Martin Bobrow was at the University of Cambridge, and has worked on Mendelian diseases and genetic diagnostics, social issues related to genetic medicine, and research funding.
As a Governor of the Wellcome Trust, Martin was involved in some of the early decisions related to the Sanger Centre's participation in the Human Genome Project. He has been on advisory boards related to the DDD, UK10K and other Sanger Institute projects.
After studying anthropology and then medicine in South Africa, he worked in medical genetics departments in Oxford, Amsterdam, Guys Hospital London, and Cambridge. He is currently a member of the transitional steering committee of the Global Alliance for Genomics and Health.