Cell biology is the wide study of cell structure and function, and it revolves around the concept that the cell is the basic unit of life. Focusing on the cell provides a detailed knowledge of the tissues and organisms that a cell makes. One is them is cell energy and the biochemical mechanisms that support cell metabolism. As cells are tools unto themselves, the focus on cell energy overlaps with the activity of questions of how energy first originated in original primordial cells, billions of years ago. Overall, cell biology enlighten on the structure and function of a cell, from the most general features shared by all cells, to the unique, highly internal functions particular to specialized cells. There are various main subfields within cell biology.
- Emerging model organisms and technologies of cell biology
- Cell biology of metabolic diseases
- Cell signalling\systems and computational biology