We are delighted to announce that the Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies (http://www.h-its.org), represented by its Molecular and Cell Modelling Group (http://www.h-its.org/mcm), led by Professor Rebecca Wade, who is also the Scientific Director of HITS, has joined CompBioMed as an Associate Partner. We welcome them on board and look forward to extensive and fruitful collaborations in the coming years.