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
Joint Action on network of Comprehensive Cancer Centres CraNE November 1, 2022 October 31, 2024 Cancer centre cancer, comprehensive cancer centres, cancer care organisation and networks, expertise
International Food Policy Study Belgium IFPS Belgium November 1, 2023 October 31, 2024 Health information nutricion policies, consumer survey, dietary habits
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
Characterization of e-cigarette emissions E-CIGAER November 16, 2022 November 15, 2024 Medicines and health products
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
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
Risk-based Screening for Cervical Cancer (RISCC) RISCC January 1, 2020 December 21, 2024 Cancer centre screen programme, risk assessment, numerical analysis, simulation, optimisation, modelling tools, cervical cancer screening, risk stratification, predictive modelling, health-economic modelling, digital applications
Exploration of physiological reactions during controlled exposure to a 5G signal in the study of electrohypersensitivity 5GINC January 1, 2024 December 31, 2024 Risk and health impact assessment
Consolidation of national infrastructure for combined microbiological genomic-epidemiological surveillance of infectious diseases HERA-BE-WGS January 1, 2023 December 31, 2024 Bacterial diseases, Viral diseases, Epidemiology of infectious diseases, Quality of laboratories , Transversal activities in applied genomics, Healthdata.be, Information and communication technologies pandemic preparedness, whole genome sequencing, national reference centres for human microbiology, national eHealth infrastructure, surveillance, infectious diseases
Surveillance of antimicrobial resistance in primary care - focus on uncomplicated uninary tract infections SARPRIC-UTI January 1, 2023 December 31, 2024 Healthcare-associated infections and antimicrobial resistance surveillance, antimicrobial resistance, AMR, primary health care, general medicine
National reference laboratory for pesticides NRL lot1 Pesticiden January 1, 2021 December 31, 2024 Organic contaminants and additives pesticides, national reference laboratory
European regimen accelerator for Tuberculosis ERA4TB January 1, 2020 December 31, 2024 Bacterial diseases tuberculosis, multidrug-resistant TB, drugs, treatment
Assessing the benefits of air pollution reduction interventions on multi-morbidity and mortality in Belgium BELAIR-POL October 1, 2023 December 31, 2024 Risk and health impact assessment, Health services research
National Reference Laboratory for Food Contact Materials NRL-FCM January 1, 2021 December 31, 2024 Trace elements and nanomaterials, Organic contaminants and additives food contact materials, national reference laboratory, method development and validation, support Belgian laboratories
National reference laboratory for environmental and process contaminants NRL lot3 Contaminanten January 1, 2021 December 31, 2024 Organic contaminants and additives contaminants, national reference laboratory
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
Oral health data registration and evaluation system OHDRES January 1, 2023 December 31, 2024 Health information oral health, oral healthcare
Accelerating demand-driven tools for paediatric innovation adoption: a collaborative roadmap for Europe ADD4KIDS January 15, 2024 January 14, 2025 Cancer centre
Improved monitoring of the disease burden attributable to substance use SUBOD December 15, 2022 March 15, 2025 Health information Disability-Adjusted Life Years, attributable burden, economic costs, mortality, prevention, tobacco, alcohol
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
3-dimensional chromatographic approaches for screening of regulated plants in plant food supplements 3D-herbs April 2, 2021 April 1, 2025 Medicines and health products Herbal adulteration of plant food supplements, chromatographic fingerprinting, data analysis
3-dimensional chromatographic approaches for screening of regulated plants in plant food supplements 3D-herbs + PF-Fraud April 2, 2021 April 1, 2025 Medicines and health products Herbal adulteration of plant food supplements, chromatographic fingerprinting, data analysis
Impacts of nitrogen deposition in the natural environment on pollen allergy and respiratory infection outcomes in Belgium NITROPOL-BE January 15, 2021 April 15, 2025 pollution, nitrogen, pollen, aeroallergens, pollen allergy, allergen potency
Intake monitoring of food flavourings INFLAVOUR May 1, 2022 April 30, 2025 Organic contaminants and additives
Unravelling the long-term and indirect health impact of the COVID-19 crisis in Belgium HELICON January 1, 2021 June 30, 2025 Health information, Epidemiology of infectious diseases health inequalities, health economics, delayed healthcare use, socio-demographic resilience, cohort study, excess mortality
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
Belgian Bioelectromagnetics Group BBEMG July 1, 2021 June 30, 2025 Risk and health impact assessment electromagnetic fields, 50 Hz magnetic fields, genetic effects, literature review, risk perception
Salmonella biofilm formation in chronic carrier pigs: impact on gut colonization & antibiotic tolerance; functional diagnostics; and potential as target for non-antibiotic therapy SalmiPIG July 1, 2021 June 30, 2025 Transversal activities in applied genomics biofilm, salmonella, genetic marker, pig, pork, whole genome sequencing, bioinformatics, variant analysis
Toxigenic Bacillus cereus in food: Towards a better risk assessment by means of genomic, transcriptomic and toxin production analyses TOXCereus August 1, 2021 July 31, 2025 Foodborne pathogens, Organic contaminants and additives Food microbiology and parasitology, food safety, risk assessment, Bacillus cereus, bacterial toxins
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

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