Projects

Last updated on 16-2-2023 by Lieke Vervoort

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. 

Acronym Start date End date Service Keywords
Intake of fat soluble vitamins from the consumption of food, fortified foods and supplements in Belgium VITADEK September 1, 2014 August 31, 2018 Health information fat soluble vitamins, vitamin A, vitamin D, vitamin E, vitamin K, dietary intake, food, fortified foods, food supplements, nutrient adequacy, excessive nutrient intake, nutrition
Initiative for Quality improvement and Epidemiology in multidisciplinary Diabetic Foot Clinics IQED-Foot July 1, 2014 Health services research Diabetes, diabetes care, diabetic foot, quality improvement, feedback audit
Development of targeted genotyping methods for improved drug resistance surveillance mPLEXABR June 1, 2014 Bacterial diseases, Transversal activities in applied genomics, Veterinary bacteriology antibiotic resistance, genetic determinant, multiplex identification, beta-lactamases, fluoroquinolones, enterobacteriaceae
Human genomic biomarker RTqPCR array for optimised and mechanistically-based genotoxicity assessment GENOMARK May 1, 2014 December 31, 2018 Risk and health impact assessment, Transversal activities in applied genomics toxicogenetics, transcriptomics, DNA damage, genotoxicity tests, gene expression profiling, in vitro, 3R, alternative method
OIE Laboratory Twinning project for foot-and-mouth disease diagnostic laboratory capacity building in Nigeria OIE Twinning FMD May 1, 2014 April 30, 2018 Exotic and vector-borne diseases foot-and-mouth disease, disease control, diagnostics, staff training, quality control, biosafety, Nigeria
Protective Effect of South African Plants on Mycotoxin-Induced Mutagenicity and Toxicity Z.-Afrika April 1, 2014 February 28, 2018 Risk and health impact assessment Mycotoxin, mutagenicity, antimutagenicity, Vitotox test, comet assay, micronucleus test
Modeling the absorption of cadmium in leaf and root crops FoodCad March 1, 2014 February 29, 2016 Trace elements and nanomaterials, Organic contaminants and additives cadmium, spinach, carrots, modeling, root uptake
Development of a prioritisation strategy for hazard characterisation of substances migrating from printed paper and board food contact materials based on their genotoxicity PRIMISTRA February 17, 2014 February 14, 2018 Risk and health impact assessment, Organic contaminants and additives food contact materials, printing inks, paperboard, genotoxicity, gene mutation, in silico, in vitro, 3R
Expert Support for the assessment of applications for certificates of conformity, the monitoring of technological developments and research into health effects on wireless technology LNE-2014-2022 February 3, 2014 June 30, 2024 Risk and health impact assessment mobile phone, radiofrequency radiation, non ionising radiation, biological effects, in vitro, in vivo
Cancer Control CanCon February 1, 2014 March 1, 2017 Cancer centre cancer, cancer control
Antigenic drift in the surface proteins of the mumps virus and its impact on vaccine efficacy Bofvax January 1, 2014 December 31, 2018 Viral diseases Mumps, vaccination, virus-neutralisation test, immunity, T cell, B cell, epitopes, antigenicity
A 12-years trend analysis of candidemia in Belgium: incidence, drug resistance and antifungal consumption CglabrataR January 1, 2014 June 30, 2018 Mycology and aerobiology , Healthcare-associated infections and antimicrobial resistance candidemia, antifungal resistance, antifungal consumption, nosocomial diseases, yeast, fungi, mycology
Outbreak Support Team OST November 21, 2013 Healthcare-associated infections and antimicrobial resistance outbreak support team, OST, multidrug resistant organisms, MDRO, antibiotic resistance, chronic care institution, residential care center, ziekenhuis, infection prevention and control, IPC
Development of an integrated approach based on validated and standardised methods to support the implementation of the EC recommendation for a definition of nanomaterial NanoDefine November 1, 2013 October 31, 2017 Trace elements and nanomaterials nanomaterials, EC definition, TEM, dispersion protocols, software validation
