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
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
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
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
National Reference Centre for Measles, Mumps and Rubella virus: working to eliminate measles and rubella in Belgium NRC MMR October 1, 2015 December 31, 2019 Viral diseases Measles, Mumps, rubella, diagnosis, surveillance, oral fluid
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
Development and application of differential diagnosis for respiratory viruses to improve surveillance and understanding of acute respiratory infectious disease in Belgium Respi October 1, 2015 December 31, 2019 Epidemiology and public health, Viral diseases influenza virus, respiratory viruses, severity, co-infection
Better Training for Safer Food - Mycotoxins BTSF August 7, 2015 March 9, 2018 Organic contaminants and additives European Commission, mycotoxins, training course, food safety, import, harmonisation
Analysis of the prevalence, genetic variation and cross-species transmission of lentiviruses of small ruminants (SRLV: Maedi-Visna, CAEV) in Belgium with a view to optimising the diagnosis and support of the policy on voluntary SRL SRLV-BEL August 1, 2015 August 31, 2018 Enzootic, vector-borne and bee diseases lentiviruses of small ruminants, Maedi-Visna virus, caprine arthritis and encefalitis virus, seroprevalence, diagnosis, genetic variation, intra-species transmission, cross-species transmission
TekenNet/TiquesNet/ZeckenNet TiquesNet June 1, 2015 Epidemiology of infectious diseases ticks, tick bites, risk map, citizen surveillance, prevention, Lyme borreliosis
Development of a new, ultra-fast diagnostic platform for the identification and drug-susceptibility testing of Mycobacterium tuberculosis TIDRACE May 1, 2015 December 31, 2019 Bacterial diseases drug resistance, mycobacterium tuberculosis, diagnostics
Development of biomarkers for endocrine disruptors EDC BIRTHCOHORT April 1, 2015 December 31, 2019 Risk and health impact assessment endocrine disruptor, exposure, placenta, birth cohort (mother-child cohort)
Characterisation of a rod-shaped TiO2 candidate reference material using transmission electron microscopy (TEM) Nanorod April 1, 2015 December 31, 2017 Trace elements and nanomaterials nanomaterials, reference candidate material (RCM), TEM, rod
Personalized Medicine: introduction of Next-Generation-Sequencing in Routine diagnostics in (hemato) oncology in Belgium canc-NGS April 1, 2015 December 31, 2020 Cancer centre , Quality of laboratories , Healthdata.be cancer, genomics, precision medicines, informed consent, health research information
Host response gene signatures associated with FMDV infection, vaccination and persistence TRANSCRIPTOVAC March 1, 2015 August 31, 2019 Exotic viruses and particular diseases foot-and-mouth disease, vaccines, transcriptome, persistence, cattle, sheep, gene signatures, innate immunity, long-lasting immunity, adenovirus
Zoonoses Anticipation and Preparedness Initiative ZAPI March 1, 2015 February 29, 2020 Quality of vaccines and blood products zoonosis, vaccine
Next Generation Sequencing and Bioinformatics for Public Health NGS&Bio-IT February 2, 2015 Transversal activities in applied genomics whole genome sequencing, bioinformatics, pathogen, public health
Development of new adjuvants for tuberculosis vaccines TBVAC2020 January 2, 2015 December 31, 2018 Immune response vaccine, tuberculosis, adjuvant, infectious disease
Illegal peptides and proteins ILPEP January 2, 2015 December 31, 2018 Medicines and health products biopharmaceuticals, counterfeit, peptides, life-saving medicines, life-style drugs
Dietary exposure of the Belgian population (adults and children) to pyrrolizidine alkaloids PASFOOD January 1, 2015 June 30, 2017 Organic contaminants and additives, Lifestyle and chronic diseases pyrrolizidine alkaloids, food exposure, LC-MS/MS
Hepatitis E virus epidemiology: follow up of an emerging food-borne zoonosis in Belgium HEV EPI January 1, 2015 December 31, 2019 Viral diseases, Epidemiology of infectious diseases hepatitis E virus, epidemiology, surveillance, emergence, zoonosis
Introduction of MALDI-TOF for species identification and drug susceptibility testing in mycobacteria MALDIMYCO January 1, 2015 October 31, 2018 Bacterial diseases, Mycology and aerobiology , Risk and health impact assessment MALDI-TOF, mycobacteria, drug susceptibility testing, diagnostic methods
Impact of green/blue spaces on specific morbidity and cause-specific mortality in Belgium GRESP-HEALTH December 15, 2014 March 15, 2019 Risk and health impact assessment environment, green space, blue space, morbidity, mortality, inequity, biodiversity
Preparation of an epidemiological response tool in the event of a sanitary crisis due to a chemical accident November 3, 2014 Risk and health impact assessment crises, chemical accident, emergency preparedness, biomonitoring
Intake of fat soluble vitamins from the consumption of food, fortified foods and supplements in Belgium VITADEK September 1, 2014 August 31, 2018 Lifestyle and chronic diseases fat soluble vitamins, vitamin A, vitamin D, vitamin E, vitamin K, dietary intake, food, fortified foods, food supplements, nutrient adequacy, excessive nutrient intake, nutrition

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