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European Research 2002

The European Research Area and the Framework Programme

Brussels, 11-12-13 November 2002


13. Joint Research Centre

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Description of the activities presented on the stand

GMO – ENGL Network

The JRC's Institute for Health and Consumer Protection (IHCP), with its sector on "GMO-Food and the Environment" is co-ordinating a Network for GMO Laboratories called ENGL (European Network of GMO Laboratories), which comprises currently about 50 laboratories, representing all EU enforcement laboratories. The scope of ENGL is to create a unique platform for experts that are involved in the sampling, detection, identification and quantification of GMO's being in the environment, food, feed and seeds.


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Energy and Transport

Description of the activities presented on the stand

Sustainable Energy - SETRIS

To assist and support the development and implementation of the European energy policy, the JRC offers a platform, called SETRIS, which provides independent, reliable and harmonised information and techno-economic assessments on energy issues and promotes the development and deployment of sustainable energy technologies.

Waste to Energy

Controlled incineration would permit a drastic reduction in the final volume of waste. The JRC Institute for Energy has the primary objective of improving safety, efficiency and reliability of waste incineration systems.


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Food & Feed

Description of the activities presented on the stand

The JRC provides validated analytical methods for food and feed safety and quality in order to implement legislation and support laboratories from EU member states and candidate countries.

Validation of BSE Tests

The IRMM evaluated three currently approved rapid post-mortem BSE tests representing an additional means to manage the occurrence of BSE and which are applied in several million cases annually.


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Global Change

Description of the activities presented on the stand

The TREES project (Tropical Ecosystem Environment Observations by Satellite) of the JRC, is one of the first studies to globally assess deforestation in the humid tropics on the basis of different sources of satellite data.

The Natural Hazards project provides risk indicators and damage maps to protect both citizens and the environment against floods and forest fires. It provides tools to improve disaster management and damage assessment e.g. LISFLOODS European Flood Alert System and a European Fire Prediction System.


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Description of the activities presented on the stand

Alpha-Immunotherapy is an innovative cancer treatment whereby an alpha-emitting isotope, connected to a cancer-cell specific vector, is injected intravenously or intratumoural. BNCT (Boron Neutron Capture Therapy) can only be performed at nuclear research reactors to treat cancer patients and is based on the ability of the boron isotope to capture thermal neutrons to produce two highly energetic particles. A new tool for Determining Pancreatic Disease diagnoses serious pancreatic disease in vivo based on imaging laser-induced fluorescence spectroscopy.


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Nuclear Security and Safety

Description of the activities presented on the stand

Nuclear safety

The JRC provides scientific and technical knowledge in safety critical issues for the support of EU policies and Commission Services on nuclear reactor safety, with investigations on structural integrity, fuel behaviour, accident management, system analysis and risk assessment

Basic Actinide Research

The JRC carries out experimental and theoretical studies of the solid state, materials science and physico-chemical properties of actinide elements and compounds, accounting for their electronic structure and its effect on their behaviour under conditions of technological relevance.


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Nuclear Security and Safety

Description of the activities presented on the stand

Nuclear safeguards is a system to verify that no civil nuclear material is diverted towards the production of weapons of mass destruction. In co-operation with the Euratom Safeguards Office and the International Atomic Energy Agency, the JRC conceives and implements analytical measurement methods, surveillance and sealing techniques, high performance trace analysis and the use of satellite imaging.

Using these skills and the new developments in nuclear forensics science, the JRC can effectively contribute to fighting nuclear terrorism, both in the prevention and eventual remediation.


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Protecting the European Environment

Description of the activities presented on the stand

The JRC measures dangerous particles emitted by mobile sources - cars, trucks, motorbikes etc in its Vehicle Emissions Laboratory (VELA) to ensure that these emissions comply with the European air quality standards. The PEOPLE Project measures the every day range of exposures to air pollution associated with different lifestyles, transport modes, specific environments (schools, offices etc.), and personal habits such as smoking.


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Public Security and Antifraud

Description of the activities presented on the stand


MARS PAC is the reference point of the Commission with regards to technical questions related to the implementation, management and control of the area-based/related subsidies contained within the Common Agricultural Policy.


Focus of the JRC work will be on the concerns of citizens and consumers in cyberspace. JRC work areas cover Citizen's online privacy and identity protection, prevention of cybercrime, consumer eConfidence building measures and analysing information infrastructure vulnerabilities that create risks to the Citizens.


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Safety of Chemicals

Description of the activities presented on the stand

The European Chemicals Bureau (ECB) represents the focal point for collecting information on new and existing chemicals and manages the assessment of risks posed to workers, consumers and the environment.

The European Centre for the Validation of Alternative Methods (ECVAM) is the reference centre, at an international level, for the development, scientific and regulatory acceptance of alternative testing methods aimed at replacing, reducing or refining the use of laboratory animals, and to be applied in different fields in the biomedical sciences.

Joint Research Centre Contacts :

Florian Doris

Institute for Reference Materials and Measurements


2440 Geel – Belgium


fax. +32/14584273

Gonzalez-Gonzalez Marta

Institute for Prospective Technological Studies

Edificio World Trade Centre

Isla de la Cartuja s/n

41092 Sevilla – Sapin

Tel. +34/954488348


Jimenez José

Institute for Environment and Sustainability

Via E. Fermi

21020 Ispra – Italy

Tel. +39/0332/786223


Kosmidis Michelle

Institute for Health and Consumer Protection

Via E. Fermi

21020 Ispra –Italy

Tel. +39/0332/789982

Fax. +39/0332/785730

McGarry Darren

Institute for Energy

Wsterduinweg 3

1755 ZG Petten – The Netherlands


Fax. +31/224565621

Morrissey Anne-Marie

Institute for the Protection and the Security of the Citizen

Via E. Fermi

21020 – Ispra (Italy)

Tel . +39/0332/789322

Fax. +39/0332/785238

Roedder Margit

Institute for Transuranium Elements

P.O. Box 2340

76125 Karlsruhe – Germany

Tel. +49/7247951156


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