Alex completed her first degree and PhD at the University of Sheffield. After a Postdoctoral Research Fellowship from ARC (now Arthritis Research UK), she took up her first academic post as a Senior Lecturer at Sheffield Hallam University in 1994. In 2001 she moved to Imperial College London where she was Professor in Human Molecular Genetics, in the Faculty of Medicine and she retains a visiting chair position there. Alex joined Brunel University London as Head of the Department of Life Sciences in January 2016 and is excited to be leading such a diverse and vibrant Department.
University of Sheffield 1990 Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Medium-chain acyl Co-A dehydrogenase deficiency
1986 Bachelor of Science (BscHons), Genetics, First Class Honours
Newest selected publications
Rob Taal, H., St Pourcain, B., Thiering, E., Das, S., Mook-Kanamori, DO., Warrington, NM., (2021) 'Common variants at 12q15 and 12q24 are associated with infant head circumference'. Nature Genetics, 44 (5). pp. 532 - 538. ISSN: 1061-4036et al.
Ramzi, NH., Yiorkas, A., Sebert, S., Keinanen-Kiukaanniemi, S., Ala-Mursulu, L., Jokelainen, J., (2018) 'Relationship between BMI and emotion-handling capacity in an adult Finnish population: the Northern Finland Birth Cohort 1966'. PLoS ONE, 13 (9). pp. 1 - 11. ISSN: 1932-6203 Open Access Linket al.
Fiamoncini, J., Yiorkas, AM., Gedrich, K., Rundle, M., Alsters, SI., Roeselers, G., (2017) 'Determinants of postprandial plasma bile acid kinetics in human volunteers'. American Journal of Physiology - Gastrointestinal and Liver Physiology, 313 (4). pp. G300 - G312. ISSN: 0193-1857 Open Access Linket al.
Williams, DM., Buxton, JL., Kantomaa, MT., Tammelin, TH., Blakemore, AIF. and Järvelin, MR. (2017) 'Associations of leukocyte telomere length with aerobic and muscular fitness in Young adults'. American Journal of Epidemiology, 185 (7). pp. 529 - 537. ISSN: 0002-9262 Open Access Link
Tharakan, G., Scott, R., Szepietowski, O., Miras, AD., Blakemore, AI., Purkayastha, S., (2017) 'Limitations of the DiaRem Score in Predicting Remission of Diabetes Following Roux-En-Y Gastric Bypass (RYGB) in an ethnically Diverse Population from a Single Institution in the UK'. Obesity Surgery, 27 (3). pp. 782 - 786. ISSN: 0960-8923 Open Access Linket al.