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
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
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
Preparation of CEN Technical Specification: “Guidance on detection and identification of nano-objects in complex matrices”(WI 00352012, CEN-TC352-WG3-PG2) CEN project September 1, 2014 December 31, 2017 Trace elements and nanomaterials nano-objects, complex matrix, guidance document
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, audit-feedback
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 viruses and particular 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-2014-2016-2018 February 3, 2014 June 30, 2020 Risk and health impact assessment mobile phone, radiofrequency radiation, non ionising radiation, biological effects, in vitro, in vivo
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

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