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Matthew Wood, PhD
Professor of Neuroscience
University of Oxford
Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics
Oxford, United Kingdom
Matthew Wood is Professor of Neuroscience, Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics and Fellow of Somerville College in the University of Oxford.
Wood’s research is in the field of gene therapy for degenerative disorders of the nervous system and muscle. The main focus is the investigation of novel therapeutic approaches utilising short nucleic acids to target messenger RNA.
His current work is about investigating the potential of single-stranded antisense oligonucleotides for the modification of mRNA splicing, for example in Duchenne muscular dystrophy. In addition, the potential of double-stranded RNA for gene silencing, known as RNA interference (RNAi), is being investigated for the silencing of target genes and mutant alleles both in muscle and in the nervous system.
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