Welcome to the Aluminium Research Group

NEW!! Is Science Dead? An interview with Tony Gosling.

Prof. Chris Exley on #aluminium in the context of current events. An interview with Tony Gosling.

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Miri AF

Research News


Miri Anne Finch (Miri AF), provides an exclusive report with Christopher Exley PhD FRSB; Science Sold Out: How one of the UK's top research scientists has been smeared, vilified, and forced into silence for his lifelong commitment to genuinely following the science".
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Research News

Aluminium in Alzheimer's Disease

A new study published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease Reports (JADR) continues to support a growing body of evidence that aluminum contributes to the pathogenesis of Alzheimer’s disease (AD). Researchers found aluminum co-located with phosphorylated tau protein, which is an early initiator of AD.

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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.

Our Research

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.

From Imagine you are an Aluminum Atom: "Here I have reimagined Charles Darwin's Tree of Life in order to demonstrate the emergence in evolutionary time of biologically reactive aluminum".

Imagine You are an Aluminium Atom

To purchase a copy of Professor Christopher Exley's new book, please visit the publisher's website below:


Book Review: Henry Bauer. Journal of Scientific Exploration.


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A Talks section has now been added to the website!

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Prof. Christopher Exley FRSB

What does it take to live in the aluminium age? Why aluminium? FInd out more about the most abundant metal in the Earth's crust here.

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