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
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 activities in applied genomics, Exotic viruses and particular diseases 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, pig, biotransformation
Implementation and validation of an analytical methodology to assess the nanofraction in the food additives E171, E174 and E175 with exposure analysis in the context of risk assessment Nanofood@ October 1, 2016 October 1, 2019 Trace elements and nanomaterials E171, E174, E175, food additives, electron diffraction, X-ray spectroscopy, food matrix, image analysis, representative test material, silver nanoparticles, quantitative electron microscopy, transmission electron microscopy, scanning electron microscopy, high angle annular dark field, scanning transmission electron microscopy, mass spectrometry, risk analysis
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
Molecular database foodborne outbreak MolDbFBO October 1, 2016 Foodborne pathogens , Bacterial diseases, Transversal activities in applied genomics foodborne pathogens, typing, molecular database, outbreak investigation
Surveillance of Belgian honeybees colonies mortality 2017-2018 HealthyBee September 22, 2016 Veterinary epidemiology honeybee, mortality, bee health surveillance, Apis Mellifera, random forest, Varroa Destructor, apiary management, risk factors
Exploration of environmental and human biomonitoring data during chemical contamination WEnvHum September 1, 2016 August 30, 2017 Risk and health impact assessment risk assesment, environmental disaster, database, human biomonitoring, impact on health
Diagnosis, monitoring and prevention of exposure-related non-communicable diseases DiMoPEx April 11, 2016 April 10, 2020 Risk and health impact assessment environmental determinants, chronic diseases, network, Horizon 2020 programme
Comparing vaccines, batch by batch, by performing consistency tests VAC2VAC March 1, 2016 February 28, 2021 Quality of vaccines and blood products research, 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 methods for the quantification of airborne pollen in the context of aerobiological surveillance Allerpol January 1, 2016 December 31, 2019 Mycology and aerobiology , Transversal activities in 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 air pollution, professionnal exposure, biomonitoring, black carbon, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, benzene
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, Cancer centre Human papillomavirus, diagnosis, surveillance, cancer, cervix
Method validation of nanomaterial characterisation by single particle ICP-MS and Dynamic Light Scattering NanoVAL January 1, 2016 June 30, 2016 Trace elements and nanomaterials nanomaterials, validation, dynamic light scattering, single particle ICP-MS
Revision of the dermatophyte taxonomy DermatoTax January 1, 2016 December 31, 2019 Mycology and aerobiology dermatophytes, taxonomy, phylogeny, medical mycology, tinea
Lumpy skin disease in Belgian cattle and potential vectors: risk assessment, diagnosis, control, vaccination, transmission and vector competence studies to prevent the introduction and spread RCO LUMPY SKIN January 1, 2016 December 31, 2018 Enzootic, vector-borne and bee diseases, Exotic viruses and particular diseases lumpy skin disease, risk assessment, diagnosis, control, vaccination, transmission, vector competence
BCCM/IHEM fungi collection: human and animal health BCCM/IHEM January 1, 2016 Mycology and aerobiology
Analysis of data on allergy in the Brussels Capital Region ALLRBC2 January 1, 2016 June 30, 2017 Risk and health impact assessment asthma, allergic rhinitis, database, pharmaceutical products, hospitalisations, deaths
Towards a toxicologically relevant definition of nanomaterials To²DeNano December 15, 2015 March 15, 2019 Trace elements and nanomaterials nanomaterials, exposure, toxicology, aggregation, metrology
Assessing spatio-temporal relationships between respiratory health and biodiversity using individual wearable technology RespirIT December 15, 2015 September 15, 2020 Mycology and aerobiology , Risk and health impact assessment allergy, pollen, mobile health, ecohealth, rhinitis, respiratory health, GPS tracking, citizen science, biodiversity
Nuclear Emergency Situations Improvement of Medical and Health Surveillance SHAMISEN December 1, 2015 May 31, 2017 Risk and health impact assessment nuclear accident, recommendations, medical and health surveillance, populations affected
Characterisation and risk evaluation of electronic cigarettes and related products e-SMOKE November 3, 2015 November 2, 2019 Medicines and health products, Risk and health impact assessment e-cigarettes, quality control, nicotine replacement therapy, genotoxicity, mutagenicity
Tick-borne diseases in Belgium: identifying and communicating disease burden HUMTICK November 1, 2015 October 31, 2019 Epidemiology of infectious diseases tick-borne diseases, Lyme borreliosis, PTLDS, cohort study, burden of disease, cost price
Analysis and risk characterisation for arsenic species in food supplements COMPAs November 1, 2015 October 31, 2016 Trace elements and nanomaterials food supplements, arsenic species, risk evaluation
More rapid and accurate identification of (zoonotic) Salmonella serotypes that are the object of official control in poultry and pork SALMSTID November 1, 2015 August 31, 2018 Bacterial diseases, Transversal activities in applied genomics salmonella, genetic serotyping, Luminex, Multiplex
National Reference Centre for Influenza: surveillance of influenza-like illness and severe acute respiratory infections in Belgium NRC Influenza October 1, 2015 December 31, 2019 Viral diseases, Epidemiology of infectious diseases influenza virus, Influenza Like Illness, severe acute respiratory infections
National Reference Centre for Hepatitis Virus B, C, D and E NRC Hepatitis Viruses October 1, 2015 December 31, 2019 Viral diseases, Epidemiology of infectious diseases, Quality of vaccines and blood products hepatitis A virus (HAV), hepatitis B virus (HBV), hepatitis C virus (HCV), hepatitis D virus (HDV), hepatitis E virus (HEV), diagnosis, surveillance
Migration of mineral oil from cardboard packaging for food: identification of the hazards and assessment of the exposure of the Belgian population MinOil October 1, 2015 January 15, 2019 Trace elements and nanomaterials, Risk and health impact assessment, Organic contaminants and additives, Lifestyle and chronic diseases mineral oil, market study, dietary exposure assessment, hazard characterisation, risk assessment

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