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  1. Bioinformatics

    Developing and running software tools and methods able to organise, store, retrieve and analyse large volumes of biological data is what Bioinformatics is all about. At the JRC, we apply Bioinformatics to genetic data, i.e. to DNA sequences, for the detec ...

    14 November 2014

  2. Genetics for traceability in the fisheries sector

    Low-cost catfish fillets sold as expensive sole fillets or cod caught in the North Sea but declared as originating from the Baltic Sea are both examples of types of fraud in the fisheries sector. Molecular methods, such as those based on DNA-technology, m ...

    02 September 2015

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. Deep Sea – Close Kin: A Genetic Approach for Improved Fisheries Management

    Deep-sea fish stocks consist of species that live at depths of greater than 400 metres. While being important for EU fisheries, this natural renewable resource is particularly vulnerable to over-fishing, as many deep sea species are slow-growing and commo ...

    19 June 2016

  6. 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

  7. Evaluating genetic traceability methods for captive-bred marine fish and their applications in fisheries management and wildlife forensics

    Growing demands for marine fish products is leading to increased pressure on already depleted wild populations and a rise in aquaculture production. Consequently, more captive-bred fish are released into the wild through accidental escape or deliberate re ...

    20 March 2016

  8. 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

  9. Towards plant species identification in complex samples: a bioinformatics pipeline for the identification of novel nuclear barcode candidates

    Monitoring of the food chain to fight fraud and protect consumer health relies on the availability of methods to correctly identify the species present in samples, for which DNA barcoding is a promising candidate. The nuclear genome is a rich potential so ...

    31 January 2016

  10. Marine Fish Population Geobrowser

    Fishpoptrace Fish Population Trace- Map Geobrowser This FishPopTrace Geo-Visualisation tool allows all interested parties to observe results and outcomes of the FP7 project FishPopTrace, put in a geographical context. Features include the FishPopTrace sam ...

    30 April 2014

  11. 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

  12. High variability of genomic instability and gene expression profiling in different HeLa clones

    The HeLa cell line is one of the most popular cell lines in biomedical research, despite its well-known chromosomal instability. We compared the genomic and transcriptomic profiles of 4 different HeLa batches and showed that the gain and loss of genomic m ...

    17 January 2016

  13. GMCC-07: Third International Conference on Coexistence between Genetically Modified (GM) and non-GM based Agricultural Supply Chains

    20 Nov 2007 to 21 Nov 2007 GMCC-07 is the third edition of a biannual international scientific conference on coexistence between GM and non-GM agricultural supply chains. GMCC-07, organised by the JRC Institute for Prospective Technological Studies (IPTS) ...

    30 April 2014

  14. 18th meeting of the EC-US Task Force on Biotechnology

    05 Jun 2008 to 06 Jun 2008 The 18 th meeting of the EC-US Task Force on Biotechnology is hosted by the JRC Institute for Health and Consumer Protection (IHCP). The meeting has been preceded by a workshop on "Current status and potential developments ...

    30 April 2014

  15. Bioforum 2008

    01 Oct 2008 to 02 Oct 2008 Bioforum is an Expo-Conference concerning biotechnologies. This event aims at promoting the meeting between science and business through a faster innovation and the launching of new products and services. Therefore, it is not on ...

    30 April 2014

  16. JRC Round Table in Bulgaria

    18 Nov 2008 The JRC and the Bulgarian Ministry for Education and Research have jointly organised a Round Table conference in Sofia on 18/11/2008. The Round Table is part of a cycle of similar events being organised in the new EU Member States. Discussions ...

    30 April 2014

  17. AAAS Annual Meeting 2009

    12 Feb 2009 to 16 Feb 2009 The theme of the 2009 AAAS Meeting is "Our Planet and Its Life: Origins and Futures" recognizes that 2009 is the 200th anniversary of Charles Darwin's birth and the 150th anniversary of the publication of his book ...

    30 April 2014

  18. JRC Open Day in Malta

    20 Nov 2009 On the occasion of a joint event organised by the JRC in cooperation with the Malta Council for Science and Technology (MCST), the two organisations signed a Memorandum of Understanding on intensified research cooperation. Areas of such collab ...

    30 April 2014

  19. Harmonisation of GMO Detection and Analysis for Central and South America

    04 Dec 2009 to 05 Dec 2009 The Molecular Biology and Genomics Unit of JRC-IHCP, in cooperation with the Health and Consumer protection DG of the Commission, is organising an International Workshop on Harmonisation of GMO Detection and Analysis. The Worksh ...

    30 April 2014

  20. Forum on Evidence-based Toxicology

    15 Oct 2007 to 18 Oct 2007 The Forum on Evidence-based Toxicology is organized by scientists active in the field of toxicology, life sciences, biostatistics, modelling and medicine and is supported by the JRC's Institute for Health and Consumer Prote ...

    30 April 2014

  21. Range-wide population structure of European sea bass Dicentrarchus labrax

    The euryhaline European sea bass Dicentrarchus labrax L., inhabiting the coasts of the eastern Atlantic Ocean and Mediterranean Sea, has had many opportunities for differentiation throughout its large natural range. However, evidence for this has been inc ...

    06 December 2015

  22. Setting the publication of ‘dual-use research’ under the export authorisation process: the H5N1 case

    The main purpose of this article is to explore whether trade controls as currently implemented by national authorities in Europe and the US represent a suitable means for monitoring research of dual-use concern. The narration of the ‘H5N1 case’ and the di ...

    20 January 2016

  23. The European Union Reference methods database and decision supporting tool for the analysis of genetically modified organisms: GMOMETHODS and JRC GMO-Matrix

    Enforcement of European Union legislation on genetically modified organisms (GMOs) requires the availability of reliable, sensitive, specific methods and their harmonized application. The European Union Reference Laboratory for GM Food and Feed (EURL GMFF ...

    29 October 2015

  24. EX-POST EVALUATION OF THE DIRECT ACTIONS OF THE JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE UNDER THE SEVENTH FRAMEWORK PROGRAMMES 2007-2013

    The ex-post evaluation in this report provides the independent assessment requested in the Council Decisions concerning the specific programmes to be carried out by means of direct actions by the Joint Research Centre implementing the Seventh Framework Pr ...

    18 February 2016

  25. EU a leader in plant breeding research, JRC study concludes

    12 May 2011 The EU leads research in the field innovation in plant breeding, but still lags behind in patenting the resulting technologies, a JRC study reveals. The report notes that 45 % of peer-reviewed scientific research publications in the field worl ...

    12 May 2011