Skip to Main Content - Click Enter

Matthew Wood

Theme-lead Neuroscience

Matthew Wood F.Med.Sci. is Professor of Neuroscience and Deputy Head of the Medical Sciences Division at the University of Oxford. He directs the Laboratory of RNA biology and Neuromuscular Disease investigating development of RNA-based medicines for neuromuscular disease focusing on the development of advanced generation antisense oligonucleotides for Duchenne muscular dystrophy and related neuromuscular conditions. He is currently Director of MDUK Oxford Neuromuscular Centre and Director of the Oxford Harrington Rare Disease Centre. He has pioneered the development of novel drug delivery systems including peptide and exosome-based technologies for the targeted delivery of macromolecular biologics, including oligonucleotides, to tissues including the brain. He is a co-founder of the biotech spin-outs Evox Therapeutics and PepGen, and has recently led a major UK national initiative to establish a UK Nucleic Acid Therapy Accelerator (NATA). Matthew is or has been an advisor to numerous research funding agencies including the UK Medical Research Council and Wellcome Trust. In his role as Deputy Head of the Medical Sciences Division of the University of Oxford, Matthew leads strategic coordination of all innovation related activities. He currently serves as a Non-Executive Director of the University of Oxford’s technology transfer organisation, Oxford University Innovation (OUI).

Research Theme


Research Group

Wood Group

Dept/Faculty affiliations

Department of Paediatrics

Current Area of Research

Neuromuscular Research and Therapeutics


Publications Directory

Contact Information

Email: matthew.wood(at)


Personal Assistant: Louise Gillane

Email: mjaw-pa(at)


Return to Previous Page