X-omics festival

The second edition of our X-omics festival “the future is now!” will take place online, on Monday September 28th 2020 from 09.30 – 14.00 CEST.

This online event will include:

  • Keynote lecture
    - learn more about the X-omics approach
  • Lectures from investigators
    - X-omics fields of expertise and specific application area’s
  • Technology pitches 
  • Time for Q&A after presentations

We look forward to meeting you online at the festival.

Aftermovie X-omics festival 2019

Preliminary program X-omics online festival 2020

  • Morning

    • 09.30-09.45
      Goto Bio's
      Alain van Gool (Radboudumc)
    • 09.45-10.30
      Goto Bio's
      Keynote speaker:
      Tim Hubbard (King’s College London, UK); 
      “The 100.000 genomes project”
    • 10.30-10.45
      Coffee break
    • 10.45-11.00
      Goto Bio's
      Young investigator:
      Wei Wu (Utrecht University);
      “A multi-omics human enteroendocrine cell atlas reveals novel secreted hormones and inter-enteroendocrine communication”
    • 11.00-11.05
      Goto Bio's
      Technology pitch:
      Tony Zucca (NanoString);
      “Morphology driven high plex RNA and protein spatial analysis of FF & FFPE tissue microenvironments”
    • 11.05-11.20
      Goto Bio's
      Young investigator:
      Bert Wouters (Leiden University);
      “Novel analytical technologies for metabolomics: more for less”
    • 11.20-11.25
      Goto Bio's
      Technology pitch:
      Gary Kruppa (Bruker);
      “SpatialOMx: How spatio-temporal x-omics can improve our understanding of tumor microenvironments”
    • 11.25-11.40
      Goto Bio's
      Young investigator:
      Hans Wessels (Radboudumc);
      “Clinical glycoproteomics in diagnostics and research”
    • 11.40-11.45
      Goto Bio's
      Technology pitch:
      Ruben Pool (Microsoft);
      “From data ingestion to collaborative data science”
    • 11.45-12.00
      Goto Bio's
      Young investigator:
      Jenny van Dongen (VU);
      “DNA methylation signatures of educational attainment: an epigenome-wide association study in four Dutch cohorts”
  • Afternoon

    • 12.00-12.35


    • 12.35-13.00
      Goto Bio's

      Application area: Oncology
      Roland Kanaar (ErasmusMC);
      “DNA break metabolism: mechanism and clinical impact”

    • 13.00-13.25
      Goto Bio's

      Application area: Metabolic
      Clara van Karnebeek (Radboudumc); “Inherited metabolic diseases: translating big data in better outcomes”

    • 13.25-13.50
      Goto Bio's

      Application area: Neurology
      Ahmed Mahfouz (LUMC);
      “From genetics to neurobiology through transcriptomic data analysis”

    • 13.50-14.00
      Goto Bio's

      Recap and closure (Alain van Gool)

The sponsors of this year’s edition are:

 Gold Sponsor

NanoString provides life science tools from discovery to translational research. The company's nCounter Analysis System offers a cost-effective way to easily profile hundreds of genes, proteins, miRNAs, simultaneously with high sensitivity and precision, for basic research and translational applications, especially in the fields on Immunology and Oncology.

The innovative GeoMx™ Digital Spatial Profiler performs whole slide imaging to discover and profile biomarkers, in situ, by digitally quantifying >1600 mRNAs panels (or the full transcriptome) or >90 proteins simultaneously on region of interest on FFPE or Fresh frozen tissue slices.



 Gold Sponsor

Bruker is enabling scientists to make breakthrough discoveries and develop new applications that improve the quality of human life. Bruker’s high-performance scientific instruments and high-value analytical and diagnostic solutions enable scientists to explore life and materials at molecular, cellular and microscopic levels. In close cooperation with our customers, Bruker is enabling innovation, improved productivity and customer success in life science molecular research, in applied and pharma applications, in microscopy and nanoanalysis, and in industrial applications, as well as in cell biology, preclinical imaging, clinical phenomics and proteomics research and clinical microbiology. Bruker Daltonics, a division of the Bruker Corporation, provides cutting edge mass spectrometry solutions which include MALDI-TOF, UHR-QTOF, Ion Traps, MRMS as well as LC and GC systems to solve the most demanding analytical questions presented to these markets today. For more information, please visit: www.bruker.com.



 Silver Sponsor

Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) is a global leader in life sciences, diagnostics and applied chemical markets. Now in its 20th year as an independent company delivering insight and innovation toward improving the quality of life, Agilent instruments, software, services, solutions and people provide trusted answers to customers' most challenging questions. The company generated revenue of $5.16 billion in fiscal 2019 and employs 16,300 people worldwide. Information about Agilent is available at www.agilent.com. To receive the latest Agilent news, subscribe to the Agilent Newsroom. Follow Agilent on LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook.



 Silver Sponsor

Waters Corporation is the world's leading specialty measurement company focused on improving human health and well-being through the application of high-value analytical technologies and industry leading scientific expertise. Our decisions and actions are guided by two simple words – Deliver Benefit. Our founder, Jim Waters, coined these words to encapsulate the idea that we should positively impact our customers, employees, shareholders and society at every opportunity.

