Biological health risks

Scientific Director: 

Service provision, research and quality

The main missions of our scientific directorate are the provision of services and the formulation of expert advices. Whether scientific or technical, they are always based on applied research, a proactive approach and an innovative spirit. Most of our activities are subject to quality assurance.

We assess and control health products and services, we produce scientific data and enable their (re)-use, and develop innovative monitoring tools. We share our unique expertise through cross-cutting technical and scientific support.

Our teams monitor, among other things, the quality of biological medicinal products for human and veterinary use (vaccines and blood products) before they are placed on the market, assess and monitor the quality of medical laboratories, or assess the risks related to the use of genetically modified organisms (GMO’s) and/or pathogens. The Transversal activities in Applied Genomics service carries out analyses using state-of-the-art technological equipment and research activities.

Our scientific directorate also provides logistical, technical (sample management and dispatching) and scientific support to the Sciensano scientific services.

Scientists of this Scientific directorate participate in the following projects

Ongoing projects

Past projects


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