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
Zoonoses Anticipation and Preparedness Initiative ZAPI March 1, 2015 February 29, 2020 Quality of vaccines and blood products zoonosis, vaccine
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
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
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 Lifestyle and chronic diseases Health Interview Survey (HIS), Mixed mode study design, Web surveys, Computer-Assisted Web Interviewing (CAWI)
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 Lifestyle and chronic diseases Disability-Adjusted Life Years, Health Impact Assessment, Modelling and forecasting, Environmental health determinants, Cardiovascular diseases, Diabetes, cancer, Disability, Multimorbidity
Intake of fat soluble vitamins from the consumption of food, fortified foods and supplements in Belgium VITADEK September 1, 2014 August 31, 2018 Lifestyle and chronic diseases fat soluble vitamins, vitamin A, vitamin D, vitamin E, vitamin K, dietary intake, food, fortified foods, food supplements, nutrient adequacy, excessive nutrient intake, nutrition
VALidation of SARS-CORona Virus-2 assays VALCOR April 1, 2020 September 30, 2021 Cancer centre
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
Host response gene signatures associated with FMDV infection, vaccination and persistence TRANSCRIPTOVAC March 1, 2015 August 31, 2019 Exotic viruses and particular diseases foot-and-mouth disease, vaccines, transcriptome, persistence, cattle, sheep, gene signatures, innate immunity, long-lasting immunity, adenovirus
Towards a toxicologically relevant definition of nanomaterials To²DeNano December 15, 2015 March 15, 2019 Trace elements and nanomaterials nanomaterials, exposure, toxicology, aggregation, metrology
TekenNet/TiquesNet/ZeckenNet TiquesNet June 1, 2015 Epidemiology of infectious diseases ticks, tick bites, risk map, citizen surveillance, prevention, Lyme borreliosis
Development of a new, ultra-fast diagnostic platform for the identification and drug-susceptibility testing of Mycobacterium tuberculosis TIDRACE May 1, 2015 December 31, 2019 Bacterial diseases drug resistance, mycobacterium tuberculosis, diagnostics
Development of new adjuvants for tuberculosis vaccines TBVAC2020 January 2, 2015 December 31, 2018 Immune response vaccine, tuberculosis, adjuvant, infectious disease
Tick-borne encephalitis virus eco-epidemiology: study of the prevalence and pathogenesis in rodents and wild animals TBEV Epi October 1, 2013 December 31, 2019 Viral diseases, Epidemiology of infectious diseases, Quality of vaccines and blood products tick-borne encephalitis virus, ticks, sentinel, seroprevalence, rodents
Development of a new generation of anti-tuberculosis vaccines for preventive and therapeutic approaches TB-LAV/LV-VAC January 1, 2018 December 31, 2019 Infectious diseases in humans tuberculosis, vaccine, lentiviral vector
Improvement of anti-TB treatment by study of antibiotic resistance mechanisms TB drugs June 24, 2013 Bacterial diseases mycobacterium tuberculosis, antibiotic resistance, genetic changes, protein structure, mutants, DNA sequencing
Analysis of the prevalence, genetic variation and cross-species transmission of lentiviruses of small ruminants (SRLV: Maedi-Visna, CAEV) in Belgium with a view to optimising the diagnosis and support of the policy on voluntary SRL SRLV-BEL August 1, 2015 August 31, 2018 Enzootic, vector-borne and bee diseases lentiviruses of small ruminants, Maedi-Visna virus, caprine arthritis and encefalitis virus, seroprevalence, diagnosis, genetic variation, intra-species transmission, cross-species transmission
Nuclear Emergency Situations Improvement of Medical and Health Surveillance SHAMISEN December 1, 2015 May 31, 2017 Risk and health impact assessment nuclear accident, recommendations, medical and health surveillance, populations affected
Network of General Practitioners SGPs January 1, 1979 Health services research, Epidemiology of infectious diseases surveillance, sentinel, general practice
Human biomonitoring of fipronil and other pesticides in the Belgian population SEROFIP May 1, 2018 April 30, 2020 Risk and health impact assessment, Organic contaminants and additives biomonitoring, pesticides, pesticide metabolites, fipronil, serum, Belgium, UPLC-MS/MS
More rapid and accurate identification of (zoonotic) Salmonella serotypes that are the object of official control in poultry and pork SALMSTID November 1, 2015 August 31, 2018 Bacterial diseases, Transversal activities in applied genomics salmonella, genetic serotyping, Luminex, Multiplex
Assessing spatio-temporal relationships between respiratory health and biodiversity using individual wearable technology RespirIT December 15, 2015 September 15, 2020 Mycology and aerobiology , Risk and health impact assessment allergy, pollen, mobile health, ecohealth, rhinitis, respiratory health, GPS tracking, citizen science, biodiversity
Development and application of differential diagnosis for respiratory viruses to improve surveillance and understanding of acute respiratory infectious disease in Belgium Respi October 1, 2015 December 31, 2019 Epidemiology and public health, Viral diseases influenza virus, respiratory viruses, severity, co-infection
An online tool to collect New Approach Methodologies (NAMs) in one central database RE-Place April 18, 2017 April 30, 2020 Risk and health impact assessment 3R, replacement, alternative methods, in vitro, in silico, in chemico, new technologies
Lumpy skin disease in Belgian cattle and potential vectors: risk assessment, diagnosis, control, vaccination, transmission and vector competence studies to prevent the introduction and spread RCO LUMPY SKIN January 1, 2016 December 31, 2018 Enzootic, vector-borne and bee diseases, Exotic viruses and particular diseases lumpy skin disease, risk assessment, diagnosis, control, vaccination, transmission, vector competence
Development of a next-generation dual-target rabies/flavivirus plasmid-launched live-attenuated vaccine Rabyd-Vax January 1, 2017 December 31, 2020 Viral diseases, Immune response rabies, yellow fever, vaccine, plasmid, vector
Development of a prioritisation strategy for hazard characterisation of substances migrating from printed paper and board food contact materials based on their genotoxicity PRIMISTRA February 17, 2014 February 14, 2018 Risk and health impact assessment, Organic contaminants and additives food contact materials, printing inks, paperboard, genotoxicity, gene mutation, in silico, in vitro, 3R
Use of proteomics for the quality control of intravenous immunoglobulins PLPROT October 1, 2013 September 30, 2017 Quality of vaccines and blood products proteomics, quality control, immunoglobulins, plasma derivatives
Assessment of the toxicity of pesticides for agricultural use at national and international level PESTBIONAT & PESTINT January 2, 1990 Risk and health impact assessment pesticides, plant protection products, toxicity, hazard and risk assessment
Network of pediatric infectious disease surveillance PediSurv October 1, 2002 Epidemiology of infectious diseases

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