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
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
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) 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
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
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
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
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
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 Risk and health impact assessment, 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
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
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
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

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