BSc (Massey University, New Zealand).
PhD (Plant Biotechnology. University of Nottingham, UK).
Research interests & activities
As the Science Team Leader for the Animal Health Team and the Plant Biotechnology Team I provide administrative oversight for the Teams, as well as having scientific input into the various research projects underway.
- Livestock production and welfare and its reciprocal relationship with the management of animal health and welfare.
- Plant biotechnology for increased biomass and energy content, and reduced environmental impact.
- Development of drug resistance, and subsequent reversion.
Somrutai Winichayakul, Anton Pernthaner, Sam Livingston, Ruth Cookson, Richard Scott, Nick Roberts (2012) Production of active single-chain antibodies in seeds using trimeric polyoleosin fusion. Journal of Biotechnology 161: 407‑413.
Scott RW, Yoo SD, Hunter DA, Gong D, Chen B, Leung S and McManus MT (2010) Regulation of 1-aminocyclopropane-1-carboxylate oxidase gene expression during leaf ontogeny in white clover. Plant Growth Regulation 62: 31‑41.
Scott RW, Winichayakul S, Roldan M, Cookson R, Willingham M, Castle M, Pueschel R, Peng C-C, Tzen JTC and Roberts NJ (2010) Elevation of oil body integrity and emulsion stability by polyoleosins, multiple oleosin units joined in tandem head to tail fusions. Plant Biotechnology Journal 8: 912‑927.