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.

Update X-omics festival 2021

On  April 12th 2021, the third edition of the X-omics festival will take place ONLINE!

It is too uncertain what the coronavirus measurements in April 2021 will be. By making this decision now, we can fully direct our attention to preparing an entertaining and interactive 3rd online edition of the X-omics festival.

We hope to see you all during the festival!

Online multi-omics data integration workshop series

We are inviting you to an online workshop series on multi-omics data integration, starting in January, 2021.

Workshop #1: "Multi-omics helpdesk, data-centric analysis platform and NGS diagnostics case study".
Wednesday, January 20, 2021, 15:00 – 17:00 CET.

Workshop #2: "Multi-omics integration tools and platforms".
Wednesday, February 10, 2021, 15:00 – 17:00 CET.

Workshop #3: "Predictive multi-omics biomarker signatures".
Wednesday, February 24, 2021, 15:00 – 17:00 CET.

Workshop #4: “Pitch your own research project”.
Wednesday, March 10, 2021, 15:00 – 17:00 CET.

This workshop series is a collaboration of X-omics, BBMRI-NL, Health-RI and Eatris(-Plus).

More information 

Make sure to register yourself!

Registration online workshop series


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