JRC News

  1. 26 Nov 2015

    The JRC has published a new database, JRC GMO-Amplicons, which contains more than 240 000 DNA sequences appearing in genetically modified organisms (GMOs). It will help to verify the presence of GMOs in food, feed and environment.

  2. 17 Nov 2015

    Members of the International Cooperation on Alternative Test Methods attended a two-day meeting hosted by the European Union Reference Laboratory for Alternatives to Animal Testing (EURL ECVAM).

  3. 13 Nov 2015

    Detecting the presence of nanoparticles in consumer products is an enduring challenge for analytical laboratories.

    Although many different techniques can potentially be used to measure the dimension of objects smaller than a 1/10000 of a millimetre, in practice, the results obtained using different methods may not always prove to be consistent.

  4. 20 Oct 2015

    Today, 20 October, the Chinese Academy of Inspection and Quarantine (CAIQ) and the European Commission's Joint Research Centre (EC-JRC) renewed their collaborative research arrangement (CRA) at the EU Pavillon of EXPO 2015.

  5. 20 Oct 2015

    Novel, non-animal tools and scientific methodologies show high potential for the assessment of combined effects of chemicals on humans and the environment.

  6. 18 Oct 2015

    Setting up a long-term strategy beyond existing EU policies, addressing governance of its expanding function and stepping up interaction with the scientific community across the EU are the main recommendations, stemming from an independent panel of experts' evaluation.

  7. 14 Oct 2015

    Progressing alternatives to animal testing through better understanding of toxicological processes, wider application of new methodologies and tools, and greater interaction between different disciplines and communities.

  8. 14 Oct 2015

    The World Standards Day, celebrated internationally on 14 October, was designed to raise awareness on the importance of standardisation to the global economy.

  9. 2 Oct 2015

    A JRC invention initially stemming from its research in the nuclear sector will soon be used by hospitals for minimally-invasive robotic surgery.

  10. 30 Sep 2015

    The European Commission launched the Disaster Risk Management Knowledge Centre; a new in-house centre to help EU Member States respond to emergencies, prevent and reduce the impact of disasters.