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Science is experiencing a revolution. Preprints have accelerated the sharing of scientific findings and helped to make academia more equitable. Join our host, immunologist and open-science advocate Dr Jonny Coates, as he gets the “director's cut” from early career researchers, discussing their science, career journey and thoughts on academic life and much more. Preprints in Motion brings you the hottest science directly from the freshest experts. So, plug-in, sit back and join us as we dive into the fast-paced world of preprints.

Produced and Edited by Dr Emma Wilson & Dr John D Howard

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Science is experiencing a revolution. Preprints have accelerated the sharing of scientific findings and helped to make academia more equitable. Join our host, immunologist and open-science advocate Dr Jonny Coates, as he gets the “director's cut” from early career researchers, discussing their science, career journey and thoughts on academic life and much more. Preprints in Motion brings you the hottest science directly from the freshest experts. So, plug-in, sit back and join us as we dive into the fast-paced world of preprints.

Produced and Edited by Dr Emma Wilson & Dr John D Howard

    Episode 16: The 7 Preprints of Christmas

    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 nepotistic journals and much more including festive cheer and merriment.  

    Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from us at Preprints in Motion.

    Read the full preprints:

    https://www.biorxiv.org/content/10.1101/2021.11.19.468202v1

    https://www.biorxiv.org/content/10.1101/2021.04.26.441141v1.full
    https://www.biorxiv.org/content/10.1101/2021.09.26.461876v1.full
    https://www.biorxiv.org/content/10.1101/2020.07.30.227553v1.full

    https://www.biorxiv.org/content/10.1101/348508v1.full

    https://www.biorxiv.org/content/10.1101/2021.02.03.429520v1?rss=1

    https://www.biorxiv.org/content/10.1101/2020.02.07.938555v1.full

    This episode was produced by Emma Wilson and edited by John D Howard .

    If you enjoyed this show then hit that subscribe button and leave a review. If you love what we are trying to do then support us on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/preprintsinmotion where tiers start at as little as £1 a month!

    For the latest podcast news and updates follow us on Twitter @MotionPod or visit our website; www.preprintsinmotion.com.

    Produced by JEmJ Productions (find us on Twitter: Jonny @JACoates, Emma @ELWilson92, John @JohnDHoward8) and generously supported by ASAPbio (https://asapbio.org | @asapbio_).

    • 50 min
    Episode 15 - The Exocyst: Somewhere between science and superstition

    Episode 15 - The Exocyst: Somewhere between science and superstition

    This week we discuss the exocyst with Dr Hannes Maib @hannes_maib a Post-Doctoral Researcher at the University of Dundee @dundeeuni!! He explains the complexities of the exocyst as well as 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 Post-Doc, his views of hierarchical journal systems and how preprinting can help ECR take back ownership of their work in a great discussion with our host Dr Jonny Coats.

    Read the full preprint -> https://www.biorxiv.org/content/10.1101/2021.10.14.464363v1.full

    Other links -> LINK

    This episode was produced by Emma Wilson and edited by John D Howard .

    If you enjoyed this show then hit that subscribe button and leave a review. If you love what we are trying to do then support us on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/preprintsinmotion where tiers start at as little as £1 a month!

    For the latest podcast news and updates follow us on Twitter @MotionPod or visit our website; www.preprintsinmotion.com.

    Produced by JEmJ Productions (find us on Twitter: Jonny @JACoates, Emma @ELWilson92, John @JohnDHoward8) and generously supported by ASAPbio (https://asapbio.org | @asapbio_).

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Episode 14: Be the change you want to see: Prefigurative politics in academia

    Episode 14: Be the change you want to see: Prefigurative politics in academia

    This week we discuss prefigurative politics in academia with Stefano Davide Vianello, a PhD student at @EPFL_en in Switzerland. This is the idea that in order to change how a system works we should act in a way that reflects the change we want to see. In Stefano’s case: preprinting to be the end goal and he has therefore submitted a preprint without any intention of submitting it to a journal. We speak to him about his reasons for this, why he is against academics paying for open access as well as 4 key points on what has to change to make academia more open for everyone, not just the global north.

