Call for new preLighters

11th August 2022

preLights, The Company of Biologists’ preprint highlighting service, has been up and running for over four years now. During that time, we have had over 1,250 preLights posts published on our dedicated website. At the heart of preLights is the community of early-career researchers who select and highlight interesting preprints across diverse fields of biology.[…]

Meet Reinier Prosée, the new preLights Community Manager

21st July 2022

Hi everyone! My name is Reinier Prosée and I’ve recently taken over the role of preLights Community Manager from Helen. I’m thrilled to get involved in this international, collaborative community project which uses preprints to uncover and discuss exciting new developments within the biological sciences. I aim to support preLights in further establishing itself as[…]

A preprint primer from The Company of Biologists

15th July 2022

Preprints are an increasingly popular method to share research prior to formal peer review and publication. The Company of Biologists, which facilitates and supports the preLights community, has produced a short primer that takes you through what happens when you preprint your paper. In the video, Sharon Ahmad and Katherine Brown, the Executive Editors at[…]

preLights talks to Lauren Maggio

30th May 2022

Dr Lauren Maggio is Professor of Medicine at the Uniformed Services University. She completed her PhD in health professions education at Utrecht University, and her research is in medical education with a focus on connecting doctors and patients with the medical information, and increasing public access to scientific knowledge. She is an advocate for open[…]

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[…]