Meet the preLighters: Osvaldo Contreras

24th January 2022

Osvaldo Contreras is a Chilean molecular and cell biologist working as a postdoctoral researcher in the lab of Prof. Richard Harvey at the Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute (VCCRI) in Sydney, Australia, where he investigates heart development and repair. He completed his PhD in Prof. Enrique Brandan’s lab at the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile,[…]

preLights talks to Leslea J. Hlusko

20th December 2021

Professor Leslea Hlusko is a researcher at the Centro Nacional de Investigación sobra la Evolución Humana (CNEIEH), having recently moved from the Department of Integrative Biology at the University of California, Berkely. She is interested in how genes influence skeletal variation and how this has evolved through time. Alongside her research and teaching, she is[…]

Our most recent preLights x FocalPlane event

16th 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

13th 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[…]

Meet the preLighters: Baheerathan Murugavel

1st December 2021

Baheerathan Murugavel is a PhD student in the lab of Professor Hema Somanathan at the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Thiruvananthapuram (IISER TVM). His research focuses on the visual ecology of fruit-feeding bats in southern India, and he has written several preLights posts on research related to bat behaviour and ecology. As well[…]

Preprints in Motion recent episodes: November 2021

25th 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,[…]