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Jane Ward

Senior Research Scientist
Computational and Analytical Sciences
+44 (0) 1582 763 133 ext: +44 1582 938845
Rothamsted Research, West Common, Harpenden, Hertfordshire, AL5 2JQ
Past Projects
Principal Investigator
  • New drugs from old: A phytochemical genetics and pharmacological screen of salix
Project Leader
  • Metabolomic technology development and the departmental analytical spectroscopy service
  • Met-Ex - The Metabolite Standards Repository and Exchange
  • CC Metabolomic Consumables
  • *Designer Dimeric Drugs fm Nature's laboratory
  • Investigating the role of flavonoid biosynthesis in coat-imposed dormancy to facilitate the breeding of white-grained varieties of wheat
  • Maximising carbon harvest from perennial crops
  • *Research Exp Student Directors

Publications in Refereed Journals

 1. Ward, J.L., Reynolds, G.J., Hooley, R. and Beale, M.H. (1993)  Synthesis, stability and biological activity of 19-deoxy-gibberellins A1 and A3.  Phytochemistry, 34, 1219-1224

 2. Ward, J.L. and Beale, M.H. (1993)  Synthesis and biological activity of stereochemically locked derivatives of jasmonic acid.  J.Chem.Soc. Perkin Trans. I. 2397-2382.

 3. Allan, A.C., Fricker, M.D., Ward, J.L., Beale, M.H. and Trewavas, A. J. (1994) Two Transduction Pathways Mediate Rapid Effects of Abscisic Acid in CommelinaGuard Cells.  Plant Cell, 6, 1319-1328.

 4. Koda, Y., Ward, J.L. and Beale, M. H. (1995) Biological Activity of Methyl 7-methyljasmonates. Phytochemistry, 38, 821-823.  

 5. Ward, J. L. and Beale, M.H. (1995) Caged Plant Hormones.  Phytochemistry, 38, 811-816.

 6. Beale, M. H., Hooley,R., Lewis, M.J., Smith, S.J. and Ward. J (1995) Radioiodinated gibberellin Photoaffinity Probes.J. Chem. Soc Perkin Trans I, 657-663.

 7. Ward, J.L., Jackson, G., Beale, M.H. Gaskin. P., Hedden, P., Mander, L. N., Phillips, A. L., Seto, H., Talon, M., Willis, C. L., Wilson, T. M.  And Zeevaart, J. A. D. (1997) Stereochemistry of oxidation of gibberellin 20-alcohols, GA15 and GA44, to 20-aldehydes by gibberellin 20-oxidases. Chem. Commun, 13-14  

 8. Okkels, F. T., Ward, J. L. and Joersbo, M. (1997) Synthesis of Cytokininglucuronides for the selection of transgenic plant cells. Phytochemistry, 46, 801-804.

 9. Ward, J. L., Gaskin, P., Beale, M. H. , Sessions,R., Koda, Y. and Wasternack, C. (1997)Molecular Modelling, Synthesis and Biological Activity of Methyl 3-methyljasmonate and Related Derivatives. Tetrahedron, 53, 8181-8194. 

10. Wasternack, C., Miersch, O., Kramell, R., Hause,B., Ward, J.L., Beale, M.H., Boland, W., Parthier, B. and Feussner, I. (1998) Jasmonic acid: biosynthesis, signal transduction and gene expression. Fett -Lipids, 100, 139-146 

11. Beale, M. H. and Ward, J. L. (1998) Jasmonates: key players in the plant defence, Natural Product Reports, 15, 533-548

12. Ward, J.L, Gaskin, P., Brown, R.G.S., Jackson, G.S., Hedden, P. Phillips, A. L., Willis, C. L. and Beale, M. H (2002) Probing the mechanism of loss of carbon-20 in gibberellin biosynthesis. Synthesis of gibberellin 3α,20-hemiactetal and 19,20-lactol analogues and their metabolism by a recombinant GA 20-oxidase. J.ChemSoc Perkin Trans 1, 232-241  

13. Ward, J. L. and Beale, M. H. (2002) Synthesis of 4-hydroxy-3-methyl-2-(E)-butenyldiphosphate, a key intermediate in the biosynthesis of isoprenoids. J. Chem Soc. Perkin Trans 1, 710-712  

