Welcome to the new IMGC website from Executive Director, Dr. Gonca Pasin


We are glad you decided to visit us online. Through this site you will find our mission, services, collaborations and scientific achievements. The IMGC’s focus is to deliver the best milk science information, access and opportunities to you—our principal sponsors and scientific communities. Collectively, the IMGC serves to facilitate the transition of discoveries from experimental data into usable benefits. In short, we are connecting the dots in science.

A key measurement of the success of the IMGC is recruiting and engaging new scientists. Year after year, the number of new scientists attending and creating long-term collaborations has increased, with 85 new scientists attending the 2014 IMGC Symposium.

Increases not only in attendance but also in the number of published papers points to the success and quality of the attendees at the annual Symposium. On average, collaborations between IMGC attendees have increased 25-fold since the first Symposium in 2004. In its first year, attendees published less than 100 papers, increasing in total volume by 1,630% by 2014, with a total of 5,100 milk-related publications over 11 years. Notably, in 2014 alone, publications by IMGC attendees increased by 36% over the previous year, generating 953 papers in just one year. In all, 83 publications have been ranked very high impact papers, with more than 100 citations each.

Data sharing and collaboration are arguably not an instinctive practice for scientists, however, the IMGC remains resolute in creating an open dialogue among researchers and industry as part of research practices that benefit research institutes, businesses, industries and consumers—worldwide.

We would like to thank all of our IMGC participants for helping us accomplish our mission! These successes would not have been possible without your valued continuous contributions and steadfast sponsorship.

As we approach the 13th annual IMGC Symposium, we are proud to continue to foster important collaborations and recruit new scientists to the milk science field.


Gonca Pasin, R.D., Ph.D.

Executive Director