Dr. Peter Williamson joined the IMGC Scientific Advisory Committee in 2006. He also became an Associate Editor of “SPLASH! milk science update” in 2013. As an active researcher with over 30 years of experience in biomedical, biotechnology and comparative genomics research, Dr. Williamson has a deep knowledge of the research enterprise and project management. His research interests are grounded in physiological systems and genomics, and encompass animal and veterinary biosciences, comparative lactation and milk genomics. His research has been supported by Dairy Australia, The Dairy Cooperative Research Centre for Innovative Dairy Products, National Institutes of Health (USA), National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia, Canine Research Foundation, Meat and Livestock Australia and others. Dr. Williamson has held positions in the medical research sector and university academic environment, at Westmead Medical Centre, The Institute for Immunology and Allergy, The Westmead Millennium Institute and in the School of Medicine University of Pennsylvania (USA), with academic appointments in the Faculties of Science, Medicine, and Veterinary Science at The University of Sydney. A graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, he has served as an Associate Dean for Research, on executive committees of the Faculty of Veterinary Science, and the Cooperative Research Centre for Innovative Dairy Products. He is a member of the Western Sydney Area Health Board advisory committee, and a range of steering committees for strategic research initiatives, including Sydney Institute for Agriculture (Animal Agriculture), a centre for obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular disease (Charles Perkins Centre) and the multidisciplinary cancer research initiative (Cancer Research Network).