14. Ward, J. L., Harris, C., Lewis, J. and Beale, M. H. (2003) Assessment of 1H-NMR spectroscopy and multivariate analysis as a technique for metabolite fingerprinting of Arabidopsis thaliana. Phytochemistry, 62, 949-957 

15. Cornah, J.E., Germain, V., Ward, J.L., Beale, M.H., Smith, S.M. (2004) Lipid Utilisation, gluconeogenesis and seedling growth in Arabidopsis mutants lacking the glyoxylate cycle enzyme malate synthase. J. Biol. Chem., 279, 42916-42923 

16. Rasha El-Kassas, ZaharaaKaram El-Din, Michael H. Beale, Jane L. Ward and Richard N. Strange. (2005) Bioassay-led identification of Myrotheciumverrucariaand verrucarrinA as germination inhibitors of Orobanchecrenata.Weed Research, 45, 211-219

17. Gopalakrishnan, S., Beale, M.H., Ward, J.L. and Strange, R.N. (2005) Chickpea wilt: identification and toxicity of 8-O-methyl-fusarubin from Fusariumacutatum,Phytochemistry, 66, 1536-1539

18. John M. Baker, Nathaniel D. Hawkins, Jane L. Ward, Alison Lovegrove, Johnathan A. Napier, Peter R. Shewry and Michael H. Beale (2006)* A metabolomic study of substantial equivalence of field-grown GM wheat.Plant Biotechnology Journal4(4), 381-392

19. Sandra J. Hey, Stephen J. Powers, Michael H. Beale, Nathaniel D Hawkins, Jane L. Ward and Nigel G. Halford.(2006) Enhanced seed phytosterol accumulation through expression of a modified HMG-CoA reductase. Plant Biotechnology Journal.4, 219-229

20. John Keon, John Antoniw, RaffaellaCarzangia, SiânDeller, Jane L Ward, John M Baker, Michael H Beale, Kim Hammond-Kosack and Jason J Rudd.(2007)  Transcriptional adaptation of Mycosphaerellagraminicola to programmed cell death (PCD) of its susceptible wheat host MPMI 20(2), 178-193.

21. Jane Ward, John Baker and Michael Beale. Recent applications of NMR Spectropscopy in Plant metabolomics FEBS Journal274 (2007) 1126-1131

22. Peter Shewry, Jane L Ward, Michael H Beale, John Baker, Marcela Baudo, Janathan Napier. Are GM and conventionally bred cereals really different? Trends in Food Science and Technology.18. (2007) 201-209  

23. Oliver Fiehn, Lloyd W. Sumner, Seung Y. Rhee, Jane Ward, Julie Dickerson, Bernd Markus Lange, Geoff Lane, Ute Roessner, Robert Last and Basil Nikolau. Minimum Reporting standards for plant biology context information in metabolomic studies.Metabolomics, (2007) 3: 195-201

24. Daniel D. Godfrey, Malcolm J. Hawkesford, Jane L. Ward, Stephen Powers, Sam J. Millar and Peter R. Shewry.(2007) The impact of nutrition on the metabolome, protein composition and end-use quality of wheat. In Gluten Proteins 2006 (edGL .Lookhart) Am. Assoc. Cereal Chemists

25. OulaGhannoum, Matthew M Paul, Jane Ward, Michael H Beale, Delia-Irina Corol, and Jann P Conroy. (2008) The sensitivity of photosynthesis to phosphorus deficiency differs between C3 and C4 tropical grasses Functional Plant Biology Vol 35, 213-221

26. Jonathan R Howarth, SarojParmar, Janina Jones, Caroline E Shepherd, Delia-Irina Corol, Aimee M Galster, Nathan D Hawkins, Sonia J Miller, John M Baker, Paul J Verrier, Jane L Ward, Michael H Beale, Peter B Barraclough and Malcolm J Hawkesford. (2008) Co-ordinated expression of amino acid metabolism pathway genes in response to N and S-deficiency during wheat grain-filling. –J. Exp. Bot,59(13), 3675-3689.

27. Shewry, P.R.; Li, L.; Piironen, V.; Lampi, A.M.; Nyström, L.; Rakszegi, M.; Fras, A.; Boros, D.; Gebruers, K.; Courtin, C.M.; Delcour, J.A.; Andersson, A.A.M.; Dimberg, L.; Bed, Z.; Ward, J.L (2008) Phytochemical and fiber components in oat varieties in the HEALTHGRAIN diversity screen. J. Ag. Food Chem 56 (21), 9777-9784.

