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
Preparation of an epidemiological response tool in the event of a sanitary crisis due to a chemical accident November 3, 2014 Risk and health impact assessment crises, chemical accident, emergency preparedness, biomonitoring
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 evaluation, patients
European Joint Action of Frailty ADVANTAGE January 1, 2017 December 31, 2019 Lifestyle and chronic diseases frailty, older population, European Union, vulnerability, aging
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 Pathogènes alimentaires, Maladies bactériennes, Bactériologie vétérinaire antibiotic resistance, genetic determinant, multiplex identification, beta-lactamases, fluoroquinolones, colistine, enterobacteriaceae
Belgian Cystic Fibrosis Registry BCFR October 1, 2006 Health services research Cystic fibrosis, Registry, Quality of care
Belgian National Burden of Disease Study BeBOD January 4, 2016 March 31, 2020 Lifestyle and chronic diseases disease burden, Disability-Adjusted Life Years, monitoring, prioritisation
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
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
Antigenic drift in the surface proteins of the mumps virus and its impact on vaccine efficacy Bofvax January 1, 2014 December 31, 2018 Viral diseases Mumps, vaccination, virus-neutralisation test, immunity, T cell, B cell, epitopes, antigenicity
Better Training for Safer Food - Mycotoxins BTSF August 7, 2015 March 9, 2018 Organic contaminants and additives European Commission, mycotoxins, training course, food safety, import, harmonisation
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
Personalized Medicine: introduction of Next-Generation-Sequencing in Routine diagnostics in (hemato) oncology in Belgium canc-NGS April 1, 2015 December 31, 2020 Cancer centre , Quality of laboratories , Healthdata.be cancer, genomics, precision medicines, informed consent, health research information
Preparation of CEN Technical Specification: “Guidance on detection and identification of nano-objects in complex matrices”(WI 00352012, CEN-TC352-WG3-PG2) CEN project September 1, 2014 December 31, 2017 Trace elements and nanomaterials nano-objects, complex matrix, guidance document
A 12-years trend analysis of candidemia in Belgium: incidence, drug resistance and antifungal consumption CglabrataR January 1, 2014 June 30, 2018 Mycology and aerobiology , Healthcare-associated infections and antimicrobial resistance candidemia, antifungal resistance, antifungal consumption, nosocomial diseases, yeast, fungi, mycology
The incidence of citrinin in the Belgian food and feed chain and the risk for human and animal health CITRIRISK October 1, 2016 September 30, 2020 Organic contaminants and additives Mycotoxin, Citrinin, occurrence, food safety, feed, Belgium, toxicokinetics, broiler chickens, pig, biotransformation
Analysis and risk characterisation for arsenic species in food supplements COMPAs November 1, 2015 October 31, 2016 Trace elements and nanomaterials food supplements, arsenic species, risk evaluation
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
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
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
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
Development of biomarkers for endocrine disruptors EDC BIRTHCOHORT April 1, 2015 December 31, 2019 Risk and health impact assessment endocrine disruptor, exposure, placenta, birth cohort (mother-child cohort)
Belgian Bioelectromagnetics Group ELIA2 July 1, 2013 July 1, 2017 Risk and health impact assessment electromagnetic fields, Alzheimer’s disease, genetic effects, project coordination, BBEMG
Optimisation of virological and serological diagnosis as part of avian influenza monitoring in preparation for the emergence of new highly pathogenic (HP) viruses EMERDIAH5 January 1, 2017 December 31, 2017 Avian virology and immunology, Veterinary bacteriology avian influenza, differential diagnosis, surveillance, Luminex, ELISA
Exposure Risk Assessments ERA January 1, 2004 Lifestyle and chronic diseases food, additives, contaminants, exposure, risk assesment
European programme for the establishment of validated procedures for the detection and identification of biological toxins EuroBioTox June 1, 2017 May 31, 2022 Foodborne pathogens , Organic contaminants and additives detection identification and authentication, Chemical Biological Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) protection, biological toxins, standardisation, proficiency testing, certified reference materials, animal replacement methods
Investigation of electrohypersensitivity using an exposure protocol co-created with electrohypersensitive people ExpoComm November 23, 2017 December 31, 2021 Risk and health impact assessment non ionising radiations, radiofrequency electromagnetic fields, 50 Hz magnetic fields, electrohypersensitivity, EHS

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