A preprint primer from The Company of Biologists

15 July 2022

Preprints are an increasingly popular method to share research prior to formal peer review and publication. The Company of Biologists, which facilitates and supports the preLights community, has produced a short primer that takes you through what happens when you preprint your paper. In the video, Sharon Ahmad and Katherine Brown, the Executive Editors at[…]

preLights talks to Lauren Maggio

30 May 2022

Dr Lauren Maggio is Professor of Medicine at the Uniformed Services University. She completed her PhD in health professions education at Utrecht University, and her research is in medical education with a focus on connecting doctors and patients with the medical information, and increasing public access to scientific knowledge. She is an advocate for open[…]

Preprints by preLighters: Sonisilpa Mohapatra

9 May 2022

To accompany our interview with preLighter Soni Mohaptra, we spoke with her about her recent preprint describing InterSpy, a new synthetic biology tool. Engineering functional membrane-membrane interface by InterSpy Hossein Moghimianavval, Chintan Patel, Sonisilpa Mohapatra, Sung-Won Hwang, Tunc Kayikcioglu, Yashar Bashirzadeh, Allen P. Liu, Taekjip Ha bioRxiv (2022) Could you tell us the main findings of your preprint? In this preprint, we have introduced a novel[…]

Meet the preLighters: Sonisilpa Mohapatra

9 May 2022

Soni Mohapatra is a postdoctoral fellow in the Ha lab at Johns Hopkins University, having previously received her PhD from University of Wisconsin Madison. She has been an active contributor to preLights since joining during our 2021 call for preLighters. We spoke to Soni about her research, preprinting and why she joined preLights. What sparked[…]

Call for preLighters – deadline extended to 29 April!

13 April 2022

We have extended our call for preLighters until 29 April, 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, including non-native English speakers and anyone who[…]

Preprints by preLighters – Victoria Alonso

8 April 2022

Victoria Alonso is a researcher at the Universidad Nacional de Rosario, Argentina. She recently published a preprint describing the use of Ultrastructure Expansion Microscopy in Trypanosoma cruzi, so we caught up with her to ask her about the study and why she chose to preprint it. Ultrastructure Expansion Microscopy (U-ExM) in Trypanosoma cruzi: localization of tubulin isoforms and isotypes[…]