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A joint project on systems biology: Academy of Medical Sciences and Royal Academy of Engineering
The Academy of Medical Sciences and the Royal Academy of Engineering have identified systems biology as an area of scientific and national priority and have set up a joint working group to investigate the potential opportunities within this developing field.
BioSim is a Network of Excellence established by the European Commission under its 6th Framework Programme. BioSim was initiated on December 1, 2004. The main objective of the Network is to demonstrate how the use of modern simulation technique through a deeper and more qualitative understanding of the underlying biological, pathological and pharmacological processes can lead to a more rational drug development process, improved treatment procedures, and a reduction in the needs for animal experiments.
EUSYSBIO is a specific support action (SSA) within the 6th Research Framework Program (FP6) of the European Union.
HepatoSys is a german national project on systems biology of hepatocytes.
HepatoSys will focus on a quantitative understanding of complex and dynamic cellular processes in regeneration (network project Freiburg) as well as detoxification and de-differentiation (network project Stuttgart) in human hepatocytes. The aim is to arrive at a holistic understanding of these life processes and to be able to present and make these processes accessible in silico, ie through software, on the computer.
The project is funded by BMBF.
The Lipid MAPS Consortium is now proposing to focus on the lipid section of the metabolome by developing an integrated metabolomic system capable of characterizing the global changes in lipid metabolites ("lipidomics"). Our consortium has developed a Lipid Metabolites and Pathways Strategy, termed LIPID MAPS, that applies a global integrated approach to the study of lipidomics.
LIPD MAPS is funded by National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) Glue Grant.
NTRAC has been established to help improve the quality of cancer care by creating a national network of cancer research centres, embedded in the NHS, that integrates scientific and clinical expertise, and shares knowledge and resources for the benefit of cancer patients.
The Cell Migration Gateway is a comprehensive and regularly updated resource for anyone interested in cell migration.

This gateway represents a unique collaboration between The Cell Migration Consortium (CMC) and Nature Publishing Group (NPG) and is designed to facilitate navigation through the complex world of cell migration research.
SYMBIONIC is a neuronal cell simulation initiative with ongoing EU-wide systems biology programs.
Lay Line Genomics, International School for Advanced Studies (Italy), and University of Barcelona (Catalonya).
BASIS is a new project developing web-based services for quantitative study of the biology of ageing.

For a fuller description of the BASIS project see Nature Reviews Molecular Cell Biology (2003) 4, 243-249
The Receptor Tyrosine Kinase (RTK) Networks Consortium is an organization to facilitate and coordinate international efforts for the continued understanding of RTK signaling pathways and its relationship to human pathologies.
http://www.rtkconsort.org
YSBN is an open organisation; feel free to join and take an active part in developing Systems Biology of Yeast.
http://ysbn.org