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
Determination of propylene glycol levels in foodstuffs and exposure assessment for the Belgian population PROPYLENE GLYCOL DRINKS December 1, 2019 January 22, 2021 Organic contaminants and additives food additives, Propane-1, 2-diol (propylene glycol), E1520, non-alcoholic drinks, exposure assessment
Co-creative and geographical approaches to tackle socioeconomic disparities in health enhancing lifestyle CIVISANO November 14, 2019 December 31, 2023 Risk and health impact assessment, Health information health inequalities, co-creation, community based participatory research (CBPR), Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Socioeconomic status, obesity, physical activity, healthy eating, obesogenic environments
European Burden of Disease Network burden-eu October 28, 2019 October 27, 2023 Health information Disability-Adjusted Life Years, burden of disease, knowledge translation, prioritisation, public health, population health monitoring
Acrylamide in other food Acrofood October 9, 2019 June 30, 2020 acrylamide, food analysis, exposure, risk assesment
Development of innovative methodological approaches for the study of complex samples: application to the analysis of cannabis and derived products CANNAL October 1, 2019 October 1, 2024 Medicines and health products
Transcriptional Response for Antimicrobial Resistance detection in TB TRACeR-TB October 1, 2019 December 31, 2021 Bacterial diseases Mycobacterium Tuberculosis (Mtb), diagnostics, drug resistance, drug resistance testing, transcriptional response
Occurrence of tropane alkaloids in foodstuffs and risks for the Belgian consumer TROPAL October 1, 2019 June 30, 2021 Organic contaminants and additives tropane alkaloids, LC-MS/MS, exposure assessment, GIS
Contribution of excessive weight status to the social impact of non-communicable diseases, multimorbidity and disability in Belgium: past, present, and future WaIST September 1, 2019 December 31, 2023 Health information, Risk and health impact assessment Disability-Adjusted Life Years, Health Impact Assessment, Modelling and forecasting, Environmental health determinants, Cardiovascular diseases, Diabetes, cancer, Disability, Multimorbidity
Investigating the causes of the high prevalence of fluoroquinolone resistance in broilers FLUPOUL September 1, 2019 March 31, 2023 Transversal activities in applied genomics whole genome sequencing, antimicrobial resistance
Research into the dietary exposure of the Belgian Population to Steviol Glycosides Stevia August 1, 2019 January 31, 2021 Organic contaminants and additives sweeteners, steviol glycosides, dietary intake
Patient Reported Indicators Survey for people living with chronic conditions PaRIS July 1, 2019 December 31, 2023 Health services research primary health care, chronic diseases, Patient reported experience measures (PREMs), Patient reported outcome measures (PROMs), person-centred care, international survey
Measurement Evaluation, Accountability and Leadership Support (MEALS) for NCDs prevention in Ghana and beyond MEALS4NCDs July 1, 2019 June 30, 2022 Health information non-communicable diseases, low-middle income countries, food environments, food marketing, Africa
Presence of chlorinated paraffins in foodstuffs and intake of the Belgian population PARCLINTA June 1, 2019 May 31, 2021 Risk and health impact assessment, Organic contaminants and additives, Platform chromatography and mass spectrometry, Transversal activities in applied genomics chlorinated paraffins, food analysis, method development
Giving Beekeeping Guidance by Computational-Assisted Decision Making B-GOOD June 1, 2019 May 31, 2023 Infectious diseases in animals honey bee, honey bee health, health status index, beekeeping management, IT-application, database platform, multi-actor approach, hive monitoring technologies
Screening of possible endocrine disrupting chemicals related to food, evaluation of their oestro/androgenic activity and dietary intake assessment for the Belgian population ENDFOODTOX May 2, 2019 January 1, 2022 Organic contaminants and additives, Risk and health impact assessment, Medicines and health products endocrine disruptors, food, toxicology, LC-MS, CALUX, food contact materials
The presence of Chlamydia trachomatis among the population in Belgium CTstudy May 1, 2019 May 1, 2020 Epidemiologie van infectieziekten
The Belgian Survey on Drugs DrugVibes April 1, 2019 Health information illegal drugs, illegal medicine, lifestyle risk factors, cannabis, weed, marijuana, hashish, powder cocaine, coke, crack cocaine, base, ecstasy, XTC, MDMA, amphetamines, speed, heroin, methamphetamines, crystal meth, GHB, GBL, liquid ecstasy, ketamine, LSD, hallucinogens, magic mushrooms, DMT, ayahuasca, alcohol, laughing gas, new psychoactive substances, opioid medication, tranquilizers, stimulant medication
Central Biobank Platform Biobank April 1, 2019 Infectious diseases in humans, Laboratory of medical microbiology (LMM) future scientific research, biobanking, contribution study results, management health problems, public health
Development of experimental models which aim to better understand the biology of emergent HPAI H5Nx viruses and to improve their detection and control EMERDIA-H5 II January 16, 2019 January 15, 2022 Avian virology and immunology avian influenza virus (AIV), emergent high pathogenic (HP)H5Nx, HPH5 characterisation
Determination of pyrrolizidine alkaloid levels in baby products, iced teas, spices, subspecies of oregano and frozen leafy vegetables PASFOODEXTRA January 1, 2019 August 31, 2019 Organic contaminants and additives pyrrolizidine alkaloids, baby food, spice seeds, oregano, UPLC-MS/MS, exposure assessment
Problematic drug use and infectious diseases in Brussels (Belgium) Push January 1, 2019 December 31, 2019 Health information licit and illicit drugs, injecting drug use, monitoring drugs, patterns of use, hepatitis C virus (HCV)
Development of methods for detection of infectious Hepatitis E (HEV) in pork meat products and optimisation of processing practices to reduce infectivity DECHAHEV January 1, 2019 January 1, 2023 Foodborne pathogens, Viral diseases hepatitis E, foodborne infection, pork meat, pig and wild boar food products, molecular methods, infectivity assays, meat processing
Whole Genome Sequencing to streamline tuberculosis (TB) diagnosis, improve TB surveillance and optimise individualised drug resistant TB treatments: a pragmatic multicenter theragnostic trial MysTicTB January 1, 2019 December 31, 2022 Bacterial diseases Mycobacterium Tuberculosis (Mtb), diagnosis, whole genome sequencing, clinical trials
Characterisation and risk evaluation of CBD products on the Belgian market CBD-RISK January 1, 2019 September 30, 2025 Medicines and health products adverse effects and toxicity, drugs, illicit drugs
The BeLgian PREMs And PROMs iNitiatives working group LEARN December 20, 2018 patient reported measures (PRMs), Patient reported experience measures (PREMs), Patient reported outcome measures (PROMs), person-centred care, national initiatives, Belgium, knowledge and experience exchange platform
Development of a multi-method for the analysis of additives in foodstuffs MULTIMADD November 16, 2018 January 31, 2021 Organic contaminants and additives food additives, multi class-multi method, banned substances
Healthy Food Environment Policy Index Food-EPI October 1, 2018 Health information accountability, government, food environments, policy implementation
Safety assessment of feminine intimate products FEMINA October 1, 2018 September 30, 2024 Medicines and health products feminine intimate products, safety assessment, hazardous substances
Evaluation of impact on reformulation and consumer purchases and diets NUTRISCORE October 1, 2018 Health information Front-of-pack labelling, nutriscore, food reformulation
Business Impact Assessment on Obesity and Population Level Nutrition BIA-Obesity October 1, 2018 Health information accountability, food industry, food reformulation, food labelling, food marketing, commitments, performance

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