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
Impact of the COVID-19 crisis on mental health of Health caRe wOrkErS in Belgium BE-HEROES June 1, 2020 COVID-19, healthcare worker, mental health, SARS-CoV-2, seroprevalence
Impacts of nitrogen deposition in the natural environment on pollen allergy and respiratory infection outcomes in Belgium NITROPOL-BE January 15, 2021 April 15, 2025 pollution, nitrogen, pollen, aeroallergens, pollen allergy, allergen potency
Implementation and sustainability of microbial resource research infrastructure for the 21st century IS_MIRRI21 February 1, 2020 July 31, 2023 microorganisms, biodiversity, european research infrastructure consortium
Implementation and validation of an analytical methodology to assess the nanofraction in the food additives E171, E174 and E175 with exposure analysis in the context of risk assessment Nanofood@ October 1, 2016 October 1, 2019 Trace elements and nanomaterials E171, E174, E175, food additives, electron diffraction, X-ray spectroscopy, food matrix, image analysis, representative test material, silver nanoparticles, quantitative electron microscopy, transmission electron microscopy, scanning electron microscopy, high angle annular dark field, scanning transmission electron microscopy, mass spectrometry, risk analysis
Implementation of best practices and research results on prevention of non-communicable diseases and risk factors Health4EUKIDS December 1, 2022 November 30, 2025 Health information obesity, overweight, diet, physical activity
Improved monitoring of the disease burden attributable to substance use SUBOD December 15, 2022 March 15, 2025 Health information Disability-Adjusted Life Years, attributable burden, economic costs, mortality, prevention, tobacco, alcohol
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
Improving soil, potato crops, human health and forage quality in a climate change context IMPOCHA July 1, 2021 June 30, 2024 Risk and health impact assessment, Organic contaminants and additives plant protection products, pesticides, food systems, human exposure, Agricultural practices
Indoor Air INDAIR September 1, 2023 Services of the managing director, Mycology and aerobiology
Influenza-like illness (including COVID-19) sentinel surveillance in Belgian nursing homes ILI-NH October 17, 2022 December 31, 2026 Healthcare-associated infections and antimicrobial resistance Influenza Like Illness, COVID-19, influenza virus, SARS-CoV-2, nursing home, Belgium
Infusion factors for pesticide residues in tea and infusions PESTEAFUSE August 1, 2020 March 31, 2021 Risk and health impact assessment, Organic contaminants and additives pesticides, tea, infusion, transfer factors
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
Initiative for Quality improvement and Epidemiology in Diabetes IQED November 7, 2001 Health services research
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, feedback audit
Innovations to accelerate vaccine development vaccine development and manufacture INNO4VAC September 1, 2021 February 28, 2027 Quality of vaccines and blood products vaccines, organoids, controlled human infection models, artificial intelligence, modelling, in vitro models, mucosa, manufacturing, clostridioides difficile
Intake monitoring of food flavourings INFLAVOUR May 1, 2022 April 30, 2025 Organic contaminants and additives
Intake of fat soluble vitamins from the consumption of food, fortified foods and supplements in Belgium VITADEK September 1, 2014 August 31, 2018 Health information fat soluble vitamins, vitamin A, vitamin D, vitamin E, vitamin K, dietary intake, food, fortified foods, food supplements, nutrient adequacy, excessive nutrient intake, nutrition
Intake of free glutamate FREEGLUTAMATE February 1, 2021 January 31, 2023 Medicines and health products, Risk and health impact assessment, Organic contaminants and additives food additives, free glutamate
Integrating VEGA, toxRead, MERLIN-Expo, and ERICA in a platform for risk assessment and substitution of risky substances LIFE-VERMEER September 1, 2017 April 30, 2022 Risk and health impact assessment in silico tools, substitution of chemicals, risk assessment, (Q)SAR models
International Food Policy Study Belgium IFPS Belgium November 1, 2023 October 31, 2024 Health information nutricion policies, consumer survey, dietary habits
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
Introduction of MALDI-TOF for species identification and drug susceptibility testing in mycobacteria MALDIMYCO January 1, 2015 October 31, 2018 Bacterial diseases, Risk and health impact assessment MALDI-TOF, mycobacteria, drug susceptibility testing, diagnostic methods
Investigating the causes of the high prevalence of fluoroquinolone resistance in broilers FLUPOUL September 1, 2019 March 31, 2023 Transversal activities in applied genomics whole genome sequencing, antimicrobial resistance
Investigation of electrohypersensitivity using an exposure protocol co-created with electrohypersensitive people ExpoComm & Envi-EHS November 23, 2017 September 30, 2022 Risk and health impact assessment electromagnetic fields, controlled exposure, electrohypersensitivity (EHS)
Investigation of resistance mechanisms in emerging pathogens with the 'OneHealth' concept as missing link MissingLink December 16, 2019 March 16, 2024 Foodborne pathogens, Mycology and aerobiology , Transversal activities in applied genomics, Veterinary bacteriology antimicrobial resistance, OneHealth, azole-resistance, Aspergillus fumigatus, Klebsiella pneumoniae
Joint Action on Cancer and other Non-Communicable Diseases Prevention: Action on Health Determinants JA PreventNCD January 1, 2024 December 31, 2027 Health information, Cancer centre prevention, health determinants, cancer, non-communicable diseases
Joint Action on Cardiovascular Disease and Diabetes JACARDI November 1, 2023 October 31, 2027 Health services research
Joint Action on Contribution to the Cancer Inequalities Registry to Monitor National Cancer Control Policies (OriON) OriON January 1, 2024 December 31, 2025 Cancer centre
Joint Action on European Networks of Expertise JANE November 1, 2022 November 30, 2024 Cancer centre cancer, network of expertise, European Reference Network (ERN), omics, high tech medical resources, poor prognosis, complex cancers, cancer prevention, survivorship, palliative care, AYA, patient empowerment
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

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