Call for new preLighters

7th April 2021

preLights, The Company of Biologist’s preprint highlighting service, recently celebrated its third birthday. At the heart of preLights is the community of early-career researchers who select and highlight interesting preprints across diverse fields. Over the last three years we have had over 1000 preLights posts published on the site, and we’re very happy that an[…]

Preprints by preLighters – Pablo Ranea-Robles

25th March 2021

Pablo Ranea-Robles is a postdoctoral fellow at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York, where he investigates lipid metabolism inside the cell. He has been a preLighter since the beginning of 2019, and has highlighted a number of preprints covering various aspects of metabolism. Pablo recently posted a preprint from his postdoc, so[…]

Meet Helen Robertson, the new preLights Community Manager

23rd March 2021

Hello everyone! My name is Helen and I’m happy to introduce myself as the new preLights Community Manager. preLights is a brilliant resource for navigating preprints and encouraging discussion about new science, and I’m excited to build on the preLights website and community that Máté has led for the last few years. My PhD at[…]

Preprints by preLighters – Mariana De Niz

22nd March 2021

Mariana De Niz is our most active preLighter; she’s written an incredible 100(!) preLight posts and has participated in various other projects around preprints and preLights. Last year we caught up with Mariana to learn more about her scientific journey (read the interview). Mariana recently posted her own work on bioRxiv: Organotypic endothelial adhesion molecules are[…]

Preprints by preLighters: Clarice Hong

16th March 2021

Clarice Hong is a graduate student in Barak Cohen’s lab at Washington University in St Louis, where she studies how cis-regulatory sequences work together to control gene expression. She has been an active preLighter since mid-2018, and has written ten preprint highlights so far covering various aspects of gene regulation. Clarice recently posted her first preprint from[…]

Meet the preLighters: an interview with Jennifer Ann Black

26th February 2021

Jennifer Ann Black is a postdoctoral researcher in Prof Luiz Tosi’s lab at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil, where she studies replication stress and genome plasticity in Leishmania. Prior to this, she completed her PhD at the Wellcome Center for Integrative Parasitology (University of Glasgow) under the supervision of Prof. Richard McCulloch and[…]