Elena Mente graduated with a BSc in Animal Science from the Department of Agriculture of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in Greece. She was awarded a Training and Mobility Researchers (TMR) postgraduate Fellowship aiming at PhD research in crustacean physiology at the School of Biological Sciences, University of Aberdeen, Scotland, UK. Her research has focused on plant protein use in aquaculture, nutrition and physiology of fish and decapod crustaceans. She has published several research papers in a number of journals including the American Journal of Physiology, Journal of Experimental Biology, Marine Ecology Progress Series, Aquaculture and Journal of Experimental Zoology. She has received a number of grants on growth, nutrition and physiology of fish and crustaceans. Currently she is an Assistant Professor at the University of Thessaly in Greece.