Director of The Dubowitz Neuromuscular Centre
Francesco Muntoni (Professor in Pediatric Neurology, FRCPCH, FMedSci) is Director of the Unit with oversight of both clinical and research activities.
Francesco’s fields of research include genetic basis of muscular dystrophies and antisense oligonucleotides (he is PI on a Department of Health funded phase 1 trial in DMD).
The trials he has also taken a significant role in include the scientific activities of the European Neuromuscular Centre (ENMC), with participation to 38 international workshops over the last 13 years, of which he organised 9.He is chairman of the ENMC Congenital muscular dystrophy Consortium.
Since 2000 he has been invited for lectures or Keynote addresses to 39 International Conferences, including all major International events. He has been one of the coordinating units for the EU FP5 (GENRE, as part of the Myocluster project).
He has written or contributed to 230 publications.