Professor Douglas R Tocher

Professor Douglas R Tocher

Professor 01786 467996

Aquaculture Pathfoot H9 Pathfoot Building, University of Stirling Stirling FK9 4LA United Kingdom

About me

Professor Douglas R. Tocher has a BSc (1979) and PhD (1982) in Biochemistry from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland. He worked for 16 years for the UK Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) at the Institute of Marine Biochemistry, Aberdeen (1982-1986) and the Unit of Aquatic Biochemistry, University of Stirling (1986-1998). His main research interests during this period were fish lipid and fatty acid metabolism including embryonic and early larval development, and cell culture studies on eicosanoid metabolism, polyunsaturated fatty acid synthesis and neural development. In 1998 he joined the Nutrition Group, Institute of Aquaculture, University of Stirling as senior lecturer and was awarded his personal chair in 2009. His current primary research interests are the molecular biology and genetic basis of regulation of lipid and fatty acid metabolism and nutrition in fish, with particular focus on omega-3 (n-3) long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids. Professor Tocher has co-authored over 300 scientific publications. He is a member of the European Federation of Lipids, American Oil Chemists Society (AOCS) and the European Aquaculture Society (EAS), and the editorial boards of the journals Aquaculture and Fish Physiology and Biochemistry.


  • 11th Conference of the European Society for Comparative Physiology and Biochemistry, and 1st Joint Meeting ESCPB - Association Des Physiologistes
    Type of eventConference
    LocationReims, France
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