Driven by that ethos for over sixty years, Waters has continually pioneered chromatography, mass spectrometry and thermal analysis innovations. Whether it’s discovering new pharmaceuticals, assuring the safety of the world’s food and water supplies, or ensuring the integrity of a chemical entity in production, we are constantly working with our 40,000+ customers to change the world.


 SYNAPT XS Metabolomics, lipidomics and Proteomics Presentation


 Silver Sponsor

Shimadzu provides a broad range of analytical instruments indispensable for research, development, and quality control in a variety of market segments such as Food, Beverages and Agriculture; Pharmaceutical; Clinical; Environmental; Chemical, Petrochemical, Biofuel and Energy, Plastics and Rubber. Our high-level, sophisticated product range includes Gas Chromatography (GC), Gas Chromatography Mass Spectrometry (GCMS), Liquid Chromatography (LC, HPLC, UHPLC), Liquid Chromatography Mass Spectrometry (LCMS), Ultra-fast Mass Spectrometry (UFMS), Spectroscopy, UV-Vis-NIR, FTIR, Atomic Absorption Spectroscopy (AAS) and Energy Dispersive X-ray Fluorescence Spectroscopy, Inductively Coupled Plasma Emission Spectroscopy (ICP-OES), elemental and surface analysis systems, Particle Size, Life Science Lab Instruments, Total Organic Carbon Analysis (Sum Parameters), Material Testing and Measuring Technology. Our offer is rounded by Columns and Consumables, Analytical Standards, Diagnostic reagent kits and Data management and Software systems.

Please visit www.shimadzu.nl for more information. To receive the latest e-news, please subscribe here. Or follow Shimadzu on LinkedIn


 Silver Sponsor

Health-RI is the Dutch non-profit foundation supporting a public private partnership of organizations that want to realize a national health-data infrastructure. More than 70 organizations involved in health research and care endorse our efforts..

Our mission
Build an integrated health data research infrastructure accessible for researchers, citizens and care providers.
Facilitate and foster the optimal use of knowledge, tools, facilities, health data and samples to enable a learning healthcare system and accelerate sustainable and affordable personalized medicine and health.

How we operate
Health-RI follows three lines of action
1. Collective action: optimizing the conditions for building and maintaining a national health data infrastructure;
2. Building a national health data infrastructure: fostering and facilitating initiatives and collaborations directed at developing health data infrastructure;
3. Providing mature services: supporting researchers and data managers by making infrastructure services, tools and data easy to locate, access and use;

Check Health-ri.nl and follow Health-RI on Twitter and LinkedIn


 Silver Sponsor

PharmaFluidics introduces the silicon revolution in liquid chromatography. The micro-Chip Pillar Array (µPAC™) column overcomes the physical limits of any packed bed alternative. The µPAC™ columns feature a perfectly ordered separation bed of free-standing pillars ensuring excellent separation power, unprecedented reproducibility and unrivalled robustness.

Whether you are analyzing trace amounts of compounds in complex biological samples for proteomics, metabolomics or Lipidomics, or whether you are looking for subtle modifications in monoclonal antibodies: use plug-and-play µPAC™ columns to boost your biomarker and life sciences research. Our µPAC™ columns are compatible with all standard nano-LC equipment.

 Silver Sponsor

From Sample to Biology
SCIEX has a proven record of cutting edge Omics research technologies helping life science researchers to faster translate analytical information into biological knowledge. Our workflow and technology advancements are driven through collaboration with trusted partners among most globally renowned Omics experts. As a result, we provide you with continuously more productive and reliable solutions to discover, identify, quantitate and interpret key genes, proteins, lipids and metabolites in complex systems biology.

Leveraging Multi-Omics Research to See What’s Beyond the Genome
Combining innovative lab technologies with cloud-based, next-generation bioinformatics, our goal is to help you leverage knowledge from multiple omics fields and gain faster, more comprehensive insight into relevant biological information.

Together, let’s foster the multi-omics revolution and discover what’s beyond the genome.



 Silver Sponsor
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About PacBio and SMRT Sequencing
PacBio® Single Molecule, Real-Time (SMRT®) Sequencing delivers highly accurate long reads (HiFi reads) for the most comprehensive view of human genetic variation at an affordable price. The Sequel® II System, has the ability to resolve some of the most challenging regions of the genome with end-to-end solutions like WGS, full-length RNA and targeted sequencing.
Watch the short video to learn about SMRT Sequencing.

Contact us with your questions about SMRT Sequencing and using HiFi reads for your human genomics projects.

Educational Resources:

 Identify the cause of unsolved genetic disease with long-read sequencing

 Sequence with Confidence- Delivering Highly Accurate Long Reads to Drive Discovery in Life Science

 Variant Detection using Whole Genome Sequencing with HiFi Reads

 Targeted Sequencing for Amplicons


 Human genomics resource page

 SMRT Sequencing Applications Overview

Interested in sponsoring the X-omics festival? See attachments below for more information.
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NWO logoThis research was (partially) funded by NWO, project 184.034.019