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
Transitioning to healthy diets from sustainable food systems in Belgium: Priority policy actions and their multiple sustainability impacts SUSFOODBEL September 1, 2022 December 31, 2026 Health information healthy diets, sustainable food systems, policy priorities, impact assessment
Transversal platform of Biotechnology and Molecular Biology BIOTECH Platform January 1, 2016 Transversal activities in applied genomics molecular biology, applied genomics, transversal platform, NGS, Sanger, sequencing, expertise, training, collaborative research project, service, centralisation, genetics, epigenetics
Understanding and preventing the impact of endocrine disruptors on the hypothalamus-pituitary axis in sensitive populations HYPIEND January 1, 2024 December 31, 2028 Risk and health impact assessment
Understanding the dynamics and consequences of new psychoactive substances use in a rapidly changing (online) drug market SCANNER October 1, 2020 November 30, 2022 Health information NPS, new psychoactive substances, illicit drugs, drug use, influence legislation, ringtesting, proficiency testing, helplines and drug checking services, civil society organisations, fentanyl hotspots
Union and National Capacity Building for IntegraTED Surveillance (U4S) UNITED4Surveillance January 1, 2023 December 31, 2025 Bacterial diseases, Viral diseases, Epidemiology of infectious diseases integrated surveillance, one health, disease outbreaks, hospital surveillance, digital data
Unravelling data for rapid evidence-based response to COVID-19 unCoVer January 1, 2020 December 31, 2022 Health information, Epidemiology of infectious diseases health information system, health surveys, administrative data, data linkage, national health database
Unravelling the long-term and indirect health impact of the COVID-19 crisis in Belgium HELICON January 1, 2021 June 30, 2025 Health information, Epidemiology of infectious diseases health inequalities, health economics, delayed healthcare use, socio-demographic resilience, cohort study, excess mortality
Use of New Approach Methodologies (NAMs) for the hazard assessment of nanofibres Nanocellup March 2, 2021 March 1, 2023 Trace elements and nanomaterials Nanocellulose, transmission electron microscopy, alternative methods to evaluate toxicity
Use of proteomics for the quality control of intravenous immunoglobulins PLPROT October 1, 2013 September 30, 2017 Quality of vaccines and blood products proteomics, quality control, immunoglobulins, plasma derivatives
VALidation of HUman papillomavirus assays and collection DEvices for HPV testing on Self-samples and urine samples (VALHUDES) VALHUDES December 1, 2017 Cancer centre cervical cancer, diagnostic test accuracy, screening, self-sampling, test validation, valhudes
VALidation of SARS-CORona Virus-2 assays VALCOR April 1, 2020 September 30, 2021 Cancer centre
VALidation of SARS-CORona Virus-2 assays (VALCOR) VALCOR April 8, 2020 August 1, 2022 SARS-CoV-2, diagnostic test accuracy, COVID-19, test validation, quality control
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
Whole genome sequence (WGS) analysis of micro-organisms intentionally added to food and feed EFSA-FEED 2021 April 11, 2022 June 11, 2023 Transversal activities in applied genomics food safety, microbial fermentation products, genetically modified microorganisms, whole genome sequencing, bioinformatics
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
Zoonoses Anticipation and Preparedness Initiative ZAPI March 1, 2015 February 29, 2020 Quality of vaccines and blood products zoonosis, vaccine

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