Meet the preLighters: an interview with Heath MacMillan

22nd August 2018

  Heath MacMillan is an Assistant Professor at Carleton University in Ottawa. His lab is studying the mechanisms of thermal tolerance in insects and aims to answer questions like ‘Why can one species survive a Canadian winter while the other cannot?’ We caught up with Heath to talk about his research, lab and preprints.  […]

Meet the preLighters: an interview with Erik Clark

15th June 2018

Erik Clark is a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Cambridge in the lab of Michael Akam. Erik studied at Oxford and Imperial College London before starting his PhD, where he worked on segmentation patterning in Drosophila. Erik has won a number of grants and awards, among them the BSDB Beddington medal for the best[…]

Call for new preLighters

5th June 2018

preLights, The Company of Biologist’s new preprint highlighting service, has now been running for more than five months. At the heart of preLights is the community of early-career researchers who select and highlight interesting preprints in various fields. We are ready to grow our team of preLighters and are seeking early-career researchers, who are passionate[…]

Meet the preLighters: an interview with Carmen Adriaens

16th May 2018

Carmen Adriaens is a fourth year PhD student in the lab of Prof. Chris Marine at the Center for Cancer Biology (VIB-KU Leuven) in Belgium. She is currently completing her final year of doctoral research in the lab of Dr. Tom Misteli at the Center for Cancer Research, NCI/NIH in Bethesda, USA. Carmen’s research focuses[…]

Meet Máté Pálfy, the new Community Manager for preLights!

9th May 2018

Hello everyone, My name is Máté and I’m really happy to start this month as the Community Manager for preLights. I’ve always been very excited about reading and discussing cutting-edge research and all the new ideas in science; so probably it’s needless to say that I’ve quickly become a huge fan of preprints. I’m from[…]

Meet the preLighters: an interview with James Gagnon

8th May 2018

James Gagnon is an Assistant Professor at the University of Utah, where he started his lab at the beginning of the year. As a postdoc at Harvard, he developed methods for lineage tracing in zebrafish embryos, using CRISPR-Cas9 barcode editing. We caught up with Jamie to talk about his research, how science can be made[…]