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
Research into levels of heavy metals in the marine environment Mer du Nord January 1, 1972 Trace elements and nanomaterials heavy metals, zware metalen, métaux lourds, TRACE ELEMENTS, spoorelementen, éléments-traces, monitoring, biota, sédiments, sedimenten, North Sea, Noordzee, Mer du Nord, OSPAR, ICES
Network of General Practitioners SGPs January 1, 1979 Health services research, Epidemiology of infectious diseases surveillance, sentinel, general practice
Assessment of the toxicity of pesticides for agricultural use at national and international level PESTBIONAT & PESTINT January 2, 1990 Risk and health impact assessment pesticides, pesticiden, plant protection products, gewasbeschermingsmiddelen, produits phytopharmaceutiques, toxicity, toxiciteit, toxicité, hazard and risk assessment, beoordeling van gevaar en risico, évaluation des dangers et risques
Initiative for Quality improvement and Epidemiology in Diabetes IQED November 7, 2001 Health services research Diabetes, diabetes care, quality improvement, audit-feedback
Belgian national Food Consumption Survey FCS January 1, 2004 Lifestyle and chronic diseases Voeding, consumptie, voedingsmiddelen, gebruikelijke inname, vet, suiker, koolhydraten, eiwitten, energie, vitaminen, mineralen, zout, jodium, richtlijnen
Exposure Risk Assessments ERA January 1, 2004 Lifestyle and chronic diseases Voeding, additieven, contaminanten, blootstelling, risicobeoordeling
Belgian Cystic Fibrosis Registry BCFR October 1, 2006 Health services research Cystic fibrosis, CF, Mucoviscidose, Registry, Quality of care
Belgian neuromuscular diseases registry BNMDR January 1, 2008 Health services research Maladies neuromusculaires, registre
Initiative for Quality Improvement and Epidemiology in Children and Adolescents with Diabetes IQECAD February 1, 2009 Health services research Diabetes, diabetes care, diabetic children, diabetic adolescents, young diabetic patients, quality improvement, audit-feedback
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
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
Bioavailability and transformation of arsenic from food: role of food preparation, preservation and digestion BIOTRAs February 1, 2012 January 31, 2015 Trace elements and nanomaterials Arseen, Arsenic, Speciatie, Speciation, Biotoegankelijkheid, Bioaccessibilité, Bioaccessibility, Risico-evaluatie, Evaluations des risques, risk evaluation, blootstelling, Exposition, exposure, Voedselbereiding, Préparation des aliments, Food preparation
Virus-host interplay at the early stages of infection BELVIR October 1, 2012 September 30, 2017 Trace elements and nanomaterials myxoviruses, glycoproteins, TEM, attachment-fusion, mucus, GFP
A common European approach to the regulatory testing of Manufactured Nanomaterials NANoREG March 1, 2013 February 28, 2017 Trace elements and nanomaterials nanomaterials, nanomatériaux, nanomaterialen, EC definition, EC definitie, TEM, Inter laboratory comparison, SOP validation
Improvement of anti-TB treatment by study of antibiotic resistance mechanisms TB drugs June 24, 2013 Bacterial diseases mycobacterium tuberculosis, antibiotic resistance, genetic changes, protein structure, mutants, DNA sequencing
Belgian Bioelectromagnetics Group ELIA2 July 1, 2013 July 1, 2017 Risk and health impact assessment electromagnetic fields, Alzheimer’s disease, genetic effects, project coordination, BBEMG
Tick-borne encephalitis virus eco-epidemiology: study of the prevalence and pathogenesis in rodents and wild animals TBEV Epi October 1, 2013 December 31, 2018 Viral diseases, Epidemiology of infectious diseases, Quality of vaccines and blood products tick-borne encephalitis virus, ticks, sentinel, seroprevalence, rodents
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, préventif, thérapeutique, pharmacovigilance, epidémiologie, surveillance, évaluation bénéfices/risques, patients
Use of proteomics for the quality control of intravenous immunoglobulins PLPROT October 1, 2013 September 30, 2017 Quality of vaccines and blood products Protéomique, contrôle qualité, immunoglobulines, dérivés plasmatiques
Development of an integrated approach based on validated and standardised methods to support the implementation of the EC recommendation for a definition of nanomaterial NanoDefine November 1, 2013 October 31, 2017 Trace elements and nanomaterials nanomaterials, nanomaterialen, nano matériaux, EC definition, EC definitie, TEM, dispersion protocols, dispersie protocol, protocol dispersion, software validation, software validatie
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
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
Expert Support for the assessment of applications for certificates of conformity, the monitoring of technological developments and research into health effects on wireless technology LNE-2014-2016-2018 February 3, 2014 June 30, 2020 Risk and health impact assessment mobile phone, gsm, radiofrequency radiation, radiogolf straling, non ionising radiation, niet ioniserende straling, biological effects, biologische effecten, in vitro, in vivo
Development of a prioritisation strategy for hazard characterisation of substances migrating from printed paper and board food contact materials based on their genotoxicity PRIMISTRA February 17, 2014 February 14, 2018 Risk and health impact assessment, Organic contaminants and additives food contact materials, voedingscontactmaterialen, printing inks, geprinte inkten, paperboard, karton, genotoxicity, genotoxiciteit, gene mutation, genmutatie, in silico, in vitro, 3R
Modeling the absorption of cadmium in leaf and root crops FoodCad March 1, 2014 February 29, 2016 Trace elements and nanomaterials, Organic contaminants and additives cadmium, spinach, spinazie, épinards, carrots, wortelen, carottes, modeling, modellering, modelage, root uptake, wortelopname, extraite par les racines
Protective Effect of South African Plants on Mycotoxin-Induced Mutagenicity and Toxicity Z.-Afrika April 1, 2014 February 28, 2018 Risk and health impact assessment Mycotoxin, mutagenicity, antimutagenicity, Vitotox test, comet assay, micronucleus test
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 viruses and particular diseases foot-and-mouth disease, disease control, diagnostics, staff training, quality control, biosafety, Nigeria
Human genomic biomarker RTqPCR array for optimized 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
Development of targeted genotyping methods for improved drug resistance surveillance mPLEXABR June 1, 2014 Bacterial diseases, Transversal activities in applied genomics, Veterinary bacteriology antibiotic resistance, genetic determinant, multiplex identification, beta-lactamases, fluoroquinolones, enterobacteriaceae
Initiative for Quality improvement and Epidemiology in multidisciplinary Diabetic Foot Clinics IQED-Foot July 1, 2014 Health services research Diabetes, diabetes care, diabetic foot, quality improvement, audit-feedback

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