Projects

Last updated on 11-10-2018 by Pierre Daubresse

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. It illustrates our contribution to healthy all life long.

Acronym Start date End date Service Keywords
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
European health data space pilot for secondary use of health data EHDS2 PILOT October 1, 2022 October 1, 2024 Lifestyle and chronic diseases Research, health data, accessibility, cross-border, European
Belgian Health and Well-being Cohort BELHEALTH September 1, 2022 December 31, 2023 Lifestyle and chronic diseases cohort, health, wellbeing, survey, population, mental health
Knowledge, attitude and practices on mosquitoes and mosquito-borne diseases in the Belgian adult population KAP-MOSQ August 1, 2022 December 31, 2022 Epidemiology of infectious diseases mosquito, exotic mosquito, tiger mosquito, Aedes albopictus, mosquito-borne disease, KAP survey, knowledge attitude and practices
PartnERship to Contrast HPV PERCH July 1, 2022 January 1, 2025 cervical cancer, Human papillomavirus, HPV, vaccine, vaccination, prevention, screening, coverage, awareness, campaign, sustainability, dissemination, monitoring
An interdisciplinary strategy to identify medical devices as a source of allergic or pyrogenic reactions QMED January 17, 2022 January 17, 2026 risk assessment, risk management, chronic diseases, allergy, pyrogens, allergic contact dermatitis, device associated infections, analytical chemistry, in vintro testing
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
The development and a plan for implementation of Belgian Psychosocial Recommendations and guidelines Oncology BePRO January 1, 2022 March 31, 2023 Cancer centre practice guidelines, health planning guidelines, psycho-oncology, integrative oncology, social support, health plan implementation, oncology
Mapping the Environmental Burden of Disease in Flanders EBoD-FL January 1, 2022 December 31, 2026 Risk and health impact assessment, Lifestyle and chronic diseases 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 epidemiology, chronic diseases, social participation, Patient reported outcome measures (PROMs), Patient reported experience measures (PREMs)
Exploring the person-centredness of the Investigation to reveal the immune reaction upon COVID-vaccination in the Belgian cancer population: COVID protection and Vaccine safety study REAL-V January 1, 2022 March 31, 2023 patient-centered-care, life change event, clinical trials
Healthy Data e-consultation TEHDAS/AHEAD December 13, 2021 April 4, 2022 health data, public engagement
Risks of new trends concerning materials and objects in contact with food TREFCOM December 1, 2021 May 30, 2024 Foodborne pathogens, Trace elements and nanomaterials, Risk and health impact assessment, Organic contaminants and additives food contact materials, nanoparticles, heavy metals, organic migrants, risk, trends
Belgian ‘Europe’s Beating Cancer Plan’ Mirror Group BE EBCP October 21, 2021 Cancer centre european project, cancer prevention, cancer care, project monitoring, evaluation, cancer research
National infrastructure for genomic-epidemiologic surveillance of infectious diseases HERA-BE-Incubator-2021 October 1, 2021 December 31, 2022 preparedness, eHealth, National Reference Centres, genomics, infectious diseases, epidemiology, Outbreaks, sequencing, NGS, WGS, Pathogen Genomics, COVID-19, SARS-CoV-2, tuberculosis, Influenza, listeria, salmonella, centralisation, genetics, harmonisation
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
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
Beyond-COVID BY-COVID October 1, 2021 September 30, 2024 Epidemiology and public health COVID-19, SARS-CoV-2, vaccine efficacy
Contribution to the health-related information content of the Belgian 5G knowledge and learning platform Over5G September 24, 2021 September 23, 2025 Risk and health impact assessment electromagnetic fields, 5G, health, experimental studies, literature review
Towards characterization and (quantitative) genotoxicity assessment of mycotoxin mixtures present in food MYCX-IT September 15, 2021 September 14, 2025 Mycology and aerobiology , Risk and health impact assessment, Organic contaminants and additives risk assessment, chemicals, food safety, contaminants, cancer, mycotoxins, mixtures, DNA damage
Monitoring of exotic Aedes mosquitoes in Belgium MEMO+ September 13, 2021 September 12, 2022 Epidemiology of infectious diseases mosquito, monitoring, citizen science, vector, mosquito-borne disease, Aedes albopictus, tiger mosquito
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, Lifestyle and chronic diseases , 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
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
Salmonella biofilm formation in chronic carrier pigs: impact on gut colonization & antibiotic tolerance; functional diagnostics; and potential as target for non-antibiotic therapy SalmiPIG July 1, 2021 June 30, 2025 Transversal activities in applied genomics biofilm, salmonella, genetic marker, pig, pork, whole genome sequencing, bioinformatics, variant analysis
Improving soil, potato crops, human health and forage quality in a climate change context IMPOCHA July 1, 2021 June 30, 2024 Risk and health impact assessment, Organic contaminants and additives plant protection products, pesticides, food systems, human exposure, Agricultural practices
Exposure assessment of perfluoroalkyl substances as follow-up on the concerns raised in the recent draft opinion of EFSA FLUOREX June 1, 2021 May 31, 2023 Risk and health impact assessment, Organic contaminants and additives Perfluoroalkyl substances, food, human exposure
JOINT ACTION TO STRENGTHEN PREPAREDNESS AND RESPONSE TO BIOLOGICAL AND CHEMICAL TERROR ATTACKS JA TERROR May 1, 2021 April 30, 2024 Medicines and health products, Risk and health impact assessment, Platform chromatography and mass spectrometry, Lifestyle and chronic diseases , Epidemiology of infectious diseases, Biosafety and biotechnology , Transversal activities in applied genomics preparedness, terrorism, biological incident, chemical incident, cross-sector collaboration, European Union, Joint Action
Identification, physicochemical characterisation and estimation of release of titanium dioxide particles from face masks applied during the COVID-19 crisis in view of risk analysis TiO2Mask May 1, 2021 September 30, 2023 Trace elements and nanomaterials, Risk and health impact assessment face masks, titanium dioxide, TiO2, nanoparticles
Long COVID and its physical, mental and social implications COVIMPACT April 29, 2021 April 29, 2023 Lifestyle and chronic diseases , Epidemiology of infectious diseases COVID-19, long COVID, physical health, mental health, social 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

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