International Year of Chemistry, 2011

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Visit to JRC-IRMM

Activity by Tim Reynolds   |   added on Sep 29, 2011   |   Belgium Official_iyc_logo

Sponsor(s): RSC Belgium, JRC-IRMM

On 14 October, RSC Belgium will visit the European Commission's Joint Research Centre Institute for Reference Materials and Measurements (JRC-IRMM) in Geel, Belgium on the invitation of Prof. Hendrik Emons as part of JRC IYC 2011 activities.

A special visit from 14:00 to the European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC)-Institute for Reference Materials and Measurements (IRMM) in Geel has been arranged. Prebooking and registration for this visit is essential for security reasons.

JRC-IRMM is responsible for the maintenance and distribution of supplies of certified reference materials in support of EU legislation. It also produces reference materials for emerging measurement needs in, for example, clinical chemistry, GMO's microbiology and food contaminants, such as PCB's.

In November 2010, JRC-IRMM officially opened a new facility designed for the development and production of reference materials. The building, the largest structure on the site at Geel, comprises several unique features, such as the possibility for parallel material handling thanks to moveable walls and separate air-handling systems for the main processing halls. Level 3 bio-safety labs provide the EU with in-house access to facilities where more potent human pathogens can be handled after licensing from competent authorities.   For more information contact RSC Belgium secretariat (rscbelgium[at]
Topic: celebrating chemistry, analytical chemistry, sustainable and green chemistry, references Audience: professional chemists, educators, research scientists, post graduate students, industrial chemists, decision makers
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Oct 14, 2011 Visit to JRC-IRMM