preLights x FocalPlane social writing event

6th October 2021

Last week we hosted our first social writing event in collaboration with our sister site FocalPlane! FocalPlane is hosted by Journal of Cell Science (JCS) and encompasses all fields of the biological sciences where they meet microscopy. With that in mind, we selected two preprints with a focus on imaging from two very different fields[…]

the Node features preLights posts related to developmental biology

28th September 2021

the Node’s Community Manager, Helen Zenner, has launched Developing News!  A bi-weekly summary of goings-on in the world of developmental biology, Developing News will also include any development-related preLights posts that have been published in the prior two weeks. Many of our preLighters work in developmental biology, so keep an eye on the Node for[…]

Read the ‘Cell Scientist to Watch’ interview with Stephen Royle in JCS

20th September 2021

Stephen Royle is a Professor at the Centre for Mechanochemical Cell Biology, Warwick Medical School, where his research focuses on understanding molecular mechanisms of membrane trafficking and mitosis. Stephen is also on the Board of Directors of The Company of Biologists, and we are grateful that he is part of the Scientific Advisory Group for[…]

Meet the preLighters: João Mello-Vieria

15th September 2021

João Mello-Vieira joined preLights earlier this year, and has written many preLights posts on parasitology. Recently he has moved away from academic research into science writing and communication. We caught up with Joao to learn more about his new role and how preLights helped him decide to move into a writing job.   What inspired[…]

Preprints in Motion recent episodes

6th September 2021

The Preprints in Motion podcast was launched by preLighters Jonny Coates and Emma Wilson earlier this year. Thanks to Emma for updating us on their recent episodes: Episode 07: A Transcriptional Switch Governs Fibroblast Activation in Heart Disease In Episode 07 we discuss BET inhibitors and fibroblast activation with Michael Alexanian @m_alexanian a Postdoctoral researcher[…]

preLights talks to Amanda Haage

31st August 2021

Amanda Haage is an Assistant Professor at the University of North Dakota, where she is on the education scholar track, combining her own research program with an emphasis on undergraduate teaching. She did her PhD at Iowa State University before moving to the University of British Columbia for a postdoc. Her research focuses on the[…]