SCIENCE

Dr JANE WARD

Natural Product Chemist

Computational and Analytical Sciences

BIOGRAPHY

Jane is a natural product chemist with experience in plant metabolomics, compound isolation and characterisation by NMR and mass spectrometry. She currently leads the metabolomics team at Rothamsted Research and has more than 25 years' experience of plant metabolite analysis. Jane was instrumental in the establishment of MeT-RO, a UK service for plant metabolomics and has worked with a wide range of collaborators across the plant science community. With broad experience in plant metabolite analysis, she is currently working with woody biomass with the aim of identifying novel product streams from willow and poplar. These high value molecules will have application in industrial and pharmaceutical sectors. Allied activities also involve the understanding of the biosynthetic provenance of such molecules.

CONTACT DETAILS

EMAIL:
jane.ward@rothamsted.ac.uk

    TEL:

    +44 (0) 1582 938 845

      ADDRESS:

      Rothamsted Research, Harpenden, AL5 2JQ

        PROFESSIONAL PLATFORMS

        ASSOCIATED WEBSITES

        Strategic programme

        • Tailoring Plant Metabolism (TPM)

        Science project

        • Ionic Liquid Biorefining of Lignocellulose to Sustainable Polymers
        • XYLAN arbinosyl transferases:identification and characterisationof their role in determining properties of grass cell walls

        QUALIFICATIONS

        • 1990 - BSc (Hons) Chemical Sciences, University of Leeds
        • 1997 - PhD Chemistry, Department of Agricultural Sciences, University of Bristol

        MEASURES OF ESTEEM

        • Present - Editorial Board- Frontiers in Plant Metabolism and Chemodiversity
        • Expert Examiner (External) for PhD Student at Aarhus University
        • Invited Member - Advisory panel of Swedish Metabolomics Centre, Umea
        • Invited Speaker - Adding value to willow biomass products, pathways and potential- International Bioenergy Meeting, Manchester March 2013
        • Invited Speaker - Using metabolomics for trait selection in willow QTL studies- International Poplar Symposium, Vancouver July 2014
        • Invited Speaker - Harnessing salix genetic diversity for high value chemicals High Value Chemicals from Plants Network Meeting York 2014
        • Invited Speaker, journey through plant metabolomics with MeT-RO, Inauguration of The Swedish Metabolomics Centre. Umea, Sweden. March 2013
        • Invited speaker, Metabolomics in analysis of genetic diversity Healthgrain Forum Spring Meeting, Rothamsted, March 2013
        • Invited speaker, High throughput tree profiling A new dimension in plant metabolomics, Metabolomics Society 2013 Conference, Glasgow, July 2013