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
Exposure assessment of perfluoroalkyl substances as follow-up on the concerns raised in the recent draft opinion of EFSA FLUOREX June 1, 2021 November 30, 2023 Chemical and physical health risks, Organic contaminants and additives Perfluoroalkyl substances, food, human exposure
Exposure Risk Assessments ERA January 1, 2004 Health information food, additives, contaminants, exposure, risk assesment
Fast Antimicrobial Resistance and Mobile-Element Detection using metagenomics for animal and human on-site tests FARMED January 1, 2020 August 30, 2025 Transversal activities in applied genomics metagenomics, NGS, long-read sequencing, Oxford Nanopore Technologies, antimicrobial resistance, on-site, diagnostics, plasmid, mobile genetic element, bioinformatics
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
Fingerprinting of Smoke and Vape Products PrintSmoke October 1, 2022 September 30, 2026 Medicines and health products e-cigarettes, tobacco products, additives, illegal components
Focal Point International Data Collection FocalPoint November 1, 2007 Health information health information
Food contaminants CONTAM July 2, 2012 June 30, 2024 food contaminants, risk assessment, consumer exposure
Food monitoring system to track the nutritional quality of food products on the Belgian market NUTRITRACK October 1, 2018 Health information nutritional quality, food monitoring, sugar, salt, saturated fat, energy, food supply, food reformulation
Food systems that support transitions to healthy and sustainable diets FEAST August 1, 2022 July 31, 2027 Health information healthy diets, sustainable food systems, policy priorities, impact assessment
Foodborne Disease Burden Epidemiology Reference Group FERG September 25, 2006 Health information Disability-Adjusted Life Years, burden of disease, food safety, foodborne disease
Full-length sequencing to map and understand drivers and reservoirs of antimicrobial resistance FULL_FORCE January 1, 2020 June 30, 2022 Bacterial diseases antimicrobial resistance, long-read sequencing, plasmid, mobile genetic elements
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
Global Burden of Animal Diseases GBADs February 4, 2021 December 31, 2022 Health information aquaculture, burden of disease, economics, foodborne disease, livestock, one health, zoonotic disease
Hand Hygiene Campaign HHC January 1, 2005 Healthcare-associated infections and antimicrobial resistance hand hygiene, outbreak support team, multidrug resistant organisms, outbreak, long-term care facility, hospital, infection prevention and control, nosocomial infection, Staphylococcus aureus, MRSA, quality indicators
Harmonised indicators for measuring progress toward more sustainable, healthier food systems INFORMAS 2.0 December 1, 2020 October 31, 2024 Health information non-communicable diseases, food environments, food systems, sustainability
Health Examination Survey HES January 1, 2017 December 31, 2019 Health information health examination, survey, clinical measurement, laboratory analysis, representative sample
Health Interview Survey HIS January 1, 1996 Health information survey, health status, lifestyle, medical consumption, prevention, obesity, mental health
Health, Environment and Susceptible Populations HEASP July 1, 2017 December 31, 2021 Risk and health impact assessment mortality, environmental exposure, medical conditions, susceptibility
Healthcare-associated infections in long-term care facilities NSIH-LTCF January 1, 2005 Healthcare-associated infections and antimicrobial resistance long-term care facility, residential care center, healthcare-associated infection, antibiotics, COVID-19
Healthy Food Environment Policy Index Food-EPI October 1, 2018 Health information accountability, government, food environments, policy implementation
HealthyCloud HealthyCloud March 1, 2021 August 30, 2023 Health information, Cancer centre health information system, Research, cloud, data linkages, cross-border data sharing, health related sectors, supercomputing, innovation, networks, expertise, cancer
Hepatitis E virus epidemiology: follow up of an emerging food-borne zoonosis in Belgium HEV EPI January 1, 2015 December 31, 2019 Viral diseases, Epidemiology of infectious diseases hepatitis E virus, epidemiology, surveillance, emergence, zoonosis
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
Human Biomonitoring as an added value of the Health Interview Survey HuBiHIS September 1, 2017 December 31, 2021 Risk and health impact assessment, Health information air pollution, surrounding greenness, Health behaviour, black carbon, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon, biological ageing, biomarkers
Human biomonitoring in the Walloon region BMH-Wal March 23, 2020 Trace elements and nanomaterials human biomonitoring, trace elements, heavy metals, exposure
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
Identification, physicochemical characterisation and estimation of release of titanium dioxide particles from face masks applied during the COVID-19 crisis in view of risk analysis TiO2Mask May 1, 2021 September 30, 2023 Trace elements and nanomaterials, Risk and health impact assessment face masks, titanium dioxide, TiO2, nanoparticles
Illegal peptides and proteins ILPEP January 2, 2015 December 31, 2018 Medicines and health products biopharmaceuticals, counterfeit, peptides, life-saving medicines, life-style drugs
Impact of COVID-19 on the Meuse-Rhine Euroregion euPrevent COVID August 1, 2020 December 31, 2021
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

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