The Eleventh Keele Meeting on Aluminium, 2015

The Natural History of Aluminium
Past, Present and Future

Saturday 28th February to Wednesday 04th March 2015

Venue: L'hotel, Couvent des Minimes, Lille, France

Book of Abstracts

Scientific Programme (also available as PDF)

Information on Postgraduate Bursaries! 

11th Keele Meeting Poster  

Organisation Aims of the Meeting Call for Papers
JD Birchall Memorial Lecture Timetable Registration
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The Eleventh Keele Meeting on Aluminium will be held at l'hotel Couvent des Minimes in Lille, northern France, close to the border with Belgium.

The local hosts are The University of Lille 2 ( and a research foundation called DigestScience (

Aims of the Meeting

Keele11 will celebrate 20 years since the first Keele Meeting on Aluminium in 1995! Our meeting has grown to be the most important event in the meetings calendar for the global family of aluminium researchers and yet retains many of the original features of the very first meeting. We are foremost a vehicle for the presentation of new and innovative science and we have pioneered presentation formats which always include significant periods for discussion and allow posters to be advertised as part of oral sessions. In this way we involve as many participants as possible in presentation and discussion of research and we do all that we can to encourage young scientists and postgraduate students especially to attend and participate fully in the meeting. Keele11 will be no different and I am already looking forward to seeing old friends, meeting new ones and hearing and discussing lots of new research on our favourite metal, aluminium!

Submissions of new unpublished research are invited in all areas of aluminium (and silicon) research including;

  • Aqueous aluminium chemistry including its solubility and biological availability in the sea, lakes, rivers et c.
  • Aluminium geochemistry; including soil chemistry
  • Interactions of aluminium with micro-organisms
  • Interactions of aluminium in algae and plants
  • Interactions of aluminium with invertebrates and vertebrates
  • Human exposure to aluminium
  • Aluminium in human diseases
  • Analytical aluminium chemistry
  • Inorganic aluminium chemistry
  • Bioinorganic aluminium chemistry
  • Clinical aluminium chemistry
  • Aluminium biochemistry
  • Aluminium in biotechnology
  • Aluminium in food, cosmetics, drugs, vaccines, prosthetics etc.
  • Aluminium nanoparticles and nanotoxicity
  • Silicon in plants, animals and humans in health and disease

These are only suggestions. One of the key features of Keele Meetings is that there are no invited speakers and the Scientific Programme is entirely determined by the quality and breadth of the submitted abstracts for Platform and Poster presentations. The Keele Meetings have earned a reputation for the dissemination and discussion of high quality research. They are also highly informal and friendly events which help to foster new collaborations and new friendships within the disparate global aluminium research community.

We are all integral parts of 'The Natural History of Aluminium'. Why not come to the Eleventh Keele Meeting on Aluminium in Lille, France and tell us all about your experience with our infamous metal, aluminium!

Chris Exley.

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