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Dr Alexander Gray Bsc PhD Born in Scotland educated at the University of Edinburgh PhD 1987, worked as a post doc at University of Edinburgh, University of Glasgow Welcome unit of Molecular Parasitology, Roslin Research Institute and the University of Dundee. In my current position as Principal Investigator in the Leverhulme Research Centre for Forensic Science I am focusing on forensic DNA techniques as my main research interests in the past have centred around molecular biology, specifically DNA manipulation methods and biochemistry related to cellular signalling.


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Research Output

AMPK activation induces mitophagy and promotes mitochondrial fission while activating TBK1 in a PINK1-Parkin independent manner

Seabright, A. P., Fine, N. H. F., Barlow, J. P., Lord, S. O., Musa, I., Gray, A., Bryant, J. A., Banzhaf, M., Lavery, G. G., Hardie, D. G., Hodson, D. J., Philp, A. & Lai, Y-C., 4 May 2020, In : FASEB journal : official publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology. 34, 5, p. 6284-6301 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
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    Human Leukocyte Antigen alleles as an aid to STR in complex forensic DNA samples

    Kuffel, A., Gray, A. & Nic Daeid, N., Jan 2020, In : Science and Justice. 60, 1, p. 1-8 8 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

    Open Access
  • 102 Downloads (Pure)
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    Cell-Free Assays to Measure Effects of Regulatory Ligands on AMPK

    Fyffe, F. A., Hawley, S. A., Gray, A. & Hardie, D. G., 2018, AMPK : Methods and Protocols. Neumann, D. & Viollet, B. (eds.). New York: Humana Press, p. 69-86 18 p. (Methods in Molecular Biology; vol. 1732).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

  • 3 Citations (Scopus)

    Genotoxic Damage Activates the AMPK-α1 Isoform in the Nucleus via Ca2+/CaMKK2 Signaling to Enhance Tumor Cell Survival

    Vara Ciruelos, D., Dandapani, M., Gray, A., Agbani, E. O., Evans, A. M. & Hardie, D. G., Feb 2018, In : Molecular Cancer Research. 16, 2, p. 345-357 13 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • 16 Citations (Scopus)
    128 Downloads (Pure)


    Gold Engage Watermark for Public Engagement

    Nic Daeid, Niamh (Recipient), Michael Marra (Recipient), Doran, Heather (Recipient), Roy Mudie (Recipient), Adegoke, Oluwasesan (Recipient), Klu, Joyce (Recipient), Comrie, Emma (Recipient), Cole, Christian (Recipient), Menard, Herve (Recipient), Hackman, Lucina (Recipient), Gray, Alexander (Recipient), Barros, Magda (Recipient), Dennison-Wilkins, Lorna (Recipient), Dzetkulicová, Veronika (Recipient), Galais, Virginie (Recipient), Houston, Andrew (Recipient), Inman, Keith (Recipient), Kuffel, Aga (Recipient), Laisney, Oceane (Recipient), Sobreira, Catarina (Recipient), Yu, Sean (Recipient), Zuppello, Micol (Recipient), Menzies, Simon-Lewis (Recipient), Daly, Laura (Recipient), Marj Davis (Recipient), Paul McFadyen (Recipient) & Loic De Carvalho (Recipient), 4 Dec 2019

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

  • Activities

    • 1 Festival/Exhibition
    • 1 Public engagement and outreach - public lecture/debate/seminar

    Crime Cafe: Does DNA always hold the answer?

    Alexander Gray (Presenter), , Heather Doran (Host), & Alex Prentice (Presenter)

    14 May 2019

    Activity: Other activity typesPublic engagement and outreach - public lecture/debate/seminar


    Glasgow Science Centre, Citizen Forensic Science

    Herve Menard (Contributor), , Alexander Gray (Contributor), , Aga Kuffel (Contributor), , Roy Mudie (Contributor), , Lysbeth Antonides (Contributor), & Catarina Sobreira (Contributor)

    11 Oct 2018

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesFestival/Exhibition

    Press / Media

    Crime Cafe Dundee 2019

    Heather Doran, Lucina Hackman, Alexander Gray, Herve Menard & Niamh Nic Daeid


    2 items of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Other