Keele Meetings

The first Keele Meeting on Aluminium was called in the winter of 1995  to try to establish the nature of the research effort in aluminium in the UK. More than a dozen different UK groups that were active in Al research attended the meeting along with a number of non-UK representatives. At this first gathering a decision was made to make the meeting a biennial event and to extend it to groups from across the globe.

The background to all subsequent meetings has been to try to have an open meeting at which discussion of new, unpublished research, was at the forefront. It was decided not to invite participation but to allow delegates to decide the subject matter of the meetings. The meeting programme was arranged to encourage as much active participation as possible with both Platform and Poster contributions being given the opportunity of speaking at the meeting.

The untimely death of Professor JD Birchall FRS in the autumn of 1995 resulted in the inauguration of a lecture in his name,  JD Birchall Memorial Lecture. This is an invited lecture given by an experienced researcher in the field and is traditionally used to close the meeting.

Novel research presented at the Keele meetings may be submitted to a Keele Issue of the Journal for Inorganic Biochemistry. This is not a conference proceedings. All submissions are rigorously reviewed and edited. These issues can be accessed using the following links:

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Information on previous Keele meetings can be found below.




Thirteenth Saturday 23rd - Wednesday 27th March 2019, Hotel Uxmal Resort Maya, Yucatan, Mexico.

KEELE13 Meeting page: all links and information

13th Keele Meeting Poster

Keele 13 Scientific Programme

KEELE13 Abstract Book



Aims of the Meeting

JD Birchall Memorial Lecture

The HighWire with Del Bigtree, video & interviews

Twelfth Saturday 4th - Wednesday 8th March 2017, The Pinnacle Hotel, Vancouver.


General Information (PDF) (Word 2007+ docx)

Registration Form (PDF) (Word 2007+ docx)

Platform Presentation Guidelines

Poster Presentation Guidelines

12th Keele Meeting Scientific Programme

Abstract Book

Photos of the Meeting

Eleventh Saturday 28th February - Wednesday 4th March 2015, L'hotel, Couvent des Minimes, Lille, France.


Meeting Poster (PDF)

General Information (PDF)

Scientific Programme (PDF)

Book of Abstracts (PDF)

JD Birchall Memorial Lecture

Tenth Saturday 23rd February - Wednesday 27th February 2013, Norton Park Hotel, Winchester, England.


Photos of the Meeting!!!

Meeting Poster (PDF )

General Information (PDF )

Registration Form (DOC / PDF )

Credit Card Payment Form (DOC / PDF )

Scientific Programme (PDF

Abstracts Book ( ‌ )

JD Birchall Memorial Lecture


19th - 23rd February 2011, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, Canada.

9th Keele Meeting on Aluminium special edition (2011), JIB 105, pp. 1365 - 1528.

Sub-site (no longer active - was

Poster  (pdf, 179KB)

Scientific Programme  (pdf, 147KB) 

Eighth 21st - 25th February 2009, Castle Hotel T?ešt', Czech Republic. 8th Keele Meeting on Aluminium special edition (2009) JIB 103, pp1425 - 1596.


poster (pdf, 1.91MB)

General information  (pdf, 141KB)

Scientific programme (pdf, 66.7KB)

Book of abstracts (pdf, 626KB)

Photos of the meeting (pdf, 1.8MB)
Seventh 24th - 28th February 2007, Hotel Misión Uxmal, México. 7th Keele Meeting on Aluminium special edition (2007) JIB 101, pp1185 - 1346.


poster  (pdf - 439KB)

Keele Meetings 1995-2005 poster (pdf - 4.9MB)

General Information  (pdf - 154KB)

Programme and book of abstracts (pdf - 934KB)

Photos from the meeting (pdf)
Sixth 26th February - 2nd March 2005, in Portugal. 6th Keele Meeting on Aluminium special edition (2005) JIB 99, pp1747 - 1928.

Fifth 2003 5th Keele Meeting on Aluminium special edition (2003) JIB 97, pp1 - 178.

Fourth 2001 4th Keele Meeting on Aluminium special edition (2001) JIB 87, pp1-124.


Programme and Abstracts 
Third 1999 3rd Keele Meeting on Aluminium special edition (1999) JIB 76, pp81-152.