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The winners of the Malta Young Scientist Award visited JRC Ispra to showcase their own work on 14-16 June 2017 The winners of the Malta Young Scientist Award visited JRC Ispra to showcase their own work on 14-16 June 2017
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Jun 26 2017

Five young scientists from Malta visited JRC Ispra in June to showcase their work with JRC researchers. This study trip was the prize of the Malta Young Scientist Award organised by the Malta Council for Science and Technology (MCST).

James Ciarlò, Sephora Sammut, Joanna Vella, Shawn Baldacchino and Vanessa Petroni were the winners of the Malta Young Scientist Award and had the opportunity to present their work during a three-day study trip to the Ispra Site of the European Commission Joint Research Centre (JRC).

Winter cereals in several important EU production regions are affected by water stress, reducing yield potentials due to limited photosynthesis and early ripening.
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Jun 26 2017

The June issue of the JRC MARS crop monitoring Bulletin for Europe was published yesterday, alongside three Bulletins in the JRC MARS Bulletin global outlook series: on Russia, Turkey and Ukraine.

According to the crop monitoring Bulletin for Europe, yield forecasts for wheat and barley were revised downwards by around 1% at EU level compared to the May Bulletin. The yield forecasts for rapeseed and rye were revised upwards, but remain below the five-year average.

A pointillist approach to analytical chemistry
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Jun 26 2017

JRC scientists compared two analytical methods for homogeneity studies of 23 trace elements in two copper materials using their in-house available certified reference materials.

The study demonstrated that electrothermal-vaporisation inductively coupled plasma – optical emission spectrometry (ETV-ICP-OES) has a better performance than the other analysis method based on ICP-MS.

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December 2010 by the Joint Research Center on behalf of the Directorate General for Education and Culture 

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Giulia Canzian

Giulia Canzian is a Research Fellow at the Competence Centre on Microeconomic Evaluation (CC-ME), part of the Modelling, Indicators & Impact Evaluation unit at the JRC.

She has a degree in economics from the University of Trento, and she obtained a PhD in Economics and Management from the same university discussing a thesis on Agent Based Macroeconomics.

Before joining the JRC, she was Junior Research Fellow at FBK-IRVAPP (Trento). She also had extensive teaching experience (undergraduate level) at the University of Trento.

15th JRC Annual Training on Composite Indicators and Scoreboards 15th JRC Annual Training on Composite Indicators and Scoreboards
Nov 06 2017
Nov 10 2017

The training (06-08 Nov) will offer the lessons learnt from the JRC assessments on more than 100 well-known composite indicators and scoreboards.

The training is open to all (researchers, policy analysts) with an interest in scoreboards, composite indicators and multi-criteria analysis. No registration fees.

Congress on Food Fraud
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Jun 22 2017

The 2013 horse meat scandal has put the issue of food fraud under the spotlight. The revision of the EU control regulations, adopted in March 2017, now places more emphasis on the control of fraudulent practices.

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