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  1. Reference materials for GMO analysis

    The use of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) as food/feed needs to be authorised in Europe. Food/feed products containing more than 0.9% of GMOs have to be labelled (Regulation (EC) No 1829/2003) This labelling threshold applies for adventiously added ...

    02 September 2015

  2. GMOs

    The number of genetically modified crops and the area cultivated with them are steadily increasing worldwide. In the EU, only one GM maize is currently cultivated but many other GMO crops are authorised for food and feed use. However, products derived fro ...

    30 April 2014

  3. Measuring Digital PCR Quality: Performance Parameters and Their Optimization

    Digital PCR is rapidly being adopted in the field of DNA-based food analysis. The direct, absolute quantification it offers makes it an attractive technology for routine analysis of food and feed samples for their composition, possible GMO content, and co ...

    19 June 2016

  4. NGS-Bioinformatics infrastructure

    NGS The JRC is using the NGS-Bioinformatics infrastructure in the context of detection and characterisation of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs). JRC's NGS bioinformatics infrastructure has the capacity to store, manage and analyse the large quan ...

    25 November 2014

  5. High Performance Computing Facility

    HPC The JRC's High Performance Computing facility (HPC) hosts several computing platforms to support the analysis of the growing volume of data, e.g. as generated by the NGS-Bioinformatics infrastructure. Specifically, the HPC facility of the JRC is ...

    25 November 2014

  6. Integrated weed management systems with herbicide-tolerant crops in the European Union: lessons learnt from home and abroad

    Conventionally bred (CHT) and genetically modified herbicide-tolerant (GMHT) crops have changed weed management practices and made an important contribution to the global production of some commodity crops. However, a concern is that farm management pract ...

    15 May 2016

  7. Barcoding of life v2.0

    02 Feb 2016 For years scientists have been working on systems to better classify organisms using genetic "barcodes", i.e. DNA sequences that are used as unique identifiers for each species and that are found at specific locations of their genome ...

    02 February 2016

  8. Perception of coexistence measures by farmers in five European Union Member States

    Farm level coexistence measures between GM and non-GM crops are essential to ensure the freedom of choice of both producers and consumers that is the cornerstone of the European policy in this matter. However, it is important that these measures do not ti ...

    23 April 2016

  9. DNA sequences in GMOs: largest database now publicly available

    26 Nov 2015 The JRC has published a new database, JRC GMO-Amplicons, which contains more than 240 000 DNA sequences appearing in genetically modified organisms (GMOs). It will help to verify the presence of GMOs in food, feed and environment. To date, thi ...

    26 November 2015

  10. JRC-IRMM develops and releases new GMO certified reference materials

    23 Nov 2015 The JRC released a new GMO (genetically modified organism) certified reference material (CRM) to be used by GMO testing laboratories to analyse the GMO maize VCO-Ø1981-5 product in food and feeding stuff. The European Union regulates the marke ...

    23 November 2015

  11. Central Core DNA Sequence Information System (CCSIS)

    CCSIS The Central Core DNA Sequence Information System (CCSIS) is an implementation of a DNA sequence database integrated with bioinformatics tools to give support to the European Union Reference Laboratory for Genetically Modified Food & Feed (EU-RL ...

    25 November 2014

  12. Database on the notification for GMO releases (GMOINFO)- GMO Register

    GMOINFO http://gmoinfo.jrc.ec.europa.eu The purpose of the GMOINFO system is to publish information regarding notifications submitted from the applicants to the Member States Competent Authorities about deliberate field trials and placing on the market fo ...

    15 January 2015

  13. JRC GMO-Matrix

    Free access to the JRC GMO-Matrix The JRC GMO-Matrix web application is a decision support tool to optimise the detection of GMOs via computer simulation which makes the analysis of GMOs in the food chain more efficient and cost-effective.   Health and co ...

