Publications

In the first instance the development of Standard Operating Procedures (SOPS) for new and emergent profiling technologies has generated a significant amount of publications. The intertwining of the results derived from this project mean that it formed a continuum with offshoot publishable outputs and capitalisation of data via further collaborative funding, the vast majority of which is in collaboration with industry. These are identified on the Beyond Develonutri page.

Refereed publications

  • Ion, R.M., Pop, S.F. Serban, S. 2013. Thermal analysis coupled with FTIR for sucrose analysis from tomatoes. Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry (in press).
  • Bhullar, N.K., Boonyaves, K., Wang, M., Sautter, C. 2013. Iron and Zinc enhancement in rice endosperm by targeted and synergistic action of genes. In: Handbook of Food Fortification and Health: From Concepts to Public Health Applications. Edt.: V Preedy, King's College, London (in press).
  • Ion, R.M. 2013. Derivative UV-Vis and FTIR spectroscopy for potatoes analysis. Revista de Chimie, Bucharest (resubmitted).
  • Stewart, D., Davies, H.V., Leifert, C., Wilkockson, S.J., Gruden, K., Kok, E.J. 2012. The identification and interpretation of differences in the transcriptomes of organically and conventionally grown potato tubers. . Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry 60, 2090-101 (Collaboration with QLIF).
  • Osorio, S., Do, P.T., Fernie, A.R. 2012. Profiling primary metabolites of tomato fruit with gas chromatography/mass spectrometry. Methods in Molecular Biology 860, 101-9.
  • Langkilde, S., Schrøder, M., Frank, T., Shepherd, L.V., Conner, S., Davies, H.V., Meyer, O., Danier, J., Rychlik, M., Belknap, W.R., McCue, K.F., Engel, K.H., Stewart, D., Knudsen, I., Poulsen, M. 2012. Compositional and toxicological analysis of a GM potato line with reduced α-solanine content - a 90-day feeding study in the Syrian Golden hamster. Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology 64, 177-85 (Collaboration with NOFORISK).
  • Lamanna, R., Cattivelli, L., Miglietta, M.L., Troccoli, A. 2011. Geographical origin of durum wheat studied by 1H-NMR profiling. Magnetic Resonance in Chemistry 49, 1-5.
  • Fernie, A.R., Keurentjes, J.J.B., Genetics, Genomics and Metabolomics. 2011. Annual Plant Reviews 43, Biology of Plant Metabolomics, 219-259. (Collaboration with METAPHOR).
  • Stewart, D., Shepherd, L.V.T., Hall, R.D. and Fraser, P.D. 2011. Crops and tasty, nutritious food - how can metabolomics help? In: Hall, R.D. (ed.). Annual Plant Reviews Volume 43, Biology of Plant Metabolomics. Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, Chapter 7, 181-217. (Collaboration with EU-METAPHOR).
  • Bunghez, I.R., Raduly, M., Doncea, S., Aksahin, I., Ion, R.I. 2011. Lycopene determination in tomatoes by fourier transformed infrared spectroscopy and HPLC. Digest Journal of Nanomaterials and Biostructures 6, 1349-1356.
  • Beleggia, R., Platani, C., Papa, R., Chio, A.D., Barros, E., Mashaba, C., Wirth, J., Fammartino, A., Sautter, C., Conner, S., Rauscher, J., Stewart, D., Cattivelli, L. 2011. Metabolomics and the food processing: semolina to pasta. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry 59, 9366–9377.
  • Beleggia, R., Platani, C., Nigro, F., Cattivelli, L., 2010. A micro-method for the determination of yellow pigment content in durum wheat. Journal of Cereal Science 52, 106-110.
  • Shepherd, L.V.T., Fraser, P., Stewart, D. 2010. Metabolomics: a second-generation platform for food and crop analysis. Bioanalysis 3, 1143-59.
  • Mashaba, C. and Barros, E. 2010. Screening South African potato, tomato and wheat cultivars for five carotenoids. South African Journal of Science 107, 1-6.
  • van Dijk, J.P., Cankar, K., Hendriksen, P.J., Beenen, H.G., Zhu, M., Scheffer, S., Shepherd, L.V.,
  • Budak,S.B., Gürel, N., Karata?, M., Ak?ahin, I. 2010. Multivariate characterization of fresh tomatoes and tomato-based products according to mineral and trace element composition. Food Chemistry (resubmitted).
  • Dobson, G., Shepherd, T., Verrall, S.R., Griffiths, W.D., Ramsay, G., McNicol, J.W., Davies, H,V., Stewart, D. 2010. A Metabolomics Study of Cultivated Potato (Solanum tuberosum) Groups Andigena, Phureja, Stenotomum, and Tuberosum Using Gas Chromatography−Mass Spectrometry. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry 58, 1214–1223.
