JRC News

  1. 1 Apr 2015

    The results of an inter-laboratory comparison study on a method for assessing the cytotoxicity of nanomaterials have been published. This is an important step towards a harmonised method for toxicity screening of nanomaterials.

  2. 12 Mar 2015

    Measuring the size of nanoparticles is an enduring challenge for producers and regulatory agencies alike. In fact, up to now, different techniques are used to measure the dimension of objects smaller than a 1/10000 of a millimetre and they sometimes give different results.

  3. 20 Feb 2015

    Registration Now Open! - Every two years the JRC-ITU organises Summer Schools on Actinide Science at its laboratories in Karlsruhe. Young researchers from all over the world have participated in lectures, laboratory visits and demonstrations. The 8th Summer School will be held from the 15th to the 19th of June 2015.

  4. 13 Jan 2015

    The Institute for Transuranium Elements (JRC-ITU) of the European Commission, the Medical University Warsaw and Eckert & Ziegler Eurotope invite you to the 9th Symposium on Targeted Alpha Therapy.

  5. 1 Dec 2014

    On 27-28 November in Brussels, the JRC organised a conference focusing on the strategic foresight, forecasting and assessment of future technologies. Steered by an international group of experts, the event become a common platform for some 400 practitioners, policy-makers, business, civil society and interested professionals in general to interact and help in guiding strategy, policy and decision-making to anticipate and shape future developments.

  6. 15 Oct 2014

    From 13-17 October 2014, the European Atomic Energy Community (Euratom) and the Joint Research Centre (JRC) will host the second of two workshops on helium-3 (He-3) alternative materials and technologies for safeguards applications, under the U.S. Department of Energy/National Nuclear Security Administration (DOE/NNSA)-Euratom Action Sheet 47, at the JRC Ispra Site.

  7. 6 Oct 2014

    The "Future of Europe is science" conference, co-hosted by the JRC, takes place today and tomorrow in Lisbon. It gathers some 400 actors from the world of science, industry and society, aiming at taking stock of European achievements in science over the past 10 years. World-class scientists, industrialists and political figures also debate the role science, technology and innovation can play in societal well-being and its potential to stimulate growth, jobs and business development opportunities for Europe.

  8. 12 Aug 2014

    A new study estimates that EU Member States could make their business sectors more competitive by changing the way taxes are collected from companies. The study suggests that by reducing the business tax burden linked to labour costs (social security contributions, payroll taxes, etc.) and shifting the expected tax revenue to the energy consumption facet instead, Member States could lower companies' overall production costs.

  9. 21 Jul 2014

    On 7-10 July 2014 the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) organised an international conference exclusively dedicated, for the first time, to the area of nuclear forensics.

  10. 10 Jul 2014

    IAEA Safeguards expert David Amaraggi visited the Analytical Service (AS) of JRC-ITU on July 2nd and 3rd, 2014. He is tasked with the commissioning of the new nuclear material laboratory (NML) of IAEA in Seibersdorf, the key element of the ECAS project.