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Call for new preLighters

5th June 2018

preLights, The Company of Biologist’s new preprint highlighting service, has now been running for more than five months. At the heart of preLights is the community of early-career researchers who select and highlight interesting preprints in various fields. We are ready to grow our team of preLighters and are seeking early-career researchers, who are passionate[…]

Meet the preLighters: an interview with Carmen Adriaens

16th May 2018

Carmen Adriaens is a fourth year PhD student in the lab of Prof. Chris Marine at the Center for Cancer Biology (VIB-KU Leuven) in Belgium. She is currently completing her final year of doctoral research in the lab of Dr. Tom Misteli at the Center for Cancer Research, NCI/NIH in Bethesda, USA. Carmen’s research focuses[…]

Meet Máté Pálfy, the new Community Manager for preLights!

9th May 2018

Hello everyone, My name is Máté and I’m really happy to start this month as the Community Manager for preLights. I’ve always been very excited about reading and discussing cutting-edge research and all the new ideas in science; so probably it’s needless to say that I’ve quickly become a huge fan of preprints. I’m from[…]

Meet the preLighters: an interview with James Gagnon

8th May 2018

James Gagnon is an Assistant Professor at the University of Utah, where he started his lab at the beginning of the year. As a postdoc at Harvard, he developed methods for lineage tracing in zebrafish embryos, using CRISPR-Cas9 barcode editing. We caught up with Jamie to talk about his research, how science can be made[…]

Meet the preLighters: an interview with Natalie Dye

23rd April 2018

Natalie Dye is a postdoctoral scientist in Suzanne Eaton’s lab at the MPI-CBG, studying growth control and tissue patterning in Drosophila. We caught up with Natalie in Dresden to talk about her career and research, her opinion on preprints, and her first impressions of being an active member of the preLights community.       What[…]

Introducing preLights: a Development editorial

23rd February 2018

preLights was conceived and developed with input from representatives of The Company of Biologists’ five journals, including Development (which publishes advances in developmental biology and stem cells). In Development’s latest issue, Executive Editor Katherine Brown and Editor-in-Chief Olivier Pourquié tell the story behind preLights and share some thoughts on its future. You can read the Editorial[…]

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