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
Screening of possible endocrine disrupting chemicals related to food, evaluation of their oestro/androgenic activity and dietary intake assessment for the Belgian population ENDFOODTOX May 2, 2019 April 30, 2021 Organic contaminants and additives, Risk and health impact assessment, Medicines and health products endocrine disruptors, food, toxicology, LC-MS, CALUX, food contact materials
The presence of Chlamydia trachomatis among the population in Belgium CTstudy May 1, 2019 May 1, 2020 Epidemiologie van infectieziekten
Central Biobank Platform Biobank April 1, 2019 Infectious diseases in humans, Laboratory of medical microbiology (LMM) future scientific research, biobanking, contribution study results, management health problems, public health
Development of experimental models which aim to better understand the biology of emergent HPAI H5Nx viruses and to improve their detection and control EMERDIA-H5 II January 16, 2019 January 15, 2022 Avian virology and immunology avian influenza virus (AIV), emergent high pathogenic (HP)H5Nx, HPH5 characterisation
Determination of pyrrolizidine alkaloid levels in baby products, iced teas, spices, subspecies of oregano and frozen leafy vegetables PASFOODEXTRA January 1, 2019 August 31, 2019 Organic contaminants and additives pyrrolizidine alkaloids, baby food, spice seeds, oregano, UPLC-MS/MS, exposure assessment
Development of methods for detection of infectious Hepatitis E (HEV) in pork meat products and optimisation of processing practices to reduce infectivity DECHAHEV January 1, 2019 January 1, 2023 Foodborne pathogens, Viral diseases hepatitis E, foodborne infection, pork meat, pig and wild boar food products, molecular methods, infectivity assays, meat processing
Whole Genome Sequencing to streamline tuberculosis (TB) diagnosis, improve TB surveillance and optimise individualised drug resistant TB treatments: a pragmatic multicenter theragnostic trial MysTicTB January 1, 2019 December 31, 2022 Bacterial diseases Mycobacterium Tuberculosis (Mtb), diagnosis, whole genome sequencing, clinical trials
Evaluation of impact on reformulation and consumer purchases and diets NUTRISCORE October 1, 2018 Lifestyle and chronic diseases Front-of-pack labelling, nutriscore, food reformulation
Business Impact Assessment on Obesity and Population Level Nutrition BIA-Obesity October 1, 2018 Lifestyle and chronic diseases accountability, food industry, food reformulation, food labelling, food marketing, commitments, performance
Food monitoring system to track the nutritional quality of food products on the Belgian market NUTRITRACK October 1, 2018 Lifestyle and chronic diseases nutritional quality, food monitoring, sugar, salt, saturated fat, energy, food supply, food reformulation
Safety assessment of feminine intimate products FEMINA October 1, 2018 September 30, 2024 Medicines and health products feminine intimate products, safety assessment, hazardous substances
Study of the lead and cadmium contamination in big game meat LECAHUNT October 1, 2018 March 31, 2020 Trace elements and nanomaterials lead, cadmium, trace elements, heavy metals, game meat, hunting
The cost of current versus healthy sustainable diets in Belgium DIETCOST October 1, 2018 Lifestyle and chronic diseases cost of diets, food environments, affordability, sustainability, dietary guidelines, ultra-processed food products
Healthy Food Environment Policy Index Food-EPI October 1, 2018 Lifestyle and chronic diseases accountability, government, food environments, policy implementation
Bringing a Health Claim to Information: “ Measuring the impact of health data on the health outcomes of European citizens” BAHCI August 1, 2018 July 31, 2020 Epidemiology and public health health information systems, knowledge translation, evidence informed decision-making, evidence-based policy, health system performance, European public health research
Human biomonitoring of fipronil and other pesticides in the Belgian population SEROFIP May 1, 2018 April 30, 2020 Risk and health impact assessment, Organic contaminants and additives biomonitoring, pesticides, pesticide metabolites, fipronil, serum, Belgium, UPLC-MS/MS
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
Joint Action on Health Information InfAct – Information for Action March 1, 2018 February 28, 2021 Epidemiology and public health EU health information, health information system, Joint Action, population health, health care system
Support of Theileria vaccine production at the Centre for Ticks and Tick Borne Diseases (CTTBD, Malawi) and development of an in vitro potency method CTTBD-GALVmed March 1, 2018 February 27, 2021 Enzootic, vector-borne and bee diseases East Coast fever, Theileria parva, ticks, in vitro cell cultures, immunohistochemistry
Promoting One Health in Europe through joint actions on foodborne zoonoses, antimicrobial resistance and emerging microbiological hazards One Health EJP February 1, 2018 December 31, 2022 Strategy external positioning one health, animal health, public health, food safety, cross-sector collaboration, infectious diseases, preparedness
Reduction of Campylobacter in broiler flocks: identification of risk factors, evaluation of increased biosecurity measures and the protective effect of the microbiota of Campylobacter free flocks CAMPREVENT January 15, 2018 January 15, 2021 Foodborne pathogens Campylobacter, broiler, interventions
Database of substances known by the Member States of the Council of Europe and used in food contact materials FCM Dbase January 1, 2018 Organic contaminants and additives database, food contact materials, QSAR, legislation, Council of Europe, risk indicator
Development of a new generation of anti-tuberculosis vaccines for preventive and therapeutic approaches TB-LAV/LV-VAC January 1, 2018 December 31, 2019 Infectious diseases in humans tuberculosis, vaccine, lentiviral vector
Task force on varnishes and coatings for food contact materials COATEVAL January 1, 2018 June 30, 2019 Organic contaminants and additives food contact materials, risk assessment, migration, coatings
Investigation of electrohypersensitivity using an exposure protocol co-created with electrohypersensitive people ExpoComm November 23, 2017 December 31, 2021 Risk and health impact assessment
Recent data predict an increased risk for virus transmission upon Japanese encephalitis virus (JEV) introduction in pigs: study of JEV induced immune responses and evaluation of diagnostic tests JEV-PIG-IMMUNODIA October 1, 2017 June 30, 2021 Enzootic, vector-borne and bee diseases Japanese encephalitis virus, flavivirus, mosquito, pig, vector-borne disease, immunology, diagnostics
Pyrrolizidine alkaloids in herbs and related foodstuffs PASHERBS October 1, 2017 March 31, 2018 Organic contaminants and additives, Lifestyle and chronic diseases pyrrolizidine alkaloids, LC-MS/MS, aromatic herbs, prepared dishes, dietary exposure, PASFOOD
Belgian Genetic Test Database BGTD September 1, 2017 Health services research rare disease, genetic test, website, Orphanet, genetic centre
Human Biomonitoring as an added value of the Health Interview Survey HuBiHIS September 1, 2017 December 31, 2021 Risk and health impact assessment, Lifestyle and chronic diseases air pollution, surrounding greenness, Health behaviour, black carbon, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon, biological ageing, biomarkers
Integrating VEGA, toxRead, MERLIN-Expo, and ERICA in a platform for risk assessment and substitution of risky substances LIFE-VERMEER September 1, 2017 June 30, 2021 Risk and health impact assessment in silico tools, substitution of chemicals, risk assessment, (Q)SAR models

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