Call for applications to JRC Nanobiotechnology laboratory
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