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The JRC has taken part in the scientific programme of the AAAS annual meeting since 2008. The JRC has taken part in the scientific programme of the AAAS annual meeting since 2008.
©EU, 2017
Feb 15 2017
The JRC will showcase its activities in combating nuclear terrorism, spurring policy innovations and strengthening European scientific advisory structures at AAAS 2017.
Vladimir Sucha and Krzystof Kurek JRC Director General Vladimir Sucha and NCBJ Director General Krzystof Kurek signed the agreement in Brussels
©EU, 2017
Feb 03 2017

The Joint Research Centre (JRC) and the National Centre for Nuclear Research (NCBJ) of Poland signed today a collaboration agreement focusing on nuclear material research, security, and medical applications.

The Collaboration Agreement will be of mutual benefit for both organisations and allows developing synergies in different areas of nuclear research. It will support fostering JRC scientific excellence by pursuing common research and implementing the JRC Education and Training strategy. In addition, the agreement opens JRC's research infrastructure to external scientific use.

From left to right: Member of the European Parliament, Daniel Caspary, JRC Director-General, Vladimir Šucha, Commissioners Tibor Navracsics and Günther Oettinger, Secretary of State, Andre Baumann and JRC-ITU Director, Maria Betti
©EU, 2016
Jun 08 2016

On 8 June 2016, Commissioners Tibor Navracsics and Günther Oettinger took part in the ground-breaking ceremony of a new laboratory building at the JRC site in Karlsruhe, Germany.

Image showing the ITRAP laboratory The ITRAP+10 test campaign evaluated the performance of commercially available radiation detection equipment against consensus standards.
©EU, 2016
Apr 01 2016

The European Union and the United States of America, in cooperation with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), share the international responsibility to develop and promote systems and measures for the prevention of, detection of, and response to nuclear and other radioactive materials out of regulatory control.

Mar 30 2016

Initiated by the European Union and the United States of America, the ITRAP+10 test campaign evaluated the performance of commercially available radiation detection equipment against consensus standards.

Group photo of the participants of the workshop The workshop promoted harmonisation and exchange of good practices among key nuclear security actors in south-east Asia.
©EU, 2016
Mar 11 2016

Governmental nuclear security experts, front line officers and technical support organisations took part in a nuclear security simulation exercise organised in cooperation with the International Atomic Energy Agency.

Over 70 participants from 30 countries and international organisations met at the counter nuclear smuggling workshop, held in the JRC-ITU premises in Karlsruhe, Germany Over 70 participants from 30 countries and international organisations met at the counter nuclear smuggling workshop, held in the JRC-ITU premises in Karlsruhe, Germany
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Mar 10 2016

Counter Nuclear Smuggling Workshop 2016 - a high-level workshop co-hosted by the European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC) and the United States Department of State in the run-up to the 2016 Nuclear Security Summit.

Radiation Portal Monitor for trains was installed at the railway border crossing point with Uzbekistan near the town of Konibodom. Radiation Portal Monitor for trains was installed at the railway border crossing point with Uzbekistan near the town of Konibodom.
©EU, 2015
Oct 30 2015

Six road and railway border crossings with Uzbekistan and Afghanistan are now equipped with radiation portal monitors, supported by a mobile laboratory, which will allow customs authorities to detect radioactive materials.

The main features are tactile sensing, versatile & user-friendly robotic arms, comfortable & ergonomic surgeon console, and eye-tracking. The main features are tactile sensing, versatile & user-friendly robotic arms, comfortable & ergonomic surgeon console, and eye-tracking.
©EU, 2015
Oct 02 2015

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

Radio therapy equipment Current radiotherapy against cancer mostly uses beta-emitters as medical isotopes
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Sep 23 2015

A novel, accelerator-driven method could produce nuclides for targeted alpha therapy of cancer in practically unlimited amounts, overcoming current obstacles for its wider use due to a limited production of alpha-emitters.

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