The Netherlands X-omics Initiative is a new facility as part of the National Roadmap for Large-Scale Research Infrastructures. It is partly funded by NWO with a total budget of 40 million euro. The project started on September 2018 and will last for ten years.
The project aims to establish a X-omics research infrastructure across the Netherlands consisting of several existing facilities with various expertise’s related to molecular biology research (genomics, proteomics, metabolomics and data integration & analysis).
Through the project, we will:
1. Advance X-omics technologies far beyond state-of-art,
2. Realize an integrated X-omics infrastructure in the Netherlands.
Access will be provided to these facilities to enable researchers to use the newest X-omics technologies in their projects and drive new insights in biology.
A helpdesk will be created through which researchers can get into contact with our experts for advice on X-omics approaches in general or specific omics-related sample or data analysis challenges.
During the project, training schools will be set up with courses on X-omics approaches and several meetings will be organized to expand the Dutch X-omics community.
A proof of principle of the X-omics approach will be provided by starting 3 technological demonstrators on different levels (cellular, individual and population).