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Gary Dobson

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Environmental and Biochemical Sciences
Environmental and Biochemical Sciences
Research Scientist
Gary.Dobson@hutton.ac.uk
+44 (0)344 928 5428 (*)

The James Hutton Institute
Invergowrie
Dundee DD2 5DA
Scotland UK

 

Current research interests

  • Development of GC-MS based metabolic profiling methodologies.
  • Application of metabolic profiling to study phytochemical diversity in potato germplasm collections.

Past research

  • Application of metabolic profiling to study unintended effects and substantial equivalence in genetically-modified potato (SCRI, 2001-2004).
  • Various studies of plant and microbial lipids including novel GC-MS and LC-MS methodologies for determining phospholipid molecular species and the nature of conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) isomers, phospholipid fatty acids (PLFA) in describing soil microbial communities, the chemistry of leaf lipids and genotypic variation in seed fatty acids in blackcurrant, changes in the membrane lipids of Arabidopsis mutants (SCRI, 1996-2001).
  • Chemistry of cyclic fatty acids formed during heating of frying oils (SCRI, 1993-1996).
  • Various aspects of beer quality (Scottish and Newcastle, 1988-1993).
  • Using lipid biomarkers to study microbial communities in hot spring microbial mats (University of Bristol, 1984-1988).
  • Chemotaxonomy of mycobacteria, including Mycobacterium leprae and Mycobacterium tuberculosis, using complex lipids (University of Newcastle upon Tyne, 1980-1984).

Bibliography

  • Dobson, G. (2008) Analysis of fatty acids in functional foods with emphasis on omega-3 fatty acids and conjugated linoleic acid., In: Methods of Analysis for Functional Foods and Nutraceuticals (eds. W.J. Hurst). CRC Press - Taylor and Francis Group, Boca Raton, Florida, pp65-100.
  • Dobson, G.; Shepherd, T.; Marshall, R.; Verrall, S.R.; Conner, S.; Griffiths, D.W.; McNicol, J.W.; Stewart, D.; Davies, H.V. (2007) Application of metabolite and flavour volatile profiling to studies of biodiversity in Solanum species., In: Nikolau, B.L. & Wurtele, E.S. (eds.). Concepts in Plant Metabolomics. Springer, Dordrecht, 259-268. ISBN: 978-1-4020-5607-9
  • Shepherd, T.; Dobson, G.; Marshall, R.; Verrall, S.R.; Conner, S.; Griffiths, D.W.; Stewart, D.; Davies, H.V. (2007) Profiling of metabolites and volatile flavour compounds from Solanum species using gas chromatography-mass spectrometry., In: Nikolau, B.L. & Wurtele, E.S. (eds.). Concepts in Plant Metabolomics. Springer, Dordrecht, 208-219. ISBN: 978-1-4020-5607-9
  • Dobson, G. (2003) Gas chromatography - mass spectrometry of conjugated linoleic acids and metabolites., In: Advances in Conjugated Linoleic Acid Research (eds. J.L. Sebedio, W.W. Christie and R.O. Adlof). AOCS Press, Champaign, Illinois, Volume 2, pp13-36
  • Dobson, G. (2002) Analysis of fatty acids in functional foods with emphasis on w-3 fatty acids and conjugated linoleic acid., In: Hurst, W.J. (ed.). Methods of Analysis for Functional Foods and Nutraceuticals. CRC Press, Boca Raton, Florida, Chapter 2, 65-100.
  • Dobson, G. (1999) Cyclic fatty acids in heated vegetable oils: structures and mechanisms., In: Recent Developments in the Synthesis of Fatty Acid Derivatives (eds. G. Knothe & J.T.P. Derksen). AOCS Press. Champaign, Illinois, pp196-212.

  • Shepherd, L.V.T.; Dobson, G.; Davies, H.V. (2011) Metabolome biodiversity in crop plant species - when, where, how much and so what?., Annual Report of the Scottish Crop Research Institute for 2010, pp20-21.
  • McNicol, J.W.; Verrall, S.R.; Shepherd, T.; Dobson, G.; Griffiths, D.W.; Ramsay, G.; Davies, H.V.; Stewart, D. (2006) Statistical analysis of metabolomic data., Annual Report of the Scottish Crop Research Institute for 2006, pp54-55.
  • Christie, W.W.; Dobson, G.; Robertson, G.W. (1998) Determination of the structures of fatty acids., Annual Report of the Scottish Crop Research Institute for 1997/98

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