The Netherlands X-omics Initiative will have a strong focus on training and outreach. At this page we will keep you informed about all X-omics news, highlights and relevant publications.


In our news section you will find interesting news and information related to x-omics technologies, research and its activities.

Working at global leader in artificial activity

X-omics partner, Radboudumc, has 6 vacancies in the area of Artificial Intelligence (AI): 4 full professors and 2 tenure tracks.

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Exposome-Scan project

The Exposome-Scan project, led by Thomas Hankemeier, X-omics core team member, has been granted 3.2 million euros from the NWO Investment Grant Large program.

Exposome-Scan builds on the knowledge gained within X-omics and Exposome-NL. The grant will be used to build a laboratory that will give researchers from all over the Netherlands the opportunity to study the exposome. Such a facility is unique in Europa, and even worldwide there are just a few places where large-scale research into the environment and health takes place.

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In our highlight section we will keep you posted about the purchase of new equipment, publications created with the help of the X-omics infrastructure and we will provide a platform to young investigators to introduce themselves.

Casper de Visser

After months of casperstudy at home (due to Covid-19) and a long summer break I was very happy to start working at the Centre for Molecular and Biomolecular Informatics (CMBI) in Nijmegen as Scientific Programmer. My activities here are part of the X-omics initiative. 

I followed the master program Molecular Genetics & Biotechnology at the Leiden University. During this master I developed an interest for computational biology and therefore I chose to do research internships that gave me the opportunity to get hands-on experience with bioinformatics. My first internship was at the Institute of Biology Leiden (IBL), where I combined both wet- and dry lab research to study a Biosynthetic Gene Cluster in Streptomyces, under supervision of Gilles van Wezel. My second internship was at the Neurogenetics group of the UMC Utrecht, under supervision of Jan Veldink. Here, I studied (expanded) short tandem repeats that can cause ALS. Specifically, I developed a tool to study the presence of interrupting DNA motifs in these repetitive DNA elements.

For X-omics, I am currently involved in the ACTION demonstrator project and in close collaboration with Anna Niehues I am also working on the Digital Research Environment (DRE). All in all, I am very pleased to be part of X-omics, where I think I can both prove and develop my skills/knowledge in the different -omics types or research.


In our publications section you will find an archive of publications on which our X-omics consortium members have worked, relevant technological publications and interesting x-omics publications. In the highlight section we will highlight the latest publications.

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