Honorary Faculty - Martin Bobrow

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.

Selected Publications

  • A systematic, large-scale resequencing screen of X-chromosome coding exons in mental retardation.

    Tarpey PS, Smith R, Pleasance E, Whibley A, Edkins S, Hardy C, O'Meara S, Latimer C, Dicks E, Menzies A, Stephens P, Blow M, Greenman C, Xue Y, Tyler-Smith C, Thompson D, Gray K, Andrews J, Barthorpe S, Buck G, Cole J, Dunmore R, Jones D, Maddison M, Mironenko T, Turner R, Turrell K, Varian J, West S, Widaa S, Wray P, Teague J, Butler A, Jenkinson A, Jia M, Richardson D, Shepherd R, Wooster R, Tejada MI, Martinez F, Carvill G, Goliath R, de Brouwer AP, van Bokhoven H, Van Esch H, Chelly J, Raynaud M, Ropers HH, Abidi FE, Srivastava AK, Cox J, Luo Y, Mallya U, Moon J, Parnau J, Mohammed S, Tolmie JL, Shoubridge C, Corbett M, Gardner A, Haan E, Rujirabanjerd S, Shaw M, Vandeleur L, Fullston T, Easton DF, Boyle J, Partington M, Hackett A, Field M, Skinner C, Stevenson RE, Bobrow M, Turner G, Schwartz CE, Gecz J, Raymond FL, Futreal PA and Stratton MR

    Nature genetics 2009;41;5;535-43

  • Microarray based comparative genomic hybridisation (array-CGH) detects submicroscopic chromosomal deletions and duplications in patients with learning disability/mental retardation and dysmorphic features.

    Shaw-Smith C, Redon R, Rickman L, Rio M, Willatt L, Fiegler H, Firth H, Sanlaville D, Winter R, Colleaux L, Bobrow M and Carter NP

    Journal of medical genetics 2004;41;4;241-8

  • Patents in a genetic age.

    Bobrow M and Thomas S

    Nature 2001;409;6822;763-4

  • Point mutations in the dystrophin gene.

    Roberts RG, Bobrow M and Bentley DR

    Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 1992;89;6;2331-5

  • Differential staining of human and mouse chromosomes in interspecific cell hybrids.

    Bobrow M and Cross J

    Nature 1974;251;5470;77-9

  • Para-nucleolar position of the human Y chromosome in interphase nuclei.

    Bobrow M, Pearson PL and Collacott HE

    Nature 1971;232;5312;556-7

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