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Tom Shepherd

Environmental and Biochemical Sciences
Environmental and Biochemical Sciences
Honorary Associate
Tom.Shepherd@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).

Bibliography

  • Shepherd, T. (2017) Wax pathways., In: Thomas, W.T.B., Murray, B.G. & Murphy, D.J. (eds.). Encyclopedia of Applied Plant Sciences, Academic Press, Waltham MA, 2nd edition, Volume 2, pp399-418.
  • 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
  • Shepherd, T. (2003) Wax pathways., In: Thomas, W.T.B., Murphy, D.J. & Murray, B.G. (eds.). Encyclopedia of Applied Plant Sciences. Academic Press, pp1204-1225.
  • Shepherd, T. (1996) Quality procedures - standard operating procedures., SCRI Quality Manual Volume 2 (Suppl), 204pp.
  • Shepherd, T. (1996) Quality procedures., SCRI Quality Manual Volume 2, 73pp.
  • Shepherd, T. (1994) The microchemistry of plant/microorganism interactions., In: Ecology of Plant Pathogens (eds. J.P. Blackeman and B. Williamson). CAB International, Oxford, pp39-62.

  • Foito, A.; Byrne, S.L.; Shepherd, T.; Barth, S.; Stewart, D. (2011) The impact of climate change on grasses: ryegrass and drought tolerance., Annual Report of the Scottish Crop Research Institute for 2010, pp13-14.
  • Birch, A.N.E.; Shepherd, T. (2010) Integrated pest and disease management for high quality raspberry production., Defra Horticulture LINK Annual Report, 85pp.
  • Shepherd, T.; Birch, AN.E. (2010) Fooling the bugs - using plant volatiles as chemo-attractants in integrated pest management schemes., Annual Report of the Scottish Crop Research Institute for 2009, pp41-42.
  • 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, T.; Robertson, G.W.; Griffiths, D.W.; Birch, AN.E. (2000) Plants and aphids: the chemical ecology of infestation., Annual Report of the Scottish Crop Research Institute for 1999/2000
  • Robertson, G.W.; Shepherd, T.; Griffiths, D.W. (1999) The use of gas chromatography-mass spectrometry in the study of plant and insect defence compounds., Annual Report of the Scottish Crop Research Institute for 1998/99, pp125-127.
  • Shepherd, T. (1997) Laboratory accreditation., Annual Report of the Scottish Crop Research Institute for 1996/97, pp136-139.
  • Shepherd, T. (1996) Plant leaf surface waxes., Annual Report of the Scottish Crop Research Institute for 1995, pp101-105.

