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
Outbreak Support Team OST November 21, 2013 Healthcare-associated infections and antimicrobial resistance outbreak support team, OST, multidrug resistant organisms, MDRO, antibiotic resistance, chronic care institution, residential care center, ziekenhuis, infection prevention and control, IPC
Oral health data registration and evaluation system OHDRES January 1, 2023 December 31, 2024 Health information oral health, oral healthcare
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
oncNGS oncNGS January 1, 2020 April 30, 2026 Cancer centre cancer, NGS, pre-commerical procurement, liquid biopsies, oncology
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 and vector-borne diseases foot-and-mouth disease, disease control, diagnostics, staff training, quality control, biosafety, Nigeria
Occurrence of tropane alkaloids in foodstuffs and risks for the Belgian consumer TROPAL October 1, 2019 June 30, 2021 Risk and health impact assessment, Organic contaminants and additives tropane alkaloids, LC-MS/MS, exposure assessment, GIS
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
Notifiable infectious diseases EPI January 1, 2007 Epidemiology of infectious diseases
Next-Generation Sequencing in (hemato)-oncology ComPerMed January 1, 2005 January 1, 2015 Cancer centre next-generation sequencing, NGS, personalized medicine, oncology, treatment
Next Generation Sequencing in routine diagnostics in Belgium NGS in BE January 1, 2015 Cancer centre , Quality of laboratories
Next Generation Sequencing and Bioinformatics for Public Health NGS&Bio-IT February 2, 2015 Transversal activities in applied genomics whole genome sequencing, bioinformatics, pathogen, public health
Next Generation Integrated Sensing and Analytical System for Monitoring and Assessing Radiofrequency Electromagnetic Field Exposure and Health NextGEM July 1, 2023 June 30, 2027 Risk and health impact assessment, Transversal activities in applied genomics radiofrequency radiation, 5G, in vitro, in vivo, human exposure, gene expression, cytogenetics
NEw opeN Strategy for impUrity suRveillance of commErcial microbial fermentation fooD products: Food supplements and vitamins as proof of concept ENSURED October 1, 2022 September 30, 2025 Transversal activities in applied genomics impurities of biological origin, genetically modified microorganisms, allergens, microbial fermentation products, food supplements, vitamins, Detection, food safety and traceability, metagenomics, high throughput sequencing, high Resolution Mass Spectometry
Network of pediatric infectious disease surveillance PediSurv October 1, 2002 Epidemiology of infectious diseases
Network of General Practitioners SGPs January 1, 1979 Health services research, Epidemiology of infectious diseases surveillance, sentinel, general practice
Needs Examination, Evaluation and Dissemination NEED April 1, 2023 December 31, 2026 Health information Unmet medical needs, chronic diseases, rare diseases, summary measures of population health
Nature impact on mental health distribution NAMED July 1, 2017 June 30, 2021 Risk and health impact assessment mental health, (non-)built environment, air pollution, health interview survey, geographical information system, Brussels-Capital Region
Natural compounds for therapeutic purposes NATHERAP February 1, 2016 July 1, 2018 Risk and health impact assessment medicinal plants, genotoxicity, antigenotoxicity, mutagenicity
National wastewater-based epidemiological surveillance CoVWWSurv September 14, 2020 Foodborne pathogens, Epidemiology of infectious diseases, Transversal activities in applied genomics COVID-19, SARS-CoV-2, epidemiology, surveillance, environment, variants, applied genomics, wastewater, Influenza, poliomyelitis (polio)
National surveillance of surgical site infections NSIH-SSI January 1, 2001 Healthcare-associated infections and antimicrobial resistance ziekenhuis, postoperatieve wondinfectie, zorginfectie
National surveillance of nosocomial infections in intensive care. NSIH-ICU January 1, 1997 Healthcare-associated infections and antimicrobial resistance ziekenhuis, intensieve zorg, zorginfectie, ECDC
National Surveillance of Clostridioides difficile infections in Belgian hospitals NSIH-CDIF January 1, 2006 Healthcare-associated infections and antimicrobial resistance clostridioides difficile, healthcare-associated infection, long-term care facility, nursing home, hospital, infection prevention and control
National surveillance of bloodstream infections in Belgian hospitals NSIH-SEP January 1, 1992 Healthcare-associated infections and antimicrobial resistance bloedstroominfectie, ziekenhuis-geassocieerde infectie, surveillance, Belgium
National surveillance of antimicrobial resistance NSIH-AMR January 1, 1994 Healthcare-associated infections and antimicrobial resistance antimicrobiële resistentie, stafylokokken, MRSA
National Reference Laboratory/Centre for Rabies: surveillance and diagnosis of rabies in man and animal NRL/NRC Rabies January 1, 2011 Viral diseases rabies, lyssavirus, bats, diagnosis, serology, surveillance
National Reference Laboratory for Trace Elements in food and feed, for Nanomaterials and for Food Contact Materials NRL-TE; NRL-NANO; NRL-FCM January 1, 2017 Trace elements and nanomaterials metals, trace elements, migration, food contact materials, nanomaterials
National reference laboratory for pesticides NRL lot1 Pesticiden January 1, 2021 December 31, 2024 Organic contaminants and additives pesticides, national reference laboratory
National Reference Laboratory for Mycotoxins, Plant Toxins and Marine Biotoxins NRL Toxines January 1, 2017 December 31, 2020 Organic contaminants and additives national reference laboratory, toxins, mycotoxins, marine toxins, plant toxins
National Reference Laboratory for Genetically Modified Organisms NRL-GMO January 1, 2006 December 31, 2020 Transversal activities in applied genomics GMO, NRL, food safety
National Reference Laboratory for Food Contact Materials NRL-FCM January 1, 2021 December 31, 2024 Trace elements and nanomaterials, Organic contaminants and additives food contact materials, national reference laboratory, method development and validation, support Belgian laboratories

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