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
Human Biomonitoring as an added value of the Health Interview Survey HuBiHIS September 1, 2017 December 31, 2021 Risk and health impact assessment, Health information air pollution, surrounding greenness, Health behaviour, black carbon, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon, biological ageing, biomarkers
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
Understanding and preventing the impact of endocrine disruptors on the hypothalamus-pituitary axis in sensitive populations HYPIEND January 1, 2024 December 31, 2028 Risk and health impact assessment
International Food Policy Study Belgium IFPS Belgium November 1, 2023 October 31, 2024 Health information nutricion policies, consumer survey, dietary habits
Influenza-like illness (including COVID-19) sentinel surveillance in Belgian nursing homes ILI-NH October 17, 2022 December 31, 2026 Healthcare-associated infections and antimicrobial resistance Influenza Like Illness, COVID-19, influenza virus, SARS-CoV-2, nursing home, Belgium
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
Improving soil, potato crops, human health and forage quality in a climate change context IMPOCHA July 1, 2021 June 30, 2024 Risk and health impact assessment, Organic contaminants and additives plant protection products, pesticides, food systems, human exposure, Agricultural practices
An innovative analytical platform to investigate the effect and toxicity of micro and nanoplastics (MNPs) combined with environmental contaminants on the risk of allergic disease in pre-clinical and clinical studies IMPTOX April 1, 2021 March 30, 2025 Risk and health impact assessment microplastic, nanoplastic, human exposure, allergic disease, toxicity
Indoor Air INDAIR September 1, 2023 Services of the managing director, Mycology and aerobiology
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
Intake monitoring of food flavourings INFLAVOUR May 1, 2022 April 30, 2025 Organic contaminants and additives
Harmonised indicators for measuring progress toward more sustainable, healthier food systems INFORMAS 2.0 December 1, 2020 October 31, 2024 Health information non-communicable diseases, food environments, food systems, sustainability
Innovations to accelerate vaccine development vaccine development and manufacture INNO4VAC September 1, 2021 February 28, 2027 Quality of vaccines and blood products vaccines, organoids, controlled human infection models, artificial intelligence, modelling, in vitro models, mucosa, manufacturing, clostridioides difficile
Monitoring the import of exotic animals, wild meat and the pathogens they carry INTERCEPT December 1, 2022 December 1, 2024 Viral diseases pathogen detection, taxonomy, database, wild meat, exotic animals
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 Children and Adolescents with Diabetes IQECAD February 1, 2009 Health services research Diabetes, diabetes care, diabetic children, diabetic adolescents, young diabetic patients, quality improvement, audit-feedback
Initiative for Quality improvement and Epidemiology in Diabetes IQED November 7, 2001 Health services research
Initiative for Quality improvement and Epidemiology in multidisciplinary Diabetic Foot Clinics IQED-Foot July 1, 2014 Health services research Diabetes, diabetes care, diabetic foot, quality improvement, feedback audit
Implementation and sustainability of microbial resource research infrastructure for the 21st century IS_MIRRI21 February 1, 2020 July 31, 2023 microorganisms, biodiversity, european research infrastructure consortium
Joint Action on Cancer and other Non-Communicable Diseases Prevention: Action on Health Determinants JA PreventNCD January 1, 2024 December 31, 2027 Health information, Cancer centre prevention, health determinants, cancer, non-communicable diseases
Joint action to strengthen preparedness and response to biological and chemical terror attack JA TERROR May 1, 2021 April 30, 2024 Medicines and health products, Risk and health impact assessment, Platform chromatography and mass spectrometry, Health information, Epidemiology of infectious diseases, Biosafety and biotechnology , Transversal activities in applied genomics preparedness, terrorism, biological incident, chemical incident, cross-sector collaboration, European Union, Joint Action
Joint Action on Cardiovascular Disease and Diabetes JACARDI November 1, 2023 October 31, 2027 Health services research
Joint Action on European Networks of Expertise JANE November 1, 2022 November 30, 2024 Cancer centre cancer, network of expertise, European Reference Network (ERN), omics, high tech medical resources, poor prognosis, complex cancers, cancer prevention, survivorship, palliative care, AYA, patient empowerment
Joint Action on Tobacco Control 2 JATC-2 October 1, 2021 October 1, 2024 Medicines and health products tobacco control, e-cigarettes, novel tobacco products, risk assessment
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 Viral reemerging enzootic and bee diseases Japanese encephalitis virus, flavivirus, mosquito, pig, vector-borne disease, immunology, diagnostics
Cancer plan Kankerplan March 1, 2009 January 1, 2015 Cancer centre kanker, kankerplan
Knowledge, attitude and practices on mosquitoes and mosquito-borne diseases in the Belgian adult population KAP-MOSQ August 1, 2022 December 31, 2022 Epidemiology of infectious diseases mosquito, exotic mosquito, tiger mosquito, Aedes albopictus, mosquito-borne disease, KAP survey, knowledge attitude and practices
Manufacture and use of artisanal cookware, an important route of lead (Pb) exposure in the former Katanga province (Congo) Katanga March 23, 2020 Trace elements and nanomaterials human biomonitoring, heavy metals, food consumptionn food safety, biomonitoring
Exploring the evolutionary success of the antibiotic resistant Salmonella Kentucky ST198 KENTUCKY January 1, 2020 December 31, 2022 Bacterial diseases antimicrobial resistance, long-read sequencing, plasmid, mobile genetic elements

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