Professor Douglas Tocher


Institute of Aquaculture Pathfoot Building, University of Stirling, Stirling, FK9 4LA

Professor Douglas Tocher

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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.

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Polyunsaturated fatty-acids in marine and terrestrial food webs. 11th Conference of the European Society for Comparative Physiology and Biochemistry, and 1st Joint Meeting ESCPB - Association Des Physiologistes
European Society for Comparative Physiology and Biochemistry

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