JRC Training and Capacity Building Calls for the Nanobiotechnology Laboratories

The Joint Research Centre of the European Commission has opened a Call to access JRC Research Infrastructures for Training and Capacity Building for Enlargement and Integration Countries to the:

Nanobiotechnology laboratory (NanoBiotech): 2019-1-TCB-NanoBiotech
Call closing 03 June 2019

The call is addressed to JRC external users from universities, research or public institutions, or from Small-Medium-Enterprises (SME).

Training is free of charges and travel/subsistence costs are covered by the JRC.
Conditions and criteria for access
The JRC offers access to its non-nuclear facilities to researchers from Lead User Institution and User Institutions (see definitions in the Framework) only from countries associated to the EU Research Programme Horizon 2020. The Lead User Institution must be from a university, research or public institution, or from a Small-Medium-Enterprise (SME).
The Training and Capacity Building topics offered in the Nanobiotechnology laboratory include an introduction and hands-on training on:

  • Nanomaterials sizing using dynamic light scattering, disk centrifuge sedimentation, asymmetric and sedimentation field flow fractionation with different detectors and analytical ultra-centrifuge.
  • 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).
  • Biomolecular interaction studies using surface plasmon resonance and quartz microbalance techniques.
  • Raman spectroscopy, ellipsometry, electron microscopy and an introduction to surface chemistry analysis using XPS and/or ToF-SIMS.
  • ICP-MS including single particle detection.

You can find all relevant information at https://ec.europa.eu/jrc/en/research-facility/open-access/training.