since 2001 I have discontinued to work with ciliates (Paramecium)
which I have enjoyed for about two decades. It really is time to
remove me from e-mail lists. I will not resume working with ciliates.
Zitat von "Kapler, Geoffrey M." <[log in to unmask]>:
> This is the last time I will be soliciting funds through this list
> server. We have raised ~$4200, including some informal commitments
> ('checks are in the mail'). Time to join in support of this
> worthwhile project, act impulsively and write a check. Thanks very
> Dear Ciliate Molecular Biologist,
> I am writing to follow up on an an email that I sent out on the list
> server four weeks ago (appended below) requesting your help in
> raising funds to support the production of a Ciliate Molecular
> Biology video. Thus far we have raised $3,585 from personal
> donations and unrestricted research funds. Ted Clark has lined up
> some of our ‘scientific rock stars’ to participate in the
> production. Please help us advocate for ciliate molecular biology
> research by contributing whatever you can to this worthwhile cause.
> Jeff Kapler
> On 4/1/2016 9:05 AM, Kapler, Geoffrey M. wrote:
> In advance of this year’s meeting of the Genetics Society of
> America, the steering committee of the Tetrahymena research
> community (the “TetRA Board”) has endorsed the creation of a
> promotional video advertising the use of ciliates as model
> organisms. The target audience for the video will be 1) grant
> administrators; 2) prospective graduate students and postdocs; and,
> 3) established researchers outside the ciliate field who may be
> interested in collaborative projects or in using ciliates for their
> own research. The video will highlight the contributions of ciliate
> investigators to fundamental and applied research, and will touch on
> major themes such as DNA rearrangement, chromosome
> structure/epigenetics, and fundamental mechanisms in cell biology.
> To attract the next generation of scientists to join our vibrant
> community, it is increasingly important that we share why we value
> ciliates as research models particularly in the given funding
> climate. Thus, I am writing to request your help to defray the cost
> for the production of the Ciliate Molecular Biology promotional
> video. Although major funding will be provided by the Tetrahymena
> Stock Center at Cornell University, we anticipate that additional
> funds will be needed to meet full production costs (estimated at
> ~$25K). The video will be produced by Flying Dreams Inc. You can
> view a sampling of their work for the Tetrahymena ASSET (K-12)
> education program by accessing the following link:
> (1) The Ciliate Molecular Biology video will be prominently
> displayed at the July 2016 TAGC Conference, a seven-model organism
> meeting hosted by the Genetics Society of America. It will be used
> to educate researchers working in other model systems about the
> advantages of using ciliates to address fundamental questions in
> cell and molecular biology, and as a system for protein
> over-production and other biotech applications. Several thousand
> scientists will attend this first-of-a-kind meeting.
> (2) The Ciliate Molecular Biology video will be posted at the
> Tetrahymena Genome Database and Tetrahymena Stock Center websites.
> (3) The Ciliate Molecular Biology video will be distributed to
> Program Officers at the National Institutes of Health and National
> Science Foundation.
> (4) The Ciliate Molecular Biology video will be used for STEM
> educational outreach.
> (5) The Ciliate Molecular Biology video can be linked to individual
> faculty webpages as a recruiting tool for undergraduates, graduate
> students and postdoctoral fellows.
> As Chair of the Tetrahymena Research Advisory Board, I have agreed
> to oversee a fund raising effort through TetRA Board to secure
> resources from donors (personal donations or donations made using
> unrestricted research funds). We are setting up an account at Texas
> A&M Health Science Center to deposit funds and I will be the
> official signatory. All income will be used for the production of
> this video and no overhead costs will be incurred by Texas A&M.
> Checks should be written out to Texas A&M Health Science Center,
> with ciliate video written in the memo area. We are working out the
> logistics for invoicing donations made with unrestricted research
> funds. Checks can be mailed to me at the address below and I will
> email an acknowledgement. To gauge the community commitment to this
> effort, please send me an email with your donation pledge. Thanks
> in advance for your generosity. Every little bit helps.
> Jeff Kapler
> Geoffrey Kapler, Ph.D.
> Jean and Tom McMullin Professor of Genetics
> Chair, Department of Molecular and Cellular Medicine
> Texas A&M Health Science Center
> Reynolds 440
> College Station, TX 77843-1114
> phone: (979) 436-0859
> fax: (979) 847-9481
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