Our Science Leadership Team
Research into the biology of our industry, as well as the development of our production processes, is crucial to our business .
From our early days we have sought to partner with leading academics, Universities, Foundations and environmental strategists. These partnerships have helped us overcome the many challenges we have faced in helping build our industry.
We have an outstanding research team headed by Dr. Cameron Richards. He leads a team of 22 people comprising full time staff and students completing their degree MSc and PhD studies on projects that are advancing our understanding of mass insect rearing. A great talent pool from which to recruit for our operations.
In 2017 we will start building our in-house genetics laboratory in Cape Town. Maintaining genetic diversity in our colonies without compromising our production metrics.
Our North American team will lead our research into the antibiotic qualities of MagMeal™ working closely with the Guelph and Toronto Universities. We also plan to announce a research partnership with a University in Asia by the end of Q2 which will lead our research into fly fertility, mating and hatchability.
AgriProtein Research Council
Research is core to what we do, and to ensure our themes always remain fresh and our science cutting edge we have created an extraordinary research council, comprising leading entomologists, nutritionalists and geneticists from around the world. Together they help steer the direction of our future research questions.