28. Andersson, A.A.M.; Åman, P.; Piironen, V.; Nurmi, T.; Kariluoto, S.; Lampi, A.-M.; Delcour, J.A.; Courtin, C.M.; Gebruers, K.; Li, L.; Ward, J.L.; Shewry, P.R..(2008) Phytochemical and dietary fiber composition of barley varieties in the HEALTHGRAIN diversity screen. J. Ag. Food Chem 56 (21), 9767-9776.

29. Nyström, L.; Lampi, A.-M.; Andersson, A.; Kamal-Eldin, A.; Gebruers, K.; Courtin, C.M.; Delcour, J.A.; Li, L.; Ward, J.L.;.; Fras, A.; Boros, D.; Rakszegi, M.; Bedo, Z.; Shewry, P.R and Piironen, V. (2008) Phytochemicals and dietary fiber components in rye varieties in the HEALTHGRAIN diversity screen. J. Ag. Food Chem 56 (21), 9758-9766.

30.  Li, L.; Shewry, P.R.; Ward, J.L (2008) Phenolic acids in wheat varieties in the HEALTHGRAIN diversity screen..J Ag. Food Chem 56 (21), 9732-9739.

31. Ward, J.L; Poutanen, K.; Gebruers, K.; Piironen, V.; Lampi, A.-M.; Nyström, L.; Anderson, A. A. M.; Åman, P.; Boros, D.; Rakszegi, M.; Bedo, Z.; Shewry, P. R . (2008) The HEALTHGRAIN cereal diversity screen: concept, results and prospects..J. Ag. Food Chem 56 (21), 9699-9709.

32. Jingyuan Fu, Joost J B Keurentjes, HarroBouwmeester, Twan America, Francel WA Verstappen, Jane L Ward, Michael H Beale, Ric C H de Vos, MartijnDijkstra, Richard A Scheltema, Frank Johannes, Maarten Koornneef, Dick Vreugdenhil, Rainer Breitling&Ritsert C Jansen (2009), System-wide molecular evidence for phenotypic buffering in Arabidopsis. Nature Genetics 41. 166-7

33. Ana E. Carmo-Silva, Alfred J. Keys, Michael H. Beale, Jane L. Ward, John M. Baker, Nathaniel D. Hawkins, Maria Celeste Arrabaça, Martin A. J. Parry. Drought stress increases the production of 5-hydroxynorvaline in two C4 grasses,2009.Phytochemistry 70, 664-671.

34. Tim P. Bean, Hans J. Cools, John A. Lucas, Nathaniel D. Hawkins, Jane L. Ward, Michael W. Shaw & Bart A. Fraaije. Sterol content analysis suggests altered eburicol14a-demethylase (CYP51) activity in isolates of Mycosphaerellagraminicola adapted to azole fungicides. 2009. FEMS Microbiol. Lett. 296, 266–273.

35. Peter R. Shewrya, Fang-Jie Zhao, Godfrey B. Gowa, Nathanial D. Hawkins, Jane L. Ward, Michael H. Beale, Nigel G. Halford, Martin A. Parry, Joel Abecassis. Sulphur Nutrition Differentially Affects the Distribution of Asparagine in Wheat Grain. 2009. Journal of Cereal Science 50, 407–409

36. J. L. Ward and P. R. Shewry (2010). Future Prospects for the Analysis of Bioactive Components in Cereal Grain.Cereal Foods World. 55(2), 71-75

37. Jane L. Ward, John M. Baker, Sonia J Miller, Catherine Deborde, MickaelMaucourt, Benoit Biais, Dominique Rolin, AnnickMoing, Sofia Moco,Jacques Vervoort, ArjenLommen, HartmutSchäfer,  EberhartHumpferand Michael H. Beale. (2010) An inter-laboratory comparison demonstrates that [1H]-NMR metabolite fingerprinting is a robust technique for collaborative plant metabolomic data collection Metabolomics, 6, 263-273

38. Shewry, PR, Piironen, V, Lampi, A-M, Edelman, M, Kariluoto, S, Nurmi, T,   Nystrm, L, Ravel, C, Charmet, C, Andersson, A, Åman P, Boros, D, Gebruers, K, Dornez, E, Courtin, C, Delcour, C, Rakszegi, M, Bedo, Z and Ward, J. (2010). The HEALTHGRAIN wheat diversity screen: effects of genotype and environment on phytochemicals and dietary fiber components. J. Ag. Food Chem, 58(17), 9291-9298.

