Matthew Walsh

Matthew Walsh

Senior Associate - Patent Attorney

Matthew joined Potter Clarkson in 2014 following several years as a post-doctoral research fellow, where he initially continued his work from his PhD on the fundamental mechanisms of messenger RNA (mRNA) processing and export, before moving to investigate these events in the context of the neurodegenerative disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).

A highly specialised attorney, he has also authored several peer-reviewed papers and reviews based on work carried out during his research career and has presented data at both national and international conferences.



Biotechnology, pharmaceuticals


Matthew obtained a first-class honours degree in genetics from the University of Sheffield before completing a PhD in molecular biology at the same institution. His doctoral thesis was focused on post-transcriptional gene regulation in humans, with a particular emphasis on the mechanisms surrounding the processing of messenger RNA (mRNA) and its export from the nucleus of a cell. 


BSc (Hons), PhD, UK and European Patent Attorney 


Matthew enjoys participating in and watching a range of sports, including football, rugby, and cricket, playing bass guitar and watching live music.