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
Healthy Food Environment Policy Index Food-EPI October 1, 2018 Lifestyle and chronic diseases accountability, government, food environments, policy implementation
Evaluation of impact on reformulation and consumer purchases and diets NUTRISCORE October 1, 2018 Lifestyle and chronic diseases Front-of-pack labelling, nutriscore, food reformulation
Business Impact Assessment on Obesity and Population Level Nutrition BIA-Obesity October 1, 2018 Lifestyle and chronic diseases accountability, food industry, food reformulation, food labelling, food marketing, commitments, performance
Food monitoring system to track the nutritional quality of food products on the Belgian market NUTRITRACK October 1, 2018 Lifestyle and chronic diseases nutritional quality, food monitoring, sugar, salt, saturated fat, energy, food supply, food reformulation
Safety assessment of feminine intimate products FEMINA October 1, 2018 September 30, 2024 Medicines and health products feminine intimate products, safety assessment, hazardous substances
Physico-chemical characterisation and exposure analysis of nanoparticles in food additives in the context of risk assessment EFSA-Nano October 1, 2018 September 30, 2020 Trace elements and nanomaterials, Risk and health impact assessment E171, E174, E175, food matrix, image analysis, representative test material, nanoparticles, electron diffraction, energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy, quantitative electron microscopy, transmission electron microscopy, scanning electron microscopy, high angle annular dark field, scanning transmission electron microscopy, (single particle)-inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry, risk analysis, exposure assessment, market study
Study of the lead and cadmium contamination in big game meat LECAHUNT October 1, 2018 March 31, 2020 Trace elements and nanomaterials lead, cadmium, trace elements, heavy metals, game meat, hunting
The cost of current versus healthy sustainable diets in Belgium DIETCOST October 1, 2018 Lifestyle and chronic diseases cost of diets, food environments, affordability, sustainability, dietary guidelines, ultra-processed food products
Bringing a Health Claim to Information: “ Measuring the impact of health data on the health outcomes of European citizens” BAHCI August 1, 2018 July 31, 2020 Epidemiology and public health health information systems, knowledge translation, evidence informed decision-making, evidence-based policy, health system performance, European public health research
Development and implementation of a Belgian platform for the generation and use of “whole genome sequencing” (WGS) data for outbreak investigation, with the for human pathogenic Shiga-toxin producing Escherichia coli (STEC) as case study StEQIDEMIC.be May 1, 2018 December 31, 2021 Foodborne pathogens, Transversal activities in applied genomics NGS, outbreak, food safety, whole genome sequencing, NRL, NRC, STEC, human pathogenic Shiga-toxin producing Escherichia coli, applied genomics, food-borne outbreak, pathogen, isolate, metagenomics, norovirus
A new global infrastructure for promoting metrology in food and nutrition METROFOOD April 1, 2018 January 4, 2024 Chemical and physical health risks ESFRI, ERIC, metrology, food safety and quality, traceability, authenticity, reference materials, farm to fork
Joint Action on Health Information InfAct – Information for Action March 1, 2018 February 28, 2021 Epidemiology and public health EU health information, health information system, Joint Action, population health, health care system
Support of Theileria vaccine production at the Centre for Ticks and Tick Borne Diseases (CTTBD, Malawi) and development of an in vitro potency method CTTBD-GALVmed March 1, 2018 February 27, 2021 Enzootic, vector-borne and bee diseases East Coast fever, Theileria parva, ticks, in vitro cell cultures, immunohistochemistry
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
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
Development and harmonization of innovative methods for comprehensive analysis of foodborne toxigenic bacteria TOX Detect January 1, 2018 June 30, 2021 bacterial toxins, food-poisoning outbreaks, toxigenic bacteria, Staphilococcus aureus, Bacillus cereus, Clostridium perfringens, non-NGS
National reference laboratory for bee diseases NRL BEE January 1, 2018 Enzootic, vector-borne and bee diseases national reference laboratory, bees, diagnosis of bee diseases
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
Investigation of electrohypersensitivity using an exposure protocol co-created with electrohypersensitive people ExpoComm November 23, 2017 December 31, 2021 Risk and health impact assessment
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
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
Local Health Interview Survey LHIS September 25, 2017 survey, health status, lifestyle, medical consumption, prevention
Belgian Genetic Test Database BGTD September 1, 2017 Health services research rare disease, genetic test, website, Orphanet, genetic centre
Integrating VEGA, toxRead, MERLIN-Expo, and ERICA in a platform for risk assessment and substitution of risky substances LIFE-VERMEER September 1, 2017 April 30, 2022 Risk and health impact assessment in silico tools, substitution of chemicals, risk assessment, (Q)SAR models
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

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