Dr Elaine Fitches

Dr Elaine Fitches

Insects as novel protein source for animal diets

Dr Elaine Fitches is a Research Fellow in the School of Biological and Biomedical Sciences at Durham University, with a focus on applied entomology and, specifically, the investigation and development of novel approaches for the control of invertebrate pests.

She also works in the Sustainable Agriculture & Environment Team at Fera Science Ltd as a plant and insect biotechnologist.

In 2013 she became co-ordinator of the EC-funded PROteINSECT project, which is investigating the use of insects as a protein source in animal feed (chicken, pigs and fish).

For more information on PROteINSECT, visit the website. www.proteinsect.eu 

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