Journal Menu► ▼ Journal Menu
Journal Browser► ▼ Journal Browser
Special Issue "Novel Principles and Methods in Bacterial Cell Cycle Physiology: Celebrating the Charles E. Helmstetter Prize in 2022"
A special issue of Life (ISSN 2075-1729). This special issue belongs to the section "Biochemistry, Biophysics and Computational Biology".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 April 2023) | Viewed by 4542
Special Issue Editors
E-Mail Website1 Website2
Interests: Bacterial Cell-Cycle Physiology; Biological Control of Insect Pests
Interests: integrative approaches to the bacterial cell cycle, origins of life; biotechnology; systems biology
Interests: bacterial cell cycle; membrane domains; protein-membrane interactions; nucleoid morphology and dynamics
Special Issue Information
Understanding the bacterial cell cycle is fundamental to understanding the physiology of the cell and, hence, to all the fields that depend on microbial physiology, such as clinical microbiology, industrial biotechnology, the origins of life, xenobiology, environmental microbiology, and synthetic biology.
Charles E. Helmstetter is widely acknowledged as the person who provided the experimental and theoretical bases for our understanding of the bacterial cell cycle. Indeed, the ensemble of his ingenious investigations, designed and performed by himself from the 1960s to the end of the century, is considered to have defined the field, which is exceptional in science.
A group of specialists in this field collaborated to create The Charles E Helmstetter Prize for Groundbreaking Research in Bacterial Cell Cycle Physiology. The Prize will be awarded every two years. The aim of the present Special Issue is to celebrate the The Charles E Helmstetter Prize in 2022. The first three recipients have been selected and will be awarded the Prize in the opening session of the EMBO Workshop “Bacterial cell biophysics: DNA replication, growth, division, size and shape” https://meetings.embo.org/event/22-bacteria-biophysics, to be held in Israel, 11–15 December 2022.
The first session of this workshop (entitled "Bacterial Physiology Comes of Age at 60") will be devoted to the Prize, to the achievements of Dr. Helmstetter and the three laureates, and to the implications stemming from their pioneering investigations. A number of scientists in the field, selected for their relationships to Helmstetter and his work, have been invited to contribute chapters; other colleagues are also welcome to submit relevant chapters.
Prof. Dr. Arieh Zaritsky
Prof. Dr. Vic Norris
Prof. Dr. Itzhak Fishov
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All submissions that pass pre-check are peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Life is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1800 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- synchrony for bacterial cell cycle
- DNA replication and I-BCD periods
- cell dimensions, orisome, replisome and divisome
- overlapping rounds of replication
- nucleoid structure and membrane domains
- cell variability and individuality
- thymine limitation, unbalanced growth, and thymine-less death