39. Peter R. Shewry, VienoPiironen, Ann-MaijaLampi, MinnamariEdelmann, Susanna Kariluoto, TanjaNurmi, Annica A.M. Andersson, Per Åman, Anna Fra, ,DanutaBoros, Kurt Gebruers, EmmieDornez, Christophe M. Courtin, Jan A. Delcour, Catherine Ravel, Gilles Charmet,Mariann Rakszegi, Zoltan Bedo and Jane L. Ward. (2010) Effects of genotype and environment on the content and composition of phytochemicals and dietary fiber components in rye in the HEALTHGRAIN diversity screen. J. Ag. Food Chem, 58(17), 9372-9383.

40. Fernandez-Orozco, R, Li, L, Harflett, C, Shewry, RP and Ward, J.L. (2010) Effects of environment and genotype on phenolic acids in wheat in the HEALTHGRAIN diversity screen.  J. Ag. Food Chem, 58(17), 9341-9352.

41. Jane L. Ward, Silvia Forcat , Manfred Beckmann, Mark Bennett ,  Sonia J. Miller , John M. Baker , Nathaniel D. Hawkins, Corina Vermeer , Chuan Lu , Wanchang Lin , William M. Truman, Michael H. Beale , John Draper , John W. Mansfield  and Murray Grant (2010)  The metabolic transition during disease following infection of Arabidopsis thaliana by Pseudomonas syringaepv. tomato. The Plant Journal, 63(3), 443-457.

42. Rohan G. T. Lowe,  J. William Allwood, Aimee Galster, Martin Urban , ArsalanDaudi, Gail Canning, Jane L. Ward, Michael H. Beale and Kim E. Hammond-Kosack (2010) A combined 1H NMR and ESI-MS analysis to understand the basal metabolism of plant pathogenic Fusarium species, Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions, 23(12), 1605-1618.

43. Payam Mehrshahi, Sabrina Gonzalez-Jorge, Tariq Akhtar, Jane L. Ward, AnahiSantoyo-Castelazo, Susan Marcus, Aurora Lara-Núñez, Nathan Hawkins, Michael Beale, David Barrett, Paul Knox, Jesse Gregory III, Andrew Hanson, Malcolm Bennett, Dean DellaPenna (2010) Functional analysis of folatepolyglutamylation and its essential role in plant metabolism and development. The Plant Journal, 64(2), 267-279.

44. Shewry, P.R., Gebruers, K., Andersson, A.A.M., Aman, P., Piironen, V., Lampi, A.M., Boros, D., Rakszegi, M., Bedo, Z., Ward, J.L. (2010) Relationship between the Contents of Bioactive Components in Grain and the Release Dates of Wheat Lines in the HEALTHGRAIN Diversity Screen. J. Ag. Food Chem, 59(3), 928-933.

45. Quraishi, U.M.; Murat, F., Abrouk, M., Pont, C., Confolent, C., Oury, F.X., Ward, J., Boros, D., Gebruers, K., Delcour, J.A., Courtin, C.M., Bedo, Z., Saulnier, L., Guillon, F., Balzergue, S., Shewry, P.R., Feuillet, C., Charmet, G., Salse, J. (2011) Combined meta-genomics analyses unravel candidate genes for the grain dietary fiber content in bread wheat (Triticumaestivum L.) Functional and Integrative Genomics 11(1), 71-83.

46. Ward, Jane.L., Baker, John M., Llewellyn, Aimee M., Hawkins, Nathaniel D., Beale, Michael H. (2011) Metabolomic analysis of Arabidopsis reveals hemiterpenoid glycosides as products of a nitrate ion-regulated, carbon flux overflow. Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci. USA  108(26), 10762-10767.

47. Beste, D.J.V., Bonde, B., Hawkins, N., Ward, J.L., Beale, M.H., Noack, S., Noeh, K., Kruger, N.J., Ratcliffe, R.G., McFadden, J. (2011) (13)C Metabolic Flux Analysis Identifies an Unusual Route for Pyruvate Dissimilation in Mycobacteria which Requires IsocitrateLyase and Carbon Dioxide Fixation. Plos Pathogens 7(7), article no: e1002091

48. Simon Hodge, Jane L. Ward, Aimee M. Galster, Michael H. Beale, Glen Powell (2011) The effects of a plant defence priming compound, beta-aminobutyric acid, on multitrophic interactions with an insect herbivore and a hymenopterousparasitoid. Biocontrol, 56, 699-711.

