Ongoing Projects

Name Description Policy Concern Category BopCo Coordinator Partner
MEMO Molecular identification of Belgian mosquito species in the frame of country-scale monitoring. The main aim of this project is to identify points of entry of exotic species. Public Health Nathalie Smitz Institute of Tropical Medicine
RBINS Entomology Collection
AVIHG Molecular identification of intermediate hosts infected with Angiostrongylus vasorum, an epidemiological survey in Germany. Parasitology Yoo Ree Van Bourgonie Institute of Parasitology Gießen
IAS Identifying Invasive Alien Species (IAS) reported on the Regulation of the European Commission. Invasive species

Nathalie Smitz, Kenny Meganck, Sophie Gombeer, Yoo Ree Van Bourgonie

BIFIR Barcoding and identification of forensically important rovebeetles (Staphylinidae) in Belgium. Forensics Kenny Meganck National Institute for Criminalistics and Criminology
Gembloux Agro-Bio-Tech
BaFiS Optimizing extraction, amplification and sequencing techniques to identify fish and seafood samples from supermarkets and fishmongers including a large range of taxa and processing methods. Food traceability, Public health Sophie Gombeer  
Bushmeat The entry and availability of Bushmeat in Belgium. Endangered Species, Public Health, Food security and traceability Sophie Gombeer  

Scratchpads developed and conceived by (alphabetical): Ed Baker, Katherine Bouton Alice Heaton Dimitris Koureas, Laurence Livermore, Dave Roberts, Simon Rycroft, Ben Scott, Vince Smith