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
EU Joint Action on strengthening eHealth including telemedicine and remote monitoring for health care systems for cancer prevention and care eCAN JA September 15, 2022 September 15, 2024 Cancer centre networks, expertise, cancer
Point prevalence survey of healthcare-associated infections and antimicrobial use in acute care hospitals ECDC-PPS January 1, 2011 Healthcare-associated infections and antimicrobial resistance nosocomial infection, healthcare-associated infection, antibiotics, acute hospitals
Establishing of Cancer Mission Hubs: Networks and Synergies ECHos May 1, 2023 May 1, 2026 Cancer centre cancer, prevention, early detection & screening, rehabilitation, quality of life, paedeatric cancers, AI, Research
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)
Whole genome sequence (WGS) analysis of micro-organisms intentionally added to food and feed EFSA-FEED 2021 April 11, 2022 June 11, 2023 Transversal activities in applied genomics food safety, microbial fermentation products, genetically modified microorganisms, whole genome sequencing, bioinformatics
Physico-chemical characterisation and exposure analysis of nanoparticles in food additives in the context of risk assessment EFSA-Nano October 1, 2018 September 30, 2020 Trace elements and nanomaterials, Risk and health impact assessment E171, E174, E175, food matrix, image analysis, representative test material, nanoparticles, electron diffraction, energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy, quantitative electron microscopy, transmission electron microscopy, scanning electron microscopy, high angle annular dark field, scanning transmission electron microscopy, (single particle)-inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry, risk analysis, exposure assessment, market study
Advanced Computing for European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) EGI-ACE January 1, 2021 June 30, 2023 research infrastructure, federated services, integrated computing platforms, cross-border data sharing
European health data space pilot for secondary use of health data EHDS2 PILOT October 1, 2022 October 1, 2024 Health information Research, health data, accessibility, cross-border, European
Monitoring and mitigating environmental health inequalities ELLIS December 24, 2019 December 31, 2023 Risk and health impact assessment, Health information
Development of experimental models which aim to better understand the biology of emergent HPAI H5Nx viruses and to improve their detection and control EMERDIA-H5 II January 16, 2019 January 15, 2022 Avian virology and immunology avian influenza virus (AIV), emergent high pathogenic (HP)H5Nx, HPH5 characterisation
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
Preparation of an epidemiological response tool in the event of a sanitary crisis due to a chemical accident EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS November 3, 2014 Risk and health impact assessment crises, chemical accident, emergency preparedness, biomonitoring
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
NEw opeN Strategy for impUrity suRveillance of commErcial microbial fermentation fooD products: Food supplements and vitamins as proof of concept ENSURED October 1, 2022 September 30, 2025 Transversal activities in applied genomics impurities of biological origin, genetically modified microorganisms, allergens, microbial fermentation products, food supplements, vitamins, Detection, food safety and traceability, metagenomics, high throughput sequencing, high Resolution Mass Spectometry
Laboratory data networks for surveillance of infectious diseases EPI January 1, 1983 Epidemiology of infectious diseases surveillance, sentinel laboratory network, National Reference Centres, disease monitoring, infectious diseases, epidemiology, preparedness, outbreak, Be-HERA architecture
Notifiable infectious diseases EPI January 1, 2007 Epidemiology of infectious diseases
Exposure Risk Assessments ERA January 1, 2004 Health information food, additives, contaminants, exposure, risk assesment
European regimen accelerator for Tuberculosis ERA4TB January 1, 2020 December 31, 2024 Bacterial diseases tuberculosis, multidrug-resistant TB, drugs, treatment
European Surveillance of Antimicrobial Consumption Network ESAC-Net November 30, 2011 Healthcare-associated infections and antimicrobial resistance surveillance, antimicrobial consumption, community, hospital
EU interoperability with HERA’s IT platform EU-HIP January 1, 2023 June 30, 2025 Health information, Epidemiology of infectious diseases health threat assessment, public health surveillance, medical countermeasures, crossborder data sharing
European Federation for Cancer Images EUCAIM January 1, 2023 January 31, 2027 Cancer centre cancer, cancer imaging, data infrastructure, artificial intelligence, prediction model
Impact of COVID-19 on the Meuse-Rhine Euroregion euPrevent COVID August 1, 2020 December 31, 2021
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
European Vaccination Beyond COVID-19 EUVABECO January 1, 2024 June 30, 2026 Epidemiology of infectious diseases
Investigation of electrohypersensitivity using an exposure protocol co-created with electrohypersensitive people ExpoComm & Envi-EHS November 23, 2017 September 30, 2022 Risk and health impact assessment electromagnetic fields, controlled exposure, electrohypersensitivity (EHS)
The societal and economic effects of public health interventions from an exposome approach: Titanium dioxide as a case study EXPTiO2 November 1, 2022 October 31, 2026 Trace elements and nanomaterials, Strategy external positioning titanium dioxide, exposome, food consumption, exposure assessment
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
Database of substances known by the Member States of the Council of Europe and used in food contact materials FCM Dbase January 1, 2018 Organic contaminants and additives database, food contact materials, QSAR, legislation, Council of Europe, risk indicator
National Food Consumption Survey FCS January 1, 2004 Health information food consumption, usual intake, fat, sugar, carbohydrates, proteins, energy, vitamins, minerals, salt, iodine, guidelines
Food systems that support transitions to healthy and sustainable diets FEAST August 1, 2022 July 31, 2027 Health information healthy diets, sustainable food systems, policy priorities, impact assessment

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