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
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
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)
Healthy Data e-consultation TEHDAS/AHEAD December 13, 2021 April 4, 2022 health data, public engagement
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 September 30, 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
Beyond-COVID BY-COVID October 1, 2021 September 30, 2024 Epidemiology and public health COVID-19, SARS-CoV-2, vaccine efficacy
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
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
Innovations to accelerate vaccine development vaccine development and manufacture INNO4VAC September 1, 2021 February 28, 2027 vaccines, organoids, controlled human infection models, artificial intelligence, modelling, in vitro models, mucosa, manufacturing, clostridioides difficile
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
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
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
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
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
Use of New Approach Methodologies (NAMs) for the hazard assessment of nanofibres Nanocellup March 2, 2021 March 1, 2023 Trace elements and nanomaterials Nanocellulose, transmission electron microscopy, alternative methods to evaluate toxicity
HealthyCloud HealthyCloud March 1, 2021 August 30, 2023 health information system, Research, cloud, data linkages, cross-border data sharing, health related sectors, supercomputing, innovation
Global Burden of Animal Diseases GBADs February 4, 2021 December 31, 2022 Lifestyle and chronic diseases aquaculture, burden of disease, economics, foodborne disease, livestock, one health, zoonotic disease
Monitoring of the whole genome sequencing (WGS) data of SARS-CoV-2 genomes to identify variants and their impact on detection methods COVIPRIM_VAR2 February 1, 2021 December 31, 2021 Quality of laboratories , Transversal activities in applied genomics NGS, computational biology, bioinformatics, mutations, variants, database, disease outbreaks, performance evaluation, SARS-CoV-2, COVID-19, qPCR, disease transmission
Intake of free glutamate FREEGLUTAMATE February 1, 2021 January 31, 2021 food additives, free glutamate
Impacts of nitrogen deposition in the natural environment on pollen allergy and respiratory infection outcomes in Belgium NITROPOL-BE January 15, 2021 April 15, 2025 pollution, nitrogen, pollen, aeroallergens, pollen allergy, allergen potency
Development and evaluation of approaches for detection of organisms modified by new genome editing techniques GENEDIT - RF20/6342 January 1, 2021 December 31, 2023 gene-edited organisms, GMO, Detection, food safety, traceability
Development of a method to assess the diversity of SARS-CoV-2 circulating strains in Belgium COVIDDIVER January 1, 2021 January 1, 2022 Viral diseases, Cancer centre , Transversal activities in applied genomics ddPCR, epidemic, COVID-19, SARS-CoV-2, wastewater, clinical samples
National reference laboratory for pesticides NRL lot1 Pesticiden January 1, 2021 December 31, 2024 Organic contaminants and additives pesticides, national reference laboratory
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
Development of a digital PCR method for accurate detection and quantification of SARS-CoV-2 DIGICOVID January 1, 2021 January 1, 2022 Viral diseases, Transversal activities in applied genomics, Enzootic, vector-borne and bee diseases ddPCR, epidemic, COVID-19, SARS-CoV-2, wastewater, clinical samples, surveillance
National Reference Laboratory for Food Contact Materials NRL-FCM January 1, 2021 December 31, 2024 Trace elements and nanomaterials, Organic contaminants and additives food contact materials, national reference laboratory, method development and validation, support Belgian laboratories
National reference laboratory for environmental and process contaminants NRL lot3 Contaminanten January 1, 2021 December 31, 2024 Organic contaminants and additives contaminants, national reference laboratory

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