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Dr Nigel Scott

Job: Principal Lecturer in Forensic Sciences

Faculty: Health and Life Sciences

School/department: Leicester School of Pharmacy

Address: De Montfort University, The Gateway, Leicester, LE1 9BH.

T: +44 (0)116 257 7723

E: nws@dmu.ac.uk

W: www.dmu.ac.uk/hls


Publications and outputs 

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Research interests/expertise

  • Molecular pharming
  • Microbial drug resistance, bacteriophage, forensic science, forensic education

Areas of teaching

  • Molecular biology
  • Microbiology
  • Genetics
  • Forensic science

Courses taught

DelPHE-Iraq summer school in forensic science.

Membership of external committees

Professional licences and certificates:

Licence obtained, certifying institute, not commercially sensitive information

Membership of professional associations and societies

  • Professional member Forensic science society (2008--)

Conference attendance

Characterization of the HD-Zip gene Mfhb-1 expressed during the induction of direct somatic embryogenesis in alfalfa (Medicago falcata L) Plant Genomics in China PGC IX. Yan Zhou, Chun-Lai Zhang, Mark R Fowler, Jenny Russinova, Cui-Ying Shao, Nigel W Scott, Malcolm C Elliott, and Adrian Slater. Guangzhou, 18-20 July 2008.

Development of DNA sequence-based tests to discriminate Hypericum species. Caroline Howard, Mark Fowler, Paul Bremner, Nigel Scott and Adrian Slater. Invited talk given at the 2nd Annual Hypericum Meeting at the IPK in Gatersleben Germany, November 2009.

Molecular identification and quantitation of Hypericum perforatum in mixed samples. Caroline Howard, Paul D Bremner, Mark R Fowler, Nigel W Scott and Adrian Slater. Planta Medica De Montfort University v Caroline Howard 2009: 75; 9, 1000. 55th International Congress and Annual Meeting of the Society for Medicinal Plant Research and Natural Product Research, Geneva 2009.

PlantID – A System for the Identification of Medicinal Plant Material by DNA Profiling. Caroline Howard, Eleni Socratous, Sarah Smith, Eleanor Graham, Mark R Fowler, Nigel W Scott, Paul D Bremner and Adrian Slater. RRJ Arroo (ed.) (2010)

Trends in Natural Products Research: Abstracts of the Phytochemical Society of Europe. Phytochemical Society of Europe, Leicester. ISBN 978-0-9565472-0-0. Meeting held at De Montfort University Leicester, April 2010.

Attended the following;

  • Forensic science society autumn conference 2008
  • Forensic science society autumn conference 2009
  • Forensic science society autumn conference 2010

Externally funded research grants information

Plant ID Higher Education Collaboration Fund, 2009-2010. £24,000 (with A Slater, M R Fowler, DMU; and E Graham, East Midlands Forensic Pathology Unit)

The use of mobile touch screen devices in teaching crime scene processing to forensic science students  Higher Education Academy, 2011 £3,000 (with MR Fowler, R Brawn and V Rolfe)

SATIN  This is a collaborative initiative with partners that include Scientific support of Leicester constabulary and Dr Paul Smith of Portsmouth University, looking at the feasibility of using gel lifters for the study of impression evidence.
Undergraduate project students were supported in their research projects with some gifts of equipment, some direct supervision and some 30 hours of Police technical support time when analysis of gels was carried out. September 2009-April 2010.

Case studies

Plant Biotechnology:The Genetic manipulation of plants by Adrian Slater, Nigel W Scott, and Mark Fowler. 2nd edition Oxford University Press 2008.

My main area of research that also feeds into teaching, is plant molecular biology. This is just a minor element of our work at DMU since the Norman Borlaug Institute was closed. However, it is still recognised by the international community as the book cited above has in its 2 editions sold over 11,000 copies world wide.

Our moves in forensic science have been recognised by invitations to carry out collaborative work such as in SATIN and by the publication of papers on finger print technology and plant authentication.

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