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The Life Sciences (LS) cluster comprises three main research areas currently using EGEE: medical imaging, bioinformatics and drug discovery.  The targeted communities include tens of thousands of researchers in Europe.  Presently, with more than 30 applications deployed and being ported, the domains had more than 200,000 jobs executed per month in 2007.

The main objective of the cluster is to increase the impact of EGEE-III in these strategic communities which have similar problems regarding the integration of existing data on the Grid, secured access to that data, orchestration of complex tasks on the Grid (workflow), the use of licensed software and the availability of high-level interfaces like portals and Web services that hide the complexity and the technical tricks of grid infrastructure.  The primary theme for this cluster will be advanced data management focusing primarily on secured access, encryption and data flow controls.