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Howard Davies

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Environmental and Biochemical Sciences
Environmental and Biochemical Sciences
Howard.Davies@hutton.ac.uk
+44 (0)344 928 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

  • Davies, H.V.; Shepherd, L.V.T. (2012) Integrating 'omics in food quality and safety assessment., In: Agrawal, G.K. & Rakwal, R. (eds.). Seed Development: OMICS Technologies toward Improvement of Seed Quality and Crop Yield: OMICS in Seed Biology. Springer, Chapter 26, pp555-567. ISBN: 978-94-007-4748-7
  • Davies, H.V.; Shepherd, L.V.T. (2011) Metabolomics and genetically modified organisms (GMOs)., In: Heldman, D.R., Hoover, D.G. & Wheeler, M.B. (eds.). Encyclopedia of Biotechnology in Agriculture and Food. Taylor and Francis, Boca Raton, Florida, 410-413.
  • 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
  • Davies, H.V. (2002) Commercial developments with transgenic potato., In: Valpuesta, V. (ed.). Fruit and Vegetable Biotechnology. Woodhead Publishing Limited, Cambridge, Chapter 9, pp222-249.
  • Davies, H.V. (2000) Advances in potato improvement through genetic engineering., In: Arencibia, A.D. (ed.). Plant Genetic Engineering. Towards the Third Millennium. Elsevier, Chapter 23, pp154-158.
  • Kumar, A.; MacLeod, M.R.; Arif, M.A.D.; Davies, H.V.; Taylor, M.A. (1998) A molecular approach to study the role of polyamines and ethylene in plant development., In: Bardocz, S.; White, A.; Tiburcio, A.F. (eds.). COST 917: Biogenically Active Amines in Food, Volume 1, pp 43-52.

  • 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.
  • Shepherd, L.V.T.; Davies, H.V. (2006) Metabolic analysis of potato tuber development., Annual Report of the Scottish Crop Research Institute for 2006, pp34-35.
  • 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.
  • Shepherd, L.V.T.; Davies, H.V. (2006) Searching for unintended compositional changes in GM potatoes (Invited review)., ISB News Reports, pp4-7.
  • Davies, H.V.; Waugh, R. (2004) Genes to products., Annual Report of the Scottish Crop Research Institute for 2003/2004, pp135-137.
  • McDougall, G.J.; Ross, H.A.; Swanston, J.S.; Davies, H.V. (2004) A novel activity for a starch debranching enzyme., Annual Report of the Scottish Crop Research Institute for 2003/2004, pp142-143.
  • Davies, H.V.; Viola, R.; Waugh, R. (2003) Genes to Products Overview., Annual Report of the Scottish Crop Research Institute for 2002/2003, pp106-108.
  • Morris, W.L.; Ducreux, L.J.M.; Millam, S.; Stewart, D.; Griffiths, D.W.; Davies, H.V.; Taylor, M.A. (2003) Carotenogenesis in potato tubers., Annual Report of the Scottish Crop Research Institute for 2002/2003, pp109.
  • Shepherd, L.V.T.; McCue, K.F.; Belknap, W.R.; Davies, H.V. (2003) Transgenical approaches to reduce glycoalkaloids in potato tubers., Annual Report of the Scottish Crop Research Institute for 2002/2003, p112.
  • Davies, H.V.; Taylor, M.A.; Tiller, S.A.; Witte, C. (2002) Molecular manipulation of urea metabolism in potato., Annual Report of the Scottish Crop Research Institute for 2001/2002, pp140-142.
  • Davies, H.V.; Waugh, R. (2002) Genes to Products., Annual Report of the Scottish Crop Research Institute for 2001/2002, pp133-134.
  • Davies, H.V.; Viola, R.; Oparka, K.J. (2001) Plant biochemistry and cell biology., Annual Report of the Scottish Crop Research Institute for 2000/2001, pp90-93.
  • Stewart, D.; Deighton, N.; Davies, H.V. (2001) Antioxidants in soft fruit., Annual Report of the Scottish Crop Research Institute for 2000/2001, pp94-98.
  • Iannetta, P.P.M.; Jones, C.S.; Stewart, D.; Taylor, M.A.; McNicol, R.J.; Davies, H.V. (1998) Multidisciplinary approaches to improve red raspberry (Rubus idaeus L.) fruit quality., Annual Report of the Scottish Crop Research Institute for 1997/98, pp99-103.
  • Robinson, D.J.;Davies, H.V.;Birch, AN.E.;Wilson, TM.A.;Kerby, N.W.;Squire, G.R.;Hillman, J.R.; (1998) Development, release and regulation of GM crops., Annual Report of the Scottish Crop Research Institute for 1997/98
  • Maddison, A.; Meyer, R.C.; Hedley, P.E.; Waugh, R.; Davies, H.V.; Machray, G.C. (1996) The organisation and expression from plant multigene families., Annual Report of the Scottish Crop Research Institute for 1993, p92.

Scientific posters/conferences

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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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