Sonja is leader of the quantitate genetics team with CSIRO Agriculture and Food in the “Productive and adaptive livestock systems” Program at the FD Mc Masters Laboratories in Armidale. Dr Dominik has been working since 2005 as research scientist in quantitative genetics with CSIRO. During her career she worked on the genomics in sheep and breeding program design of salmon, abalone, oysters and prawns. Her current research focusses on the application of pooled genotyping in the cattle and sheep industries and on novel traits, such as methane emission or immune competence. Her passion is in applied genetics and she enjoys most the opportunity to collaborate, connect and interact with key stakeholder of the livestock industries as part of her research.