Projects

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
Understanding and preventing the impact of endocrine disruptors on the hypothalamus-pituitary axis in sensitive populations HYPIEND January 1, 2024 December 31, 2028 Risk and health impact assessment
An international research project to combat diet-related diseases through innovative diet-monitoring technologies and personalised nutrition CO-DIET January 1, 2023 December 31, 2027 Health information obesity, overweight, diet, nutricion policies
Research on PFAS contamination in the food chain PFASFORWARD December 1, 2023 November 30, 2027 Organic contaminants and additives
Joint Action on Cardiovascular Disease and Diabetes JACARDI November 1, 2023 October 31, 2027 Health services research
Food systems that support transitions to healthy and sustainable diets FEAST August 1, 2022 July 31, 2027 Health information healthy diets, sustainable food systems, policy priorities, impact assessment
Next Generation Integrated Sensing and Analytical System for Monitoring and Assessing Radiofrequency Electromagnetic Field Exposure and Health NextGEM July 1, 2023 June 30, 2027 Risk and health impact assessment, Transversal activities in applied genomics radiofrequency radiation, 5G, in vitro, in vivo, human exposure, gene expression, cytogenetics
Innovations to accelerate vaccine development vaccine development and manufacture INNO4VAC September 1, 2021 February 28, 2027 Quality of vaccines and blood products vaccines, organoids, controlled human infection models, artificial intelligence, modelling, in vitro models, mucosa, manufacturing, clostridioides difficile
European Federation for Cancer Images EUCAIM January 1, 2023 January 31, 2027 Cancer centre cancer, cancer imaging, data infrastructure, artificial intelligence, prediction model
Transitioning to healthy diets from sustainable food systems in Belgium: Priority policy actions and their multiple sustainability impacts SUSFOODBEL September 1, 2022 December 31, 2026 Health information healthy diets, sustainable food systems, policy priorities, impact assessment
Influenza-like illness (including COVID-19) sentinel surveillance in Belgian nursing homes ILI-NH October 17, 2022 December 31, 2026 Healthcare-associated infections and antimicrobial resistance Influenza Like Illness, COVID-19, influenza virus, SARS-CoV-2, nursing home, Belgium
Burden of disease based methods for estimating the socio-economic cost of environmental stressors BEST-COST January 1, 2023 December 31, 2026 Health information burden of disease, air pollution, noise, environmental stressors, cost of DALY
Mapping the Environmental Burden of Disease in Flanders EBoD-FL January 1, 2022 December 31, 2026 Risk and health impact assessment, Health information air pollution, comparative risk assessment, Environmental burden of disease, extreme temperatures, noise
Measuring Social Participation Among People Living With Chronic Diseases SPADIS January 1, 2022 December 31, 2026 Cancer centre epidemiology, chronic diseases, social participation, Patient reported outcome measures (PROMs), Patient reported experience measures (PREMs)
European Genomic Data Infrastructure GDI November 1, 2022 October 31, 2026 Cancer centre genomics, data infrastructure, health data, Research, personalised medicine, Beyond 1Million Genomes (B1MG), 1+MillionGenomes (1+MG), European Health Data Space (EHDS) Data Sharing, European Health Research and Innovation Cloud (HRIC)
The societal and economic effects of public health interventions from an exposome approach: Titanium dioxide as a case study EXPTiO2 November 1, 2022 October 31, 2026 Trace elements and nanomaterials, Strategy external positioning titanium dioxide, exposome, food consumption, exposure assessment
A citizen-driven crowdsourcing and feedback system to stimulate research and policy relating to Flemish and local food environments. Citizen Science Food November 1, 2023 October 1, 2026 Health information citizen science, voedselomgeving, crowdsourcing
Fingerprinting of Smoke and Vape Products PrintSmoke October 1, 2022 September 30, 2026 Medicines and health products e-cigarettes, tobacco products, additives, illegal components
Mass spectrometry methodology for the detection of chemical and biological compounds involved in CBRNe incidents CBRNe MS August 16, 2023 August 16, 2026 Medicines and health products, Organic contaminants and additives, Platform chromatography and mass spectrometry
European Vaccination Beyond COVID-19 EUVABECO January 1, 2024 June 30, 2026 Epidemiology of infectious diseases
Establishing of Cancer Mission Hubs: Networks and Synergies ECHos May 1, 2023 May 1, 2026 Cancer centre cancer, prevention, early detection & screening, rehabilitation, quality of life, paedeatric cancers, AI, Research
oncNGS oncNGS January 1, 2020 April 30, 2026 Cancer centre cancer, NGS, pre-commerical procurement, liquid biopsies, oncology
Release of nano-objects, their aggregates and agglomerates from protective face masks Renaame January 1, 2023 March 25, 2026 Trace elements and nanomaterials
An interdisciplinary strategy to identify medical devices as a source of allergic or pyrogenic reactions QMED January 17, 2022 January 17, 2026 Medicines and health products, Quality of laboratories , Healthcare-associated infections and antimicrobial resistance, Mycology and aerobiology , Foodborne pathogens, Strategy external positioning risk assessment, risk management, chronic diseases, allergy, pyrogens, allergic contact dermatitis, device associated infections, analytical chemistry, in vintro testing
Care4Diabetes C4D February 1, 2023 January 1, 2026 Health information Diabète de type 2, programme intensif, innovation, pluridisciplinarité
COVID-19-barometer in general practices - version 2.0 COVID-19 BM 2.0 October 1, 2020 December 31, 2025 Health services research COVID-19, surveillance, médecine générale, soins de santé primaire
Codification of Rare Diseases OD4RD January 1, 2022 December 31, 2025 Health services research
Union and National Capacity Building for IntegraTED Surveillance (U4S) UNITED4Surveillance January 1, 2023 December 31, 2025 Bacterial diseases, Viral diseases, Epidemiology of infectious diseases integrated surveillance, one health, disease outbreaks, hospital surveillance, digital data
Development of shotgun METAgenoMics apprOaches in suppoRt of Public Health fOr the next Sequencing Era METAMORPHOSE September 1, 2021 December 31, 2025 Medicines and health products, Platform chromatography and mass spectrometry, Health information, Biosafety and biotechnology , Quality of vaccines and blood products, Transversal activities in applied genomics shot-gun metagenomics, long-read sequencing, bioinformatics, survey and surveillance, risk assessment, genetically modified food, contaminants, CBRN, drugs, quality assurance, healthcare, microbiome, vaccine
Bringing together existing and new health data into a Belgian population cohort to assess the interaction between health, environment and society BELCOHORT February 1, 2023 December 31, 2025 Health information population-based cohort, population health monitoring, physical health, mental health, social health, environment
NEw opeN Strategy for impUrity suRveillance of commErcial microbial fermentation fooD products: Food supplements and vitamins as proof of concept ENSURED October 1, 2022 September 30, 2025 Transversal activities in applied genomics impurities of biological origin, genetically modified microorganisms, allergens, microbial fermentation products, food supplements, vitamins, Detection, food safety and traceability, metagenomics, high throughput sequencing, high Resolution Mass Spectometry

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