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
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 12-years trend analysis of candidemia in Belgium: incidence, drug resistance and antifungal consumption CglabrataR January 1, 2014 June 30, 2018 Mycology and aerobiology , Healthcare-associated infections and antimicrobial resistance candidemia, antifungal resistance, antifungal consumption, nosocomial diseases, yeast, fungi, mycology
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
A common European approach to the regulatory testing of Manufactured Nanomaterials NANoREG March 1, 2013 February 28, 2017 Trace elements and nanomaterials nanomaterials, EC definition, TEM, inter laboratory comparison, SOP validation
A Coordination and Support Action to prepare UNCAN.eu platform: 4.UNCAN.eu 4.UNCAN.eu September 1, 2022 December 1, 2023 Cancer centre cancer, cancer research challenges, federated cancer data hub
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
A new global infrastructure for promoting metrology in food and nutrition METROFOOD April 1, 2018 January 4, 2024 Chemical and physical health risks ESFRI, ERIC, metrology, food safety and quality, traceability, authenticity, reference materials, farm to fork
A study on intentions, attitudes and competencies regarding health promotion in the Flemish population Prevention barometer December 15, 2019 June 15, 2023 Health information survey, prevention, health promotion, behaviour determinants, lifestyle, Health behaviour, health status
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
Acrylamide in other food Acrofood October 9, 2019 June 30, 2020 acrylamide, food analysis, exposure, risk assesment
Address and reduce drug use of persons in prison and those recently released through data analysis and intervention programs PRS20 January 1, 2021 June 30, 2023 Health information licit and illicit drugs, drug use, monitoring drugs, patterns of use
Advanced Computing for European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) EGI-ACE January 1, 2021 June 30, 2023 research infrastructure, federated services, integrated computing platforms, cross-border data sharing
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
An innovative analytical platform to investigate the effect and toxicity of micro and nanoplastics (MNPs) combined with environmental contaminants on the risk of allergic disease in pre-clinical and clinical studies IMPTOX April 1, 2021 March 30, 2025 Risk and health impact assessment microplastic, nanoplastic, human exposure, allergic disease, toxicity
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
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
An online tool to collect New Approach Methodologies (NAMs) in one central database RE-Place April 18, 2017 April 30, 2024 Risk and health impact assessment 3R, replacement, alternative methods, in vitro, in silico, in chemico, new technologies
Analysis and risk characterisation for arsenic species in food supplements COMPAs November 1, 2015 October 31, 2016 Trace elements and nanomaterials food supplements, arsenic species, risk evaluation
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
Analysis of genotoxic flavouring substances in foodstuffs FLAVOURAN January 6, 2020 April 30, 2022 Risk and health impact assessment, Organic contaminants and additives flavouring substances, genotoxicity, SAFE extraction, GC-MS
Analysis of the prevalence, genetic variation and cross-species transmission of lentiviruses of small ruminants (SRLV: Maedi-Visna, CAEV) in Belgium with a view to optimising the diagnosis and support of the policy on voluntary SRL SRLV-BEL August 1, 2015 August 31, 2018 Viral reemerging enzootic and bee diseases lentiviruses of small ruminants, Maedi-Visna virus, caprine arthritis and encefalitis virus, seroprevalence, diagnosis, genetic variation, intra-species transmission, cross-species transmission
Antibiotics and resistance AMR-human January 1, 1960 Bacterial diseases
Antigenic drift in the surface proteins of the mumps virus and its impact on vaccine efficacy Bofvax January 1, 2014 December 31, 2018 Viral diseases Mumps, vaccination, virus-neutralisation test, immunity, T cell, B cell, epitopes, antigenicity
Antiviral medicine for early treatment of COVID-19 in residents during an outbreak in nursing homes ANTICOV-NH January 7, 2022 February 23, 2023 Healthcare-associated infections and antimicrobial resistance
Applicability of in silico tools to support the risk assessment of non-evaluated substances migrating from food contact materials RF 21/6349 SILIFOOD October 1, 2021 March 31, 2023 risk assessment, food contact materials, in silico tools, (Q)SAR models, endocrine disruption, VEGA
Archives of Public Health APH January 1, 1997 December 31, 2010 Epidemiology and public health Archives of Public Health
Assessing spatio-temporal relationships between respiratory health and biodiversity using individual wearable technology RespirIT December 15, 2015 September 15, 2020 Mycology and aerobiology , Risk and health impact assessment allergy, pollen, mobile health, ecohealth, rhinitis, respiratory health, GPS tracking, citizen science, biodiversity
Assessing the benefits of air pollution reduction interventions on multi-morbidity and mortality in Belgium BELAIR-POL October 1, 2023 December 31, 2024 Risk and health impact assessment, Health services research
Assessing the impact of using the web as a part of a mixed mode design for the Belgian Health Interview Survey Webpilot February 1, 2016 December 31, 2019 Health information Health Interview Survey (HIS), Mixed mode study design, Web surveys, Computer-Assisted Web Interviewing (CAWI)

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