Last updated on 28-3-2018 by Daisy Tysmans

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
Development and application of next-generation sequencing (NGS) and metagenomics to improve influenza surveillance and pandemic preparedness in Belgium NGS Influenza June 1, 2017 December 31, 2021 Viral diseases, Epidemiology of infectious diseases, Transversal and applied genomics influenza virus, respiratory viruses, NGS, WGS, sequencing
Belgian Health Status Project HSR June 1, 2017 December 31, 2018 Lifestyle and chronic diseases health determinants, health in Belgium, health status, monitoring, population health
European programme for the establishment of validated procedures for the detection and identification of biological toxins EuroBioTox June 1, 2017 May 31, 2022 Foodborne pathogens , Organic contaminants and additives detection identification and authentication, Chemical Biological Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) protection, biological toxins, Standardisation, proficiency testing, certified reference materials, animal replacement methods
Creation of a platform for methods used as alternatives to animal testing ALTDATA April 15, 2017 October 14, 2019 Risk and health impact assessment 3R, replacement, alternative methods, in vitro, in silico, in chemico, new technologies
Method validation: comparison of size distribution of iron oxyhydroxide nanoparticle analysis between Flow Field Flow Fractionation, single particle ICP-MS and Electron Microscopy FeOx February 1, 2017 January 31, 2018 Trace elements and nanomaterials NANOMATERIAL, validation, flow field flow fraction, single particle ICPMS, electron microscopy
Monitoring of health effects of living in the vicinity of nuclear sites in Belgium NUCABEL 2 January 9, 2017 April 8, 2018 Risk and health impact assessment nuclear sites, incidence, childhood leukemia, thyroid cancer
Health Interview Survey 2018 HIS2018 January 1, 2017 December 31, 2019 Lifestyle and chronic diseases survey, health status, lifestyle, medical consumption, prevention
Optimisation of virological and serological diagnosis as part of avian influenza monitoring in preparation for the emergence of new highly pathogenic (HP) viruses EMERDIAH5 January 1, 2017 December 31, 2017 Avian virology and immunology, Veterinary bacteriology influenza aviaire, diagnostic différentiel, surveillance, Luminex, ELISA
Development of a next-generation dual-target rabies/flavivirus plasmid-launched live-attenuated vaccine Rabyd-Vax January 1, 2017 December 31, 2020 Viral diseases, Immune response rabies, yellow fever, vaccine, plasmid, vector
National Reference Laboratory for Trace Elements in food and feed, for Nanomaterials and for Food Contact Materials NRL-TE; NRL-NANO; NRL-FCM January 1, 2017 December 31, 2020 Trace elements and nanomaterials METALS, TRACE ELEMENTS, MIGRATION, food contact materials, nanomaterials
European Joint Action of Frailty ADVANTAGE January 1, 2017 December 31, 2019 Lifestyle and chronic diseases frailty, older population, European Union, vulnerability, aging
National Reference Laboratory for Mycotoxins, Plant Toxins and Marine Biotoxins NRL Toxines January 1, 2017 December 31, 2020 Organic contaminants and additives national reference laboratory, toxins, mycotoxins, marine toxins, plant toxins
National Reference Laboratory for Food Contact Materials NRL-FCM January 1, 2017 December 31, 2020 Trace elements and nanomaterials, Organic contaminants and additives food contact materials, national reference laboratory, methode-ontwikkeling en validatie, ondersteuning Belgische laboratoria
National reference laboratory for pesticides NRL lot1 Pesticiden January 1, 2017 December 31, 2020 Organic contaminants and additives pesticides, laboratoire national de référence
National reference laboratory for environmental and process contaminants NRL lot3 Contaminanten January 1, 2017 December 31, 2020 Organic contaminants and additives contaminants, laboratoire national de référence
Health Examination Survey HES January 1, 2017 December 31, 2019 Lifestyle and chronic diseases health examination, survey, clinical measurement, laboratory analysis, representative sample
Linkage of Health Interview Survey Data with Health Insurance Data HISLink January 1, 2017 December 31, 2017 Lifestyle and chronic diseases health interview survey, health insurance, data linkage, use of health care, health care expenditure
NanoAG WRONG TITLE NanoAG December 1, 2016 December 31, 2017 Trace elements and nanomaterials
Evaluation of important aspects of the efficacy of inactivated and live attenuated lumpy skin disease vaccines for cattle GALVmed LSD November 15, 2016 November 14, 2018 Transversal and applied genomics, Exotic viruses and TSE lumpy skin disease, inactivated vaccine, attenuated vaccine, duration of immunity and protection
The incidence of citrinin in the Belgian food and feed chain and the risk for human and animal health CITRIRISK October 1, 2016 September 30, 2020 Organic contaminants and additives Mycotoxin, Citrinin, occurrence, food safety, feed, Belgium, toxicokinetics, broiler chickens, pigs, carry-over, biotransformation
Implementation and validation of an analytical methodology to assess engineered nanomaterials in EC approved food additives Nanofood@ October 1, 2016 October 1, 2018 Trace elements and nanomaterials, Organic contaminants and additives, Lifestyle and chronic diseases
Characterisation and risk evaluation of counterfeit antibiotics on the European market counterfeit antibiotics October 1, 2016 October 1, 2020 Medicines and health products counterfeit antibiotics, quality control, impurities, market study
Exploration of environmental and human biomonitoring data during chemical contamination WEnvHum September 1, 2016 August 30, 2017 Risk and health impact assessment évaluation risque, catastrophe environnementale, bases de données, biomonitoring humain, impact santé
Comparing vaccines, batch by batch, by performing consistency tests VAC2VAC March 1, 2016 February 28, 2021 Quality of vaccines and blood products Recherche, Standardisation, 3R
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 Lifestyle and chronic diseases Health Interview Survey (HIS), Mixed mode study design, Web surveys, Computer-Assisted Web Interviewing (CAWI)
Natural compounds for therapeutic purposes NATHERAP February 1, 2016 July 1, 2018 Risk and health impact assessment medicinal plants, genotoxicity, antigenotoxicity, mutagenicity
Belgian National Burden of Disease Study BeBOD January 4, 2016 March 31, 2020 Lifestyle and chronic diseases disease burden, Disability-Adjusted Life Years, monitoring, prioritisation
Development of new molecular biology methods for the quantification of airborne pollen in the context of aerobiological surveillance Allerpol January 1, 2016 January 1, 2018 Mycology and aerobiology , Transversal and applied genomics pollen, molecular biology, Real Time PCR, digital PCR
Assessment of the impact of road traffic exposure on the health of the Brussels population: pilot project on individuals subjected to low and high levels of exposure IMPASTRA January 1, 2016 June 30, 2017 Risk and health impact assessment pollution atmosphérique, exposition professionnelle, biomonitoring, black carbon, hydrocarbures aromatiques polycycliques, benzène
National Reference Centre for Human Papillomavirus: monitoring the impact of vaccination on papillomavirus-induced cancers NRC HPV January 1, 2016 December 31, 2019 Viral diseases Human papillomavirus, diagnosis, surveillance, cancer, cervix

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