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
Accelerated Development of Vaccine Benefit-Risk Collaboration in Europe ADVANCE October 1, 2013 September 30, 2018 Epidemiology of infectious diseases, Quality of vaccines and blood products vaccination, immunisation, preventive, therapeutical, pharmacovigilance, epidemiology, surveillance, risk/benefit assesment, patients
Introduction of MALDI-TOF for species identification and drug susceptibility testing in mycobacteria MALDIMYCO January 1, 2015 October 31, 2018 Bacterial diseases, Mycology and aerobiology , Risk and health impact assessment MALDI-TOF, mycobacteria, drug susceptibility testing, diagnostic methods
Evaluation of important aspects of the efficacy of inactivated and live attenuated lumpy skin disease vaccines for cattle GALVmed LSD November 15, 2016 November 14, 2018 Transversal activities in applied genomics, Exotic viruses and particular diseases lumpy skin disease, inactivated vaccine, attenuated vaccine, duration of immunity and protection
Illegal peptides and proteins ILPEP January 2, 2015 December 31, 2018 Medicines and health products biopharmaceuticals, counterfeit, peptides, life-saving medicines, life-style drugs
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
Antigenic drift in the surface proteins of the mumps virus and its impact on vaccine efficacy Bofvax January 1, 2014 December 31, 2018 Viral diseases Mumps, vaccination, virus-neutralisation test, immunity, T cell, B cell, epitopes, antigenicity
Development of new adjuvants for tuberculosis vaccines TBVAC2020 January 2, 2015 December 31, 2018 Immune response vaccine, tuberculosis, adjuvant, infectious disease
Belgian Health Status Project HSR June 1, 2017 December 31, 2018 Lifestyle and chronic diseases health determinants, health in Belgium, health status, monitoring, population health
Human genomic biomarker RTqPCR array for optimised and mechanistically-based genotoxicity assessment GENOMARK May 1, 2014 December 31, 2018 Risk and health impact assessment, Transversal activities in applied genomics toxicogenetics, transcriptomics, DNA damage, genotoxicity tests, gene expression profiling, in vitro, 3R, alternative method
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, Lifestyle and chronic diseases mineral oil, market study, dietary exposure assessment, hazard characterisation, risk assessment
Towards a toxicologically relevant definition of nanomaterials To²DeNano December 15, 2015 March 15, 2019 Trace elements and nanomaterials nanomaterials, exposure, toxicology, aggregation, metrology
Impact of green/blue spaces on specific morbidity and cause-specific mortality in Belgium GRESP-HEALTH December 15, 2014 March 15, 2019 Risk and health impact assessment environment, green space, blue space, morbidity, mortality, inequity, biodiversity
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
Implementation and validation of an analytical methodology to assess the nanofraction in the food additives E171, E174 and E175 with exposure analysis in the context of risk assessment Nanofood@ October 1, 2016 October 1, 2019 Trace elements and nanomaterials E171, E174, E175, food additives, electron diffraction, X-ray spectroscopy, food matrix, image analysis, representative test material, silver nanoparticles, quantitative electron microscopy, transmission electron microscopy, scanning electron microscopy, high angle annular dark field, scanning transmission electron microscopy, mass spectrometry, risk analysis
A liquid bead array system for the rapid genetic screening of antimicrobial resistance determinants: development and valorization in the « one-health » perspective AMR-ARRAY June 1, 2017 October 31, 2019 Foodborne pathogens, Bacterial diseases, Veterinary bacteriology antibiotic resistance, genetic determinant, multiplex identification, beta-lactamases, fluoroquinolones, colistine, enterobacteriaceae
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
Characterisation and risk evaluation of electronic cigarettes and related products e-SMOKE November 3, 2015 November 2, 2019 Medicines and health products, Risk and health impact assessment e-cigarettes, quality control, nicotine replacement therapy, genotoxicity, mutagenicity
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
Health Examination Survey HES January 1, 2017 December 31, 2019 Lifestyle and chronic diseases health examination, survey, clinical measurement, laboratory analysis, representative sample
National Reference Laboratory/Centre for Rabies: surveillance and diagnosis of rabies in man and animal NRL/NRC Rabies January 1, 2011 December 31, 2019 Viral diseases rabies, lyssavirus, bats, diagnosis, serology, surveillance
National Reference Centre for Measles, Mumps and Rubella virus: working to eliminate measles and rubella in Belgium NRC MMR October 1, 2015 December 31, 2019 Viral diseases Measles, Mumps, rubella, diagnosis, surveillance, oral fluid
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
Development of biomarkers for endocrine disruptors EDC BIRTHCOHORT April 1, 2015 December 31, 2019 Risk and health impact assessment endocrine disruptor, exposure, placenta, birth cohort (mother-child cohort)
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
Health Interview Survey 2018 HIS2018 January 1, 2017 December 31, 2019 Lifestyle and chronic diseases survey, health status, lifestyle, medical consumption, prevention
Development of new molecular methods for the quantification of airborne pollen in the context of aerobiological surveillance Allerpol January 1, 2016 December 31, 2019 Mycology and aerobiology , Transversal activities in applied genomics pollen, molecular biology, Real Time PCR, digital PCR
National Reference Centre for Human Papillomavirus: monitoring the impact of vaccination on papillomavirus-induced cancers NRC HPV January 1, 2016 December 31, 2019 Viral diseases, Cancer centre Human papillomavirus, diagnosis, surveillance, cancer, cervix
Hepatitis E virus epidemiology: follow up of an emerging food-borne zoonosis in Belgium HEV EPI January 1, 2015 December 31, 2019 Viral diseases, Epidemiology of infectious diseases hepatitis E virus, epidemiology, surveillance, emergence, zoonosis
European Joint Action of Frailty ADVANTAGE January 1, 2017 December 31, 2019 Lifestyle and chronic diseases frailty, older population, European Union, vulnerability, aging
National Reference Centre for Influenza: surveillance of influenza-like illness and severe acute respiratory infections in Belgium NRC Influenza October 1, 2015 December 31, 2019 Viral diseases, Epidemiology of infectious diseases influenza virus, Influenza Like Illness, severe acute respiratory infections

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