A decade of molecular cell biology: achievements and challenges

Nat Rev Mol Cell Biol. 2011 Sep 23;12(10):669-74. doi: 10.1038/nrm3187.


Nature Reviews Molecular Cell Biology celebrated its 10-year anniversary during this past year with a series of specially commissioned articles. To complement this, here we have asked researchers from across the field for their insights into how molecular cell biology research has evolved during this past decade, the key concepts that have emerged and the most promising interfaces that have developed. Their comments highlight the broad impact that particular advances have had, some of the basic understanding that we still require, and the collaborative approaches that will be essential for driving the field forward.

Publication types

  • Historical Article
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Cell Biology / history*
  • Cell Biology / trends
  • History, 20th Century
  • History, 21st Century
  • Molecular Biology / history*
  • Molecular Biology / methods
  • Molecular Biology / trends*