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
Central Biobank Platform Biobank April 1, 2019 Infectious diseases in humans, Laboratory of medical microbiology (LMM) future scientific research, biobanking, contribution study results, management health problems, public health
Severe Acute Respiratory Infection surveillance by a sentinel network of hospitals SARI January 1, 2012 Viral diseases, Epidemiology of infectious diseases SARI surveillance, severe acute respiratory infections, sentinel, Influenza
Program PRECISION: The Belgian Molecular Profiling Program of Metastatic Cancer for Clinical Decision and Treatment Assignment PRECISION January 9, 2016 Cancer centre cancer, NGS, CGP, targeted-therapy
Archives of Public Health APH January 1, 1997 December 31, 2010 Epidemiology and public health Archives of Public Health
Next-Generation Sequencing in (hemato)-oncology ComPerMed January 1, 2005 January 1, 2015 Cancer centre next-generation sequencing, NGS, personalized medicine, oncology, treatment
Cancer plan Kankerplan March 1, 2009 January 1, 2015 Cancer centre kanker, kankerplan
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 arsenic, speciation, bioaccessibility, risk evaluation, exposure, food preparation
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, carrots, modeling, root uptake
Method validation of nanomaterial characterisation by single particle ICP-MS and Dynamic Light Scattering NanoVAL January 1, 2016 June 30, 2016 Trace elements and nanomaterials nanomaterials, validation, dynamic light scattering, single particle ICP-MS
Analysis and risk characterisation for arsenic species in food supplements COMPAs November 1, 2015 October 31, 2016 Trace elements and nanomaterials food supplements, arsenic species, risk evaluation
A common European approach to the regulatory testing of Manufactured Nanomaterials NANoREG March 1, 2013 February 28, 2017 Trace elements and nanomaterials nanomaterials, EC definition, TEM, inter laboratory comparison, SOP validation
Cancer Control CanCon February 1, 2014 March 1, 2017 Cancer centre cancer, cancer control
Nuclear Emergency Situations Improvement of Medical and Health Surveillance SHAMISEN December 1, 2015 May 31, 2017 Risk and health impact assessment nuclear accident, recommendations, medical and health surveillance, populations affected
Analysis of data on allergy in the Brussels Capital Region ALLRBC2 January 1, 2016 June 30, 2017 Risk and health impact assessment asthma, allergic rhinitis, database, pharmaceutical products, hospitalisations, deaths
Assessment of the impact of road traffic exposure on the health of the Brussels population: pilot project on individuals subjected to low and high levels of exposure IMPASTRA January 1, 2016 June 30, 2017 Risk and health impact assessment air pollution, professionnal exposure, biomonitoring, black carbon, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, benzene
Dietary exposure of the Belgian population (adults and children) to pyrrolizidine alkaloids PASFOOD January 1, 2015 June 30, 2017 Organic contaminants and additives, Health information pyrrolizidine alkaloids, food exposure, LC-MS/MS
Exploration of environmental and human biomonitoring data during chemical contamination WEnvHum September 1, 2016 August 30, 2017 Risk and health impact assessment risk assesment, environmental disaster, database, human biomonitoring, impact on health
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
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
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, EC definition, TEM, dispersion protocols, software validation
Physico-chemical characterization of the fraction of engineered nanomaterials in silver (E174) food additives in the context of risk assessment NanoAg@ December 1, 2016 December 31, 2017 Trace elements and nanomaterials
Optimisation of virological and serological diagnosis as part of avian influenza monitoring in preparation for the emergence of new highly pathogenic (HP) viruses EMERDIAH5 January 1, 2017 December 31, 2017 Avian virology and immunology, Veterinary bacteriology avian influenza, differential diagnosis, surveillance, Luminex, ELISA
Preparation of CEN Technical Specification: “Guidance on detection and identification of nano-objects in complex matrices”(WI 00352012, CEN-TC352-WG3-PG2) CEN project September 1, 2014 December 31, 2017 Trace elements and nanomaterials nano-objects, complex matrix, guidance document
Characterisation of a rod-shaped TiO2 candidate reference material using transmission electron microscopy (TEM) Nanorod April 1, 2015 December 31, 2017 Trace elements and nanomaterials nanomaterials, reference candidate material (RCM), TEM, rod
Method validation: comparison of size distribution of iron oxyhydroxide nanoparticle analysis between Flow Field Flow Fractionation, single particle ICP-MS and Electron Microscopy NIROVAL February 1, 2017 January 31, 2018 Trace elements and nanomaterials nanomaterials, validation, flow field flow fraction, single particle ICPMS, electronic microscopy
Monitoring of Laboratory-Acquired Infections LAI May 15, 2017 January 31, 2018 Biosafety and biotechnology laboratory-acquired infections, LAI, monitoring, biosafety, legislation
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, printing inks, paperboard, genotoxicity, gene mutation, in silico, in vitro, 3R
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
Better Training for Safer Food - Mycotoxins BTSF August 7, 2015 March 9, 2018 Organic contaminants and additives European Commission, mycotoxins, training course, food safety, import, harmonisation
Pyrrolizidine alkaloids in herbs and related foodstuffs PASHERBS October 1, 2017 March 31, 2018 Organic contaminants and additives, Health information pyrrolizidine alkaloids, LC-MS/MS, aromatic herbs, prepared dishes, dietary exposure, PASFOOD

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