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Preprints in Motion recent episodes: December 2021 and January 2022

24 February 2022

The Preprints in Motion podcast was launched by preLighters Jonny Coates and Emma Wilson last year. Thanks to Emma for updating us on their recent episodes: Episode 15: The Exocyst: Somewhere between science and superstitionThis week we discuss the exocyst with Dr Hannes Maib, a Post-Doctoral Researcher at the University of Dundee. He explains the complexities of the exocyst and[…]

ECR Advocacy Event

10 February 2022

preLights will be turning four on 20 February! Since our launch in 2018 we’ve published over 1200  preLights posts, with representation from every bioRxiv category, and established an engaging presence on Twitter. But at the heart of preLights is our community of preLighters: early-career researchers (ECRs) who advocate for preprints, use their spare time to[…]

preLighters paper on preprints published in PLOS Biology

3 February 2022

preLighters Gautam Day and Jonny Coates, together with previous preLights Community Manager Mate Palfy, have authored a paper published this week in PLOS Biology. ‘Tracking changes between preprint posting and journal publication during a pandemic’ was previously published as a preprint on bioRxiv. In the study, Brierly et al. investigate preprints posted on bioRxiv and[…]

Our most recent preLights x FocalPlane event

16 December 2021

Following the success of our first virtual event, we recently hosted our second preLights x FocalPlane social writing event. As before, Helen and Esperanza, the Community Managers for preLights and FocalPlane, selected two preprints for discussion at the event. One of the preprints, highlighted by Louise, Fabio, Soni and Nozomu, described a new technique in[…]

preLights in 2021

13 December 2021

It’s been a busy year at preLights, with new preLighters joining, a new interview series, and a new Community Manager! preLights posts Up to the beginning of December, we’ve published over 200 new preLights posts in 2021. We’ve seen more posts on topics including Scientific Communication and Education and Ecology, as well as lots of[…]

Preprints in Motion recent episodes: November 2021

25 November 2021

The Preprints in Motion podcast was launched by preLighters Jonny Coates and Emma Wilson earlier this year. Thanks to Emma for updating us on their recent episodes: Episode 13 – Mice in Space: Characterizing Mouse Skeletal Muscles After 35-37 Days of Spaceflight This week we talk to Jessica L Braun ,a PhD Student at Brock University,[…]

Preprints in Motion recent episodes: October 2021

1 November 2021

The Preprints in Motion podcast was launched by preLighters Jonny Coates and Emma Wilson earlier this year. Thanks to Emma for updating us on their recent episodes: Episode 09: Incorrect Nucleotide Sequences are Unacceptably Frequent Within Scientific Literature In episode 09 we discuss how published nucleotide sequences are not always correct or to be trusted[…]

preLights x FocalPlane posts now published

27 October 2021

At the end of September we hosted our first preLights x FocalPlane social writing event. Helen and Esperanza, the Community Managers for preLights and FocalPlane, respectively, selected two microscopy-related preprints from different fields: parasitology and neuroscience. Having read the preprints in advance of the event, the preLighters split into two groups to discuss the research[…]

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