Tick-borne encephalitis virus eco-epidemiology: study of the prevalence and pathogenesis in rodents and wild animals TBEV Epi October 1, 2013 December 31, 2019 Viral diseases, Epidemiology of infectious diseases, Quality of vaccines and blood products tick-borne encephalitis virus, ticks, sentinel, seroprevalence, rodents
Accelerated Development of Vaccine Benefit-Risk Collaboration in Europe ADVANCE October 1, 2013 September 30, 2018 Epidemiology of infectious diseases, Quality of vaccines and blood products vaccination, immunisation, preventive, therapeutical, pharmacovigilance, epidemiology, surveillance, risk/benefit assesment, patients
Use of proteomics for the quality control of intravenous immunoglobulins PLPROT October 1, 2013 September 30, 2017 Quality of vaccines and blood products proteomics, quality control, immunoglobulins, plasma derivatives
Improvement of anti-TB treatment by study of antibiotic resistance mechanisms TB drugs June 24, 2013 Bacterial diseases mycobacterium tuberculosis, antibiotic resistance, genetic changes, protein structure, mutants, DNA sequencing
A common European approach to the regulatory testing of Manufactured Nanomaterials NANoREG March 1, 2013 February 28, 2017 Trace elements and nanomaterials nanomaterials, EC definition, TEM, inter laboratory comparison, SOP validation
The Orphanet Encyclopedia, Terminology and Website in Dutch OrphaDutch January 1, 2013 Health services research rare diseases and disorders, orphan drugs, world wide web, accessibility of Health Services, terminology, Snomed-CT, nomenclature, disease coding
Virus-host interplay at the early stages of infection BELVIR October 1, 2012 September 30, 2017 Trace elements and nanomaterials myxoviruses, glycoproteins, TEM, attachment-fusion, mucus, GFP
Food contaminants CONTAM July 2, 2012 June 30, 2024 food contaminants, risk assessment, consumer exposure
Bioavailability and transformation of arsenic from food: role of food preparation, preservation and digestion BIOTRAs February 1, 2012 January 31, 2015 Trace elements and nanomaterials arsenic, speciation, bioaccessibility, risk evaluation, exposure, food preparation
Clinical validation of human papillomavirus assays (VALGENT) VALGENT January 15, 2012 Cancer centre Human papillomavirus, cervical cancer, cervical cancer screening, diagnostic test accuracy, test validation, quality control
Communication with communities Communication with communities January 2, 2012 Infectious diseases in humans, Laboratory of medical microbiology (LMM) Laboratory, Medical Microbiology, Belgian Communities, infectious diseases, medical advice, logistical support, sample management, data on infectious diseases
Central Registry Rare Diseases CRRD January 1, 2012 Health services research patient registry, rare diseases, epidemiology, genetic centre, ORPHA-code, Healthdata.be, clinical trial recruitment, common data set
Severe Acute Respiratory Infection surveillance by a sentinel network of hospitals SARI January 1, 2012 Viral diseases, Epidemiology of infectious diseases SARI surveillance, severe acute respiratory infections, sentinel, Influenza
European Surveillance of Antimicrobial Consumption Network ESAC-Net November 30, 2011 Healthcare-associated infections and antimicrobial resistance surveillance, antimicrobial consumption, community, hospital
Clinical Biology LMM LMM June 1, 2011 Infectious diseases in humans, Laboratory of medical microbiology (LMM) Laboratory, Medical Microbiology, clinical biology, test validation, quality control, communication improvement, clinical relevance optimisation, medical collaboration, medical contacts, Belgian Communities, medical expert advice
Intradermal rabies vaccination trials in humans: towards shorter and cheaper rabies vaccination Intradermo January 1, 2011 December 31, 2019 Viral diseases rabies, intradermal vaccination, clinical trials

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