Preprints by preLighters: Sonisilpa Mohapatra

9th May 2022

To accompany our interview with preLighter Soni Mohaptra, we spoke with her about her recent preprint describing InterSpy, a new synthetic biology tool. Engineering functional membrane-membrane interface by InterSpy Hossein Moghimianavval, Chintan Patel, Sonisilpa Mohapatra, Sung-Won Hwang, Tunc Kayikcioglu, Yashar Bashirzadeh, Allen P. Liu, Taekjip Ha bioRxiv (2022) Could you tell us the main findings of your preprint? In this preprint, we have introduced a novel[…]

Meet the preLighters: Sonisilpa Mohapatra

9th May 2022

Soni Mohapatra is a postdoctoral fellow in the Ha lab at Johns Hopkins University, having previously received her PhD from University of Wisconsin Madison. She has been an active contributor to preLights since joining during our 2021 Call for preLighters. We spoke to Soni about her research, preprinting and why she joined preLights. What sparked[…]

Call for preLighters – deadline extended to 29 April!

13th April 2022

We have extended our call for preLighters until 29 April, so there’s still plenty of time to get involved. We are seeking early-career researchers (PhD students, postdocs, early-stage PIs) who are passionate about preprints and enjoy writing and communicating science. We welcome researchers from across the biological sciences, including non-native English speakers and anyone who[…]

Preprints by preLighters – Victoria Alonso

8th April 2022

Victoria Alonso is a researcher at the Universidad Nacional de Rosario, Argentina. She recently published a preprint describing the use of Ultrastructure Expansion Microscopy in Trypanosoma cruzi, so we caught up with her to ask her about the study and why she chose to preprint it. Ultrastructure Expansion Microscopy (U-ExM) in Trypanosoma cruzi: localization of tubulin isoforms and isotypes[…]

preLights talks to John Inglis

5th April 2022

John Inglis is Executive Director and Publisher of Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press (CSHL Press) and co-founder and PI of bioRxiv and medRxiv. Prior to moving to CSHL in 1987, he worked as an editor at The Lancet before founding the monthly review journal Immunology Today (now Trends in Immunology). We were delighted to speak[…]

Preprints in Motion recent episodes: February and March 2022

4th April 2022

The Preprints in Motion podcast was launched by preLighters Jonny Coates and Emma Wilson last year. Thanks to Emma for updating us on their recent episodes: Episode 19: John Inglis & Richard Sever on the Creation of bioRxiv A really exciting special episode this week, as we talk to co-founders of bioRxiv and medRxiv, Richard Sever and John Inglis. We[…]