Professor Peter Weber received his Ph.D. in Nutritional Sciences from the University of Bonn, Germany and his M.D. from the University of Münster, Germany. After working for two years at the 'Research Institute of Child Nutrition', Dortmund, Germany he trained in Internal Medicine with a subspeciality in endocrinology at the University of Mainz, Germany. He is a Professor of Nutrition at the University of Stuttgart-Hohenheim, Germany and gives lectures in Human Nutrition and Health. He has more then 70 peer-reviewed publications in the field of iodine deficiency and goiter, thyroid diseases, metabolic syndrome, postprandial lipid metabolism, vitamin K, vitamin status of populations, the role of vitamins and polyunsaturated fatty acids in human health and he is a co-editor of a book on vitamins. His scientific interests include the role of micronutrients in the prevention of diseases, nutritional status in risk groups such as elderly and in the emerging topic of Nutrition Security. In 1993 he joined Hoffmann-La Roche in New Jersey, USA and in July 2004 he was appointed Corporate Scientist for Human Nutrition & Health in DSM Nutritional Products in Kaiseraugst, Switzerland which includes the responsibility for the DSM Corporate Research Program for Nutrition.

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