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: September 2021

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[…]

Meet the preLighters: Sophia Friesen

19th August 2021

Sophia Friesen is a graduate student in the lab of Iswar Hariharan at the University of California, Berkeley. Their PhD research focuses on developmental timing and the regulation of epithelial growth and patterning, using Drosophila as their model organism. They are also passionate about science communication and diversity and representation in science. In their time[…]

preLights at #FeedbackASAP

18th August 2021

ASAPBio hosted a #FeedbackASAP event on 21 July, with the aim of discussing public feedback on preprints. preLights was delighted to be invited to feature on the panel, speaking about how our community of preLighters highlight and facilitate discussion around preprints. It was great to hear about other new preprint review and curation initiatives, and[…]