Last updated on 16-2-2023 by Lieke Vervoort

Our research projects illustrate the important role science and research plays at Sciensano. You can explore how science is conducted and the many types of science performed at Sciensano. You can find out about our partnerships and how Sciensano invests in research. You can also access reports and publications related to Sciensano’s scientific activities and discover the faces and places that make science happen at Sciensano. 

Acronym Start date End date Service Keywords
Belgian Roadmap for an Effective and Appropriate use of high-throughput technologies for response and preparedness in Different likelY scenarios of communicable disease threats .Be READY August 1, 2017 July 31, 2022 Transversal activities in applied genomics, Viral diseases, Foodborne pathogens one health, whole genome sequencing, mass spectrometry, bioinformatics, pathogens, public health
3-dimensional chromatographic approaches for screening of regulated plants in plant food supplements 3D-herbs April 2, 2021 April 1, 2025 Medicines and health products Herbal adulteration of plant food supplements, chromatographic fingerprinting, data analysis
3-dimensional chromatographic approaches for screening of regulated plants in plant food supplements 3D-herbs + PF-Fraud April 2, 2021 April 1, 2025 Medicines and health products Herbal adulteration of plant food supplements, chromatographic fingerprinting, data analysis
A Coordination and Support Action to prepare platform: September 1, 2022 December 1, 2023 Cancer centre cancer, cancer research challenges, federated cancer data hub
Acrylamide in other food Acrofood October 9, 2019 June 30, 2020 acrylamide, food analysis, exposure, risk assesment
Accelerated Development of Vaccine Benefit-Risk Collaboration in Europe ADVANCE October 1, 2013 September 30, 2018 Epidemiology of infectious diseases, Quality of vaccines and blood products vaccination, immunisation, preventive, therapeutical, pharmacovigilance, epidemiology, surveillance, risk/benefit assesment, patients
European Joint Action of Frailty ADVANTAGE January 1, 2017 December 31, 2019 Health information frailty, older population, European Union, vulnerability, aging
Evaluation of the types, efficient use and health risks of application of silver-based biocides to provide antimicrobial properties to face masks applied during the COVID-19 crisis AgMask January 10, 2020 September 30, 2022 Chemical and physical health risks, Trace elements and nanomaterials silver, biocide, face mask, silver nanoparticles, nanoparticles, nanomaterials
Towards the development of a National Health Data Platform AHEAD January 1, 2021 June 30, 2023 Health information, Cancer centre health information system, health surveys, administrative data, data linkage, national health database
Surveillance of pollen and fungal spores in the outdoor air in Belgium AirAllergy January 1, 1982 Mycology and aerobiology pollen, rhinitis, allergy
Respiratory health of children and air pollution AIRPOLLUTION_EXPOSURE January 7, 2016 December 31, 2022 Immune response, Platform chromatography and mass spectrometry, Epidemiology of infectious diseases, Transversal activities in applied genomics biomarkers, air pollution, respiratory health, public health, public health genomics, epigenetics, high-throughput mass spectrometry
Development of new molecular methods for the quantification of airborne pollen in the context of aerobiological surveillance Allerpol January 1, 2016 December 31, 2019 Mycology and aerobiology , Transversal activities in applied genomics pollen, molecular biology, Real Time PCR, digital PCR
Analysis of data on allergy in the Brussels Capital Region ALLRBC2 January 1, 2016 June 30, 2017 Risk and health impact assessment asthma, allergic rhinitis, database, pharmaceutical products, hospitalisations, deaths
environmentAL Toxicology of chEmical mixtuRes through aN innovATIVE platform based on aged cardiac tissue model ALTERNATIVE October 1, 2021 September 30, 2024 Risk and health impact assessment cardiotoxicity, organ-on-chip, adverse outcome pathways, integrated approaches to testing and assessment, new approach methodologies
A liquid bead array system for the rapid genetic screening of antimicrobial resistance determinants: development and valorization in the « one-health » perspective AMR-ARRAY June 1, 2017 October 31, 2019 Foodborne pathogens, Bacterial diseases, Veterinary bacteriology
Antibiotics and resistance AMR-human January 1, 1960 Bacterial diseases
Characterisation of antimicrobial resistance in bacteria, including plasmids, through the development of a generic NGS-based workflow and adapted databases AMRSeq June 1, 2017 May 31, 2021 Transversal activities in applied genomics NGS, AMR, antimicrobial resistance, plasmid, sequencing, MinION, third generation sequencing, hybrid assembly, database, food isolate, human isolate, GMM
Antiviral medicine for early treatment of COVID-19 in residents during an outbreak in nursing homes ANTICOV-NH January 7, 2022 Healthcare-associated infections and antimicrobial resistance coronavirus, COVID-19, outbreak, residential care center, antiviral drugs, molnupiravir
Archives of Public Health APH January 1, 1997 December 31, 2010 Epidemiology and public health Archives of Public Health
African Swine Fever pathogenesis and immune responses in Resistant and Susceptible Hosts ASF-RASH March 1, 2021 November 8, 2023 Viral reemerging enzootic and bee diseases’ african swine fever, immune system
Study of the pathogenesis (role of host receptors) of African Swine Fever (ASF) and innate immune response in ASF virus infected domestic pigs ASFIMMUNE October 16, 2020 October 15, 2023 Viral reemerging enzootic and bee diseases’ african swine fever, immune system
Giving Beekeeping Guidance by Computational-Assisted Decision Making B-GOOD June 1, 2019 May 31, 2023 Infectious diseases in animals honey bee, honey bee health, health status index, beekeeping management, IT-application, database platform, multi-actor approach, hive monitoring technologies
Biodiversity at school environments benefits all B@SEBALL December 15, 2019 March 15, 2024 biodiversity, surrounding greenness, school environment, microbiome, children's health, public health
Bringing a Health Claim to Information: “ Measuring the impact of health data on the health outcomes of European citizens” BAHCI August 1, 2018 July 31, 2020 Epidemiology and public health health information systems, knowledge translation, evidence informed decision-making, evidence-based policy, health system performance, European public health research
Belgian Bioelectromagnetics Group BBEMG July 1, 2021 June 30, 2025 Risk and health impact assessment electromagnetic fields, 50 Hz magnetic fields, genetic effects, literature review, risk perception
Belgian Bioelectromagnetics Group (2017-2021) BBEMG July 1, 2017 June 30, 2021 Risk and health impact assessment electromagnetic fields, Alzheimer’s disease, genetic effects, project coordination, BBEMG
Belgian Cancer Barometer 2020 BCB2020 January 6, 2020 January 3, 2021 Cancer centre cancer
The BCCM collections in the genomic era BCCM GEN-ERA March 15, 2020 September 15, 2022 Mycology and aerobiology genomics, microorganisms, genomes, bioinformatics, taxonomy, phylogeny, molecular evolution, biodiversity, big data
BCCM/IHEM fungi collection: human and animal health BCCM/IHEM January 1, 2016 Mycology and aerobiology
Belgian Cystic Fibrosis Registry BCFR October 1, 2006 Health services research Cystic fibrosis, Registry, Quality of care

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