preLights talks to Sarvenaz Sarabipour

15th November 2021

Sarvenaz Sarabipour is an assistant research scientist at Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD USA. She received her PhD in Engineering also from Johns Hopkins University, and her research focuses on receptor signalling networks at the cell and tissue level. As well as her scientific interests, she is an active advocate for early-career researchers, open science,[…]

Preprints in Motion recent episodes: October 2021

1st November 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 09: Incorrect Nucleotide Sequences are Unacceptably Frequent Within Scientific Literature In episode 09 we discuss how published nucleotide sequences are not always correct or to be trusted[…]

preLights x FocalPlane posts now published

27th October 2021

At the end of September we hosted our first preLights x FocalPlane social writing event. Helen and Esperanza, the Community Managers for preLights and FocalPlane, respectively, selected two microscopy-related preprints from different fields: parasitology and neuroscience. Having read the preprints in advance of the event, the preLighters split into two groups to discuss the research[…]

preLights talks to Professor Christopher Jackson

25th October 2021

preLights talks to Chris Jackson Chris Jackson is Professor of Sustainable Geoscience at the University of Manchester, UK. Alongside his research career, you might recognise him from his TV work: he presented The Royal Institution’s 2019 Christmas Lectures as well as BBC2’s Expedition Volcano, which showed him descending into Mount Nyiragongo in the Democratic Republic[…]

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[…]