  • Fares, C., Platani, C., Baiano, A., Menga, V. 2010. Effect of processing and cooking on phenolic acid profile and antioxidant capacity of durum wheat pasta enriched with debranning fractions of wheat. Food Chemistry 119, 1023-1029.
  • Ion, R.M. 2010. Derivative UV-Vis and FTIR spectroscopy for potatoes analysis. Revista de Chimie, Bucharest (in press).
  • Ficco, D.B.M., Riefolo, C., Nicastro, G., De Simone, V., Di Gesù, A.M., Beleggia, R., Platani, C., Cattivelli, L., De Vita, P. 2009. Phytate and mineral elements concentration in a collection of Italian durum wheat cultivars. Field Crop Research 111, 235-242.
  • Beleggia, R., Platani, C., Spano, G., Monteleone, M., Cattivelli, L. 2009. Metabolic profiling and analysis of volatile composition of durum wheat semolina and pasta. Journal of Cereal Science 49, 301-309.
  • Fraser, P.D., Enfissi, E.M.A., Bramley, P.M. 2009. Genetic Engineering of Carotenoid Formation in Tomato Fruit and the Potential Application of Systems and Synthetic Biology Approaches. Archives of Biochemistry and Biophysics 483, 2, 196-204.
  • Ficco, D.B.M., Riefolo, C., Nicastro, G., De Simone, V., Digesù, A.M., Beleggia, R., Platani, C., Cattivelli, L., De Vita, P. 2009. Phytate and mineral elements concentration in a collection of Italian durum wheat cultivars. Field Crop Research 111, 235–242.
  • Beleggia, R., Platani, C., Spano, G., Monteleone, M., Cattivelli, L. 2009. Metabolic profiling and analysis of volatile composition of durum wheat semolina and pasta. Journal of Cereal Science 49, 301-309.
  • Digesù, A.M., Platani, C., Cattivelli, L., Mangini, G., Blanco, A. 2009. Genetic variability in yellow pigment components in cultivated and wild tetraploid wheats. Journal of Cereal Science. (in press).
  • Beleggia, R., Platani, C., Spano, G., Monteleone, M., Cattivelli, L., 2009. Profilo metabolico ed analisi della composizione volatile della semola e della pasta. Tecnica Molitoria 4, 416-425.
  • Wirth, J., Poletti, S., Aeschlimann, B., Yakandavala, N., Drosse, B., Osorio, S., Toghe, T., Fernie, A.R., Günther, D., Gruissem, W., Sautter, C. 2009. Rice endosperm iron biofortification by targeted and synergistic action of nicotianamine synthase and ferritin. Plant Biotechnology Journal 7, 1-14.
  • Giuliano, G., Tavazza, R., Diretto, G., Beyer, P., and Taylor, M.A. 2008. Metabolic engineering of carotenoid biosynthesis in plants. Trends in Biotechnology 26, 139-145.
  • Langkilde, S., Schrøder, M., Stewart, D., Meyer, O., Conner, S., Davies, H., Poulsen, M. 2008. Acute toxicity of high doses of the glycoalkaloids, alpha-solanine and alpha-chaconine, in the Syrian Golden hamster. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry 56(18), 8753-60. (Collaboration with NOFORISK).
  • Davies, H.V., Shepherd, L.V., Stewart, D., Frank, T., Röhlig, R.M., Engel, K.H. 2008. Metabolome variability in crop plant species--when, where, how much and so what? Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology 58(3 Suppl), S54-61 (Collaboration with SAFEFOODS).
  • Giuliano, G., Tavazza, R., Diretto, G., Beyer, P., and Taylor, M.A. 2008. Metabolic engineering of carotenoid biosynthesis in plants. Trends in Biotechnology 26, 139-145.
  • Griffiths, D.W., Shepherd, T. and Stewart, D. 2008. Comparison of the calystegine composition and content of potato sprouts and tubers from Solanum tuberosum group Phureja and Solanum tuberosum group Tuberosum. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry 56, 5197-204.
  • Dobson, G., Shepherd, T., Verrall, S.R., Conner, S., McNicol, J.W., Ramsay, G., Shepherd, L.V.Y., Davies, H.V., Stewart, D. 2008. Phytochemical Diversity in Tubers of Potato Cultivars and Landraces Using a GC-MS Metabolomics Approach. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry 56, 10280–10291.
  • Apostol, S., Ion, R.M., Tugulea, L. 2008. Spectral methods for nitrogen deficiency evaluations in maize plants. Journal of Optoelectronics and Advanced Materials 10, 1478-1481.
  • Diretto, G., Al-Babili, S., Tavazza, R., Papacchioli, V., Beyer, P., Giuliano, G. 2007. Metabolic engineering of potato carotenoid content through tuber-specific overexpression of a bacterial mini-pathway. PLoS ONE 2, e350.
  • Diretto, G., Welsch, R., Tavazza, R., Mourgues, F., Pizzichini, D., Beyer, P., Giuliano, G. 2007. Silencing of beta-carotene hydroxylase increases total carotenoid and beta-carotene levels in potato tubers. BMC Plant Biology 7, 11.
  • Giuliano, G., Diretto, G. 2007. Of chromoplasts and chaperones. Trends in Plant Science 12, 529-531.

