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preLights at SpotOn London

5th November 2018

We were really happy to talk at SpotOn London about our fantastic preLights community and the work they are doing to promote preprints and help scientists by highlighting preprints for them. Our presentation was in the panel ‘Open research in practice’ where we also heard about other exciting initiatives that promote open science.  

Call for new preLighters

1st November 2018

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

Meet the preLighters: an interview with Samantha Seah

26th October 2018

Samantha Seah is a PhD student at EMBL, Heidelberg in the lab of Christoph Merten. She trained as a geneticist, and now develops microfluidic technology for antibody screening. We caught up with Samantha to talk about different aspects of science, preprints and preLights.   Could you tell us about the path leading to your current[…]

preLighter Gautam Dey’s thoughts on preprints

6th September 2018

One of our most active preLighters, Gautam Dey, has written about his thoughts on preprints for the blog ‘We support preprints’. Read it here.

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.    […]

Preprints promote transparency and communication

13th August 2018

preLighters Carmen Adriaens, Gautam Dey, Amanda Haage, Wouter Masselink, Sundar Ram Naganathan, Lauren Neves, Teresa Rayon, Samantha Seah, Srivats Venkataramanan wrote a commentary in response to a news article in Nature, which was published on the Node.   ‘How can we have preprints and support good journalism?’ Tom Sheldon, a senior press manager at the[…]

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