Dr. Patrice MARTIN
Dr. Patrice MARTIN is Director of Research with an agronomist background (1974). Scientist at the Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique since 1975
he is currently group leader in the GABI (Génétique animale et Biologie Intégrative) unit at Jouy-en-Josas. First involved in the biochemistry of milk proteins and milk-clotting enzymes (Thesis “Doctorat d’Etat” in Enzymology, University of Paris XI in 1984), he joined the Institut Pasteur (Paris) in 1984 to get a science degree in Microbiology and worked four years on transposable elements and antibiotic resistance in bacteria. He went back to INRA (Jouy-en-Josas) in 1988 where his main work was dedicated to the genetics of milk proteins in ruminants, before to take the direction of the “Laboratoire de Recherches de Génétique et de Cytogénétique”, in 1992. One of the designers of the French programme of Genomics for Animal Breeding (AGENAE), his main research interests are in the field of the functional genomics of the mammary gland. He is in charge of the Microgenomics core facility (ICE: Iso Cell Express platform) of the INRA research center, at Jouy-en-Josas. Dr. P. Martin is member of the International Society for Animal Genetics and of the American Society for Animal Physiology. He is member of the French Milk Institute (Actalia) scientific committee and Member of the scientific advisory committee of the International Milk Genomics Consortium.