preLighters launch Preprints in Motion podcast

21st July 2021

Two members of the preLights community, Jonny Coates and Emma Wilson, recently launched a new preprint-focused podcast. Preprints in Motion, dubbed as ‘getting the director’s cut of cutting-edge research direct from the hottest ECRs’ aims to discuss new preprints from early-career researchers, as well as highlight different experiences of academia and the science publishing process.[…]

preLights talks to David Stephens

19th July 2021

David Stephens is Professor of Cell Biology in the School of Biochemistry at the University of Bristol. His research focuses on the cell biology of membranes and cytoskeletal dynamics, which his lab investigates using advanced light microscopy techniques, 3D cell culture and zebrafish. He is an affiliate for bioRxiv and is also an editor for[…]

Meet the preLighters: an interview with Kristina Kuhbandner

5th July 2021

Kristina Kuhbandner is a postdoctoral researcher at UT Southwestern Medical Center, where she researches gene therapy strategies for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. She has been part of the preLights community for almost a year and has been a very active contributor in that time, posting many preLights related to neuroscience and offering frequent, constructive feedback to[…]

preLights as a teaching aid

14th June 2021

If you’re a regular preLights reader, you might have seen a recent collection of posts published by groups of university students. Two courses, NYU Peer Review, for second-year graduate students, and Utrecht Protein Folding and Assembly, for final-year undergraduates, have used writing for preLights as a teaching tool for group-based critical analysis of preprints. Group[…]

preLights is indexed on Sciety

8th June 2021

We are delighted that preLight posts are now indexed on Sciety, who advocate for public preprint evaluation.   preLights features on Sciety groups alongside other preprint review initiatives   You can follow preLights on Sciety here, so you’ll never miss a new post! preLights is also indexed on Europe PMC, PubPeer, and the new bioRxiv[…]

preLights talks to Christian Mosimann

2nd June 2021

Christian Mosimann is the Helen and Arthur E. Johnson Chair for the Cardiac Research Director and Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, Anschutz Medical Campus. His lab predominantly uses the zebrafish (Danio rerio) to investigate the lateral plate mesoderm and developmental and evolutionary origin of the cardiovascular system. He[…]