The project is firmly rooted in the four small and medium scale projects funded under the 7th Framework Programme, BACTOCOM, ECCell, MATCH-IT and NEU-NEU. Considered as a whole, these projects capture a significant proportion of European activity in bio/chem IT. This project will link these existing communities into a "network of networks", in order to promote cohesion, improve the quality and impact of European research, and foster collaborative links with similar activities in other regions (eg. US, Japan). It will achieve this by capturing the current state-of-the-art in European research in this area, organizing small to medium-scale workshops, developing a strategic roadmap document, and working with international partners.