    30 April 2014

  14. European Network of GMO Laboratories

    ENGL ENGL The primary purpose of the ENGL is to help solve the large number of challenges that enforcement laboratories face in the field of detection, identification and quantification of GMOs. The European Network of GMO Laboratories (ENGL) plays an imp ...

    30 April 2014

  15. European Union Reference Laboratory for Genetically Modified Food and Feed

    EURL GMFF http://gmo-crl.jrc.ec.europa.eu/default.htm The core tasks of the EU-RL GMFF are the scientific assessment and validation of detection methods for GM Food and Feed as part of the EU authorisation procedure and the coordination of the National Re ...

    30 April 2014

  16. JRC reviews current status of genetically modified (GM) animals

    22 May 2015 In their recent peer-reviewed paper entitled "Genetically modified animals: options and issues for traceability and enforcement", JRC scientists provide an overview of the 75 GM-animals already existing or in advanced state of develo ...

    22 May 2015

  17. GMOMETHODS: The European Union Database of Reference Methods for GMO Analysis

    GMOMETHODS GMOMETHODS (GMO detection method database) The GMOMETHODS database provides reliable and harmonized information on EU reference methods for detection of genetically modified organisms (GMOs). These methods are DNA-based polymerase chain reactio ...

    27 June 2014

  18. Development and applicability of a ready-to-use PCR system for GMO screening

    With the growing number of GMOs introduced to the market, testing laboratories have seen their workload increase significantly. Ready-to-use multi-target PCR-based detection systems, such as pre-spotted plates (PSP), reduce analysis time while increasing ...

    28 January 2016

  19. International Workshop on Harmonisation of GMO Detection and Analysis

    22 Oct 2014 to 23 Oct 2014 In the context of the Enlargement and Integration Action, the JRC-based European Reference Laboratory for GM Food and Feed (EURL GMFF) will organise an International Workshop on Harmonisation of GMO Detection and Analysis. The w ...

    22 May 2014

  20. JRC-IRMM releases first reference material certified for nucleic acid mass concentration

    17 Apr 2015 JRC-IRMM developed and released the first certified reference material containing a defined DNA mass concentration that can be used to calibrate fluorescence-based assays for the quantification of nucleic acids in solution. Despite the widespr ...

    17 April 2015

  21. JRC's comparative GMO testing reports and actions have gone public

    30 Mar 2015 Comparative GMO testing data elaborated by the European Reference Laboratory for Food and Feed (EURL GMFF) can now be consulted  online and downloaded by interested parties. The EURL GMFF runs comparative testing rounds with National Reference ...

    30 March 2015

  22. European Network of GMO Laboratories: Working Group “Seed Testing” (WG-ST): Working Group Report

    Testing seed lots for the unintended presence of genetically modified (GM) seeds is carried out in European Union Member States (MS). The aim of the testing of seeds for genetically modified organisms (GMOs) is to test whether GMOs are present in non-GM s ...

    28 January 2016

  23. CERTIFICATION REPORT The certification of different mass fractions of DP-ØØ4114-3 in maize seed powder Certified Reference Materials ERM®-BF439a, ERM®-BF439b, ERM®-BF439c, ERM®-BF439d and ERM®-BF439e

    This report describes the production of a set of Certified Reference Materials (CRMs) ERM BF439a, b, c, d and e, which are certified for their 4114 maize event mass fractions. These materials were produced following ISO Guide 34:2009 and are certified in ...

    18 February 2016

  24. JRC contributes to the Golden Rice project to fight vitamin A deficiency in Asia

    13 Feb 2015 In collaboration with the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), based in the Philippines, scientists at the Molecular Biology and Genomics Unit of the JRC developed a quantitative PCR detection method in support to the authorisation fo ...

    13 February 2015

  25. JRC supports biosafety capacity building in Tunisia

    11 Feb 2015 In the frame of JRC's international GMO testing capacity building activity, a delegation of Tunisian scientists and representatives from several ministries, members of the Tunisian Bio-safety commission, is meeting with JRC experts in Isp ...

    11 February 2015