Dr Peter Brooks

Dr Peter Brooks is a senior lecturer in Chemistry at the University of the Sunshine Coast (USC) and runs that university's Honey Research Laboratory. His research group was the first to find the bio-medicinal molecules, Dihydroxyacetone and Methylglyoxal in Australian Leptospermum Honeys, and also to survey the activity of Leptospermum species by testing the nectar Dihydroxyacetone from flowers. The objectives of the research group are to aid the Australian Beekeeping and Honey industry in value adding to their products. The research group at USC currently are testing Honey for Dihydroxyacetone, Hydroxymethylfurfural, Methylglyoxal and Non-Peroxide Activity equivalence, species and tree nectar activities, and chromatographic fingerprinting of premium honey.

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