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
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
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
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
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
Local Health Interview Survey LHIS September 25, 2017 survey, health status, lifestyle, medical consumption, prevention
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
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
Belgian Roadmap for an Effective and Appropriate use of high-throughput technologies for response and preparedness in Different likelY scenarios of communicable disease threats .Be READY August 1, 2017 July 31, 2022 Transversal activities in applied genomics, Viral diseases, Foodborne pathogens one health, whole genome sequencing, mass spectrometry, bioinformatics, pathogens, public health
Nature impact on mental health distribution NAMED July 1, 2017 June 30, 2021 Risk and health impact assessment mental health, (non-)built environment, air pollution, health interview survey, geographical information system, Brussels-Capital Region
Health, Environment and Susceptible Populations HEASP July 1, 2017 December 31, 2021 Risk and health impact assessment mortality, environmental exposure, medical conditions, susceptibility
Development and application of next-generation sequencing (NGS) and metagenomics to improve influenza surveillance and pandemic preparedness in Belgium NGS Influenza June 1, 2017 December 31, 2021 Viral diseases, Epidemiology of infectious diseases, Transversal activities in applied genomics influenza virus, respiratory viruses, NGS, WGS, sequencing
Belgian Health Status Project HSR June 1, 2017 December 31, 2018 Lifestyle and chronic diseases health determinants, health in Belgium, health status, monitoring, population health
European programme for the establishment of validated procedures for the detection and identification of biological toxins EuroBioTox June 1, 2017 May 31, 2022 Foodborne pathogens, Organic contaminants and additives detection identification and authentication, Chemical Biological Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) protection, biological toxins, standardisation, proficiency testing, certified reference materials, animal replacement methods
Characterisation of antimicrobial resistance in bacteria, including plasmids, through the development of a generic NGS-based workflow and adapted databases AMRSeq June 1, 2017 May 31, 2021 Transversal activities in applied genomics NGS, AMR, antimicrobial resistance, plasmid, sequencing, MinION, third generation sequencing, hybrid assembly, database, food isolate, human isolate, GMM
A liquid bead array system for the rapid genetic screening of antimicrobial resistance determinants: development and valorization in the « one-health » perspective AMR-ARRAY June 1, 2017 October 31, 2019 Foodborne pathogens, Bacterial diseases, Veterinary bacteriology antibiotic resistance, genetic determinant, multiplex identification, beta-lactamases, fluoroquinolones, colistine, enterobacteriaceae
Monitoring of Laboratory-Acquired Infections LAI May 15, 2017 January 31, 2018 Biosafety and biotechnology laboratory-acquired infections, LAI, monitoring, biosafety, legislation
An online tool to collect New Approach Methodologies (NAMs) in one central database RE-Place April 18, 2017 April 30, 2020 Risk and health impact assessment 3R, replacement, alternative methods, in vitro, in silico, in chemico, new technologies
Method validation: comparison of size distribution of iron oxyhydroxide nanoparticle analysis between Flow Field Flow Fractionation, single particle ICP-MS and Electron Microscopy NIROVAL February 1, 2017 January 31, 2018 Trace elements and nanomaterials nanomaterials, validation, flow field flow fraction, single particle ICPMS, electronic microscopy
Monitoring of possible health effects of living in the vicinity of nuclear sites in Belgium: childhood leukemia incidence NUCABEL 2B January 9, 2017 June 30, 2020 Risk and health impact assessment
Monitoring of possible health effects of living in the vicinity of nuclear sites in Belgium: thyroid cancer incidence NUCABEL 2A January 9, 2017 June 30, 2020 Risk and health impact assessment nuclear sites, incidence, childhood leukemia, thyroid cancer
Optimisation of virological and serological diagnosis as part of avian influenza monitoring in preparation for the emergence of new highly pathogenic (HP) viruses EMERDIAH5 January 1, 2017 December 31, 2017 Avian virology and immunology, Veterinary bacteriology avian influenza, differential diagnosis, surveillance, Luminex, ELISA
Linkage of Health Interview Survey Data with Health Insurance Data HISLink January 1, 2017 December 31, 2017 Lifestyle and chronic diseases health interview survey, health insurance, data linkage, use of health care, health care expenditure
Development of a next-generation dual-target rabies/flavivirus plasmid-launched live-attenuated vaccine Rabyd-Vax January 1, 2017 December 31, 2020 Viral diseases, Immune response rabies, yellow fever, vaccine, plasmid, vector
Health Interview Survey 2018 HIS2018 January 1, 2017 December 31, 2019 Lifestyle and chronic diseases survey, health status, lifestyle, medical consumption, prevention
National Reference Laboratory for Trace Elements in food and feed, for Nanomaterials and for Food Contact Materials NRL-TE; NRL-NANO; NRL-FCM January 1, 2017 December 31, 2020 Trace elements and nanomaterials metals, trace elements, migration, food contact materials, nanomaterials

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