49. Shewry, Peter; van Schaik, Frank; Ravel, Catherine; Charmet, Gilles; Rakszegi, Mariann; Bedõ, Zoltán; Ward, Jane (2011) Genotype and Environment Effects on the Contents of Vitamins B1, B2, B3 and B6 in Wheat Grain. J. Ag. Food Chem.59, 10564-10571

50. P.R Shewry, J.L. Ward, F. Zhao, C. Ravel, G. Charmet, D. Lafiandra and Z. Bedo (2011) Improving the Health Benefits of Wheat. Czech J. Genet. Plant Breed.,47, 2011 (Special Issue): S169–S173

51. Liza A.H. Rosén, Elin M. Östman, Peter R. Shewry, Jane L. Ward, Annika A.M Andersson, Vieno Piironen, Anna-Maija Lampi, Marianne Rakszegi, Zoltan Bedö and Inger M.E. Björck (2011) Postprandial glycaemia, insulinaemia and satiety responses in healthy subjects after wholegrain rye bread made from different rye varieties. PART A. J. Ag. Food Chem. 59, 12139-12148

52. P John Andralojc, Pippa J Madgwick, Alfred J Keys, Jane L Ward, Michael H Beale, Jane E Loveland, Philip J Jackson, Antony C Willis, Steven Gutteridge and Martin AJ Parry (2011) CA1P phosphatase – evidence for a wider role in plant Rubisco regulation. The Biochemical Journal  442, 733-742

53. Feng Sun, Pui K. Suen, Youjun Zhang, Chao Liang, Chris Carrie, James Whelan, Jane L. Ward, Nathaniel D. Hawkins, Liwen Jiang, Boon L. Lim (2012) A dual-targeted purple acid phosphatase in Arabidopsis thaliana moderates carbon metabolism and its overexpression leads to faster plant growth and higher seed yield. New Phytologist 194(1), 206-219.

54. Peter R. Shewry, Rowan A.C. Mitchell, Paola Tosi, Yongfang Wan, Claudia Underwood, Alison Lovegrove, Jackie Freeman, Geraldine Toole, E.N. Clare Mills and Jane L. Ward (2012) An integrated study of grain development of wheat (cv Hereward) J. Cereal Sci., in press,

55. Peter R. Shewry, Gilles Charmet, Gerard Branlard, Domenico Lafiandra, Szilvester Gergely, Andras Salgo, Luc Saulnier, Zoltan Bedo, E.N. Clare Mills, Jane L. Ward (2012) Developing new types of wheat with enhanced health benefits Trends in Food Science and Technology, in press,

56. Peter R. Shewry and Jane L. Ward (2012) Exploiting genetic variation to improve wheat composition for the prevention of chronic diseases. Food and Energy Security in press.

57. Stephane Bernillon, Benoit Biais, Catherine Deborde, Mickael Maucourt, Cecile Cabasson, Yves Gibon, Thomas H. Hansen, Soren Husted, Ric C.H. de Vos, Roland Mumm, Harry Jonker, Jane L. Ward, Sonia J. Miller, John M. Baker, Joseph Burger, Ya’akov Tadmor, Michael H. Beale, Jan K. Schjoerring, Arthur A. Schaffer, Dominique Rolin, Robert D. Hall, annick Moing (2012) Metabolomic and elemental profiling of melon fruit quality as affected by genotype and environment. Metabolomics in press.


Book Chapters and Conference Proceedings

Beale, M.H., Ward, J.L., Smith, S.J. and Hooley, R. (1992).  A New Approach to Gibberellin Perception in Aleurone:-  Novel Hydrophilic, Membrane-impermeant, GA-Sulphonic Acid Derivatives Induce α-Amylase.  Physiol. Plant., 85, A24.

Allan AC, Ward JL, Beale MH, Trewavas AJ (1998) Caged Plant Growth Regulators. In Methods inEnzymol291 (ed G Marriott) 474-483. Academic Press London.

