preLights talks to Christian Mosimann

2nd June 2021

Christian Mosimann is the Helen and Arthur E. Johnson Chair for the Cardiac Research Director and Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, Anschutz Medical Campus. His lab predominantly uses the zebrafish (Danio rerio) to investigate the lateral plate mesoderm and developmental and evolutionary origin of the cardiovascular system. He[…]

preLights features on new bioRxiv dashboard

20th May 2021

A new dashboard display on bioRxiv has been launched to show links to discussion and evaluation of preprints, including preLight posts. One of the main objectives of preLights is to facilitate discussion around new preprints, and we are very glad that almost two-thirds of our preLight posts now feature comments from the preprint authors. With[…]

preLights gets an update

5th May 2021

A (mini) makeover You might have noticed last week that the preLights interface had a bit of an update. When the preLights website originally launched, the navigation bar was designed to be a dropdown menu on the left-hand side of the page. This format is optimal for mobile browsing – and will continue to display[…]

Meet the preLighters: an interview with Irepan Salvador-Martinez

4th May 2021

Irepan Salvador-Martinez is a postdoctoral researcher in the Single Cell Genomics Team at the Centro Nacional de Análisis Genómico (CNAG-CRG) in Barcelona. He has been a preLighter since 2018, and since then has highlighted a number of preprints related to developmental biology and cell lineage tracing. His scientific career has seen him do a lot[…]

Call for preLighters – deadline extended until 21 May

4th May 2021

We have extended our call for preLighters until 21 May, so there’s still plenty of time to get involved. We are seeking early-career researchers (PhD students, postdocs, early-stage PIs) who are passionate about preprints and enjoy writing and communicating science. We welcome researchers from across the biological sciences, but are particularly interested in applicants with[…]

Meet the preLighters: an interview with Jonny Coates

26th April 2021

Jonny Coates is postdoctoral researcher at the Queen Mary University of London, where he is investigating the role of neutrophils and T-cells in ischaemia reperfusion injury. Jonny has also been involved in various projects around preprints, peer review and career development, which he talks about in this interview. How did you get into research? For[…]