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
Childhood Obesity Surveillance Initiative - Belgium COSI June 1, 2020 Health information overweight, obesity, monitoring, children
VALidation of SARS-CORona Virus-2 assays VALCOR April 1, 2020 September 30, 2021 Cancer centre
Development and validation of a novel life course microsimulation model linking diet to non-communicable diseases Micro-NCDs April 1, 2020 March 31, 2024 Health information modelling, non-communicable diseases, diet quality, microsimulation
Context-Specific Interventions for Nutrition-Related Non-Communicable Diseases Prevention in East Africa RECAP April 1, 2020 March 31, 2023 Health information non-communicable diseases, low-middle income countries, food environments, nutrition policy, food marketing
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
Human biomonitoring in the Walloon region BMH-Wal March 23, 2020 Trace elements and nanomaterials human biomonitoring, trace elements, heavy metals, exposure
Manufacture and use of artisanal cookware, an important route of lead (Pb) exposure in the former Katanga province (Congo) Katanga March 23, 2020 Trace elements and nanomaterials human biomonitoring, heavy metals, food consumptionn food safety, biomonitoring
The BCCM collections in the genomic era BCCM GEN-ERA March 15, 2020 September 15, 2022 Mycology and aerobiology genomics, microorganisms, genomes, bioinformatics, taxonomy, phylogeny, molecular evolution, biodiversity, big data
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
SARS-CoV-2 prevalence, seroprevalence and seroconversion among healthcare workers in Belgium during the COVID-19 outbreak between April 2020 and April 2021 SARS-CoV-2 HCW March 1, 2020 July 31, 2021 Healthcare-associated infections and antimicrobial resistance COVID-19, SARS-CoV-2, seroprevalence, healthcare worker, infection control, public health
COVID-19 Health surveys COVID19HIS March 1, 2020 July 1, 2024 survey, COVID-19, mental health, social health, vaccination, lifestyle
Joint Action Towards the European Health Data Space TEHDAS February 1, 2020 June 30, 2023 Cancer centre health information system, Joint Action, data linkage, cross-border data sharing, health care system, population health, GDPR
Implementation and sustainability of microbial resource research infrastructure for the 21st century IS_MIRRI21 February 1, 2020 July 31, 2023 microorganisms, biodiversity, european research infrastructure consortium
Evaluation of the types, efficient use and health risks of application of silver-based biocides to provide antimicrobial properties to face masks applied during the COVID-19 crisis AgMask January 10, 2020 September 30, 2022 Chemical and physical health risks, Trace elements and nanomaterials silver, biocide, face mask, silver nanoparticles, nanoparticles, nanomaterials
Analysis of genotoxic flavouring substances in foodstuffs FLAVOURAN January 6, 2020 April 30, 2022 Risk and health impact assessment, Organic contaminants and additives flavouring substances, genotoxicity, SAFE extraction, GC-MS
Belgian Cancer Barometer 2020 BCB2020 January 6, 2020 January 3, 2021 Cancer centre cancer
Full-length sequencing to map and understand drivers and reservoirs of antimicrobial resistance FULL_FORCE January 1, 2020 June 30, 2022 Bacterial diseases antimicrobial resistance, long-read sequencing, plasmid, mobile genetic elements
Exploring the evolutionary success of the antibiotic resistant Salmonella Kentucky ST198 KENTUCKY January 1, 2020 December 31, 2022 Bacterial diseases antimicrobial resistance, long-read sequencing, plasmid, mobile genetic elements
European regimen accelerator for Tuberculosis ERA4TB January 1, 2020 December 31, 2024 Bacterial diseases tuberculosis, multidrug-resistant TB, drugs, treatment
Fast Antimicrobial Resistance and Mobile-Element Detection using metagenomics for animal and human on-site tests FARMED January 1, 2020 August 30, 2025 Transversal activities in applied genomics metagenomics, NGS, long-read sequencing, Oxford Nanopore Technologies, antimicrobial resistance, on-site, diagnostics, plasmid, mobile genetic element, bioinformatics
Risk-based Screening for Cervical Cancer RISCC January 1, 2020 December 21, 2024 Cancer centre screen programme, risk assessment, numerical analysis, simulation, optimisation, modelling tools, cervical cancer screening, risk stratification, predictive modelling, health-economic modelling, digital applications
Unravelling data for rapid evidence-based response to COVID-19 unCoVer January 1, 2020 December 31, 2022 Health information, Epidemiology of infectious diseases health information system, health surveys, administrative data, data linkage, national health database
oncNGS oncNGS January 1, 2020 April 30, 2026 Cancer centre cancer, NGS, pre-commerical procurement, liquid biopsies, oncology
Monitoring and mitigating environmental health inequalities ELLIS December 24, 2019 December 31, 2023 Risk and health impact assessment, Health information
Investigation of resistance mechanisms in emerging pathogens with the 'OneHealth' concept as missing link MissingLink December 16, 2019 March 16, 2024 Foodborne pathogens, Mycology and aerobiology , Transversal activities in applied genomics, Veterinary bacteriology antimicrobial resistance, OneHealth, azole-resistance, Aspergillus fumigatus, Klebsiella pneumoniae
A study on intentions, attitudes and competencies regarding health promotion in the Flemish population Prevention barometer December 15, 2019 June 15, 2023 Health information survey, prevention, health promotion, behaviour determinants, lifestyle, Health behaviour, health status
Biodiversity at school environments benefits all B@SEBALL December 15, 2019 March 15, 2024 Risk and health impact assessment biodiversity, surrounding greenness, school environment, microbiome, children's health, public health
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

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