Dr Peter Fakler (Phd)

Scientific consultant

Dr Fakler has a Master of Science degree (major in biology, minors in chemistry and mathematics) and a PhD from the University of Heidelberg, Germany, where he investigated molecular genetic and biochemical variations in mammals. Since moving to Australia in 1999, his interests have ranged from exploring and documenting Australia’s natural history to understanding the causes of chronic diseases and ageing.

Peter has been particularly interested in the roles of vitamins and other nutrients in health, especially their biochemical functions. Peter has co-authored a number of peer-reviewed journal articles including on effects of cocoa, tomato-extract, and garlic on cardiovascular health, and has contributed to NIIM’s Short Course in Integrative Medicine. Peter is currently involved in establishing some exciting research and screening techniques in NIIM’s new laboratory, including Circulating Tumour Cell Analysis.