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
Monitoring of Laboratory-Acquired Infections LAI May 15, 2017 January 31, 2018 Biosafety and biotechnology laboratory-acquired infections, LAI, monitoring, biosafety, legislation
The BeLgian PREMs And PROMs iNitiatives working group LEARN December 20, 2018 patient reported measures (PRMs), Patient reported experience measures (PREMs), Patient reported outcome measures (PROMs), person-centred care, national initiatives, Belgium, knowledge and experience exchange platform
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
Local Health Interview Survey LHIS September 25, 2017 Health information survey, health status, lifestyle, medical consumption, prevention
Integrating VEGA, toxRead, MERLIN-Expo, and ERICA in a platform for risk assessment and substitution of risky substances LIFE-VERMEER September 1, 2017 April 30, 2022 Risk and health impact assessment in silico tools, substitution of chemicals, risk assessment, (Q)SAR models
Linking of registers for COVID-19 vaccine surveillance LINK-VACC January 1, 2021 January 31, 2024 Epidemiology of infectious diseases COVID-19, SARS-CoV-2, corona virus, vaccine, vaccinale effectiviteit, surveillance
Clinical Biology LMM LMM June 1, 2011 Infectious diseases in humans, Laboratory of medical microbiology (LMM) Laboratory, Medical Microbiology, clinical biology, test validation, quality control, communication improvement, clinical relevance optimisation, medical collaboration, medical contacts, Belgian Communities, medical expert advice
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-2014-2022 February 3, 2014 June 30, 2024 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, Risk and health impact assessment MALDI-TOF, mycobacteria, drug susceptibility testing, diagnostic methods
Measurement Evaluation, Accountability and Leadership Support (MEALS) for NCDs prevention in Ghana and beyond MEALS4NCDs July 1, 2019 June 30, 2022 Health information non-communicable diseases, low-middle income countries, food environments, food marketing, Africa
Monitoring of exotic Aedes mosquitoes in Belgium MEMO+ September 13, 2021 September 1, 2025 Epidemiology of infectious diseases mosquito, monitoring, citizen science, vector, mosquito-borne disease, Aedes albopictus, tiger mosquito
Metal impurities in food additives and their contribution to dietary metal exposure in Belgium METALFOOD@ January 1, 2024 June 30, 2026 Trace elements and nanomaterials, Risk and health impact assessment, Organic contaminants and additives
Development of shotgun METAgenoMics apprOaches in suppoRt of Public Health fOr the next Sequencing Era METAMORPHOSE September 1, 2021 December 31, 2025 Medicines and health products, Platform chromatography and mass spectrometry, Health information, Biosafety and biotechnology , Quality of vaccines and blood products, Transversal activities in applied genomics shot-gun metagenomics, long-read sequencing, bioinformatics, survey and surveillance, risk assessment, genetically modified food, contaminants, CBRN, drugs, quality assurance, healthcare, microbiome, vaccine
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
Belgian federal components and national node development for the ESFRI research infrastructure, METROFOOD, for the promotion of metrology in food and nutrition METROFOOD-FED.BE December 15, 2023 December 15, 2026 Chemical and physical health risks
Development and validation of a novel life course microsimulation model linking diet to non-communicable diseases Micro-NCDs April 1, 2020 March 31, 2024 Health information modelling, non-communicable diseases, diet quality, microsimulation
Study of the potential migration of substances from straws and takeaway articles made from paper and board and the potential impact on public health MIGRACARTO September 15, 2022 June 30, 2023 Organic contaminants and additives
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, Health information mineral oil, market study, dietary exposure assessment, hazard characterisation, risk assessment
Investigation of resistance mechanisms in emerging pathogens with the 'OneHealth' concept as missing link MissingLink December 16, 2019 March 16, 2024 Foodborne pathogens, Mycology and aerobiology , Transversal activities in applied genomics, Veterinary bacteriology antimicrobial resistance, OneHealth, azole-resistance, Aspergillus fumigatus, Klebsiella pneumoniae
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 Health information 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
Prevalence study in connection to the carriage of resistant germs in Belgian residential care homes. MRDO-studie in WZC April 1, 2024 December 31, 2025 Healthcare-associated infections and antimicrobial resistance
Development of a multi-method for the analysis of additives in foodstuffs MULTIMADD November 16, 2018 January 31, 2021 Organic contaminants and additives food additives, multi class-multi method, banned substances
Determination of the predominant (co-)occurrences and single and combined exposures of food additives in the diet of different groups of the Belgian population MULTI_EXP_ADD December 1, 2020 December 31, 2021 Organic contaminants and additives, Risk and health impact assessment food additives, reformulation, multi-method, usage, exposure assessment
Towards characterization and (quantitative) genotoxicity assessment of mycotoxin mixtures present in food MYCX-IT September 15, 2021 September 14, 2025 Mycology and aerobiology , Risk and health impact assessment, Organic contaminants and additives risk assessment, chemicals, food safety, contaminants, cancer, mycotoxins, mixtures, DNA damage
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
Use of New Approach Methodologies (NAMs) for the hazard assessment of nanofibres Nanocellup March 2, 2021 March 1, 2023 Trace elements and nanomaterials Nanocellulose, transmission electron microscopy, alternative methods to evaluate toxicity

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