JRC News

  1. 9 Jun 2015

    Scientists from the JRC in close collaboration with various European Institutions, successfully completed a feasibility study for a reference material of silver nanoparticles in chicken meat. Despite the fact that some challenges regarding method development, stability and characterisation have been identified, the materials developed in this study can serve as a first step towards improving analytical methods and developing certified reference materials.

  2. 5 Jun 2015

    The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) motto for this year's world environment day is "Seven billion dreams. One planet. Consume with care".

  3. 5 Jun 2015

    Today at the Slovak Academy of Sciences in Bratislava, Prof. Pavol Šajgalík, President of the Slovak Academy of Sciences, and Vladimír Šucha, Director General of the JRC, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU).

  4. 5 Jun 2015

    Together with the European Commission's Directorate-General Taxation and Customs, the JRC invites researchers in behavioural economics to submit proposals for projects aiming at improving tax compliance and enforcement. This competition of ideas will select the best proposals and winners will be invited to present their projects at a workshop which will take place at the JRC's site in Ispra, Italy, on 24 and 25 September 2015.

  5. 4 Jun 2015

    In collaboration with scientists from more than 60 European and pan-European research institutions, JRC scientists developed and certified a set of 6  plasmid reference materials (CRMs)  for the standardisation of chronic myeloid leukaemia treatment.

  6. 3 Jun 2015

    The European Commission today issued a Communication in response to the European Citizens’ Initiative Stop Vivisection.

  7. 3 Jun 2015

    A group of scientists at the National Physical Laboratory (UK), K&E Innovations (USA), JRC-IRMM and the US Food and Drug Administration examined in depth the need for reference and performance testing materials required to pre-empt a nuclear emergency situation.

  8. 2 Jun 2015

    From 1st to 4th June, the global bioenergy community gathers in Vienna to participate in the 23rd European Biomass Conference & Exhibition.

  9. 1 Jun 2015

    In a new report released on 1 June by the European Commission, the increasing importance of EU exports for job opportunities in Europe and elsewhere is highlighted.

  10. 1 Jun 2015

    Scientists from the JRC's Institute for Reference Materials and Measurements (IRMM) performed a feasibility study for a cucumber reference material containing a mixture of 15 pesticides. Different aspects such as the type of material processing, homogeneity and stability were considered.