• Training & Outreach

Training schools

The Netherlands X-omics Initiative will have a strong focus on training and outreach. We will develop a portfolio of user trainings, in particular to educate new omics users in experimental design, sampling and data integration and interpretation. At the same time we will develop and provide trainings for omics practitioners including young talent and technicians at the different sites on understanding better the other omics techniques, on the implementation of (quality) protocols and FAIR data standards and on biostatistics, data integration, and modelling.


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.

Need help? Ask Crossy, your helpdesk assistant!
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The X-omics consortium will organise different type of meetings in the coming 5 years. All meetings will be listed here. At least once a year a symposium will be organised to present the latest developments in the area of X-omics. You can register here:

Register for an event


  • April 16th 2019: X-omics festival
  • April 15th 2019: X-omics General Assembly meeting (consortium members only)
  • September 14th 2018: X-omics consortium kick off meeting


The publications of the X-omics consortium will be listed here!

  • < 2018

    Van Damme, T. et al. (2017). Mutations in ATP6V1E1 or ATP6V1A …. Am. J. Hum. Genet. 100, 216–227.
    van Gool, A. J. et al. (2017). Bridging the translational innovation gap …. Nat. Rev. Drug Discov.  
    Snijder, J. et al. (2017). Structures of the cyanobacterial circadian oscillator …. Science 355, 1181–1184.

    Blokzijl, F. et al. (2016). Tissue-specific mutation accumulation in human …. Nature 538, 260–264.
    Jansen, E. J. R. et al. (2016). ATP6AP1 deficiency causes an immunodeficiency …. Nat. Commun. 7, 11600.
    Liepe, J. et al. (2016). A large fraction of HLA class I ligands are …. Science 354, 354–358.
    Tarailo-Graovac, M. et al. (2016). Exome Sequencing and the … .N. Engl. J. Med. 374, 2246–2255.
    van Karnebeek, C. D. M. et al. (2016). NANS-mediated synthesis of sialic acid …. Nat. Genet. 48, 777–784.

    Huch, M. et al. (2015). Long-term culture of genome-stable bipotent stem cells…. Cell 160, 299–312.
    Liu, F., Rijkers, et. al. (2015). Proteome-wide profiling of protein a…. Nat. Methods 12, 1179–84.

    Dane, A. D. et al. (2014). Integrating metabolomics profiling …. Anal. Chem. 86, 4110–4.
    Hussein, S. M. I. et al. (2014). Genome-wide characterization of…. Nature 516, 198–206.
    Tegtmeyer, L. C. et al. (2014). Multiple Phenotypes in … N. Engl. J. Med. 370, 533–542.
    van Heesch, S. et al. (2014). Genomic and functional overlap between somatic and …. Cell Rep. 9, 2001–10.

    Altelaar, A. F. M., et. al. (2013). Next-generation proteomics: …. Nat. Rev. Genet. 14, 35–48.
    Gonzalez-Covarrubias, V. et al. (2013). Lipidomics of familial longevity. Aging Cell 12, 426–34.
    Kettleborough, R. N. W. et al. (2013). A systematic genome-wide analysis of…. Nature 496, 494–7.
    Low, T. Y. et al. (2013). Quantitative and qualitative proteome characteristics. Cell Rep. 5, 1469–78.
    Peironcely, J. E. et al. (2013). Automated pipeline for de novo …. Anal. Chem. 85, 3576–83.
    Raterink, R.-J et. al. (2013). T. Three-phase electroextraction: …. Anal. Chem. 85, 7762–8.

    van der Kloet, F. M. et al. (2012). Discovery of early-stage biomarkers …Metabolomics 8, 109–119.

  • 2018

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