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 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
Migration of mineral oil from cardboard packaging for food: identification of the hazards and assessment of the exposure of the Belgian population MinOil October 1, 2015 January 15, 2019 Trace elements and nanomaterials, Risk and health impact assessment, Organic contaminants and additives, Health information mineral oil, market study, dietary exposure assessment, hazard characterisation, risk assessment
Antigenic drift in the surface proteins of the mumps virus and its impact on vaccine efficacy Bofvax January 1, 2014 December 31, 2018 Viral diseases Mumps, vaccination, virus-neutralisation test, immunity, T cell, B cell, epitopes, antigenicity
Lumpy skin disease in Belgian cattle and potential vectors: risk assessment, diagnosis, control, vaccination, transmission and vector competence studies to prevent the introduction and spread RCO LUMPY SKIN January 1, 2016 December 31, 2018 Viral reemerging enzootic and bee diseases, Exotic and vector-borne diseases lumpy skin disease, risk assessment, diagnosis, control, vaccination, transmission, vector competence
Development of new adjuvants for tuberculosis vaccines TBVAC2020 January 2, 2015 December 31, 2018 Immune response vaccine, tuberculosis, adjuvant, infectious disease
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
Illegal peptides and proteins ILPEP January 2, 2015 December 31, 2018 Medicines and health products biopharmaceuticals, counterfeit, peptides, life-saving medicines, life-style drugs
Citizens forum on the use of genomic information in health care Burgerforum September 1, 2018 December 1, 2018 Cancer centre
Evaluation of important aspects of the efficacy of inactivated and live attenuated lumpy skin disease vaccines for cattle GALVmed LSD November 15, 2016 November 14, 2018 Transversal activities in applied genomics, Exotic and vector-borne diseases lumpy skin disease, inactivated vaccine, attenuated vaccine, duration of immunity and protection
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
Accelerated Development of Vaccine Benefit-Risk Collaboration in Europe ADVANCE October 1, 2013 September 30, 2018 Epidemiology of infectious diseases, Quality of vaccines and blood products vaccination, immunisation, preventive, therapeutical, pharmacovigilance, epidemiology, surveillance, risk/benefit assesment, patients
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
More rapid and accurate identification of (zoonotic) Salmonella serotypes that are the object of official control in poultry and pork SALMSTID November 1, 2015 August 31, 2018 Bacterial diseases, Transversal activities in applied genomics salmonella, genetic serotyping, Luminex, Multiplex
Analysis of the prevalence, genetic variation and cross-species transmission of lentiviruses of small ruminants (SRLV: Maedi-Visna, CAEV) in Belgium with a view to optimising the diagnosis and support of the policy on voluntary SRL SRLV-BEL August 1, 2015 August 31, 2018 Viral reemerging enzootic and bee diseases lentiviruses of small ruminants, Maedi-Visna virus, caprine arthritis and encefalitis virus, seroprevalence, diagnosis, genetic variation, intra-species transmission, cross-species transmission
Natural compounds for therapeutic purposes NATHERAP February 1, 2016 July 1, 2018 Risk and health impact assessment medicinal plants, genotoxicity, antigenotoxicity, mutagenicity
A 12-years trend analysis of candidemia in Belgium: incidence, drug resistance and antifungal consumption CglabrataR January 1, 2014 June 30, 2018 Mycology and aerobiology , Healthcare-associated infections and antimicrobial resistance candidemia, antifungal resistance, antifungal consumption, nosocomial diseases, yeast, fungi, mycology
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
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
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
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
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
Monitoring of Laboratory-Acquired Infections LAI May 15, 2017 January 31, 2018 Biosafety and biotechnology laboratory-acquired infections, LAI, monitoring, biosafety, legislation
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
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
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
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
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
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

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