Hedden, P., Phillips, A. L., Coles, J. P., Thomas, S. G.,Appleford, N. E. J., Brown, R. G. S., Ward, D. A., Ward, J. L., Beale, M. H. &Lenton, J. R. (1998). The dioxygenases of gibberellin biosynthesis: function, regulation and genetic manipulation. In Abstracts 16th International Conference on Plant Growth Substances, Chiba, Japan, 13-17 August 1998 47. 

Beale, M. H., Ward, J. L. & Kohler, A. D. (1998). Molecular probes for physiological action of plant hormones.In Abstracts 16th International Conference on Plant Growth Substances, Chiba, Japan, 13-17 August 1998 56.

Lewis, J., Baker, J. Beale, M.H. and Ward, J. L. (2004) Metabolite Profiling of GM Plants: The Importance of Robust Experimental Design and Execution. In Genomics for Biosafety in Plant Biotechnology (Eds Nap, J.P.H., Atanassov, A and  Stiekema, W.J) IOS Press, Amsterdam  pp47-57.

Jane L. Ward and Michael H. Beale (2005) NMR Spectroscopy in Plant Metabolomics, In Plant Metabolomics, Biotechnology in Agriculture and Forestry series, vol 57 (eds K. Saito, R. Dixon and L. Willmitzer) Springer, Heidelberg. 2006

Jane L. Ward and Michael H. Beale.Proceedings of 4th International Conference on Plant Metabolomics.Metabolomics Journal Vol.2 No 4 Dec 2006 p269-334

Keon, J. P.R., Antoniw, J. F., Carzaniga, R., Deller, S.,Ward, J. L., Baker, J. M., Beale, M. H., Hammond-Kosack, K. E. & Rudd, J. J. (2006) Transcriptional adaptation of Mycosphaerellagraminicola to programmed cell death (PCD) of its susceptible wheat host. Abstracts 3rd COGEME Interest Group Meeting, Manchester, 7-8 November 2006

Lowe, R., Allwood, J. W., Urban, M., Beale, M. H., Ward, J. L., & Hammond-Kosack, K. E. (2007) DON Mycotoxin biosynthesis by Fusarium species, a metabolomics perspective. Abstracts BSPP Presidential meeting 2007 Attack and Defence in Plant Disease, Bath 12-14 September 200

Shewry, P. R. ; Wan, Y. ; Wheeler, T. ; Gooding, M. ; Poole, R. ; Edwards, K. J. ; Mills, E. N. C. ; Skeggs, P. ; Gezan, S. ; Welham, S. ; Shenton, C. ; Zhu, T. ; Phillips, A. ; Jones, H. D. ; Li, L. ; Ward, J. ; Freeman, J. ; Nemeth, C. ; Mitchell, R. A. C. (2008) Improving wheat for nutrition and processing.   Options Mediterraneennes.Serie A, SeminairesMediterraneens 81, 249-252.

Michael H. Beale, Jane L. Ward and John M. Baker.Establishing Substantial Equivalence: Metabolomics. 2009. in Transgenic Wheat, Barley and Oats Production and Characterization Protocols; Methods in Molecular Biology. Vol 478, 289-303. 2009. Huw D. Jones and Peter R. Shewry (Eds). Humana Press

P.R. SHEWRY, S. MILLAR and J.L. WARD..The use of metabolomic profiling to identify new quality determinants in wheat. (Gluten Workshop, 2009)

Huw D Jones, Kurt Gebruers, Jane Ward & Peter R Shewry. HealthGrain: Increasing the health benefits of wheat. international wheat quality conference iv. Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada. June 2009

Li Li, Claudia Harflett, Michael H. Beale and Jane L. Ward.(2009) Phenolic acids in Analysis of Bioactive Components in Small Grain Cereals (Eds Peter R. Shewry and Jane L. Ward. Published by AACC International, Minnesota, USA), 41-52

Zoltan Bed, Mariann Rakszegi and Laszlo Láng, Kurt Gebruers, VienoPiironen, DomenicoLafiandra, Jane Ward, Andy Phillips and Peter R. Shewry (2009) Combining bioactive components with conventional targets in plant breeding programs - in Analysis of Bioactive Components in Small Grain Cereals (Eds Peter R. Shewry and Jane L. Ward. Published by AACC International, Minnesota, USA), 263-272

Jane L. Ward and Peter R. Shewry (2009) Future prospects for the analysis for bioactive components in cereal grain. in  HEALTHGRAIN methods: analysis of bioactive components in small grain cereals;  Editor(s): Shewry P. R.; Ward J. L. 273-280

