Bob obtained a BSc (1987) in Chemistry from King’s College, London University, an MSc (1990) in Biochemistry from University of British Columbia, and a DPhil (1996) in Structural Biology from Oxford University. During his postdoctoral studies at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies (1996-2001), Bob solved the X-ray structure of Arp2/3, an actin-nucleating complex consisting of seven proteins. In 2001, Bob was appointed as a Senior Lecturer at Uppsala University. There, the research group continued to elucidate structures of key actin-regulating proteins. Bob became an EMBO Young Investigator in 2003. Bob joined IMCB, Singapore as a Principal Investigator in 2005 and became a Research Director in 2011. Bob is currently holds Professor positions at RIIS, Okayama University and VISTEC, Thailand.