  • Birch, A.N.E.; Shepherd, T. (2012) Development and testing new ways to reduce pesticides on raspberries using IPM tools., 7th International IPM Symposium, Memphis, USA, 27-29 March 2012.
  • Hall, D.; Shepherd, T.; Fountain, M.; Vetek, G.; Birch, A.N.E.; Jorna, C.S.; Farman, D.; Cross, J. (2010) Investigation of attraction of raspberry cane midge, Resseliella theobaldii, to volatiles from wounded raspberry primocanes., IOBC Working Group: Integrated Plant Protection in Fruit Crops, Subgroup: Soft Fruits, 7th Workshop on Soft Fruit Production, Budapest, Hungary, 20-23 September 2010 (Talk). In: Cross, J. & Linder, C. (ed.) Integrated Plant Protection in Fruit Crops, IOBC/wprs Bulletin 70, 1-9.
  • Birch, A.N.E.; Gordon, S.C.; Shepherd, T.; Griffiths, D.W.; Robertson, G.; Woodford, J.A.T.; Brennan, R.M. (2009) Development of semiochemical attractants, lures and traps for raspberry beetle, Byturus tomentosus at SCRI; from fundamental chemical ecology to testing IPM tools with growers., IOBC Working Group, Lund, Sweden, 9-14 September 2007, IOBC Bulletin, Pheromones and other Semiochemicals in Integrated Production, 2009, 41, 75-78.
  • Shepherd, T.; Cognat, C.; Griffiths, D.W.; Dobson, G.; Davies, H.V.; Stewart, D. (2008) Application of GC-(ToF)MS based metabolite profiling techniques for compositional analysis of leaf cuticular waxes from potato., Metabomeeting 2008, Lyon, France, 28-29 April 2008.
  • Birch, A.N.E.; Gordon, S.C.; Shepherd, T.; Griffiths, D.W.; Robertson, G.; Brennan, R.M. (2007) Development of semiochemical attractants, lures and traps for raspberry beetle, Byturus tomentosus at SCRI; from fundamental chemical ecology to testing IPM tools with growers., IOBC Working Group: Integrated Plant Protection in Fruit Crops, East Malling Research, 24-27 September 2007.
  • Shepherd, T.; Dobson, G.; Marshall, R.; Verrall, S.R.; Conner, S.; Griffiths, D.W.; McNicol, J.W.; Davies, H.V.; Stewart, D. (2006) Use and limitations of GC-MS based metabolite profiling methods for the analysis of metabolite content in freeze-dried potato tubers., 4th International Plant Metabolomics Conference, Reading, 7-10 April 2007. Metabolomics, 2(4), p279.
  • Stewart, D.; Davies, H.V.; Verrall, S.R.; Shepherd, T.; Dobson, G.; Marshall, R.; Colquhoun, I.; Le Gall, G. (2004) Metabolic profiling: Platform technologies to detect unintended effects following genetic modification of potato (Solanum tuberosum)., 3rd International Congress on Plant Metabolomics, Iowa, USA, 3-6 June 2004.
  • Dobson, G.; Shepherd, T.; Marshall, R.; Verrall, S.R.; Conner, S.; Griffiths, D.W.; McNicol, J.W.; Stewart, D.; Davies, H.V. (2004) Application of metabolite and flavour volatile profiling to studies of biodiversity in Solanum species., 3rd International Congress on Plant Metabolomics, Iowa, USA, 3-6 June 2004.
  • Shepherd, T.; Dobson, G.; Marshall, R.; Verrall, S.R.; Conner, S.; Griffiths, D.W.; Stewart, D.; Davies, H.V. (2004) Profiling of metabolites and volatile flavour compounds from Solanum species using gas chromatography-mass spectrometry., 3rd International Congress on Plant Metabolomics, Iowa, USA, 3-6 June 2004.
