Network representation and analysis has been successfully applied to study many systems in molecular biology; however, the use of these tools in translational medicine and drug discovery is relatively new.

1) Biologists / Reseachers need tools, virtual big data platforms, shared services for their new knowledge generation activities
2) From the clinicians’ point of view, it is necessary to bridge the gap between theoretical network biology and practical biomedical research, in order to improve the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of the world’s major diseases.