Preprints by preLighters – Pavithran Ravindran

18th January 2021

Pavithran Ravindran has been a part of the preLights team for two years, and has highlighted many interesting preprints in synthetic biology and beyond (for a full list click here). In fact, in 2019 one of his highlights became our most-read post of the year. Pav was recently first author on a preprint so we[…]

Meet the preLighters: an interview with Sundar Naganathan

8th December 2020

Sundar Naganathan is a postdoc at EPFL Lausanne in the lab of Prof Andrew Oates. Here, he studies the biophysical mechanisms of symmetry establishment using zebrafish. We caught up with Sundar to discuss his research, scientific career, and his community activities which involve being a preLighter.       Let’s go a bit back in[…]

Updating and automating the website during the eLife Sprint 2020

13th October 2020

By Zhang-He Goh, Jonny Coates, Hugo Gruson Cross-posted with rOpenSci   At the eLife Sprint in September 2020, we revamped the website, which aims at featuring landmark preprints on a timeline of the pandemic. The birth of the project The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has led to about 35 million confirmed cases and over a[…]

Meet the preLighters: an interview with Zhang-He Goh

12th October 2020

Zhang-He Goh is a new PhD student in Chemistry at the University of Cambridge’s Syntech CDT. He completed his undergraduate studies and research at the National University of Singapore and A*STAR, where his main research projects were focussed on tuberculosis and reducing the side-effects of anti-tuberculosis drugs. We caught up with Zhang-He just before he[…]

Preprints by preLighters – Tessa Sinnige

15th September 2020

Tessa Sinnige has been part of the preLights team for nearly two years and has highlighted a number of preprints related to protein aggregation (her main research focus), but also studies on other topics such as academic research culture (you can read all her preLights here). Following the ‘Meet the preLighters’ interview last year, we asked[…]

Preprints by preLighters – Miguel Almeida

10th September 2020

Miguel Almeida is a postdoctoral researcher at the Gurdon Institute/University of Cambridge, UK where he recently joined the lab of Eric Miska. Prior to this, he pursued his PhD in the lab of René Ketting at the Institute of Molecular Biology in Mainz. We asked Miguel about his latest publication on bioRxiv: The double-stranded DNA-binding proteins TEBP-1[…]