Martin Bobrow

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Martin Bobrow

Born (1938-02-06) 6 February 1938 (age 82)
Nationality United Kingdom
Occupation Geneticist
Employer Wolfson College, Cambridge

Martin Bobrow CBE, FRCP, FRCPath, FRS, FMedSci (born 1938) is a British geneticist, and Emeritus Fellow, Wolfson College, Cambridge.[1]

Bobrow graduated in South Africa and then migrated to the United Kingdom.[2]

He held chairs of medical genetics at the University of Amsterdam and at Guy's Hospital, and from 1995 to 2005 was professor of medical genetics at Cambridge University.[2][3]

He has served on the council of the Medical Research Council; as a governor of the Wellcome Trust; as national chair of the Muscular Dystrophy Campaign; and chair of the Clinical Genetics Society; as chair of the Committee on Radiation in the Environment, chair of the Unrelated Living Transplant Regulating Authority; deputy chair of the Nuffield Council on Bioethics and as a member of the Human Genetics Advisory Commission.[2]

He is a founding Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences,[4] and a Non-executive Director of Cambridge University Hospitals.[5]

He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society (FRS) in 2004, a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians (FRCP), a Fellow of the Royal College of Pathologists (FRCPath), and a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences (FMedSci); and was made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the 1995 New Year Honours, "For services to Science.".[6]


  1. ^ "Professor Martin Bobrow CBE DSc FRCP FRCPath FMedSci FRS - Wolfson College Cambridge".
  2. ^ a b c Peter Harper; Lois Reynolds; Tilli Tansey, eds. (2010), Clinical Genetics in Britain: Origins and development, Wellcome Witnesses to Contemporary Medicine, History of Modern Biomedicine Research Group, ISBN 978-0-85484-127-1Wikidata Q29581774
  3. ^ "Biographical note: Professor Martin Bobrow". Journal of Medical Genetics. 32 (6): 410. 1995. doi:10.1136/jmg.32.6.410. PMC 1050478.
  4. ^ "Prof Martin Bobrow, CBE, FRS Authorised Biography". Debrett's People of Today. Debrett's. Archived from the original on 7 January 2012.
  5. ^ "Board of directors - Cambridge University Hospitals".
  6. ^ "No. 53893". The London Gazette (Supplement). 30 December 1994. p. 8.

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