New OMICs paired platform for natural product research

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Schorn, M.A., Verhoeven, S., Ridder, L. et al. A community resource for paired genomic and metabolomic data mining. Nat Chem Biol (2021).

Genomics and metabolomics are widely used to explore specialized metabolite diversity. The Paired Omics Data Platform is a community initiative to systematically document links between metabolome and (meta)genome data, aiding identification of natural product biosynthetic origins and metabolite structures.

Data availability

Each project can be downloaded from the website individually as a JSON file. The (meta)genome and metabolome datasets can be found in their public repositories. All PoDP projects are archived monthly to Zenodo at

Code availability

The software is licensed under the Apache 2.0 open source license and the source code can be found on GitHub (, which includes the dependencies of the software. Each software release is archived to Zenodo at A full description of how the platform was built can be found on