Conference presentations and posters

  • Invited talk at Advances in Natural Colour 2012, London, 8-9 February 2012.
    Natural red – Achievable and Sustainable. P1
  • World Potato Congress, Edinburgh, 27 April – 3 May 2012.
    Building on the Sequencing of the potato genomes. P1
  • Bioforsk annual meeting, Hamar, Norway, 5 August 2012.
    Human health from fruit and vegetables – Hype or Hope. Data from Develonutri was included. P1
  • 10th European Young Cereal Scientists and Technologists Workshop, Helsinki, 23-25 May 2011.
    Phytochemical diversity in oat determined by Attenuated Reflectance Fourier-transform Infrared (ATR-FT-IR) spectroscopy. P1
  • UK Plant Science conference 2012, Norwich, UK, 18 April 2012.
    Approaches to understanding carotenoid accumulation in potato tubers. P1
  • 9th Solanaceae Conference, Neuchatel, Switzerland, 26-30 August 2012.
    • P66 Carotenoid biosynthesis and metabolism in potato plants. P1
    • Investigating the effects of temperature and day-length on potato tuber formation. P1
  • 4th International Symposium on Recent Advances in Food Analysis, Prague, Czech Republic, 6 November 2011.
    Optimise the Nutritional Value of Crops and Crop-Based Foods – DEVELONUTRI. P1
  • Developing Health Improving Products, Food and Innovation Service. The Hub Edinburgh, 13 September 2011.
    Better health from Scottish produce. P1
  • BioForum, Lodz, Poland, 11-12 May 2010
    Nano-antioxidants from food as drugs against cancer. P8
  • 1st International Conference on Analytical and Nanoanalytical Methods for Biomedical and Environmental Sciences (IC-ANMBES), Brasov, Romania , 18-20 June 2010.
    Analytical determination of lycopene and other antioxidants in tomatoes from different area. P8
  • 14th International Biotechnology Symposium, Rimini, Ital, 14-18 September 2010.
    • High throughput, high precision metabolic profiling approaches to optimise the nutritional value of crops and crop-based foods: the EU DEVELONUTRI project. P1
    • The genome that makes tomatoes. P3
    • A first survey of the wheat chromosome 5a composition through a next-generation sequencing approach. P5
    • A conserved group of CCH zinc finger proteins is involved in response to abiotic stresses in durum wheat and Arabidopsis. P5.
  • University of the Witwatersrand 3rd Cross Faculty Postgraduate Symposium, 25-29 October 2010.
    Carotenoids screening in potato, tomato and wheat cultivars produced in South African to help combat malnutrition. P11
  • Nanomaterials for medicine, 29-30 October 2010.
    Priorities of Chemistry for a Sustainable Development - PRIOCHEM, Sinaia, Romania. P8
  • CropWorld 2011, ExCel London, 31 October – 2 November 2010
    New crop product functionality. P1
  • 3rd International IUPAC Symposium on Trace Elements in Food, Rome, Italy, 1-3 April 2009.
    Iron bio-fortification more than six-fold in the endosperm of genetically engineered rice by synergistic action of two transgenes. P4
  • 3rd International Congress on Food and Nutrition, Antalya, Turkey, 22-25 April 2009.
    A survey for minerals profile of potato, tomato and wheat based products in the Turkish market. P6
  • 5th Black Sea Basin Conference on Analytical Chemistry, 23-26 September 2009.
    Selenium determination by hydride generation atomic absorption spectrophotometry in chicken eggs, raisin and dried figs. P6
  • International Durum Wheat symposium; From seed to Pasta, Bologna, Italy, 30 June - 3 July 2008.
    • Metabolic profiling and analysis of volatile composition of durum wheat semolina and pasta. P5
    • Genetic variability of total carotenoid content and individual components in a tetraploid wheat collection. P5
    • Concentration of Macro- and Microelements in a Collection of Durum Wheat Cultivars. P5