  • Shepherd, T.; Dobson, G.; Marshall, R.; Verrall, S.R.; Conner, S.; Griffiths, D.W.; McNicol, J.W.; Stewart, D.; Davies, H.V. (2004) Application of metabolite profiling to studies of biodiversity in Solanum species., Society for Experimental Biology Annual Meetin,. Heriot-Watt Unviersity, 29 March - 2 April 2004.
  • Shepherd, T. (2004) Method validation., Annual Meeting of the Society for Experimental Biology, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, 9 March - 2 April 2004.
  • Shepherd, T.; Dobson, G.; Griffiths, D.W. (2004) Evaluation of automated thermal desorption techniques for the comparison of the head space volatiles released by boiled tubers from two Solanum species., Flavour and Fragrance Seminar - Developments in Sample Introduction and Allergen Analysis, Agilent Technologies, Stockport, 6 July 2004.
  • Shepherd, T.; Dobson, G.; Marshall, R.; Verrall, S.R.; Conner, S.; Shepherd, L.V.T.; McNicol, J.W.; Deighton, N.; Stewart, D.; Davies, H.V. (2003) Can metabolite profiling be used to identify unintended effects in transgenic tubers?, 16th International Mass Spectrometry Conference, Edinburgh, 31 August - 5 September 2003.
  • Shepherd, T. (2000) Lipids as ecological markers in plant-pest-predator interactions., 32nd Meeting of Scottish Lipid Discussion Group, University of Stirling, June 2000.
  • Christie, W.W.; Dobson, G.; Shepherd, T. (1999) Laboratory accreditation in a lipid analytical laboratory., Lipid Technology, 11, 118-119.
  • Shepherd, T. (1999) Upgrade from BS EN ISO 9002 to BS EN ISO 9001., 3rd Meeting of Quality Liaison Group, Moredun Research Institute, 26 November 1999.
  • Shepherd, T. (1998) SCRI quality system., Code of Practice, SCRI, Dundee, 8pp.
  • Shepherd, T. (1998) RAD/LRS/001., Radiation - local rules and codes of practice, SCRI, Dundee, 22pp.
  • Shepherd, T. (1998) Lipids at the outer limits: leaf surface waxes., 30th Meeting of Scottish Lipid Discussion Group, University of Aberdeen, June 1998.
  • Shepherd, T. (1996) Quality policy., SCRI Quality Manual Volume 1, 57pp.
  • Shepherd, T.; Robertson, G.W.; Griffiths, D.W.; Birch, A.N.E. (1996) Effects of environment on the composition of epicuticular wax from kale and swede., Society for Experimental Biology, Lancaster, 25-29 March 1996. Journal of Experimental Botany, Article 47, p53.
  • Shepherd, T.; Robertson, G.W.; Griffiths, D.W. (1996) Determination of the composition of intact esters in epicuticular wax of swede by capillary gas chromatography and electron-impact mass spectrometry., Society for Experimental Biology, Lancaster, 25-29 March 1996, Article 47, p57.
  • Shepherd, T.; Robertson, G.W.; Griffiths, D.W. (1995) Determination of the composition of intact alkyl esters in leaf epicuticular wax of swede by capillary gas chromatography and electron impact mass spectrometry., Proceedings of the International Symposium on Applications of Modern Mass Spectrometry in Plant Science Research, Swansea, March 1995, 14.

