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
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
Accelerated Development of Vaccine Benefit-Risk Collaboration in Europe ADVANCE October 1, 2013 September 30, 2018 Epidemiology of infectious diseases, Quality of vaccines and blood products vaccination, immunisation, preventive, therapeutical, pharmacovigilance, epidemiology, surveillance, risk/benefit assesment, patients
European Joint Action of Frailty ADVANTAGE January 1, 2017 December 31, 2019 Lifestyle and chronic diseases frailty, older population, European Union, vulnerability, aging
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
Towards the development of a National Health Data Platform AHEAD January 1, 2021 June 30, 2023 Lifestyle and chronic diseases , Cancer centre health information system, health surveys, administrative data, data linkage, national health database
Surveillance of pollen and fungal spores in the outdoor air in Belgium AirAllergy January 1, 1982 Mycology and aerobiology pollen, rhinitis, allergy
Respiratory health of children and air pollution AIRPOLLUTION_EXPOSURE January 7, 2016 December 31, 2022 Immune response, Platform chromatography and mass spectrometry, Epidemiology of infectious diseases, Transversal activities in applied genomics biomarkers, air pollution, respiratory health, public health, public health genomics, epigenetics, high-throughput mass spectrometry
Development of new molecular methods for the quantification of airborne pollen in the context of aerobiological surveillance Allerpol January 1, 2016 December 31, 2019 Mycology and aerobiology , Transversal activities in applied genomics pollen, molecular biology, Real Time PCR, digital PCR
Analysis of data on allergy in the Brussels Capital Region ALLRBC2 January 1, 2016 June 30, 2017 Risk and health impact assessment asthma, allergic rhinitis, database, pharmaceutical products, hospitalisations, deaths
A liquid bead array system for the rapid genetic screening of antimicrobial resistance determinants: development and valorization in the « one-health » perspective AMR-ARRAY June 1, 2017 October 31, 2019 Foodborne pathogens, Bacterial diseases, Veterinary bacteriology antibiotic resistance, genetic determinant, multiplex identification, beta-lactamases, fluoroquinolones, colistine, enterobacteriaceae
Antibiotics and resistance AMR-human January 1, 1960 Bacterial diseases
Characterisation of antimicrobial resistance in bacteria, including plasmids, through the development of a generic NGS-based workflow and adapted databases AMRSeq June 1, 2017 May 31, 2021 Transversal activities in applied genomics NGS, AMR, antimicrobial resistance, plasmid, sequencing, MinION, third generation sequencing, hybrid assembly, database, food isolate, human isolate, GMM
Antiviral medicine for early treatment of COVID-19 in residents during an outbreak in nursing homes ANTICOV-NH January 7, 2022 Healthcare-associated infections and antimicrobial resistance
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
Biodiversity at school environments benefits all B@SEBALL December 15, 2019 March 15, 2024 biodiversity, surrounding greenness, school environment, microbiome, children's health, public health
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
BCCM/IHEM fungi collection: human and animal health BCCM/IHEM January 1, 2016 Mycology and aerobiology
Belgian Cystic Fibrosis Registry BCFR October 1, 2006 Health services research Cystic fibrosis, Registry, Quality of care
Belgian ‘Europe’s Beating Cancer Plan’ Mirror Group BE EBCP October 21, 2021 Cancer centre european project, cancer prevention, cancer care, project monitoring, evaluation, cancer research
Impact of the COVID-19 crisis on mental health of Health caRe wOrkErS in Belgium BE-HEROES June 1, 2020 COVID-19, healthcare worker, mental health, SARS-CoV-2, seroprevalence
Belgian National Burden of Disease Study BeBOD January 4, 2016 Lifestyle and chronic diseases
Belgian Hospitals – Surveillance of Antimicrobial Consumption BeH-SAC January 1, 2007 Healthcare-associated infections and antimicrobial resistance hospital, surveillance, antimicrobial consumption, antimicrobial stewardship
Virus-host interplay at the early stages of infection BELVIR October 1, 2012 September 30, 2017 Trace elements and nanomaterials myxoviruses, glycoproteins, TEM, attachment-fusion, mucus, GFP
Joint Action on Implementation of Validated Best Practices in Nutrition in Europe Best-ReMaP October 1, 2020 September 30, 2023 Lifestyle and chronic diseases food reformulation, food marketing, Europe, food supply monitoring
Belgian Genetic Test Database BGTD September 1, 2017 Health services research rare disease, genetic test, website, Orphanet, genetic centre
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
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
Transversal platform of Biotechnology and Molecular Biology BIOTECH Platform January 1, 2016 Transversal activities in applied genomics molecular biology, applied genomics, transversal platform, NGS, Sanger, sequencing, expertise, training, collaborative research project, service, centralisation, genetics, epigenetics
Bioavailability and transformation of arsenic from food: role of food preparation, preservation and digestion BIOTRAs February 1, 2012 January 31, 2015 Trace elements and nanomaterials arsenic, speciation, bioaccessibility, risk evaluation, exposure, food preparation
Belgian neuromuscular diseases registry BNMDR January 1, 2008 Health services research neuromuscular diseases, register

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