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
Research into levels of heavy metals in the marine environment Mer du Nord January 1, 1972 Trace elements and nanomaterials heavy metals, zware metalen, métaux lourds, TRACE ELEMENTS, spoorelementen, éléments-traces, monitoring, biota, sédiments, sedimenten, North Sea, Noordzee, Mer du Nord, OSPAR, ICES
Belgian neuromuscular diseases registry BNMDR January 1, 2008 Health services research Maladies neuromusculaires, registre
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, pesticiden, plant protection products, gewasbeschermingsmiddelen, produits phytopharmaceutiques, toxicity, toxiciteit, toxicité, hazard and risk assessment, beoordeling van gevaar en risico, évaluation des dangers et risques
Belgian Cystic Fibrosis Registry BCFR October 1, 2006 Health services research Cystic fibrosis, CF, Mucoviscidose, Registry, Quality of care
Preparation of an epidemiological response tool in the event of a sanitary crisis due to a chemical accident November 3, 2014 Risk and health impact assessment crises, accident chimique, préparation aux situations d’urgence, biomonitoring
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
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
Belgian national Food Consumption Survey FCS January 1, 2004 Lifestyle and chronic diseases Voeding, consumptie, voedingsmiddelen, gebruikelijke inname, vet, suiker, koolhydraten, eiwitten, energie, vitaminen, mineralen, zout, jodium, richtlijnen
Initiative for Quality improvement and Epidemiology in Diabetes IQED November 7, 2001 Health services research Diabetes, diabetes care, quality improvement, audit-feedback
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
Exposure Risk Assessments ERA January 1, 2004 Lifestyle and chronic diseases Voeding, additieven, contaminanten, blootstelling, risicobeoordeling
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, audit-feedback
Network of General Practitioners SGPs January 1, 1979 Health services research, Epidemiology of infectious diseases surveillance, sentinel, general practice
Bioavailability and transformation of arsenic from food: role of food preparation, preservation and digestion BIOTRAs February 1, 2012 January 31, 2015 Trace elements and nanomaterials Arseen, Arsenic, Speciatie, Speciation, Biotoegankelijkheid, Bioaccessibilité, Bioaccessibility, Risico-evaluatie, Evaluations des risques, risk evaluation, blootstelling, Exposition, exposure, Voedselbereiding, Préparation des aliments, Food preparation
Modeling the absorption of cadmium in leaf and root crops FoodCad March 1, 2014 February 29, 2016 Trace elements and nanomaterials, Organic contaminants and additives cadmium, spinach, spinazie, épinards, carrots, wortelen, carottes, modeling, modellering, modelage, root uptake, wortelopname, extraite par les racines
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, nanomatériaux, nanomaterialen, validation, validatie, dynamic light scattering, single particle ICP-MS
Analysis and risk characterisation for arsenic species in food supplements COMPAs November 1, 2015 October 31, 2016 Trace elements and nanomaterials food supplements, Compléments alimentaires, Voedingssumplementen, AS species, Spéciation de l'arsenic, intake, apport/consommation, inname, risk evaluation, evaluation des risques, risico evaluatie
A common European approach to the regulatory testing of Manufactured Nanomaterials NANoREG March 1, 2013 February 28, 2017 Trace elements and nanomaterials nanomaterials, nanomatériaux, nanomaterialen, EC definition, EC definitie, TEM, Inter laboratory comparison, SOP validation
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
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, pollution atmosphérique, lucht vervuiling, professionnal exposure, exposition professionnelle, biomonitoring, black carbon, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, hydrocarbures aromatiques polycycliques, benzène
Dietary exposure of the Belgian population (adults and children) to pyrrolizidine alkaloids PASFOOD January 1, 2015 June 30, 2017 Organic contaminants and additives, Lifestyle and chronic diseases Pyrrolizidine alkaloids, food exposure, exposition allimentaire, blootstelling door voeding, LC-MS/MS, food, denrées alimentaires, voedingsmiddelen
Analysis of data on allergy in the Brussels Capital Region ALLRBC2 January 1, 2016 June 30, 2017 Risk and health impact assessment asthma, asthme, allergic rhinitis, rhinite allergique, database, bases de données, pharmaceutical products, médicaments, hospitalisations, deaths, décès
Belgian Bioelectromagnetics Group ELIA2 July 1, 2013 July 1, 2017 Risk and health impact assessment electromagnetic fields, Alzheimer’s disease, genetic effects, project coordination, BBEMG
Exploration of environmental and human biomonitoring data during chemical contamination WEnvHum September 1, 2016 August 30, 2017 Risk and health impact assessment évaluation risque, catastrophe environnementale, bases de données, biomonitoring humain, impact santé
Virus-host interplay at the early stages of infection BELVIR October 1, 2012 September 30, 2017 Trace elements and nanomaterials myxoviruses, glycoproteins, TEM, attachment-fusion, mucus, GFP
Use of proteomics for the quality control of intravenous immunoglobulins PLPROT October 1, 2013 September 30, 2017 Quality of vaccines and blood products Protéomique, contrôle qualité, immunoglobulines, dérivés plasmatiques
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, nanomaterialen, nano matériaux, EC definition, EC definitie, TEM, dispersion protocols, dispersie protocol, protocol dispersion, software validation, software validatie
Preparation of CEN Technical Specification: “Guidance on detection and identification of nano-objects in complex matrices”(WI 00352012, CEN-TC352-WG3-PG2) CEN project September 1, 2014 December 31, 2017 Trace elements and nanomaterials Nano-objects, nano-objets, nano-objecten, complex matrix, matrice complexe, complexe matrix, guidance document, document de conseils, richtlijnen document
Linkage of Health Interview Survey Data with Health Insurance Data HISLink January 1, 2017 December 31, 2017 Lifestyle and chronic diseases health interview survey, health insurance, data linkage, use of health care, health care expenditure
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, nanomatériaux, nanomaterialen, candidate reference material (RCM), TEM, rod

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