JRC News

Open day Ispra Commissioner Geoghegan-Quinn carries out tests to detect food allergens after inaugurating the JRC's visitor center.
May 07 2013

On Saturday, 4 May 2013, over 10.300 visitors followed the invitation to spend a day dedicated to science exploration and discovered how the European Commission's in-house science service helps to promote growth, jobs and innovation, a healthy and safe environment, consumer protection and secure energy supplies.

Wine bottles
May 08 2013

The JRC’s Institute for Reference Materials and Measurements has produced a successor certified reference material (STA-003m) allowing authenticity testing of wines.

Fish dna
May 13 2013

The JRC has developed two complementary real-time Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) methods, based on the use of a nuclear gene as a target, for the simultaneous detection of fish DNA from the 24 species most commonly used by the food and feed industry.

Members of European Parliament and representatives of the European Energy Forum at JRC-ITU Members of European Parliament and representatives of the European Energy Forum at JRC-ITU
©eu, 2012
Oct 24 2012

A delegation from the European Parliament and from the European Energy Forum (EEF) visited the JRC-ITU on 24 October 2012.

The delegation was welcome by Prof. Dr Thomas. Fanghänel, JRC-ITU Director, with a general presentation on JRC's core competences in nuclear waste management, nuclear safety, nuclear safeguards and security. An outlook of the infrastructure projects planned in the mid term was also presented.

Jul 10 2008

Uranium ‘double-spike’ isotopic reference material, IRMM-3636

New uranium spike isotopic reference materials, IRMM-3636, IRMM-3636a and IRMM 3636b with an isotope ratio 233U/236 U of 1:1 have been prepared and certified. This so-called “double spike” has been prepared by gravimetrical mixing of highly-enriched isotopes and verified by means of sophisticated mass spectrometry techniques.

Jul 18 2008

IRMM has launched a call for expression of interest for 2 traineeships in neutron physics (deadline 31 August 2008). Click here for more information.


Jul 13 2009

Following the discovery of contaminated sunflower oil imported from Ukraine (April 2008), the European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC) has tested 55 analytical laboratories from 17 EU Member States plus Switzerland and Ukraine to determine their capability to measure levels of the contaminant, mineral oil, in sunflower oil.

Sep 07 2009

Metrology institutes from the USA, South Korea, Canada, Australia, China, South Africa, Japan, Germany and the United Kingdom have set up a global consortium with the Joint Research Centre's Institute for Reference Materials and Measurements (IRMM).

Oct 13 2009

On Monday 12 October 2009, the refurbished Geel Electron Linear Accelerator facility (known as GELINA) was inaugurated by the JRC's Director-General, Roland Schenkel. GELINA is used to measure very accurate neutron data for nuclear energy applications, including waste transmutation and innovative reactor systems.

eu-turkey flag
Oct 27 2009

A new three-year project has been launched which will bring together European and Turkish experts in measurement science. The European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC) will work with scientists from the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TÜBİTAK) and the Turkish Atomic Energy Authority (TAEK).