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
Monitoring of the whole genome sequencing (WGS) data of SARS-CoV-2 genomes to identify variants and their impact on detection methods COVIPRIM_VAR2 February 1, 2021 December 31, 2021 Quality of laboratories , Transversal activities in applied genomics NGS, computational biology, bioinformatics, mutations, variants, database, disease outbreaks, performance evaluation, SARS-CoV-2, COVID-19, qPCR, disease transmission
Monitoring the import of exotic animals, wild meat and the pathogens they carry INTERCEPT December 1, 2022 December 1, 2024 Viral diseases pathogen detection, taxonomy, database, wild meat, exotic animals
Monitoring the performance of detection methods for SARS-CoV-2 in clinical samples using sequencing data COVIPRIM April 1, 2020 December 31, 2020 Viral diseases, Quality of laboratories , Transversal activities in applied genomics
Monitoring the work-related well-being of professionals from the health care and social care sectors in Belgium Be.well.pro August 1, 2022 December 31, 2023 Health services research mental health, health system performance assessment
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
National Certification Committee for poliomyelitis eradication NCC January 1, 1997 global polio eradiction initiative, poliomyelitis (polio), eradiction, polio, WHO, Global Certification Commission, National Certification Committee, European Regional Commission for Certification of poliomyelitis Eradiction, polio-free, EV surveillance, enterovirus, health authorities, action plan
National Food Consumption Survey FCS January 1, 2004 Health information food consumption, usual intake, fat, sugar, carbohydrates, proteins, energy, vitamins, minerals, salt, iodine, guidelines
National infrastructure for genomic-epidemiologic surveillance of infectious diseases HERA-BE-Incubator-2021 October 1, 2021 December 31, 2022
National reference center for bacterial meningitis and gastrointestinal diseases NRC bactMeng&gastro January 1, 1960 Bacterial diseases
National Reference Center for tuberculosis and mycobacteria NRC Tuberc&myco January 1, 1990 Bacterial diseases
National Reference Centre for Hepatitis Virus B, C, D and E NRC Hepatitis Viruses October 1, 2015 December 31, 2019 Viral diseases, Epidemiology of infectious diseases, Quality of vaccines and blood products hepatitis A virus (HAV), hepatitis B virus (HBV), hepatitis C virus (HCV), hepatitis D virus (HDV), hepatitis E virus (HEV), diagnosis, surveillance
National Reference Centre for Human Papillomavirus: monitoring the impact of vaccination on papillomavirus-induced cancers NRC HPV January 1, 2016 December 31, 2019 Viral diseases, Cancer centre Human papillomavirus, diagnosis, surveillance, cancer, cervix
National Reference Centre for Influenza: surveillance of influenza-like illness and severe acute respiratory infections in Belgium NRC Influenza October 1, 2015 Viral diseases, Epidemiology of infectious diseases influenza virus, Influenza Like Illness, severe acute respiratory infections
National Reference Centre for Measles, Mumps and Rubella virus: working to eliminate measles and rubella in Belgium NRC MMR October 1, 2015 December 31, 2019 Viral diseases, Epidemiology of infectious diseases measles, mumps, rubella, diagnosis, surveillance, oral fluid
National reference laboratory for Avian Influenza for Belgium and the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg NRL AI January 1, 1993 Avian virology and immunology Avian Influenza, notifiable disease
National reference laboratory for bee diseases NRL BEE January 1, 2018 Viral reemerging enzootic and bee diseases national reference laboratory, bees, diagnosis of bee diseases
National reference laboratory for environmental and process contaminants NRL lot3 Contaminanten January 1, 2021 December 31, 2024 Organic contaminants and additives contaminants, national reference laboratory
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
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 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 pesticides NRL lot1 Pesticiden January 1, 2021 December 31, 2024 Organic contaminants and additives pesticides, national reference laboratory
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/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 surveillance of antimicrobial resistance NSIH-AMR January 1, 1994 Healthcare-associated infections and antimicrobial resistance
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 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 nosocomial infections in intensive care. NSIH-ICU January 1, 1997 Healthcare-associated infections and antimicrobial resistance ziekenhuis, intensieve zorg, zorginfectie, ECDC
National surveillance of surgical site infections NSIH-SSI January 1, 2001 Healthcare-associated infections and antimicrobial resistance ziekenhuis, postoperatieve wondinfectie, zorginfectie
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)
Natural compounds for therapeutic purposes NATHERAP February 1, 2016 July 1, 2018 Risk and health impact assessment medicinal plants, genotoxicity, antigenotoxicity, mutagenicity

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