Welcome to the website of the Netherlands X-omics Initiative! 

On this website, you will find information and regular updates on the latest developments, results and activities of the project.​

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The world-wide Metabolomics 2019 conference will take place in The World Forum in The Hague from June 23-27th 2019. Four members of the X-omics consortium are part of the local organisation:

• Thomas Hankemeier
• Merlijn van Rijswijk
• Cornelia van Duijn
• Eline Slagboom

The conference will highlight applications of metabolomics as well as the latest technological developments, including X-omics approaches. Prior to the conference there will be 20 workshops offering a great learning opportunity for early career scientists.

Registration is now open (early bird registratrion with a significant discount is still possible!). Abstracts for oral presentations can be submitted until March 31st 2019. The organisation encourages all researchers developing and applying metabolomics in their research to send in an abstract for an oral presentation or poster.

The X-omics consortium will also be present at the Metabolomics 2019 conference with a keynote speaker (D. Boomsma), several lectures and a booth.

During the Metabolomics 2019 conference, vacancies for X-omics will be presented at the career night on sunday evening, June 23rd.

For more information and registration, visit the Metabolomics 2019 website.


Integrative X-omics analyses empowering personalized healthcare, 1-5 July 2019.

In this course you will receive high profile lectures and practical training on the integrated use of molecular-omics technologies in personalized prevention, diagnostics and treatment, to optimize your experimental and analysis strategies.

For more information about this course and to apply please visit the Radboud Summer School website.

Flyer X-omics Summer School 2019

X-OMICS FESTIVAL (registration is closed)

X-omics festival: "The future is now! ", @Nijmegen, April 16th 2019.

The X-omics consortium will organise a X-omics festival in Nijmegen on April 16th 2019. The festival is the official kick off of the X-omics project and will contain several elements:

•X-omics project kick off
•Keynote lectures (learn about the X-omics approach​!)
•Meet & greet with the experts
•Live Q&A
•Technology demonstrations
•Sharing of dreams & visions
•Networking opportunities

The program is available below. Registration is closed (and required to attend this meeting).

We hope to meet you in Nijmegen!

Kind regards,
X-omics project management team.

Program X-omics festival 16 April 2019 (updated 18 March 2019)

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During the HEALTH-RI conference 2019 on January 17th, several partners of the Netherlands X-omics initiative were present as chairs of sessions, with presentations and posters. For example:

  • ·The coordinator of X-omics, Alain van Gool(Radboudumc) chaired a session in the P4 theme “Prevention” with the title “Individuals are given tailored tools to prevent disease development”.
  • ·X-omics partner Gerrit Meijer(NKI) chaired a parallel session within the same P4 theme; “Optimizing the wellness of individuals by predicting disease and delivering personalized treatments”
  • ·One of the X-omics core team members Edwin Cuppen(UMCU - Hartwig Medical Foundation) gave a presentation: “Tumor whole genome sequencing for personalized cancer treatment”.
  • ·Posters from several partners such as BBMRI-NL, Surf and UMCG/RUG were presented, for example P18, P43, P44 and P45 (see abstract book for more details: https://www.health-ri.org/abstractbook-2019)

For the X-omics project management team this was the first occasion to present the project to the public and explain what the project is about. A lot of interested people and fruitful discussions!

Health RI meeting

Photo: Edwin Cuppen during his presentation. Made by Thijs Rooimans.


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Data scientist / Postdoctoral researcher

Within the contexts of the national large-scale X-omics research infrastructure (coordinated by prof. A. van Gool, Radboudumc) and the European Joint Programme on Rare Diseases (EJPRD, coordinated by dr. Julkowska, Inserm, Paris), we are looking for an ambitious data scientist, who develops data analysis and integration approaches for large-scale -omics data and is dedicated to the introduction of these approaches in personalized health care. The candidate is committed to the counselling and training of biomedical researchers in these computational approaches. The candidate will contribute to the realization of a digital research environment (DRE) where these computational approaches can be applied and which contributes to the Findability, Accessibility, Interoperability and Reusability (FAIRness) of data, tools and services.

For more information on this vacancy please visit the Radboudumc website.

Data steward CBMI and RTC-DS

Within the contexts of the national large-scale X-omics research infrastructure (coordinated by prof. Alain van Gool, Radboudumc), a ZON-MW project for FAIRification of genomic data (coordinated by prof. M.A. Swertz, UMCG) and the European Joint Programme on Rare Diseases (coordinated by dr. Julkowska at Inserm), we are looking for an enthusiastic and ambitious data steward, who will support biomedical researchers to increase the FAIRness (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Reusable) of their data.

For more information on this vacancy please visit the Radboudumc website.

Our Helpdesk

The Netherlands X-omics Initiative will establish a central helpdesk to provide access to the X-omics research infrastructure and its respective facilities.

You can contact the helpdesk assistant for:
  • Expert assistance to help design your X-omics experiments.
  • Analyses of samples in 1 of the facilities (the assistant can refer you to the right facility).
  • For general information about the X-omics project.
  • For information on specific activities such as the training schools or events organized by the consortium.

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This research was (partially) funded by NWO, project 184.034.019