Place Category: Member
Sciensano is the result of the merger of two sister institutions, the ISP (Scientific Institute of Public Health) and the CERVA (Veterinary and Agrochemical Research Centre). Given their complementary activities, the merger between the ISP and the CERVA in 2017 has allowed for a streamlining of their human and material resources while offering a global response to the health challenges posed by today’s society. Sciensano is based on the ‘One Health’ concept whereby human health, animal health and environmental management are intrinsically linked. Sciensano seeks to decipher the mechanisms governing interactions between humans, animals and the environment to prevent, assess and minimise threats to public health. Its expertise is put at the service of a single credo: healthy all life long.
Concretely, Sciensano consist of five sites in Brussels and counts more than 700 staff members who commit themselves, day after day, to explore the following 6 fields of action:
- Animal health;
- Effectiveness and safety of vaccines, medicines and health products – Quality of medical laboratories;
- Food consumption and food safety;
- Health and disease monitoring;
- Health and environment;
- Quality of healthcare
Within the scope of the OneHealth EJP, Sciensano is coordinating the Joint Research projects on foodborn zoonoses, antimicrobial resistance and emerging threats. Furthermore, the institution is coordinating the Joint research project Metastava and is involved in the following joint integrative/research projects: COHESIVE, ORION, NOVA and Tox-Detect.
Institute contacts Name Contact email Representative Hein Imberechts firstname.lastname@example.org Institute Representative Fanny Baudoin email@example.com Institute Representative Katelijne Dierick Katelijne.Dierick@sciensano.be Institute Representative and Scientific Representative Thierry Van den Berg Thierry.vandenBerg@sciensano.be Institute Representative
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