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
Pyrrolizidine alkaloids in herbs and related foodstuffs PASHERBS October 1, 2017 March 31, 2018 Organic contaminants and additives, Health information pyrrolizidine alkaloids, LC-MS/MS, aromatic herbs, prepared dishes, dietary exposure, PASFOOD
OIE Laboratory Twinning project for foot-and-mouth disease diagnostic laboratory capacity building in Nigeria OIE Twinning FMD May 1, 2014 April 30, 2018 Exotic and vector-borne diseases foot-and-mouth disease, disease control, diagnostics, staff training, quality control, biosafety, Nigeria
A 12-years trend analysis of candidemia in Belgium: incidence, drug resistance and antifungal consumption CglabrataR January 1, 2014 June 30, 2018 Mycology and aerobiology , Healthcare-associated infections and antimicrobial resistance candidemia, antifungal resistance, antifungal consumption, nosocomial diseases, yeast, fungi, mycology
Natural compounds for therapeutic purposes NATHERAP February 1, 2016 July 1, 2018 Risk and health impact assessment medicinal plants, genotoxicity, antigenotoxicity, mutagenicity
Intake of fat soluble vitamins from the consumption of food, fortified foods and supplements in Belgium VITADEK September 1, 2014 August 31, 2018 Health information fat soluble vitamins, vitamin A, vitamin D, vitamin E, vitamin K, dietary intake, food, fortified foods, food supplements, nutrient adequacy, excessive nutrient intake, nutrition
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
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 Viral reemerging enzootic 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
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, 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 and vector-borne diseases lumpy skin disease, inactivated vaccine, attenuated vaccine, duration of immunity and protection
Citizens forum on the use of genomic information in health care Burgerforum September 1, 2018 December 1, 2018 Cancer centre
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
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 Viral reemerging enzootic and bee diseases, Exotic and vector-borne 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
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
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
Towards a toxicologically relevant definition of nanomaterials To²DeNano December 15, 2015 March 15, 2019 Trace elements and nanomaterials nanomaterials, exposure, toxicology, aggregation, metrology
Task force on varnishes and coatings for food contact materials COATEVAL January 1, 2018 June 30, 2019 Organic contaminants and additives food contact materials, risk assessment, migration, coatings
Determination of pyrrolizidine alkaloid levels in baby products, iced teas, spices, subspecies of oregano and frozen leafy vegetables PASFOODEXTRA January 1, 2019 August 31, 2019 Organic contaminants and additives pyrrolizidine alkaloids, baby food, spice seeds, oregano, UPLC-MS/MS, exposure assessment
Host response gene signatures associated with FMDV infection, vaccination and persistence TRANSCRIPTOVAC March 1, 2015 August 31, 2019 Exotic and vector-borne 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
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
National Reference Centre for Hepatitis Virus B, C, D and E NRC Hepatitis Viruses October 1, 2015 December 31, 2019 Viral diseases, Epidemiology of infectious diseases, Quality of vaccines and blood products hepatitis A virus (HAV), hepatitis B virus (HBV), hepatitis C virus (HCV), hepatitis D virus (HDV), hepatitis E virus (HEV), diagnosis, surveillance
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
European Joint Action of Frailty ADVANTAGE January 1, 2017 December 31, 2019 Health information frailty, older population, European Union, vulnerability, aging
Problematic drug use and infectious diseases in Brussels (Belgium) Push January 1, 2019 December 31, 2019 Health information licit and illicit drugs, injecting drug use, monitoring drugs, patterns of use, hepatitis C virus (HCV)

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