Preprints promote transparency and communication

13th August 2018

preLighters Carmen Adriaens, Gautam Dey, Amanda Haage, Wouter Masselink, Sundar Ram Naganathan, Lauren Neves, Teresa Rayon, Samantha Seah, Srivats Venkataramanan wrote a commentary in response to a news article in Nature, which was published on the Node.   ‘How can we have preprints and support good journalism?’ Tom Sheldon, a senior press manager at the[…]

‘This month in preLights’ – new blog post on The Node

9th August 2018

We have started a monthly blog post on The Node where we summarise the preLights in developmental biology and related fields. Read our first post here.

preLights posts are now featured in The Company of Biologists journals

1st August 2018

Three of The Company of Biologists journals (Development, Journal of Cell Science, Disease Models & Mechanisms) now feature preLights posts each month in their online Table of Contents (eTOC). The lists include the title of the highlighted preprints, their short ‘tweetable’ summaries and links to the preLights posts and the preLighter’s profiles.  

Meet the preLighters: an interview with Erik Clark

15th June 2018

Erik Clark is a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Cambridge in the lab of Michael Akam. Erik studied at Oxford and Imperial College London before starting his PhD, where he worked on segmentation patterning in Drosophila. Erik has won a number of grants and awards, among them the BSDB Beddington medal for the best[…]

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[…]