Over the last few years, and certainly since the COVID lockdown in 2020, we've discussed how we will communicate if and when we are "shut down" whether by social media or web platforms, or even our employers. When AofA was launched 14 years ago, one of our main focuses was on mercury. Since that time, aluminum has become a topic of grave concern, due in large part to the work of Professor Christopher Exley, whose tenure at Keele University in the UK will be coming to a close at the end of August.
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Welcome to the Aluminium Research Group
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The Birchall Centre
Welcome to the website of the Aluminium Research Group. The group was previously based in The Birchall Centre, Keele University from 1992 to 2021. We are currently looking for a new home. In the meantime we have set up this website to keep as many as possible informed about our research and research activities.
The Unit started off with three general themes, of which our group focus is Aluminium and Silicon in Biology. The group is led by Professor Christopher Exley, FRSB and the current research themes within the group are varied, including metals and amyloids; biosilicification in plant species; human exposure to Aluminium, whether intentional (e.g. in antiperspirants or adjuvants) or unintentional; and hydroxyaluminosilicates.