  • Allwood, J.W.; Xu, Y.; Palau, R.; Shepherd, T.; Howarth, C.; Martinez Martin, P.; Marshall, A.; Clarke, S.; Goodacre, R.; Stewart, D. (2017) Application of metabolomics approaches to study the effect of nitrogen elevation on winter oat metabolite composition and quality traits., Scottish Metabolomics Network 3rd Annual Symposium, City of Glasgow College, Glasgow, 2-3 November 2017. Poster 6.
  • Dobson, G.; Shepherd, T.; Allwood, W.; Palau, R.; McRae, D.; Pont, S.; Sungurtas, J.; Alexander, C.; Verrall, S.; Stewart, D.; Shepherd, L. (2017) Comparison of rapeseed grown sustainably and conventionally. A comparison of the quality of oil and meal from winter oilseed rape grown under sustainable and conventional practices., International Conference on Natural Product Biotechnology, AECC, Aberdeen, 25-26 September 2017.
  • Dobson, G.; Shepherd, T.; Palau, R.; McRae, D.; Pont , S.; Sungurtus, J.; Alexander, C.; Verrall, S.; Stewart, D.; Shepherd, L. (2017) A comparison of the quality of oil and meal from rapeseed grown under sustainable and conventional cultivation practices., Scottish Lipid Discussion Group, University of St Andrews, 4 September 2017.
  • Brennan, M.; Thomas, W.T.B.; Hedley, P.E.; Morris, J.; Shepherd, T.; Ramsay, L.; Topp, C.F.E.; Hoad, S.P. (2016) Grain skinning in malting barley: understanding the environmental and genetic influences., The 12th International Barley Genetics Symposium, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, 26-30 June 2016. (Poster).
  • Shepherd, T.; Dobson, G.; McRae, D.; Sungurtas, J.; Pont, S.; Palau, R.; Alexander, C.; Verrall, S.; Stewart, D.; Shepherd, L.V.T. (2016) A comparison of the metabolite compositions of spring barley, winter barley and winter wheat grown under sustainable and conventional cultivation practices using a GC-MS metabolomics approach., Agriculture and the Environment XI, What Future for our Farming Systems?: Environmental Challenges and Integrated Solutions. Edinburgh, 1-2 March 2016. (Poster).
  • Shepherd, T.; Dobson, G.; McRae, D.; Sungurtas, J.; Pont, S.; Palau, R.; Alexander, C.; Verrall, S.; Stewart, D.; Shepherd, L. (2016) Comparing the effects of different cultivation practices on the metabolite composition of cereal crops., Scottish Metabolomics Network Meeting at the Centre for Health Sciences, Inverness, 16-17 November 2016.
  • Kergunteuil, A.; Faloya, V.; Ralec, A.L.; Cortesero, A.M.; Deasy, W.; Birch, N. Shepherd, T.; Evans, A. (2015) Chemical ecology studies of brassicas to understand and influence infestation levels by the cabbage root fly adults and larvae; towards a "push-pull" strategy for IPM., EU PURE Final Congress, IPM Innovation in Europe, Poznan, Poland, 14-16 January 2015.
  • Deasey, W.; Shepherd, T.; Birch, A.N.E.; Evans, A.; Smiseth, P. (2012) Novel brassica IPM strategies., 7th International IPM Symposium, Memphis, USA, 27-29 March 2012.
  • Deasey, W.; Shepherd, T.; Birch, A.N.E.; Evans, A. (2012) Are root volatiles searching cues for Delia radicum larvae?, SAC Postgraduate Conference, Edinburgh, 21-22 March 2012.
  • Pattrick J. G.; Shepherd, T.; Plowman, N.; Hoppitt, W.J.E.; Ballantyne, G.A.; Willmer, P. (2011) Analysis and testing of behaviour modifying ant-repellent floral volatiles., ASAB Animal Behaviour Conference, St Andrews, 18-19 August 2011.
  • Birch, A.N.E.; Shepherd, T.; Hancock, R.D.; Goszcz, K. (2010) Sugar sensing in inducible plant defence against multiple pest types., Scottish Plant Biology Meeting, University of Dundee, 22 April 2010.
  • Fountaine, J.M.; Gravouil, C.; Daniell, T.J.; Harling, R.; Shepherd, T.; Taylor, J.; Dickinson, M.; Newton, A.C. (2009) Leaf wax and cultivar effects on phylloplane organisms and disease in barley., Association of Applied Biologists. International Conference on Positive Plant Microbial Interactions in Relation to Plant Performance and Ecosystem Function, Grantham, Lincs, 15-16 December 2009. (Poster)
  • Cognat, C.; Shepherd, T.; Stewart, D. (2009) Shelf life durability of oat-based products., 4th International Symposium on Recent Advances in Food Analysis, Prague, Czech Republic, 4-6 November 2009.
  • Birch, A.N.E.; Shepherd, T.; Hancock, R.D.; Goszcz, K. (2009) Understanding sugar sensing in induced plant defences and stress tolerance., International Society of Chemical Ecology, Neuchatel, Switzerland, 23-25 August 2009.
  • Shepherd, T.; Birch, A.N.E.; Jorna, C.S.; Mitchell, C.; Cross, J.; Hall, D.; Farman, D. (2009) Profiling of raspberry cane wound volatiles using a combination of SPME and GC-TOF-MS., Metabomeeting 2009, Norwich, 5-8 July 2009.
  • Foito, A.; Byrne, S.; Shepherd, T.; Stewart, D.; Barth, S. (2009) Drought stress in perennial ryegrass - a metabolomics perspective., Monogram Network Workshop 2009, Bristol, 29 April-1 May 2009.
  • Coates, E.M.; Gill, C.; McDougall, G.J.; Shepherd, T. (2009) Metabolomic profiling of HT29 colon adenocarcinoma cells., NUGO SYSDIET Metabolomics Workshop, Copenhagen, Denmark, 24-27 February 2009. (Poster)
  • Mitchell, C.; Shepherd, T.; Birch, A.N.E.; Gordon, S.; Cross, J.; Hall, D. (2008) Are females attracted by wound volatiles to cane splits? Early stages in the development of a plant derived attractant for raspberry cane midge., 23rd International Congress of Entomology, Durban, South Africa, 6-12 July 2008.
  • Verrall, S.R.; McNicol, J.W.; Shepherd, T.; Dobson, G.; Griffiths, D.W.; Ramsay, G.; Stewart, D. (2007) Using hierarchical clustering of metabolomic data to relate clusters to metabolite pathways., 3rd International Metabolomics Society Conference, Manchester, 10-14 June 2007.
  • Dobson, G.; Shepherd, T.; Griffiths, D.W.; Ross, H.A.; Verrall, S.R.; Stewart, D. (2007) Studies of tuber developmental stages in the potato Solanum tuberosum group phureja using GC-MS-based metabolomics and volatile analysis approaches., 3rd International Metabolomics Conference. Manchester, 10-14 June 2007.

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