Director of Research at the Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique he joined in 1975. He was group leader in the GABI (Génétique animale et Biologie Intégrative) unit at Jouy-en-Josas during his last 10 years of activity. 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 genetic 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, before to take the direction of the Laboratoire de Recherches de Génétique et de Cytogénétique in 1992. He was one of the main designers of the French programme of Genomics for Animal Breeding (AGENAE), he was coordinator of several ANR programs and his main research interests were in the field of the functional genomics of the mammary gland. He set up and was in charge of the Microgenomics core facility (ICE: Iso Cell Express platform) of the INRA research center, at Jouy-en-Josas, until 2017. He is author or co-author of nearly 100 peer-reviewed publications. He has supervised ca. 30 post graduates (PhDs and Masters). Dr. P. Martin was member of the International Society for Animal Genetics and of the American Society for Animal Physiology, as well as member of the scientific advisory committee of the International Milk Genomics Consortium.