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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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