Preprints in Motion recent episodes: December 2021 and January 2022

24 February 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 15: The Exocyst: Somewhere between science and superstitionThis week we discuss the exocyst with Dr Hannes Maib, a Post-Doctoral Researcher at the University of Dundee. He explains the complexities of the exocyst and the exciting biochemistry and binding assays used to understand its formation. In addition, Hannes speaks candidly about starting working in a new lab as a postdoctoral researcher, his views of hierarchical journal systems, and how preprinting can help ECRs take back ownership of their work in a great discussion with our host Dr Jonny Coates.

Episode 16: The 7 Preprints of Christmas

This week is our Christmas Episode! In this episode the Preprints in Motion team get together and discuss exciting new preprints with a festive theme. We talk about smart soil, mitochondria DNA in relation to COVID 19, shock absorber stress granules, as well as a discussion on journals. Listen for festive cheer and merriment!

Episode 17: On-demand Control of Endogenous Genes and Magnetogenetics

This week we discuss an amazing new technique developed by Dr Jakub Gemperle, a Marie Curie Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Manchester. This technique uses three different inducible systems to allow on-demand control of endogenous genes, including being able to remove genes and then re-express them. A nice all-in-one package of techniques, which is particularly useful for rescue experiments. We then also talk about Magnetogenetics – an innovative technique where cells (and vesicles) can be moved around via magnets! As always, we ask how this person found preprinting and we delve into the wonderful idea of permanent postdocs.

Episode 18: DNA Recorders 

This week we discuss DNA recorders with Theresa Loveless, a postdoctoral researcher at UC Irvine. DNA recorders can turn transient events into stable genomic ones and have been used to investigate cell fates and lineages. Join us as we find out more about how this is achieved and the incredible technology behind it. We also chat about Theresa’s experience of preprinting and academia, and how it can be improved.

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These episodes were produced by Emma Wilson and edited by Jonny Coates and John D Howard.

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