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The preLights community build a new website for landmark coronavirus preprints

3rd April 2020

Over the course of three months, more than a thousand coronavirus preprints have been posted. A group of preLighters has now created the website covidpreprints.com to feature landmark studies and place them on a timeline of the pandemic. In the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, with currently over one million confirmed cases worldwide and 50,000 deaths, scientists[…]

Call for preLighters – deadline extended until 31 March

20th March 2020

We know that many researchers have been adjusting to working from home this week and to reduce the stress, we have extended our deadline for applying to become a preLighter until 31 March 2020. We are seeking early-career researchers (PhD students, postdocs, PIs in their first few years) who are passionate about preprints and enjoy[…]

Meet the preLighters: an interview with Tim Fessenden

10th March 2020

Tim Fessenden is a postdoc in the Spranger Lab at the Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA, USA. He studies how immune cells put themselves in the right place at the right time to initiate anti-tumour immunity. We caught up with Tim to discuss his research, science[…]

preLighter Meng Zhu talks about her scientific journey

25th February 2020

In celebration of preLights’ second birthday, The Company of Biologists featured preLights on its WeChat channel, aiming to reach a broad Chinese audience.  For one of the posts (which you can find here), Annabel Nicholson (Science Communications Officer at the company) visited preLighter Meng Zhu at The University of Cambridge to talk about her scientific journey[…]

Preprints Workshop at Columbia University

24th February 2020

On February 11th, the Postdoctoral Society at Columbia University held a Preprints Workshop to bring some clarity about this relatively new form of disseminating research findings. For this event, Sandra Franco, a postdoctoral researcher at Columbia University, member of the Postdoctoral Society and also a preLighter, invited Samantha Hindle and Sol Fereres from bioRxiv to[…]

Celebrating our second birthday!

20th February 2020

preLights launched two years ago, and we’re thrilled to see how the platform has grown over this time. Our vibrant community of 180 early-career researchers and counting (we currently have an open call for new members to join) has written 600 preprint highlights. New initiatives such as preLists and authors commenting on their peer review experience[…]

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