Call for applications to JRC Nanobiotechnology laboratory

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The Joint Research Centre (JRC) of the European Commission has announced an open call to access its Nanobiotechnology Laboratory located in Ispra (Italy) free-of-charge. Travel and subsistence support is also possible to applicants from EU Member States and Associated Countries (see below).

The Laboratory is equipped with state-of-the-art facilities designed to foster interdisciplinary studies. A special emphasis lies on characterisation of nanomaterials, micro-nanoplastics, nanomedicines, advanced materials and their interactions with biological systems, as well as on the detection, identification and characterisation of nanomaterials in food and consumer products.

Priority topics of the call are:

  • Nanomaterial characterisation including their interactions with biological systems (culture media, proteins, etc.)
  • Detection of nanomaterials and nano(micro)plastics in complex matrices
  • Surface chemical analysis of macro and nanomaterials. Surface modification and nano-fabrication
  • Biomolecular interaction studies, characterisation of antibodies and antigens, bio-interfaces characterisation
  • Advanced material characterisation for non-bio-applications (energy, transport, circular economy, environment etc.).

Researchers intending to apply for this call can be from universities, research or public institutions, or from Small-Medium-Enterprises (SMEs) from an EU Member State, or country associated to the EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation Horizon 2020.

EU Member States: Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia, and

Associated Countries: Albania, Armenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Faroe Islands, The Republic of North Macedonia, Georgia, Moldova, Montenegro, Serbia, Tunisia, Turkey and Ukraine.

Call closes on January 8th, 2021

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