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
Healthy Data e-consultation TEHDAS/AHEAD December 13, 2021 April 4, 2022 health data, public engagement
Risks of new trends concerning materials and objects in contact with food TREFCOM December 1, 2021 May 30, 2024 Foodborne pathogens, Trace elements and nanomaterials, Risk and health impact assessment, Organic contaminants and additives food contact materials, nanoparticles, heavy metals, organic migrants, risk, trends
Belgian ‘Europe’s Beating Cancer Plan’ Mirror Group BE EBCP October 21, 2021 Cancer centre european project, cancer prevention, cancer care, project monitoring, evaluation, cancer research
environmentAL Toxicology of chEmical mixtuRes through aN innovATIVE platform based on aged cardiac tissue model ALTERNATIVE October 1, 2021 September 30, 2024 Risk and health impact assessment cardiotoxicity, organ-on-chip, adverse outcome pathways, integrated approaches to testing and assessment, new approach methodologies
Applicability of in silico tools to support the risk assessment of non-evaluated substances migrating from food contact materials RF 21/6349 SILIFOOD October 1, 2021 March 31, 2023 risk assessment, food contact materials, in silico tools, (Q)SAR models, endocrine disruption, VEGA
Joint Action on Tobacco Control 2 JATC-2 October 1, 2021 October 1, 2024 Medicines and health products tobacco control, e-cigarettes, novel tobacco products, risk assessment
Beyond-COVID BY-COVID October 1, 2021 September 30, 2024 Epidemiology and public health, Health information, Cancer centre COVID-19, SARS-CoV-2, vaccine efficacy, epidemic preparedness, infectious diseases, data mobilisation, metadata standards
National infrastructure for genomic-epidemiologic surveillance of infectious diseases HERA-BE-Incubator-2021 October 1, 2021 December 31, 2022
Contribution to the health-related information content of the Belgian 5G knowledge and learning platform Over5G September 24, 2021 September 23, 2025 Risk and health impact assessment electromagnetic fields, 5G, health, experimental studies, literature review
Towards characterization and (quantitative) genotoxicity assessment of mycotoxin mixtures present in food MYCX-IT September 15, 2021 September 14, 2025 Mycology and aerobiology , Risk and health impact assessment, Organic contaminants and additives risk assessment, chemicals, food safety, contaminants, cancer, mycotoxins, mixtures, DNA damage
Monitoring of exotic Aedes mosquitoes in Belgium MEMO+ September 13, 2021 September 1, 2025 Epidemiology of infectious diseases mosquito, monitoring, citizen science, vector, mosquito-borne disease, Aedes albopictus, tiger mosquito
Innovations to accelerate vaccine development vaccine development and manufacture INNO4VAC September 1, 2021 February 28, 2027 Quality of vaccines and blood products vaccines, organoids, controlled human infection models, artificial intelligence, modelling, in vitro models, mucosa, manufacturing, clostridioides difficile
Development of shotgun METAgenoMics apprOaches in suppoRt of Public Health fOr the next Sequencing Era METAMORPHOSE September 1, 2021 December 31, 2025 Medicines and health products, Platform chromatography and mass spectrometry, Health information, Biosafety and biotechnology , Quality of vaccines and blood products, Transversal activities in applied genomics shot-gun metagenomics, long-read sequencing, bioinformatics, survey and surveillance, risk assessment, genetically modified food, contaminants, CBRN, drugs, quality assurance, healthcare, microbiome, vaccine
Toxigenic Bacillus cereus in food: Towards a better risk assessment by means of genomic, transcriptomic and toxin production analyses TOXCereus August 1, 2021 July 31, 2025 Foodborne pathogens, Organic contaminants and additives Food microbiology and parasitology, food safety, risk assessment, Bacillus cereus, bacterial toxins
Belgian Bioelectromagnetics Group BBEMG July 1, 2021 June 30, 2025 Risk and health impact assessment electromagnetic fields, 50 Hz magnetic fields, genetic effects, literature review, risk perception
Improving soil, potato crops, human health and forage quality in a climate change context IMPOCHA July 1, 2021 June 30, 2024 Risk and health impact assessment, Organic contaminants and additives plant protection products, pesticides, food systems, human exposure, Agricultural practices
Salmonella biofilm formation in chronic carrier pigs: impact on gut colonization & antibiotic tolerance; functional diagnostics; and potential as target for non-antibiotic therapy SalmiPIG July 1, 2021 June 30, 2025 Transversal activities in applied genomics biofilm, salmonella, genetic marker, pig, pork, whole genome sequencing, bioinformatics, variant analysis
Exposure assessment of perfluoroalkyl substances as follow-up on the concerns raised in the recent draft opinion of EFSA FLUOREX June 1, 2021 November 30, 2023 Chemical and physical health risks, Organic contaminants and additives Perfluoroalkyl substances, food, human exposure
Joint action to strengthen preparedness and response to biological and chemical terror attack JA TERROR May 1, 2021 April 30, 2024 Medicines and health products, Risk and health impact assessment, Platform chromatography and mass spectrometry, Health information, Epidemiology of infectious diseases, Biosafety and biotechnology , Transversal activities in applied genomics preparedness, terrorism, biological incident, chemical incident, cross-sector collaboration, European Union, Joint Action
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
Risk evaluation of irrigation of lettuce, carrots and strawberries with water contaminated with microcystine CYANTIR May 1, 2021 April 30, 2023 Organic contaminants and additives microcystin, food safety, LC-MS, cyanotoxins
Long COVID and its physical, mental and social implications COVIMPACT April 29, 2021 April 29, 2023 Health information, Epidemiology of infectious diseases COVID-19, long COVID, physical health, mental health, social health
3-dimensional chromatographic approaches for screening of regulated plants in plant food supplements 3D-herbs + PF-Fraud April 2, 2021 April 1, 2025 Medicines and health products Herbal adulteration of plant food supplements, chromatographic fingerprinting, data analysis
3-dimensional chromatographic approaches for screening of regulated plants in plant food supplements 3D-herbs April 2, 2021 April 1, 2025 Medicines and health products Herbal adulteration of plant food supplements, chromatographic fingerprinting, data analysis
Responding to outbreaks through co-creative inclusive equality strategies and collaboration RESISTIRÉ April 1, 2021 September 30, 2023 COVID-19, gender, social inequalities, Europe
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
Sequencing of SARS-CoV-2 viruses detected in the context of ILI, SARI and other COVID-19 laboratory surveillance and surveillance studies SEQ-COVID-19-LABSURV March 1, 2021 December 31, 2023 SARS-CoV-2, genomic surveillance, SARI surveillance, NGS, NRC, respiratory infection, coronavirus
HealthyCloud HealthyCloud March 1, 2021 August 30, 2023 Health information, Cancer centre health information system, Research, cloud, data linkages, cross-border data sharing, health related sectors, supercomputing, innovation, networks, expertise, cancer
African Swine Fever pathogenesis and immune responses in Resistant and Susceptible Hosts ASF-RASH March 1, 2021 November 8, 2023 Viral reemerging enzootic and bee diseases african swine fever, immune system

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