Call for new preLighters 2020

5th February 2020

preLights, The Company of Biologists’ preprint highlighting service, is turning two years old later this month. At the heart of preLights is the community of early-career researchers who select and highlight interesting preprints in various fields. We are excited to now further grow our team of preLighters and are seeking early-career researchers (PhD students, postdocs,[…]

Create preprint lists (preLists) on our website!

20th January 2020

We launched preLists last year, and responding to the interest from the scientific community, we have now made it possible for any researcher (not just preLighters) to create either a topic-specific preprint list, or collect a list of preprints that were presented at a conference. (The posting of preprint highlights remains restricted to ‘preLighters’.)  […]

Meet the preLighters: an interview with Mariana de Niz

7th January 2020

Mariana de Niz is a postdoctoral researcher in Dr Luísa Figueiredo’s lab at the Institute of Molecular Medicine in Lisbon, Portugal, where she studies the biophysics of trypanosomes in various tissues. We caught up with Mariana to discuss her experience in parasite research, microscopy, open science and what it’s like to be a preLighter.  […]

The most read preLights of 2019

1st January 2020

2019 was a very prolific year with 314 preprint highlights posted, and here we’ve collected the most popular ones:   #1 Pavithran Ravindran‘s post on optogenetic control of Wnt signalling to interrogate patterning in stem cells was the most read preLight in 2019 and included a comment from preprint first author Nicole Repina.     #2[…]

7 things that shaped preLights in 2019

31st December 2019

On the last day of the year (and in fact, the decade), we look back at some of the highlights of 2019   #1 We launched preLists, where researchers curate a list of preprints presented at conferences, or compile a list of preprints on a certain topic. #2 At the end of February, we celebrated[…]

Meet the preLighters: an interview with Maiko Kitaoka

30th October 2019

Maiko Kitaoka is a graduate student in the lab of Rebecca Heald at the University of California, Berkeley. Here she studies the cause of chromosome mis-segregation defects in Xenopus hybrids. We caught up with Maiko to discuss her research, science communication, ballet, preprints and more.     Let’s start in the beginning, why did you[…]