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
Host response gene signatures associated with FMDV infection, vaccination and persistence TRANSCRIPTOVAC March 1, 2015 August 31, 2019 Exotic and vector-borne diseases foot-and-mouth disease, vaccines, transcriptome, persistence, cattle, sheep, gene signatures, innate immunity, long-lasting immunity, adenovirus
Risks of new trends concerning materials and objects in contact with food TREFCOM December 1, 2021 May 30, 2024 Foodborne pathogens, Trace elements and nanomaterials, Risk and health impact assessment, Organic contaminants and additives food contact materials, nanoparticles, heavy metals, organic migrants, risk, trends
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
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
Union and National Capacity Building for IntegraTED Surveillance (U4S) UNITED4Surveillance January 1, 2023 December 31, 2025 Bacterial diseases, Viral diseases, Epidemiology of infectious diseases integrated surveillance, one health, disease outbreaks, hospital surveillance, digital data
Comparing vaccines, batch by batch, by performing consistency tests VAC2VAC March 1, 2016 February 28, 2021 Quality of vaccines and blood products research, standardisation, 3R
VALidation of SARS-CORona Virus-2 assays VALCOR April 1, 2020 September 30, 2021 Cancer centre
VALidation of SARS-CORona Virus-2 assays (VALCOR) VALCOR April 8, 2020 August 1, 2022 SARS-CoV-2, diagnostic test accuracy, COVID-19, test validation, quality control
Clinical validation of human papillomavirus assays (VALGENT) VALGENT January 15, 2012 Cancer centre Human papillomavirus, cervical cancer, cervical cancer screening, diagnostic test accuracy, test validation, quality control
VALidation of HUman papillomavirus assays and collection DEvices for HPV testing on Self-samples and urine samples (VALHUDES) VALHUDES December 1, 2017 Cancer centre cervical cancer, diagnostic test accuracy, screening, self-sampling, test validation, valhudes
Intake of fat soluble vitamins from the consumption of food, fortified foods and supplements in Belgium VITADEK September 1, 2014 August 31, 2018 Health information fat soluble vitamins, vitamin A, vitamin D, vitamin E, vitamin K, dietary intake, food, fortified foods, food supplements, nutrient adequacy, excessive nutrient intake, nutrition
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
Assessing the impact of using the web as a part of a mixed mode design for the Belgian Health Interview Survey Webpilot February 1, 2016 December 31, 2019 Health information Health Interview Survey (HIS), Mixed mode study design, Web surveys, Computer-Assisted Web Interviewing (CAWI)
Exploration of environmental and human biomonitoring data during chemical contamination WEnvHum September 1, 2016 August 30, 2017 Risk and health impact assessment risk assesment, environmental disaster, database, human biomonitoring, impact on health
Protective Effect of South African Plants on Mycotoxin-Induced Mutagenicity and Toxicity Z.-Afrika April 1, 2014 February 28, 2018 Risk and health impact assessment Mycotoxin, mutagenicity, antimutagenicity, Vitotox test, comet assay, micronucleus test
Zoonoses Anticipation and Preparedness Initiative ZAPI March 1, 2015 February 29, 2020 Quality of vaccines and blood products zoonosis, vaccine

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