Aims of the Meeting

The aims of KEELE12 are the same as our previous 11 meetings, namely to bring together the family of aluminium researchers to disseminate the very best research in the field. Of course our objectives are somewhat wider in that we not only want to welcome new research we also want to encourage new researchers in the field of aluminium and living things. We are always looking to widen the scope of our family and to continue to demonstrate the critical importance of understanding the consequences of living in the aluminium age. Only by being resolute and steadfast in our aims, as we have been for more than 20 years of Keele Meetings now, will we be able to create the platform for change that is required and is ultimately unavoidable and necessary. The use of aluminium in our everyday lives is burgeoning and so the emphasis on being able to continue to use our favourite metal not only effectively but safely without possible detriment to human health is heightened. We may well be approaching a ‘tipping point’ and we must continue to prepare for such a future scenario.

Submissions of new unpublished research are invited in all areas of aluminium (and silicon) research including;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 contributors and survivors of ‘The Aluminium Age’. Why not come to the Twelfth Keele Meeting on Aluminium (KEELE12) in Vancouver, Canada and tell us all about your experience with our infamous and favourite metal, aluminium!
Chris Exley