Hot Topics in Cell Biology is a definitive overview of the state of the art research in cell biology. It is based on papers presented by leading researchers at the Spanish Society for Cell Biology?s XIV Congress, a congress that strives to achieve scientific excellence. Participants were asked to prepare a mini review of current and likely future development in their area of research. This book is based on those reviews. As such, it is therefore an analysis of current and future trends. Key features include: contributions from some of the world?s leading researchers; multidisciplinary topics from basic to applied cell biology; in vitro to vivo models; nanotechnology; and cancer cell therapies and tissue engineering. Each mini review is an easy-read piece describing the state of the art on a topic with clear language and in a summary format that reflects how cell biology interacts with other disciplines.