What are EPA and DHA?

20th December 2019

IFFO has interviewed Prof. Douglas Tocher from The institute of Aquaculture (University of Stirling, UK), about EPA and DHA.



Professor Douglas Tocher has a PhD (1982) in Biochemistry from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland. He worked for 16 years for the UK Natural Environment Research Council at the Institute of Marine Biochemistry, Aberdeen and the Unit of Aquatic Biochemistry, University of Stirling. In 1998 he joined the Institute of Aquaculture, University of Stirling and was awarded his personal chair in 2009. His 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 (LC-PUFA).