Jonny Coates


My scientific interests are based around meta-research and immune cell biology, particularly how immune cells are capable of performing wide ranging functions and how they adapt to different environmental cues. During my masters degree, I investigated the presence of fibroblast subtypes and the role of PGE2 signalling in fibrosis. I completed my PhD in the labs of Iwan Evans & Martin Zeidler at the University of Sheffield investigating the existence of macrophage subtypes in Drosophila. Following a brief post-doc in Cambridge, I moved to London, investigating the role of neutrophils and T-cells in ischaemia reperfusion injury (IRI) in the Voisin lab. I’m currently the Associate Director at ASAPbio.

In addition, I have active interests in science communication, metaresearch and research culture. I host the Preprints in Motion podcast where we highlight ECRs and the benefits of preprinting and founded the UK & EU postdoc community to provide a place for postdocs to support one-another and share resources. I have also featured on international radio stations (BBC Radio 4, ORF & German National radio) to communicate the importance of preprints in addition to having written for outlets such as The Scientist and the British Society for Cell Biology.

I am a member of IGDORE and the Ronin Institute and I also sit on the scientific advisory board for Europe PMC. I left the bench behind in 2023 and now work to further the adoption and use of preprints in the biosciences as the Associate Director at ASAPbio.

I am always happy to collaborate on projects of interest & talk all things preprint – just get in touch.

Jonny Coates has added 23 preLight posts

Preprint peer review enhances undergraduate biology students’ disciplinary literacy and sense of belonging in STEM

Josie L. Otto, Gary S McDowell, Meena M. Balgopal, et al.

Selected by 14 December 2022

Reinier Prosee et al.

Scientific Communication and Education

Addressing structural mentoring barriers in postdoctoral training: A qualitative study

W. Marcus Lambert, Nanda Nana, Suwaiba Afonja, et al.

Selected by 21 September 2022

Reinier Prosee et al.

Scientific Communication and Education

Science in motion: A qualitative analysis of journalists’ use and perception of preprints

Alice Fleerackers, Laura Moorhead, Lauren A. Maggio, et al.

Selected by 03 March 2022

Helen Robertson, Jonny Coates

Scientific Communication and Education

The Effect of COVID-19 on the Postdoctoral Experience: a comparison of pre-pandemic and pandemic surveys

Andréanne Morin, Britney A. Helling, Seetha Krishnan, et al.

Selected by 08 December 2021

Jonny Coates

Scientific Communication and Education

Citation needed? Wikipedia and the COVID-19 pandemic

Omer Benjakob, Rona Aviram, Jonathan Sobel

Selected by 05 July 2021

Emma Wilson, Jonny Coates

Scientific Communication and Education

Aerobic glycolysis is important for zebrafish larval wound closure and tail regeneration

Claire A. Scott, Tom J. Carney, Enrique Amaya

Selected by 13 May 2021

Jonny Coates


Endothelial junctional membrane protrusions serve as hotspots for neutrophil transmigration

Janine J.G. Arts, Eike K. Mahlandt, Max L.B. Grönloh, et al.

Selected by 19 February 2021

Jonny Coates

Cell Biology

Antiviral activity of bacterial TIR domains via signaling molecules that trigger cell death

Gal Ofir, Ehud Herbst, Maya Baroz, et al.

Selected by 05 February 2021

Jonny Coates, Connor Rosen

Cell Biology

Macrophage-derived insulin/IGF antagonist ImpL2 regulates systemic metabolism for mounting an effective acute immune response in Drosophila

Krejčová Gabriela, Bajgar Adam, Nedbalová Pavla, et al.

Selected by 18 November 2020

Jonny Coates


Open Science Saves Lives: Lessons from the COVID-19 Pandemic

Lonni Besançon, Nathan Peiffer-Smadja, Corentin Segalas, et al.

Selected by 20 October 2020

Jonny Coates, Dey Lab

Scientific Communication and Education

Tissue-resident macrophages regulate lymphatic vessel growth and patterning in the developing heart

Thomas J. Cahill, Xin Sun, Christophe Ravaud, et al.

Selected by 25 August 2020

Jonny Coates

Developmental Biology

Survey of Australian STEMM Early Career Researchers: job insecurity and questionable research practices are major structural concerns

Katherine Christian, Carolyn Johnstone, Jo-ann Larkins, et al.

Selected by 22 March 2020

Jonny Coates

Scientific Communication and Education

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