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
European regimen accelerator for Tuberculosis ERA4TB January 1, 2020 December 31, 2024 Bacterial diseases tuberculosis, multidrug-resistant TB, drugs, treatment
Development of innovative methodological approaches for the study of complex samples: application to the analysis of cannabis and derived products CANNAL October 1, 2019 October 1, 2024 Medicines and health products
Safety assessment of feminine intimate products FEMINA October 1, 2018 September 30, 2024 Medicines and health products feminine intimate products, safety assessment, hazardous substances
An online tool to collect New Approach Methodologies (NAMs) in one central database RE-Place April 18, 2017 April 30, 2020 Risk and health impact assessment 3R, replacement, alternative methods, in vitro, in silico, in chemico, new technologies
A new global infrastructure for promoting metrology in food and nutrition METROFOOD April 1, 2018 January 4, 2024 Chemical and physical health risks ESFRI, ERIC, metrology, food safety and quality, traceability, authenticity, reference materials, farm to fork
Contribution of excessive weight status to the social impact of non-communicable diseases, multimorbidity and disability in Belgium: past, present, and future WaIST September 1, 2019 December 31, 2023 Lifestyle and chronic diseases Disability-Adjusted Life Years, Health Impact Assessment, Modelling and forecasting, Environmental health determinants, Cardiovascular diseases, Diabetes, cancer, Disability, Multimorbidity
Monitoring and mitigating environmental health inequalities ELLIS December 24, 2019 December 31, 2023 Lifestyle and chronic diseases , Risk and health impact assessment
Giving Beekeeping Guidance by Computational-Assisted Decision Making B-GOOD June 1, 2019 May 31, 2023 Infectious diseases in animals honey bee, honey bee health, health status index, beekeeping management, IT-application, database platform, multi-actor approach, hive monitoring technologies
Development of methods for detection of infectious Hepatitis E (HEV) in pork meat products and optimisation of processing practices to reduce infectivity DECHAHEV January 1, 2019 January 1, 2023 Foodborne pathogens, Viral diseases hepatitis E, foodborne infection, pork meat, pig and wild boar food products, molecular methods, infectivity assays, meat processing
Whole Genome Sequencing to streamline tuberculosis (TB) diagnosis, improve TB surveillance and optimise individualised drug resistant TB treatments: a pragmatic multicenter theragnostic trial MysTicTB January 1, 2019 December 31, 2022 Bacterial diseases Mycobacterium Tuberculosis (Mtb), diagnosis, whole genome sequencing, clinical trials
Belgian Roadmap for an Effective and Appropriate use of high-throughput technologies for response and preparedness in Different likelY scenarios of communicable disease threats .Be READY August 1, 2017 July 31, 2022 Transversal activities in applied genomics, Viral diseases, Foodborne pathogens one health, whole genome sequencing, mass spectrometry, bioinformatics, pathogens, public health
European programme for the establishment of validated procedures for the detection and identification of biological toxins EuroBioTox June 1, 2017 May 31, 2022 Foodborne pathogens, Organic contaminants and additives detection identification and authentication, Chemical Biological Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) protection, biological toxins, standardisation, proficiency testing, certified reference materials, animal replacement methods
Development of experimental models which aim to better understand the biology of emergent HPAI H5Nx viruses and to improve their detection and control EMERDIA-H5 II January 16, 2019 January 15, 2022 Avian virology and immunology avian influenza virus (AIV), emergent high pathogenic (HP)H5Nx, HPH5 characterisation
Human Biomonitoring as an added value of the Health Interview Survey HuBiHIS September 1, 2017 December 31, 2021 Risk and health impact assessment, Lifestyle and chronic diseases air pollution, surrounding greenness, black carbon, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon, biological ageing, biomarkers
Development and application of next-generation sequencing (NGS) and metagenomics to improve influenza surveillance and pandemic preparedness in Belgium NGS Influenza June 1, 2017 December 31, 2021 Viral diseases, Epidemiology of infectious diseases, Transversal activities in applied genomics influenza virus, respiratory viruses, NGS, WGS, sequencing
Investigation of electrohypersensitivity using an exposure protocol co-created with electrohypersensitive people ExpoComm November 23, 2017 December 31, 2021 Risk and health impact assessment
VALidation of SARS-CORona Virus-2 assays VALCOR April 1, 2020 September 30, 2021 Cancer centre
Recent data predict an increased risk for virus transmission upon Japanese encephalitis virus (JEV) introduction in pigs: study of JEV induced immune responses and evaluation of diagnostic tests JEV-PIG-IMMUNODIA October 1, 2017 June 30, 2021 Enzootic, vector-borne and bee diseases Japanese encephalitis virus, flavivirus, mosquito, pig, vector-borne disease, immunology, diagnostics
Integrating VEGA, toxRead, MERLIN-Expo, and ERICA in a platform for risk assessment and substitution of risky substances LIFE-VERMEER September 1, 2017 June 30, 2021 Risk and health impact assessment in silico tools, substitution of chemicals, risk assessment, (Q)SAR models
Nature impact on mental health distribution NAMED July 1, 2017 June 30, 2021 Risk and health impact assessment mental health, (non-)built environment, air pollution, health interview survey, geographical information system, Brussels-Capital Region
Characterisation of antimicrobial resistance in bacteria, including plasmids, through the development of a generic NGS-based workflow and adapted databases AMRSeq June 1, 2017 May 31, 2021 Transversal activities in applied genomics NGS, AMR, antimicrobial resistance, plasmid, sequencing, MinION, third generation sequencing, hybrid assembly, database, food isolate, human isolate, GMM
Screening of possible endocrine disrupting chemicals related to food, evaluation of their oestro/androgenic activity and dietary intake assessment for the Belgian population ENDFOODTOX May 2, 2019 April 30, 2021 Organic contaminants and additives, Risk and health impact assessment, Medicines and health products endocrine disruptors, food, toxicology, LC-MS, CALUX, food contact materials
Joint Action on Health Information InfAct – Information for Action March 1, 2018 February 28, 2021 Epidemiology and public health EU health information, health information system, Joint Action, population health, health care system
Comparing vaccines, batch by batch, by performing consistency tests VAC2VAC March 1, 2016 February 28, 2021 Quality of vaccines and blood products research, standardisation, 3R
Support of Theileria vaccine production at the Centre for Ticks and Tick Borne Diseases (CTTBD, Malawi) and development of an in vitro potency method CTTBD-GALVmed March 1, 2018 February 27, 2021 Enzootic, vector-borne and bee diseases East Coast fever, Theileria parva, ticks, in vitro cell cultures, immunohistochemistry
Reduction of Campylobacter in broiler flocks: identification of risk factors, evaluation of increased biosecurity measures and the protective effect of the microbiota of Campylobacter free flocks CAMPREVENT January 15, 2018 January 15, 2021 Foodborne pathogens Campylobacter, broiler, interventions
Development of a next-generation dual-target rabies/flavivirus plasmid-launched live-attenuated vaccine Rabyd-Vax January 1, 2017 December 31, 2020 Viral diseases, Immune response rabies, yellow fever, vaccine, plasmid, vector
National Reference Laboratory for Trace Elements in food and feed, for Nanomaterials and for Food Contact Materials NRL-TE; NRL-NANO; NRL-FCM January 1, 2017 December 31, 2020 Trace elements and nanomaterials metals, trace elements, migration, food contact materials, nanomaterials
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 Food Contact Materials NRL-FCM January 1, 2017 December 31, 2020 Trace elements and nanomaterials, Organic contaminants and additives food contact materials, national reference laboratory, method development and validation, support Belgian laboratories

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