Europe's Joint Research Centre (JRC) has launched a call for its Nanotechnology Laboratory to enable access to its non-nuclear facilities to researchers from Lead User Institution, User Institutions and SMEs. 

Eligible countries include: Iceland, Norway, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, North Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia, Turkey, Israel, Moldova, Switzerland, Faroe Islands, Ukraine, Tunisia, Georgia and Armenia.

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.

The call deadline is June 3 and full information is available HERE.