JRC News

  1. 17 Jul 2015

    Beginning on the 16th of July 2015, will be the Karlsruhe Atomic days. Including presentations and discussions about the consequences of nuclear phase-out, the search for a repository and nuclear research in Germany.

  2. 16 Jul 2015

    The results of a recently carried out proficiency test (PT) on the analysis of trace elements in natural seawater demonstrated the challenges for laboratories because of low levels of trace elements and high salt concentration in the seawater. The use of proper standard analytical methods, such as ISO 17294-2, and sensitive techniques, notably coupled plasma mass spectrometry (ICP-MS) was crucial to obtaining a good performance.

  3. 15 Jul 2015

    On 15 July, the European Commission organised a side event to the Third International Conference on Financing for Development, taking place in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

  4. 14 Jul 2015

    The JRC-run EU Reference Laboratory for Alternatives to Animal Testing (EURL ECVAM) has just published its strategy to promote ways of integrating data obtained through non-animal tests with computer models of the human body.

  5. 14 Jul 2015

    Which country pays its chemists and chemical engineers the highest salaries? Where can chemists find a new job quickest? Which chemical sub-discipline offers most jobs?

  6. 13 Jul 2015

    The JRC has launched a a survey designed to capture the state of play with regard to data management practices on the local, national and continental scales, as a follow-up to the 2014 ‘Citizen Science and Smart City Summit’.

  7. 10 Jul 2015

    The JRC has published science-based options to improve the clarity and the practical application of the EC recommendation on the definition of a nanomaterial.

  8. 10 Jul 2015

    JRC scientists have characterised and certified the mass concentration of the cancer marker beta-2-microglobulin as an additional parameter in the certified reference material for proteins in human serum. This work was done in close collaboration with the International Federation of Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine (IFCC) for the standardisation of measurements of proteins.

  9. 9 Jul 2015

    On 9 July, during an official trip to the US, Vladimir Šucha, Director-General of the JRC and Professor Antonio Bussalacchi, representing the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR) signed a new research arrangement.

  10. 8 Jul 2015

    Feed additives play an important role in animal nutrition, addressing aspects such as feed safety, reduction of environmental emissions and sustainability of livestock farming. The latter aspect also includes the high demands for food security, because some of the feed additives significantly improve the feed-to-food mass ratio.