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Dr Rebecca Dewhirst

Dr Rebecca Dewhirst

Associate Research Fellow

 Laver Building Level 7

 

Laver Building, University of Exeter, North Park Road, Exeter, EX4 4QE, UK

Overview

I graduated from the University of York in 2011 with a first class degree in biology. I then joined the Institute of Molecular Plant Sciences at the University of Edinburgh to undertake a PhD in plant biochemistry. I completed my PhD, entitled ‘Formation and subsequent metabolism of ascorbate oxidation products in vitro and in plant cells’ in 2015.

After my PhD I joined the wildFIRE lab here in Exeter to continue researching plant biochemistry but this time in relation to plant flammability, specifically in pine species.

Broad research specialisms:

  • Plant biochemistry
  • Volatile organic compounds
  • Plant flammability

Qualifications

PhD in plant biochemistry (University of Edinburgh, 2015);
BSc in biology (University of York, 2011)

Research

Research interests

I’m working on a project that aims to identify differences in plant biochemistry that link to plant flammability. Initially we will look at differences in volatile compounds biochemistry and flammability between pine species.

Grants/Funding:

ERC ECOFLAM project

Publications

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Publications by category


Journal articles

Haworth M, Belcher CM, Killi D, Dewhirst RA, Materassi A, Raschi A, Centritto M (2018). Impaired photosynthesis and increased leaf construction costs may induce floral stress during episodes of global warming over macroevolutionary timescales. SCIENTIFIC REPORTS, 8 Author URL.
Dewhirst RA, Fry SC (2018). Oxalyltransferase, a plant cell-wall acyltransferase activity, transfers oxalate groups from ascorbate metabolites to carbohydrates. PLANT JOURNAL, 95(4), 743-757. Author URL.
Karkonen A, Dewhirst RA, Mackay CL, Fry SC (2017). Metabolites of 2,3-diketogulonate delay peroxidase action and induce non-enzymic H2O2 generation: Potential roles in the plant cell wall. ARCHIVES OF BIOCHEMISTRY AND BIOPHYSICS, 620, 12-22. Author URL.  Full text.
Dewhirst RA, Clarkson GJJ, Rothwell SD, Fry SC (2017). Novel insights into ascorbate retention and degradation during the washing and post-harvest storage of spinach and other salad leaves. Food Chemistry, 233, 237-246. Abstract.  Full text.

Publications by year


2018

Haworth M, Belcher CM, Killi D, Dewhirst RA, Materassi A, Raschi A, Centritto M (2018). Impaired photosynthesis and increased leaf construction costs may induce floral stress during episodes of global warming over macroevolutionary timescales. SCIENTIFIC REPORTS, 8 Author URL.
Dewhirst RA, Fry SC (2018). Oxalyltransferase, a plant cell-wall acyltransferase activity, transfers oxalate groups from ascorbate metabolites to carbohydrates. PLANT JOURNAL, 95(4), 743-757. Author URL.

2017

Karkonen A, Dewhirst RA, Mackay CL, Fry SC (2017). Metabolites of 2,3-diketogulonate delay peroxidase action and induce non-enzymic H2O2 generation: Potential roles in the plant cell wall. ARCHIVES OF BIOCHEMISTRY AND BIOPHYSICS, 620, 12-22. Author URL.  Full text.
Dewhirst RA, Clarkson GJJ, Rothwell SD, Fry SC (2017). Novel insights into ascorbate retention and degradation during the washing and post-harvest storage of spinach and other salad leaves. Food Chemistry, 233, 237-246. Abstract.  Full text.

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