We are doing science for policy
The Joint Research Centre (JRC) is the European Commission's science and knowledge service which employs scientists to carry out research in order to provide independent scientific advice and support to EU policy.
The Nanobiotechnology Laboratory features state-of-the-art equipped facilities designed to foster interdisciplinary studies. A special emphasis lies on characterisation of nanomaterials, nanotechnology-enabled health products, microplastics, advanced materials and their interactions with biological systems, as well as on the detection, identification and characterisation of nanomaterials and microplastics in complex matrices.
The Nanobiotechnology Laboratory offers the following Training and Capacity Building topics:
Hands-on training on nanomaterials sizing using state of the art instrumentations such as Dynamic light scattering, Disk centrifuge sedimentation, Asymmetric Field Flow Fractionation with different detectors, Analytical Ultra-Centrifugation, Tunable Resistive Pulse Sensing and ICP-MS including single particle detection.
Introduction into commonly used in vitro assays for studying nanomaterial-cell interactions and highlighting pitfalls occurring during assay development due to the specific nature of nanomaterial (in vitro dosimetry, interaction of nanomaterial with cell reagents).
Hands-on training on biomolecular interaction studies using surface plasmon resonance and quartz microbalance techniques.
Hands-on Training on Raman spectroscopy, ellipsometry, electron microscopy and an introduction to surface chemistry analysis using XPS and/or ToF-SIMS.
The duration of the training is 5 days. The training will be performed using model samples chosen by the JRC. A half-day session on Nanomaterials in EU regulation will be organised the first day of the training week.
Access to the research infrastructure is granted on the basis of Access Units (i.e. days of stay of a User at the JRC Research Infrastructure).
Access to JRC Research Infrastructures under the present Framework is free of charge. The costs of travel and subsistence related to the stay of Users at the JRC Research Infrastructure will be fully covered by the JRC.
In no case the Access shall be treated as granting a licence, assignment or any other form of permission for the Users to use JRC's pre-existing intellectual property without a strict written consent of the JRC
The JRC will arrange to pay the travel and subsistence eligible costs of the Users directly to a supplier (e.g., to issue the tickets or settle a hotel bill) up to a certain ceiling set out in the call, depending on the number of days spent at the JRC.
For eligible costs that cannot be paid directly by the JRC in accordance with the first paragraph, the JRC will be reimburse to the Users the travel and subsistence costs concerned in accordance with the rules in place at the JRC, up to the ceiling set out in the call.
In both cases, only one return travel ticket will be covered by the JRC for each User for the duration of each project.
The selection of projects will be made by the JRC with regard to selection criteria grouped in the following two categories:
Quality of the ensemble of User Institutions putting together the proposal:
* User Institutions with Research Infrastructures being planned for upgrading or under construction are also considered.
The proposal must be prepared by using Proposal Submission Form.
During preparation of the proposal, applicants are encouraged to:
The proposal should be submitted to JRC-RI-TRAINING-CB@ec.europa.eu by the closing date of the call (CET time).