Mike Dickinson

Mike has authored or co-authored over 15 peer-reviewed papers, application notes or magazine articles in food analysis, bioinformatics and metabolomics.

Mike Dickinson

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  • Area of expertise
    Analytical Chemist
  • Years of experience
    15
  • Highest qualification
    BSC (Hons)

Mike is a Senior Analytical Chemist at Fera and Operations Manager in the Food Quality and Safety Programme. Mike has experience in veterinary medicine and pesticide analysis with expertise in ion exchange chromatography. Mike leads metabolomics applications using high resolution mass spectrometry and has expertise in non-targeted analysis of food for safety and authenticity. Mike also coordinates cross programme safety and quality analysis for novel insect products.

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Latest Papers and Articles

Rusilowivz, M., Dickinson M., Charlton A.J., O’Keefe S., and Wilson J (2018) MetaboClust: Using interactive time-series cluster analysis to relate metabolomic data with perturbed pathways. Plos One doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0205968

Fitches, E., Dickinson, M., Demarzo, D., Wakefield, M., Charlton A.J. and Hall, H. (2018) Alternative protein production for animal feed: Musca domestica productivity on poultry manures and nutritional quality of processed larval meals. Journal of Insects as Food and Feed. doi.org/10.3920/JIFF2017.0061

Dickinson, E., Wilson, J., Rusilowicz, M., Dickinson, M., Charlton, A., Bechtold, U. and Mullineaux, P. (2018) Integrating transcriptomic techniques and k-means clustering in metabolomics to identify markers of abiotic and biotic stress in Medicago truncatula. Metabolomics (Manuscript accepted September 2018, NO. MEBO-D-18-00082R1)

Ellis, N., Hattori, C., Cheema, J., Donarski, J., Charlton, A., Dickinson, M., Venditti, G., Kalo, P., Szabo, Z., Kiss, G and Domoney, C. (2018) NMR metabolomics defining genetic variation in pea seed metabolites. Frontiers in Plant Science (2018) doi.org/10.3389/fpls.2018.01022

Hall, H., Masey O’Neill H., Scholey, D., Burton, E., Dickinson, M. and Fitches, E. (2018) Amino acid digestibility of larval meal (Musca domestica) for broiler chickens. Poultry Science 2018 0:1-8 http://dx.doi.org/10.3382/ps/pex433

Bianco, C., Defez, R., Andreozzi, A., Dickinson, M., Charlton, A.J., Tadini, L. and Pesaresi, P. (2017) Improved drought stress response in alfalfa plants nodulated by an IAA over-producing rhizobium strain. Frontiers in Microbiology doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2017.02466

Hoysted, G.A., Lilley, C., Field, K., Dickinson, M., Hartley, S.E. and Urwin, P.E. (2017). A plant-feeding nematode indirectly increases the fitness of an aphid. Frontiers in Plant Science , doi.org/10.3389/fpls.2017.01897

Lara, F.J., Chan, D., Dickinson, M., Lloyd A.S., and Adams, S..J. (2017). Evaluation of direct analysis in real time for the determination of highly polar pesticides in lettuce and celery using modified quick polar pesticides extraction method. Journal of Chromatography A 1496:37-44

LAdams, S.J., Guest, J., Dickinson, M., Fussell, R.J., Beck, J. and Schoutsen, F. (2017). Development and validation of ion chromatography tandem mass spectrometry based method for the multi-residue determination of polar ionic pesticides in food. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry 65 (34). DOI: 10.1021/acs.jafc.7b00476

Adams, S.J., Guest, J., Dickinson, M., Fussell, R.J., Beck, J. and Schoutsen, F. (2017). Development and validation of ion chromatography tandem mass spectrometry based method for the multi-residue determination of polar ionic pesticides in food. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry 65 (34). DOI: 10.1021/acs.jafc.7b00476

Rusilowivz, M., Dickinson M., Charlton A.J., O’Keefe S., and Wilson J (2015). Batch correction of liquid chromatography – mass spectrometry data without quality control samples. Metabolomics 12:3, doi: 10.1007/s11306-016-0972-2

Dickinson M. Marching Forward with Food Analysis. The Analytical Scientist Issue 0915, September 2015.

Dickinson M. Metabolomics data analysis of herbicide susceptible and resistant populations of black-grass (Alopecurus myosuroides). (2014). Technical application note for Progenesis QI, (NonLinear Dynamics, Waters Corporation) found at http://storage.nonlinear.com/webfiles/support/progenesis/docs/comet/Application-Note-Metabolomics-Data-Analysis-FERA.pdf

Mike and his team work with customers to deliver the following services within Fera...

Surveillance of the main classes of contaminants that are regulated in the human and animal feed supply chain. These include; heavy metals, pesticides, veterinary medicines, dioxins/PCBs, PAHs and mycotoxins.

Pesticide Residues Testing

With many years of experience carrying out pesticides residue testing, we can assist with any upcoming and emerging issues. The majority of pesticides can be analysed by multi-residue screening methods.

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Contaminant Testing

Our experts focus on the scientific research relating to intentionally added food components and to those arising from chemical changes during food processing, bioactive chemicals and natural toxicants.

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Authenticity Testing

Fera's analysts use industry leading techniques and cutting edge technologies to ensure compliance with food safety regulations, protecting public health and traceability.

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