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Dr Gordon McDougall

Dr Gordon McDougall

Gordon McDougall

 +44 (0)344 928 5428

James Hutton Institute
Errol Road


My research interests are in plant product quality especially in food applications. I have applied various analytical techniques, including metabolomics, to model how agronomy, climate, genotype or processing influences plant biochemistry and final product quality. I have a particular interest in determining how the levels of health beneficial components are genetically controlled in soft fruits.  I have focused on polyphenols and their effects on human health. Relevant collaborations include work on phytochemicals that modulate cancer, neurodegenerative and cardiovascular models but also influence obesity and diabetes.

Leading Ideas

  • Food and Drink Production
  • Scottish Primary Production
  • Crop Genetics


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