The Institute of Chemical Biology Centre for Doctoral Training has stimulated the growth of a collaborative network in chemical biology that spans a total of 60+ research groups from all three faculties of Imperial College (IC), plus numerous industrial collaborators and a number of UK and Overseas universities-this play a key role in supporting a vibrant training culture and environment for our students. The success of the CDT has led to the upgrading of the Chemical Biology Centre to the Institute of Chemical Biology. It is now one of only 5 cross-faculty institutes in IC and is an important component and contributor to College research strategy. This network has enabled the CDT to shape the national landscape by bringing together groups modifying, translating and improving technologies that are already being used for biological analysis and drug discovery, and groups developing wholly novel approaches not yet ready for deployment. It has provided an interface between these groups and end users in academia, industry and the medical sector and driven an extensive programme of technology transfer.