Robert D. Hall, Ric C.H. de Vos and Jane L Ward: Plant metabolomics applications in the Brassicaceae: added value for science and industry. Proceedings. 5th ISHS International symposium of Brassicas and the 16th Crucifer Genetics workshop (2010), Acta Horticulturae. 867, 191-206

P.R. Shewry. L. Saulnier, F. Fuillon, K.Gebruers, C. Courtin, J. Delcour, G. Toole, D. Boros, J. Salse, C. Ravel, E.N.C. Mills, J. L. Ward, G. Charmet.(2010)Improving the benefits of wheat as a source of dietary fibre. In: dietary fibre: New frontiers for food and health. (Eds. J.W. van der Kamp, J.M. Jones, B.V. Mccleary and D.L. Topping), Wageningen Academic Publishers.Pp 65-78.

Aimee M. Galster, Jennie Lewis, Sonia J. Miller, Delia-Irina Corol, Michael H. Beale and Jane L. Ward.(2012) Tissue Preparation using Arabidopsis In Methods in Molecular Biology 860,  Plant Metabolomics, Methods and protocols  Eds Nigel Hardy and Robert Hall, Humana Press, 65-81.

John M. Baker, Jane L. Ward and Michael H. Beale. (2012) Combined NMR and Flow Injection ESI-MS for Brassicaceae metabolomics, In Plant Metabolomics, Methods and protocols, Methods in Molecular Biology 860, Eds Nigel Hardy and Robert Hall, Humana Press, 177-191.

Michael H. Beale and Jane L Ward. (2012) Realising the potential of plant metabolomics. Pharmaceutical Biology 50(5), 611-673.

Jane L. Ward, John M. Baker, Aimee M. Llewellyn, Nathaniel D. Hawkins, Michael H. Beale (2012) Unexpected hemiterpenoids in Arabidopsis, revealed by metabolite fingerprinting, give new insights into C/N metabolic balancing. Pharmaceutical Biology 50(5), 611-673.



Measures of esteem


  • Editorial Board- Frontiers in Plant Metabolism and Chemodiversity


  • Invited Member - Advisory panel of Swedish Metabolomics Centre, Umea
  • Co-chair - Advisory Board for NSF Grant for NMR acquisition, Noble Foundation, OK, USA
  • Session Organising Committee of Metabolomics 2012 (conference)
  • Invited Speaker: 2nd International Conference on Food Omics, Cesena. Title: The pros and cons of wheat in human nutrition
  • Selected Speaker. 50th Anniversary meeting of the PSNA. Title: Unexpected hemiterpenoids in Arabidopsis, revealed by metabolomic fingerprinting, give new insights into C-N metabolic balancing
  • Invited Speaker - Noble Foundation NMR and Metabolomics Symposium 2011, Ardmore, OK Title: Using NMR in plant science â?? principles and practice.
  • Invited Speaker - Noble Foundation NMR and Metabolomics Symposium 2011, Ardmore, OK Title: Stress management: nitrate and carbon flow in Arabidopsis.


  • Invited speaker - HEALTHGRAIN open conference, Lund, 2010. Title: Variation in bioactive components in wheat and other cereals â??
  • Invited Speaker: Plant Metabolomics- A tutorial and review â?? Metabolomics 2010, Amsterdam, June 2010


  • Selected Speaker - 5th Annual conference of the Metabolomics Society, Edmonton, Canada. Title: Quality versus quantity: Metabolomics in cereal crop improvementâ?? â??


  • Invited Speaker - 5th ISHS International symposium of Brassicas and the 16th Crucifer Genetics workshop, Lillehammer. Title: NMR based metabolomics based analysis of Arabidopsis and Brassicaâ??


  • Organiser - Metabolomics Workshop at 18th International Congress on Arabidopsis Research, Beijing â?? June 2007
  • Selected Speaker - 18th International Congress on Arabidopsis Research, Beijing. Title: Metabolites in Motion â?? Tracking Metabolome Dynamics with 1H NMR,


  • Local Organising committee - Plant Metabolomics Congress 2006


  • Member of The Royal Society of Chemistry


  • Selected speaker - GARNet Meeting, Bristol. Title : â??Metabolites in Motion â?? Tracking the Dynamic Metabolome With 1H NMRâ??