Peter Facchini

Chief Scientific Officer, MagicMed Industries

Dr. Peter Facchini is the Chief Scientific Officer of MagicMed Industries, Inc. He has been Professor of Plant Biochemistry in the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Calgary for 25 years. He held the Canada Research Chair in Plant Metabolic Processes Biotechnology and is currently a Parex Resources Innovation Fellow in the Faculty of Science. He was a founder and the Chief Scientific Officer of Epimeron Inc., a University of Calgary startup acquired in the creation of Willow Biosciences Inc. (WLLW.TO), for which he served as Chief Scientific Officer until April 2020. He has published more than 160 scientific papers and filed more than 30 patents, and is regarded as an international leader in the biochemistry and biotechnology of natural product metabolism.