Close

News

Read the ‘Cell Scientist to Watch’ interview with Stephen Royle in JCS

20th September 2021

Stephen Royle is a Professor at the Centre for Mechanochemical Cell Biology, Warwick Medical School, where his research focuses on understanding molecular mechanisms of membrane trafficking and mitosis. Stephen is also on the Board of Directors of The Company of Biologists, and we are grateful that he is part of the Scientific Advisory Group for[…]

Preprints in Motion recent episodes: September 2021

6th September 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 07: A Transcriptional Switch Governs Fibroblast Activation in Heart Disease In Episode 07 we discuss BET inhibitors and fibroblast activation with Michael Alexanian @m_alexanian a Postdoctoral researcher[…]

preLights at #FeedbackASAP

18th August 2021

ASAPBio hosted a #FeedbackASAP event on 21 July, with the aim of discussing public feedback on preprints. preLights was delighted to be invited to feature on the panel, speaking about how our community of preLighters highlight and facilitate discussion around preprints. It was great to hear about other new preprint review and curation initiatives, and[…]

FocalPlane features new preprints-of-interest in the world of microscopy

2nd August 2021

FocalPlane, another community site supported by The Company of Biologists, has launched a monthly round-up of microscopy-related preprints. Each post will include new preprints and preLights that are relevant to the microscopy community, as well as some of the beautiful figures that feature in the manuscripts. A new FocalPlane and preLights collaboration will also be[…]

preLighters launch Preprints in Motion podcast

21st July 2021

Two members of the preLights community, Jonny Coates and Emma Wilson, recently launched a new preprint-focused podcast. Preprints in Motion, dubbed as ‘getting the director’s cut of cutting-edge research direct from the hottest ECRs’ aims to discuss new preprints from early-career researchers, as well as highlight different experiences of academia and the science publishing process.[…]

preLights as a teaching aid

14th June 2021

If you’re a regular preLights reader, you might have seen a recent collection of posts published by groups of university students. Two courses, NYU Peer Review, for second-year graduate students, and Utrecht Protein Folding and Assembly, for final-year undergraduates, have used writing for preLights as a teaching tool for group-based critical analysis of preprints. Group[…]

preLights is indexed on Sciety

8th June 2021

We are delighted that preLight posts are now indexed on Sciety, who advocate for public preprint evaluation.   preLights features on Sciety groups alongside other preprint review initiatives   You can follow preLights on Sciety here, so you’ll never miss a new post! preLights is also indexed on Europe PMC, PubPeer, and the new bioRxiv[…]

preLights features on new bioRxiv dashboard

20th May 2021

A new dashboard display on bioRxiv has been launched to show links to discussion and evaluation of preprints, including preLight posts. One of the main objectives of preLights is to facilitate discussion around new preprints, and we are very glad that almost two-thirds of our preLight posts now feature comments from the preprint authors. With[…]

Close