Projects

Last updated on 16-2-2023 by Lieke Vervoort

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. 

Acronym Start date End date Service Keywords
Next-Generation Sequencing in (hemato)-oncology ComPerMed January 1, 2005 January 1, 2015 Cancer centre next-generation sequencing, NGS, personalized medicine, oncology, treatment
Food contaminants CONTAM July 2, 2012 June 30, 2024 food contaminants, risk assessment, consumer exposure
Belgians debate the COVID-19 vaccination Coronaconsultaties October 15, 2022 March 1, 2021 Kankercentrum COVID-19, focus groups, vaccination, ethics, citizen engagement
Childhood Obesity Surveillance Initiative - Belgium COSI June 1, 2020 Health information overweight, obesity, monitoring, children
Characterisation and risk evaluation of counterfeit antibiotics on the European market counterfeit antibiotics October 1, 2016 October 1, 2020 Medicines and health products counterfeit antibiotics, quality control, impurities, market study
COVID-19-barometer in general practices - version 2.0 COVID-19 BM 2.0 October 1, 2020 December 31, 2025 Health services research COVID-19, surveillance, médecine générale, soins de santé primaire
Epidemiological surveillance of COVID-19 mortality COVID-19 Mortality March 1, 2020 June 30, 2023 Epidemiology of infectious diseases COVID-19, mortality, COVID-19 mortality, deaths, surveillance, pandemic, monitoring, infectious diseases
COVID-19 Health surveys COVID19HIS March 1, 2020 July 1, 2024 survey, COVID-19, mental health, social health, vaccination, lifestyle
Development of a method to assess the diversity of SARS-CoV-2 circulating strains in Belgium COVIDDIVER January 1, 2021 January 1, 2022 Viral diseases, Cancer centre , Transversal activities in applied genomics ddPCR, epidemic, COVID-19, SARS-CoV-2, wastewater, clinical samples
Long COVID and its physical, mental and social implications COVIMPACT April 29, 2021 April 29, 2023 Health information, Epidemiology of infectious diseases COVID-19, long COVID, physical health, mental health, social health
Monitoring the performance of detection methods for SARS-CoV-2 in clinical samples using sequencing data COVIPRIM April 1, 2020 December 31, 2020 Viral diseases, Quality of laboratories , Transversal activities in applied genomics
Monitoring of the whole genome sequencing (WGS) data of SARS-CoV-2 genomes to identify variants and their impact on detection methods COVIPRIM_VAR2 February 1, 2021 December 31, 2021 Quality of laboratories , Transversal activities in applied genomics NGS, computational biology, bioinformatics, mutations, variants, database, disease outbreaks, performance evaluation, SARS-CoV-2, COVID-19, qPCR, disease transmission
National surveillance of SARS-CoV-2 and its variants in wastewater. CoVWWSurv September 14, 2020 Foodborne pathogens, Epidemiology of infectious diseases, Transversal activities in applied genomics COVID-19, SARS-CoV-2, epidemiology, surveillance, environment, variants, applied genomics, wastewater
Joint Action on network of Comprehensive Cancer Centres CraNE November 1, 2022 October 31, 2024 Cancer centre cancer, comprehensive cancer centres, cancer care organisation and networks, expertise
Central Registry Rare Diseases CRRD January 1, 2012 Health services research patient registry, rare diseases, epidemiology, genetic centre, ORPHA-code, Healthdata.be, clinical trial recruitment, common data set
The presence of Chlamydia trachomatis among the population in Belgium CTstudy May 1, 2019 May 1, 2020 Epidemiologie van infectieziekten
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 Viral reemerging enzootic and bee diseases East Coast fever, Theileria parva, ticks, in vitro cell cultures, immunohistochemistry
Risk evaluation of irrigation of lettuce, carrots and strawberries with water contaminated with microcystine CYANTIR May 1, 2021 April 30, 2023 Organic contaminants and additives microcystin, food safety, LC-MS, cyanotoxins
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
Revision of the dermatophyte taxonomy DermatoTax January 1, 2016 December 31, 2019 Mycology and aerobiology dermatophytes, taxonomy, phylogeny, medical mycology, tinea
The cost of current versus healthy sustainable diets in Belgium DIETCOST October 1, 2018 Health information cost of diets, food environments, affordability, sustainability, dietary guidelines, ultra-processed food products
Development of a digital PCR method for accurate detection and quantification of SARS-CoV-2 DIGICOVID January 1, 2021 January 1, 2022 Viral diseases, Transversal activities in applied genomics, Viral reemerging enzootic and bee diseases ddPCR, epidemic, COVID-19, SARS-CoV-2, wastewater, clinical samples, surveillance
Development of a digital PCR method for accurate detection and quantification of SARS-CoV-2 and its variants DIGICOVID_VAR January 1, 2021 January 1, 2022 Foodborne pathogens, Viral diseases, Transversal activities in applied genomics ddPCR, epidemic, COVID-19, SARS-CoV-2, wastewater, clinical samples, variants, surveillance
Diagnosis, monitoring and prevention of exposure-related non-communicable diseases DiMoPEx April 11, 2016 April 10, 2020 Risk and health impact assessment environmental determinants, chronic diseases, network, Horizon 2020 programme
DNA-debate DNA-debate February 1, 2018 November 1, 2020 Kankercentrum
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
Characterization of e-cigarette emissions E-CIGAER November 16, 2022 November 15, 2024 Medicines and health products
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
European Antimicrobial Resistance Surveillance: Belgium EARS-BE January 1, 2000 Healthcare-associated infections and antimicrobial resistance klinisch laboratorium, ziekenhuis, zorginfectie, ECDC, WHO
Mapping the Environmental Burden of Disease in Flanders EBoD-FL January 1, 2022 December 31, 2026 Risk and health impact assessment, Health information air pollution, comparative risk assessment, Environmental burden of disease, extreme temperatures, noise

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