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
Tick-borne diseases in Belgium: identifying and communicating disease burden HUMTICK November 1, 2015 October 31, 2019 Epidemiology of infectious diseases tick-borne diseases, Lyme borreliosis, PTLDS, cohort study, burden of disease, cost price
Initiative for Quality improvement and Epidemiology in multidisciplinary Diabetic Foot Clinics IKED-Voet July 1, 2014 Health services research
Initiative for Quality Improvement and Epidemiology in Children and Adolescents with Diabetes IKEKAD February 1, 2009 Health services research Diabetes, diabetes care, diabetic children, diabetic adolescents, young diabetic patients, quality improvement, audit-feedback
Illegal peptides and proteins ILPEP January 2, 2015 December 31, 2018 Medicines and health products biopharmaceuticals, counterfeit, peptides, life-saving medicines, life-style drugs
Assessment of the impact of road traffic exposure on the health of the Brussels population: pilot project on individuals subjected to low and high levels of exposure IMPASTRA January 1, 2016 June 30, 2017 Risk and health impact assessment air pollution, professionnal exposure, biomonitoring, black carbon, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, benzene
Joint Action on Health Information InfAct – Information for Action March 1, 2018 February 28, 2021 Epidemiology and public health EU health information, health information system, Joint Action, population health, health care system
Intradermal rabies vaccination trials in humans: towards shorter and cheaper rabies vaccination Intradermo January 1, 2011 December 31, 2019 Viral diseases rabies, intradermal vaccination, clinical trials
Initiative for Quality improvement and Epidemiology in Diabetes IQED November 7, 2001 Health services research
Recent data predict an increased risk for virus transmission upon Japanese encephalitis virus (JEV) introduction in pigs: study of JEV induced immune responses and evaluation of diagnostic tests JEV-PIG-IMMUNODIA October 1, 2017 June 30, 2021 Enzootic, vector-borne and bee diseases Japanese encephalitis virus, flavivirus, mosquito, pig, vector-borne disease, immunology, diagnostics
Monitoring of Laboratory-Acquired Infections LAI May 15, 2017 January 31, 2018 Biosafety and biotechnology laboratory-acquired infections, LAI, monitoring, biosafety, legislation
Study of the lead and cadmium contamination in big game meat LECAHUNT October 1, 2018 March 31, 2020 Trace elements and nanomaterials lead, cadmium, trace elements, heavy metals, game meat, hunting
Integrating VEGA, toxRead, MERLIN-Expo, and ERICA in a platform for risk assessment and substitution of risky substances LIFE-VERMEER September 1, 2017 June 30, 2021 Risk and health impact assessment in silico tools, substitution of chemicals, risk assessment, (Q)SAR models
Expert Support for the assessment of applications for certificates of conformity, the monitoring of technological developments and research into health effects on wireless technology LNE-2014-2016-2018 February 3, 2014 June 30, 2020 Risk and health impact assessment mobile phone, radiofrequency radiation, non ionising radiation, biological effects, in vitro, in vivo
Introduction of MALDI-TOF for species identification and drug susceptibility testing in mycobacteria MALDIMYCO January 1, 2015 October 31, 2018 Bacterial diseases, Mycology and aerobiology , Risk and health impact assessment MALDI-TOF, mycobacteria, drug susceptibility testing, diagnostic methods
Research into levels of heavy metals in the marine environment Mer du Nord January 1, 1972 Trace elements and nanomaterials heavy metals, trace elements, monitoring, biota, North Sea, OSPAR, ICES
A new global infrastructure for promoting metrology in food and nutrition METROFOOD April 1, 2018 January 4, 2024 Chemical and physical health risks ESFRI, ERIC, metrology, food safety and quality, traceability, authenticity, reference materials, farm to fork
Migration of mineral oil from cardboard packaging for food: identification of the hazards and assessment of the exposure of the Belgian population MinOil October 1, 2015 January 15, 2019 Trace elements and nanomaterials, Risk and health impact assessment, Organic contaminants and additives, Lifestyle and chronic diseases mineral oil, market study, dietary exposure assessment, hazard characterisation, risk assessment
Molecular database foodborne outbreak MolDbFBO October 1, 2016 Foodborne pathogens, Bacterial diseases, Transversal activities in applied genomics foodborne pathogens, typing, molecular database, outbreak investigation
Diagnosis-Based Morbidity Statistics MORBISTAT April 1, 2010 Lifestyle and chronic diseases population health monitoring, morbidity
Development of targeted genotyping methods for improved drug resistance surveillance mPLEXABR June 1, 2014 Bacterial diseases, Transversal activities in applied genomics, Veterinary bacteriology antibiotic resistance, genetic determinant, multiplex identification, beta-lactamases, fluoroquinolones, enterobacteriaceae
Whole Genome Sequencing to streamline tuberculosis (TB) diagnosis, improve TB surveillance and optimise individualised drug resistant TB treatments: a pragmatic multicenter theragnostic trial MysTicTB January 1, 2019 December 31, 2022 Bacterial diseases Mycobacterium Tuberculosis (Mtb), diagnosis, whole genome sequencing, clinical trials
Nature impact on mental health distribution NAMED July 1, 2017 June 30, 2021 Risk and health impact assessment mental health, (non-)built environment, air pollution, health interview survey, geographical information system, Brussels-Capital Region
Physico-chemical characterization of the fraction of engineered nanomaterials in silver (E174) food additives in the context of risk assessment NanoAg@ December 1, 2016 December 31, 2017 Trace elements and nanomaterials
Development of an integrated approach based on validated and standardised methods to support the implementation of the EC recommendation for a definition of nanomaterial NanoDefine November 1, 2013 October 31, 2017 Trace elements and nanomaterials nanomaterials, EC definition, TEM, dispersion protocols, software validation
Implementation and validation of an analytical methodology to assess the nanofraction in the food additives E171, E174 and E175 with exposure analysis in the context of risk assessment Nanofood@ October 1, 2016 October 1, 2019 Trace elements and nanomaterials E171, E174, E175, food additives, electron diffraction, X-ray spectroscopy, food matrix, image analysis, representative test material, silver nanoparticles, quantitative electron microscopy, transmission electron microscopy, scanning electron microscopy, high angle annular dark field, scanning transmission electron microscopy, mass spectrometry, risk analysis
A common European approach to the regulatory testing of Manufactured Nanomaterials NANoREG March 1, 2013 February 28, 2017 Trace elements and nanomaterials nanomaterials, EC definition, TEM, inter laboratory comparison, SOP validation
Characterisation of a rod-shaped TiO2 candidate reference material using transmission electron microscopy (TEM) Nanorod April 1, 2015 December 31, 2017 Trace elements and nanomaterials nanomaterials, reference candidate material (RCM), TEM, rod
Method validation of nanomaterial characterisation by single particle ICP-MS and Dynamic Light Scattering NanoVAL January 1, 2016 June 30, 2016 Trace elements and nanomaterials nanomaterials, validation, dynamic light scattering, single particle ICP-MS
Natural compounds for therapeutic purposes NATHERAP February 1, 2016 July 1, 2018 Risk and health impact assessment medicinal plants, genotoxicity, antigenotoxicity, mutagenicity
Development and application of next-generation sequencing (NGS) and metagenomics to improve influenza surveillance and pandemic preparedness in Belgium NGS Influenza June 1, 2017 December 31, 2021 Viral diseases, Epidemiology of infectious diseases, Transversal activities in applied genomics influenza virus, respiratory viruses, NGS, WGS, sequencing

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