Dear colleagues: As recently posted on this listserve, see below, there is 
a plan for a special issue of Genes on Ciliate Genetics and Epigenetics. 
With Drs. J.S. Fillingham and J.-P. Lambert, we are planning to present a 
review on proteomics focused on chromatin dynamics and epigenetics for 
this issue. The tentative title of our review is "Comparative and 
Functional Proteomics of Tetrahymena thermophila: Insights, Strategies, 
and Tools-A Review". We will focus on Tetrahymena but will also include 
relevant information from other ciliates.

We will focus on mass spectrometry aspects of proteomics, in particular 
protein/protein interactome studies but will include other broader aspects 
of proteomics related to chromatin dynamics and epigenetics as well. We 
will attempt to comprehensively review the literature and we hope to be as 
up to date as possible. To this end, if anyone has work in progress 
including manuscripts in preparation or submitted that they are willing to 
share, we would be greatful to receive this information for possible 

Although the deadline for submission for this issue is March 31, 2019, we 
hope to prepare the review and submit as soon as possible. We would be 
greatful to receive any information that you are willing to provide as 
soon as possible.

Thank you for your consideration and possible contributions. Please send 
things to me and let me know if you have any questions.


Dr. Ronald E. Pearlman           [log in to unmask]
Associate Scientific Director
Co-ordinator, Student Outreach Programs
The Gairdner Foundation
Past President and Advisor
Royal Canadian Institute (RCI) for the Advancement of Science
University Professor Emeritus and Senior Scholar
Dept. of Biology
Director, Core Molecular Biology Facility
York University
4700 Keele St., Toronto, Ontario, Canada M3J 1P3
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On Fri, 15 Jun 2018, Martin Simon wrote:

> Dear colleagues of the ciliate community,
> we would like to invite you to contribute to the Special Issue entitled 
> “Ciliate Genetics and Epigenetics” launched by the journal Genes (ISSN 
> 2073-4425).
> Ciliates have been well-established as model organisms to investigate 
> genetics and epigenetics. These single cell eukaryotes have two types of 
> nuclei: germline micro- and somatic macronuclei. Some of the first epigenetic 
> phenomena were described in these organisms, and research over the last few 
> decades has elucidated mechanisms that underlie these phenomena. Ciliates 
> helped pioneer the current understanding of RNA interference, both for 
> siRNA-mediated silencing and for small RNA-directed chromatin modification 
> and DNA rearrangements, which provide cells a powerful tool to transmit 
> epigenetic information to sexual progeny. Progress in our understanding of 
> molecular mechanisms came from classical genetics studies and from genomics, 
> post-genomics and the recent advances in epigenomics technologies.
> This Special Issue provides an overview on the genetics and epigenetics in 
> ciliates and their impacts on adaptation and evolution. We invite submissions 
> for reviews, research articles, or short-communications reporting molecular 
> genetics and epigenomics studies of ciliate biology.
> Genes ( is an online, peer-reviewed, open 
> access journal with a current Impact Factor of 3.600. Genes aims to publish 
> high quality original research articles and reviews on all aspects of genes, 
> genetics, and genomics. As an online open access journal, papers published in 
> Genes receive rapid publication, immediate accessibility, and high publicity. 
> To support open access, Article Processing Charges (APC) of 1600 CHF 
> currently apply to all accepted papers. If you respond to this invitation, 
> you are entitled to a 15% discount. You may be entitled to additional 
> discounts if you have previously received a discount code or if your 
> institute is participating in the MDPI Institutional Open Access Program 
> (IOAP), for more information see:
> For more information, please see: 
> We accept manuscripts from 1 September 2018 to 31 March 2019. Submitted 
> papers should not be under consideration for publication elsewhere. We also 
> encourage authors to send a short abstract or tentative title to the 
> Editorial Office in advance ([log in to unmask]) especially for review articles 
> to avoid conflicts and to coordinate subjects.
> We look forward to hearing from you and CU you soon at CMB 2018 in Washington 
> D.C.
> Martin Simon, Marcel Schulz, Douglas Chalker
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