The MEDPLANT network is a coorperation of 9 network partners from 9 European countries and 16 specialist associated partners from Europe and around the world. MedPlant consists of leading European research groups, small and large companies, as well as public and non-public organisations with complementary knowledge in this area. Collectively the partners encompass the critical mass of expertise needed for providing an excellent training in new phylogenetic approaches for exploration of medicinal plant diversity.