President Barroso at JRC Ispra: visit to Nanobiotechnology Laboratory
On Friday 16 March, the President of the European Commission José Manuel Barroso visited the Join Resarch Centre in Ispra, accompanied by Máire Geoghegan-Quinn. the European Commissioner for Research, Innovation and Science. The President and the Commissioner got first hand insights of various examples of JRC's scientific excellence: nuclear security, standards for safer buildings, electro mobility, smart grids, food security and nanotechnology.
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The photos below were taken during the visit to the JRC Nanobiotechnology Laboratory, hosted by the Institute for Health and Consumer Protection.
The JRC's activities in nanotechnology comprise the characterisation, identification and detection of nanomaterials in food and consumer products, validating fit-for-the-purpose analytical methods and the provision of certified reference materials. In the area of safety assessment of nanomaterials, the JRC develops standardised protocols for toxicity testing and carries out underpinning research activities (protein-nanomaterial interaction, nanosensors).
Front row, right to left: E. Anklam (Director of the Institute for Health and Consumer Protection - IHCP) explaining nano technology research; President J. M. Barroso; Commissioner M. Geoghegan-Quinn; D. Ristori (Director-General, Joint Research Centre). Copyright © EU, 2012
K. Maruszewski (Director of the Institute for Reference Materials and Measurements - IRMM) (left) explains the importance of measurements in nanotechnology. Copyright © EU, 2012