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
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
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
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
Towards the development of a National Health Data Platform AHEAD January 1, 2021 June 30, 2023 Lifestyle and chronic diseases , Cancer centre health information system, health surveys, administrative data, data linkage, national health database
Unravelling the long-term and indirect health impact of the COVID-19 crisis in Belgium HELICON January 1, 2021 June 30, 2025 Lifestyle and chronic diseases , Epidemiology of infectious diseases health inequalities, health economics, delayed healthcare use, socio-demographic resilience, cohort study, excess mortality
Linking of registers for COVID-19 vaccine surveillance LINK-VACC January 1, 2021 January 31, 2024 Epidemiology of infectious diseases, Healthcare-associated infections and antimicrobial resistance COVID-19, SARS-CoV-2, corona virus, vaccine, vaccinale effectiviteit, surveillance
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
Advanced Computing for European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) EGI-ACE January 1, 2021 June 30, 2023 EU health information system 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
Development of a digital PCR method for accurate detection and quantification of SARS-CoV-2 and its variants DIGICOVID_VAR January 1, 2021 January 1, 2022 Foodborne pathogens, Viral diseases, Transversal activities in applied genomics ddPCR, epidemic, COVID-19, SARS-CoV-2, wastewater, clinical samples, variants, surveillance
Harmonised indicators for measuring progress toward more sustainable, healthier food systems INFORMAS 2.0 December 1, 2020 October 31, 2024 Lifestyle and chronic diseases non-communicable diseases, food environments, food systems, sustainability
Population Health Information Research Infrastructure PHIRI November 1, 2020 November 1, 2023 Epidemiology and public health, Lifestyle and chronic diseases , Cancer centre , EU health information system health information system, population health, research infrastructure, federated services, cross-border data sharing, rapid policy response, health information portal, foresight
Understanding the dynamics and consequences of new psychoactive substances use in a rapidly changing (online) drug market SCANNER October 1, 2020 November 30, 2022 Lifestyle and chronic diseases NPS, new psychoactive substances, illicit drugs, drug use, influence legislation, ringtesting, proficiency testing, helplines and drug checking services, civil society organisations, fentanyl hotspots
Strengthen the capacity of governments and researchers in the evaluation of public policies on healthy food environments in Francophone West Africa to prevent the triple burden of malnutrition NCDs-WAfrica October 1, 2020 September 30, 2023 Lifestyle and chronic diseases non-communicable diseases, low-middle income countries, food environments, nutrition policy, triple burden of malnutrition
Joint Action on Implementation of Validated Best Practices in Nutrition in Europe Best-ReMaP October 1, 2020 September 30, 2023 Lifestyle and chronic diseases food reformulation, food marketing, Europe, food supply monitoring
COVID-19-Barometer in general practices - version 2.0 COVID-19 BM 2.0 October 1, 2020 March 31, 2021 Health services research
Impact of COVID-19 on the Meuse-Rhine Euroregion EMR August 1, 2020 December 31, 2021
Childhood Obesity Surveillance Initiative - Belgium COSI June 1, 2020 Lifestyle and chronic diseases overweight, obesity, monitoring, children
Development and validation of a novel life course microsimulation model linking diet to non-communicable diseases Micro-NCDs April 1, 2020 March 31, 2024 Lifestyle and chronic diseases modelling, non-communicable diseases, diet quality, microsimulation
VALidation of SARS-CORona Virus-2 assays VALCOR April 1, 2020 September 30, 2021 Cancer centre
Context-Specific Interventions for Nutrition-Related Non-Communicable Diseases Prevention in East Africa RECAP April 1, 2020 March 31, 2023 Lifestyle and chronic diseases non-communicable diseases, low-middle income countries, food environments, nutrition policy, food marketing
Monitoring the performance of detection methods for SARS-CoV-2 in clinical samples using sequencing data COVIPRIM April 1, 2020 December 31, 2020 Viral diseases, Quality of laboratories , Transversal activities in applied genomics
Joint Action Towards the European Health Data Space TEHDAS February 1, 2020 June 30, 2023 EU health information system health information system, Joint Action, data linkage, cross-border data sharing, health care system, population health
Evaluation of the types, efficient use and health risks of application of silver-based biocides to provide antimicrobial properties to face masks applied during the COVID-19 crisis AgMask January 10, 2020 September 30, 2022 Chemical and physical health risks, Trace elements and nanomaterials silver, biocide, face mask, silver nanoparticles, nanoparticles, nanomaterials
Full-length sequencing to map and understand drivers and reservoirs of antimicrobial resistance FULL_FORCE January 1, 2020 June 30, 2022 Bacterial diseases antimicrobial resistance, long-read sequencing, plasmid, mobile genetic elements
European regimen accelerator for Tuberculosis ERA4TB January 1, 2020 December 31, 2024 Bacterial diseases tuberculosis, multidrug-resistant TB, drugs, treatment
Unravelling data for rapid evidence-based response to COVID-19 unCoVer January 1, 2020 December 31, 2022 Lifestyle and chronic diseases , Epidemiology of infectious diseases, EU health information system health information system, health surveys, administrative data, data linkage, national health database
Exploring the evolutionary success of the antibiotic resistant Salmonella Kentucky ST198 KENTUCKY January 1, 2020 December 31, 2022 Bacterial diseases antimicrobial resistance, long-read sequencing, plasmid, mobile genetic elements

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