Join one of our Community Sites!

17 October 2023

Are you passionate about science, communication, and networking with fellow researchers? If so, we have exciting opportunities for you to get involved and make an impact! The Node and FocalPlane are Looking for Correspondents Our sister community sites the Node and FocalPlane are currently recruiting a small yearly cohort of correspondents. As a correspondent, you’ll have[…]

bioRxiv and medRxiv join our Mastodon Server:

12 October 2023

In response to the evolving landscape of social media platforms, The Company of Biologists has recently launched its own Mastodon server – Active participation on platforms like Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram has been a cornerstone of our outreach efforts. This move reflects our commitment to fostering a more specialised and interactive online community for[…]

Representing preLights at the XXXVIII Annual Meeting of the Brazilian Society of Protozoology

3 October 2023

Written by Jennifer Ann Black, preLights Ambassador and postdoctoral researcher in the Tosi Lab, Faculty of Medicine Ribeirão Preto, University of São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil Caxambu, a quaint city in the state of Minas Gerais (Brazil), is the traditional destination for the Annual Meeting of the Brazilian Society of Protozoology (or ‘SBPz’). And this[…]

‘Meet the preLighters’: a virtual chat with Jade Chan

21 September 2023

Jade Chan is a graduate student in the labs of Dr. Xi Huang and Dr. C.C. Hui at SickKids Research Institute in Toronto, Canada. Her research interests cover the fields of mechanobiology and cancer neuroscience, among others, and she currently studies the function of a specific potassium channel protein. Here, Jade tells us how she[…]

How to conduct interviews – brainstorming session with members of the Node, preLights and FocalPlane.

18 September 2023

Our three community sites – the Node, preLights and FocalPlane – have joined forces to create a platform for scientists who are keen to work on their science communication skills. This year, we have run several webinars and workshops that all aimed to empower our community members with relevant tools and skills. By pooling expertise[…]

Meet the preLights Ambassadors: Juan Moriano

29 June 2023

In order to keep developing preLights and respond to the needs of the community, we recently launched the preLights ambassador scheme. Four amazing preLighters have now been appointed as Ambassadors and we caught up with all of them to chat about the things that they’re excited to bring to this role during the coming year.[…]