From: TETRA Steering committee
To: Researchers working with, or planning to work with, Tetrahymena
Which of the following issues do you think should be the top three priorities for the Tetrahymena Steering committee in the coming year? Please indicate your choices by marking them as 1, 2 or 3.
You are also welcome to add comments about any item, to offer us more detailed guidance.
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______develop better annotation of the T. thermophila genomes
______better coordination between sites (e.g., FGD and Ciliate.org)
______reconsideration of naming rules for T. thermophila genes
______facilitate easier access to other Tetrahymena species genomes
______provide better access to raw data sets from genome-wide analyses, such as microarray and RNA-Seq data
______facilitate easier access to the micronuclear genome
______Methods for analysis of large datasets (Ciliate.org/FGD/other)
______Tetrahymena as a biochemical tool for protein expression and protein-protein interactions
______Extended workshop (Woods Hole-style) on how to do better experiments in Tetrahymena, as a way to build the community
create online databases for:
______Available Tetrahymena-active antibodies
______Facilitate development/dissemination of Tetrahymena-based experiments for undergraduates
______Create an environment that makes it easier to recruit graduate students and postdocs to work on Tetrahymena; one mechanism might be to write or commission articles to raise the visibility of Tetrahymena as an experimental system
Any comments on any of these, or additional, items?