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
European Joint Action of Frailty ADVANTAGE January 1, 2017 December 31, 2019 Health information frailty, older population, European Union, vulnerability, aging
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
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)
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 Health information Health Interview Survey (HIS), Mixed mode study design, Web surveys, Computer-Assisted Web Interviewing (CAWI)
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
Revision of the dermatophyte taxonomy DermatoTax January 1, 2016 December 31, 2019 Mycology and aerobiology dermatophytes, taxonomy, phylogeny, medical mycology, tinea
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, Epidemiology of infectious diseases measles, mumps, rubella, diagnosis, surveillance, oral fluid
Health Examination Survey HES January 1, 2017 December 31, 2019 Health information health examination, survey, clinical measurement, laboratory analysis, representative sample
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
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
Zoonoses Anticipation and Preparedness Initiative ZAPI March 1, 2015 February 29, 2020 Quality of vaccines and blood products zoonosis, vaccine
Study of the lead and cadmium contamination in big game meat LECAHUNT October 1, 2018 March 31, 2020 Trace elements and nanomaterials lead, cadmium, trace elements, heavy metals, game meat, hunting
Diagnosis, monitoring and prevention of exposure-related non-communicable diseases DiMoPEx April 11, 2016 April 10, 2020 Risk and health impact assessment environmental determinants, chronic diseases, network, Horizon 2020 programme
The presence of Chlamydia trachomatis among the population in Belgium CTstudy May 1, 2019 May 1, 2020 Epidemiologie van infectieziekten
Acrylamide in other food Acrofood October 9, 2019 June 30, 2020 acrylamide, food analysis, exposure, risk assesment
Monitoring of possible health effects of living in the vicinity of nuclear sites in Belgium: thyroid cancer incidence NUCABEL 2A January 9, 2017 June 30, 2020 Risk and health impact assessment nuclear sites, incidence, childhood leukemia, thyroid cancer
Monitoring of possible health effects of living in the vicinity of nuclear sites in Belgium: childhood leukemia incidence NUCABEL 2B January 9, 2017 June 30, 2020 Risk and health impact assessment
Bringing a Health Claim to Information: “ Measuring the impact of health data on the health outcomes of European citizens” BAHCI August 1, 2018 July 31, 2020 Epidemiology and public health health information systems, knowledge translation, evidence informed decision-making, evidence-based policy, health system performance, European public health research
Feasibility of a population-based cohort in Belgium: development of a business case and roadmap Belcohort August 6, 2018 July 31, 2020 Health information population-based cohort, chronic diseases, ageing, lifestyle, health policy, research infrastructure
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
The incidence of citrinin in the Belgian food and feed chain and the risk for human and animal health CITRIRISK October 1, 2016 September 30, 2020 Organic contaminants and additives Mycotoxin, Citrinin, occurrence, food safety, feed, Belgium, toxicokinetics, broiler chickens, pig, biotransformation
Physico-chemical characterisation and exposure analysis of nanoparticles in food additives in the context of risk assessment EFSA-Nano October 1, 2018 September 30, 2020 Trace elements and nanomaterials, Risk and health impact assessment E171, E174, E175, food matrix, image analysis, representative test material, nanoparticles, electron diffraction, energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy, quantitative electron microscopy, transmission electron microscopy, scanning electron microscopy, high angle annular dark field, scanning transmission electron microscopy, (single particle)-inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry, risk analysis, exposure assessment, market study
Characterisation and risk evaluation of counterfeit antibiotics on the European market counterfeit antibiotics October 1, 2016 October 1, 2020 Medicines and health products counterfeit antibiotics, quality control, impurities, market study
DNA-debate DNA-debate February 1, 2018 November 1, 2020 Kankercentrum
National Reference Laboratory for Mycotoxins, Plant Toxins and Marine Biotoxins NRL Toxines January 1, 2017 December 31, 2020 Organic contaminants and additives national reference laboratory, toxins, mycotoxins, marine toxins, plant toxins
National Reference Laboratory for Genetically Modified Organisms NRL-GMO January 1, 2006 December 31, 2020 Transversal activities in applied genomics GMO, NRL, food safety
Monitoring the performance of detection methods for SARS-CoV-2 in clinical samples using sequencing data COVIPRIM April 1, 2020 December 31, 2020 Viral diseases, Quality of laboratories , Transversal activities in applied genomics
Personalized Medicine: introduction of Next-Generation-Sequencing in Routine diagnostics in (hemato) oncology in Belgium canc-NGS April 1, 2015 December 31, 2020 Cancer centre , Quality of laboratories , Healthdata.be cancer, genomics, precision medicines, informed consent, health research information

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