Expert in Plant Biotechnology, Agiculture-Plant Breeding, Analytical Bbiochemistry- Mass Spectrometry
Expert ID: 729783 United Kingdom
As part of his work he has always had to analyse plant metabolism. In recent years this has meant the use of the latest chromatographic methods and the use of mass spectrometers in particular MALDI mass spectrometers to measure metabolites at the single cell level and nanospary ionisation to measure small volumes of plant extracts.
He advised on the reduction of loss of stored turf due to sod heating. Provided experimental advice on how to treat the turf.He advised on the use of starch from the waste stream from chip production and on the use of this in other processed products.He has advised on the use of metabolomics to profile plant crops in breeding programs.
|Year: 1973||Degree: PhD||Subject: Biochemical Plant Pathology||Institution: University of Cambridge|
|Year: 1970||Degree: MA, BA in Botany||Subject: Natural Sciences||Institution: University of Cambridge|
|Years: 2002 to Present||Employer: Undisclosed||Title: Honorary Research Professor||Department: APS University of Sheffield||Responsibilities: He runs the analytical metabolism facility in the department|
|Years: 1987 to 2002||Employer: Advanced technologies Cambridge Ltd.||Title: Principal Scientist||Department:||Responsibilities: Oversaw the whole company research program which involved molecular marker development and gene mapping, plant genetic engineering and development of tissue culture of recalcitrant crops.|
|Years: 1976 to 1987||Employer: Rothamsted Experimental Station||Title: Principal Scientific Officer||Department: Fungicides and Insecticides||Responsibilities: Studies of the mode of action of fungicides, development of agrobacterium transformation of potato|
|Years: 1973 to 1976||Employer: University of Sheffield||Title: Post-Doc||Department: Botany||Responsibilities: Studies on rust metabolism in infected plants|
|Years: 1998 to 2002||Agency: BBSRC||Role: Peer review||Description: He was an expert for review of grant applications in the area of plant agriculutre and plant biotechniology and metabolism|
|Years: 2008 to 2010||Agency: European Union||Role: Expert Scientist||Description: Review of grant applications and progress of research projects|
|Associations / Societies|
|American Society for Plant Biology, Society for Experimental Biology, British Mass Spectomtery Society, Biochemical Society, British Society for Plant Pathology, American Socity of Mass Spectrometry|
|Honoray Publications Officer for the SEB|
|Awards / Recognition|
|Visiting Expert of Plant Biochemistry Royal Holloway College, Visiting Expert Plant Biology Essex University, Honorary Research Fellow University of Sheffield, Honorary Research Fellow of Sheffield Hallam University.|
|Publications and Patents Summary|
|He has over 120 publications, 30 patent applications, edited two books and had over 17 succesful PhD students. He is currently series editor for Essential reviews in experimental Biology.|
|Expert Witness Experience|
|Biotechnology patent applications, experience in appeals court as scientific expert.
potato crop risk assessment.
|Training / Seminars|
|Analytical biochemistry with mass spectrometers.|
|French||He has a working knowledge of the language and can get by in France or with visitors.|
Fields of Expertise
amino acid analysis, analytical biochemistry, biotechnology, chromatography, crop genetic engineering, electrospray ionization, food biotechnology, genetic engineering, genetic probe technology, mass spectrometer, metabolic engineering, plant biochemistry, plant biotechnology, plant cell biology, plant genetic engineering, plant physiology, tandem mass spectrometry, protein mass spectrometry, bioinformatics, plant growth, amino acid metabolism, pulp-and-paper industry biotechnology, plant ecology, molecular biochemistry, plant disease, biochemical research, plant tissue culture, plant root, plant genetics, seed, seed physiology, plant pathology, plant molecular biology, plant anatomy, physiology, photosynthesis, mass spectrometry, gas chromatography, botany, biotechnology modeling