Registration is now open, register online with a credit/debit via the University's online shop.


Delegate registration fees include attendance to the conference, refreshments during the conference, the Welcome Reception on Sunday 26th August and the Banquet on Thursday 30th August.

PhD Student registration fees include attendance to the conference, refreshments during the conference, the Welcome Reception on Sunday 26th August, the Early Career Researcher evening event on Monday 27th August and the Banquet on Thursday 30th August.

Accompanying Person registration fees includes attendance to the Welcome Reception on Sunday 26th August and the Banquet on Thursday 30th August.

We are pleased to offer a variety of activites for delegates to enjoy on the afternoon of Wednesday 29th August. You can book online, via the University's online shop

Early Bird Registration (Closes on Monday 16th April at 23:00 GMT)
 Registration Category  Full Participant  PhD Student* Retired/Emeritus  Accompanying Person
 Non - SBIC Members  £615  £400  £400 £150
 SBIC Members  £495  £340  £340 N/A
 New SBIC Members**  £580  £370  £370 N/A
 Standard Registration (closes on Monday 20th August at 23:00 GMT)
 Registration Category  Full Participant   PHD Student*  Retired/Emeritus   Accompanying Person
 Non - SBIC Members  £715  £480  £480  £200
 SBIC Members  £595  £420  £420  N/A
New SBIC Members** £680  £450  £450 N/A
Student Accommodation £40 per night, Bed and Breakfast  
 Rooms are available for 5 nights, from Sunday 26th to Thursday 30th August.  All rooms are single occupancy with en-suite shower and toilet.
 Student accommodation booking will close on Monday 16th July at 23:00.

*Post Doctoral Researchers should register as a Full Participant.

**New SBIC Members, the registration fee also includes membership fees to the Society of Biological Inorganic Chemistry.   SBIC membership includes a personal subscription to the Journal of Biological Inorganic Chemistry in paper (full members) or electronic versions (students, emeritus).


The University can offer a range of accomodation (including breakfast) on the campus ranging from student accomodation at £40 per night to the University hotel from £70.50 per night.  Alternatively delegates may choose to book their own accomodation in the city centre.  A wide variety of hotel options are available in the city centre.   As an exemplar: in November 2017, double rooms in budget hotels were available during the conference dates for as little as £35-40 per night (without breakfast) however these are early booking rates and prices can be expected to vary as demand increases.   If selecting a hotel in the city centre, delegates may wish to consider that the most convenient way to travel from the city centre to the campus is by the train line, from either New Street Station or Five Ways Station.  The train journey takes just 7 minutes from New Street or 3 minutes from Five Ways and a return train ticket to the University costs around £3 per day.  The University cannot make recommendations about specific city centre hotels and such bookings are the responsibility of the delegate.

Alternative payment methods

If you are a member of the University of Birmingham and would like to register using your grant/account codes please contact the Events Team ( with your details.

If you would like to pay your registration fees via Bank Transfer/BACS we require the following;

Full invoice address
Contact details for your finance department (name, email address and phone number)
VAT/Charity number
Purchase Order Number
Delegate name 
Delegate email address
Registration category

If you have a query about your registration, please contact the Events Team,


Please be aware of any unsolicited emails/telephone calls regarding hotel bookings, especially if you are being asked for credit card or payment details, if in doubt contact the hotel directly or the Events Team if you booked the Student Accommodation.

We have not asked anyone to act on our behalf please do not share your personal information if you are unsure.