BMC Biology has a scope that extends across all of biology and that is reflected in the varied expertise of our Editorial Board. Because their input is in turn crucial in the selection of both our research and our commissioned content, we invited all of our Editorial Board members to mark the tenth anniversary year of BMC Biology with short contributions representing their views on pressing or just interesting open questions in their fields, and thus to share their perspective with readers, contributors, and authors or potential authors of research submissions. Contributions will be added as new Editorial Board members join us.
Our cells have evolutionarily conserved mechanisms that battle foreign and toxic materials to maintain cellular homeostasis and viability. How do these cellular machineries respond to engineered nanomaterials?