Dr. Bernd Stahl joined the IMGC Scientific Advisory Committee in 2015. He is the R&D Director of Human Milk Research & Analytical Science at Danone Nutricia Research, Utrecht, and an Associate Professor of Glycobiology within the Chemical Biology and Drug Discovery Group at the Department of Pharmaceutical Science at the Utrecht University, The Netherlands. He received his Ph.D. in Biology at the Westfaelische Wilhelms-University Muenster, Germany. He has a strong background in biochemical research with a significant contribution to human milk science for more than 25 years. Prof. Stahl is the author and co-author of more than 100 scientific publications, reviews and book chapters. He is (co) inventor of more than 40 patents. Currently his work is focused on the scientific understanding of factors that influence and are influenced by breastfeeding and human milk, beyond nutrition. The deciphering of the variation of human milk composition and its impact for a breastfed infant is important for global public health. The insights gathered through this research are not only relevant for early life but also for the entire lifespan of an individual. These allow the creation of innovative and specialized nutritional solutions. Bernd Stahl is a member of the American Society for Mass Spectrometry (ASMS), American Chemical Society (ACS), German Biochemical Society (GBM), European Milk Bank Association (EMBA), International Milk Genomics Consortium (IMGC), and the International Society for Research in Human Milk and Lactation (ISRHML).