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Work at the JRC-IRMM covers a diversity of fields in science that are relevant in our everyday life. I n this report we have highlighted some of our projects. For instance, in 2005 new rapid BSE/TSE tests have been evaluated. Three new series of reference materials for the analysis of genetically modified ingredients were released. A peanut test material kit is a new concept for JRC-IRMM offering the analyst new tools to improve measurement capabilities. JRC-IRMM has completed ongoing and commenced several new inter-laboratory comparisons, studied the possibility of distinguishing organically grown crops from the products of conventional agriculture and the effects of heat treatment on the detection of peanut allergens. The many new and improved data provided by the JRC-IRMM neutron physics team help to model the processes. Also starting in 2005, external research teams can now apply for funding to do measurements at the JRC_IRMM accelerators. To maintain its knowledge base JRC-IRMM allocates a certain amount of resources to projects exploring technical and scientific problems. In 2005 ten research projects of exploratory nature were selected. All have yielded excellent results and contribute to robust science for policy making.

Additional information

Authors: No author stated, European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Institute for Reference Materials and Measurements, Geel (BE)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 22209 EN (2006), 40 pp. Free of charge
Availability: Available from European Commission, JRC Knowledge Management Unit, Ispra (IT) Tel: +39 033278 9893 Fax: +39 033278 5409 E-mail: or Bruxelles (BE) Tel: +32 2 295 76 24 Fax: +32 2 299 63 22
ISBN: ISBN 92-79-01858-2
Record Number: 200618618 / Last updated on: 2006-07-10
Original language: en
Available languages: en