novel food testing 352.21 KB
[file] The ripening strawberry 206.09 KB
[file] Enhancing raspberry fruit quality 136.59 KB
[file] The role of ethene and cell-wall modifying enzyme activities in the determination of raspberry (Rubus idaeus L.) fruit firmness 186.14 KB
[file] Analysis of genes differentially expressed during fruit ripening in raspberry (Rubus idaeus cv. Glen Clova) 75.44 KB
[file] Starch synthesis in strawberry fruit 94.68 KB
[file] Identification and Assessment of Nutritional Relevance of Antioxidant Compounds from Soft Fruit Species 95.65 KB
[file] Metabolomics as a platform technology for food safety and risk assessment 829.48 KB
[file] Development of a standard validated procedure for the isolation of transgene flanking in GM crops and detailed analysis of transgen insertion 997.73 KB

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  • Phone: +44 (0)844 928 5428
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  • Invergowrie Dundee DD2 5DA Scotland
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