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[…]

preLights talks to John Inglis

5 April 2022

John Inglis is Executive Director and Publisher of Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press (CSHL Press) and co-founder and PI of bioRxiv and medRxiv. Prior to moving to CSHL in 1987, he worked as an editor at The Lancet before founding the monthly review journal Immunology Today (now Trends in Immunology). We were delighted to speak[…]

Preprints in Motion recent episodes: February and March 2022

4 April 2022

The Preprints in Motion podcast was launched by preLighters Jonny Coates and Emma Wilson last year. Thanks to Emma for updating us on their recent episodes: Episode 19: John Inglis & Richard Sever on the Creation of bioRxiv A really exciting special episode this week, as we talk to co-founders of bioRxiv and medRxiv, Richard Sever and John Inglis. We[…]

Call for new preLighters!

21 March 2022

preLights, The Company of Biologist’s preprint highlighting service, recently celebrated its fourth birthday. At the heart of preLights is the community of early-career researchers who select and highlight interesting preprints across diverse fields. Over the last four years we have had over 1200 preLights posts published on the site, and we’re very happy that an[…]

Recording available of our ECR event

15 March 2022

On 23 February, in conjunction with our sister Community sites FocalPlane and the Node, we hosted an ECR advocacy event with our brilliant panellists Maria Abou Chakra, Pablo Sáez and Sarvenaz Sarabipour. We were delighted to receive so many questions from the audience, and our panellists gave some excellent advice on how to navigate the[…]

Meet the preLighters: Julia Grzymkowski

14 March 2022

Julia Grzymkowski is a PhD student at North Carolina State University, studying the effect of toxicant exposure on intestinal development. Prior to this she completed an undergraduate degree in forensic science at Virginia Commonwealth University. Since joining the preLights community last year, she has contributed several preLights articles and attended our social writing events. We[…]