    Read Stefano’s preprint: https://www.biorxiv.org/content/10.1101/2020.06.07.138883v3

    Read Stefano’s opinion piece: https://commonplace.knowledgefutures.org/pub/vzn21ssv/release/2

    This episode was produced by Jonny Coates and Emma Wilson, with editing by John D Howard.

    If you enjoyed this show then hit that subscribe button and leave a review. If you love what we are trying to do then support us on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/preprintsinmotion where tiers start at as little as £1 a month!

    For the latest podcast news and updates follow us on Twitter @MotionPod or visit our website; www.preprintsinmotion.com.

    Produced by JEmJ Productions (find us on Twitter: Jonny @JACoates, Emma @ELWilson92, John @JohnDHoward8) and generously supported by ASAPbio (https://asapbio.org | @asapbio_).

    • 43 min
    Episode 13 - Mice in Space: Characterizing Mouse Skeletal Muscles After 35-37 Days of Spaceflight

    Episode 13 - Mice in Space: Characterizing Mouse Skeletal Muscles After 35-37 Days of Spaceflight

    This week we discuss mice in space and the impact of prolonged space flight and how this can relate to austraunoughts with Jessica L Braun @jess_l_braun a PhD Student at the Brock University @BrockUniversity. Jessica speaks about her work looking at soleus and tibialis anterior muscles of mice which have spent 35-37 days on the international space station comparing Ca2+ uptake and SERCA function. We discuss everything from a mice mission control to cardigan rhythms and the different effects on males and female mice. We also talk about preprints and the increased attention it can bring as well as how to improve public engagement.

    Read the full preprint: https://www.biorxiv.org/content/10.1101/2021.09.27.462048v1.full

    This episode was produced by Emma Wilson and edited by John D Howard.

    If you enjoyed this show then hit that subscribe button and leave a review. If you love what we are trying to do then support us on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/preprintsinmotion where tiers start at as little as £1 a month!

    For the latest podcast news and updates follow us on Twitter @MotionPod or visit our website; www.preprintsinmotion.com.

    Produced by JEmJ Productions (find us on Twitter: Jonny @JACoates, Emma @ELWilson92, John @JohnDHoward8) and generously supported by ASAPbio (https://asapbio.org | @asapbio_).

    • 36 min
    Episode 12 - Single Molecule Fingerprinting Reveals Different Amplification Properties of α-synuclein Oligomers

    Episode 12 - Single Molecule Fingerprinting Reveals Different Amplification Properties of α-synuclein Oligomers

    This week we discuss Parkinson’s Disease and single molecule spectroscopy with Dr Derrick Lau, a PostDoc at the University of New South Wales (@UNSW). Single molecular spectroscopy can be used to track the formation and purification of α-synuclein aggregates, a hallmark of PD, and potentially lead to a tool for early diagnosis of Parkinson’s Disease. We discuss how single molecular spectroscopy is transferable to medium throughput and use bio fluids for early diagnosis of Parkinson Disease but also potentially other neurodegenerative diseases. Finally, we discuss preprints, what it it like to apply for PostDocs in a pandemic as well transitioning from immunology and neuroscience. 

    Read the full preprint - https://www.biorxiv.org/content/10.1101/2021.08.09.455607v1.full

    Other links

    Microbiome in PD- https://www.nature.com/articles/s41531-021-00156-z

    Immunotherapy in PD - https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/31978602/

    α-synuclein in PD patients biofluides - https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32444560/

    AttoBright - https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-019-13617-0

    https://www.nature.com/immersive/d41586-021-02563-x/index.html

    This episode was produced by Emma Wilson and edited by John D Howard .

    If you enjoyed this show then hit that subscribe button and leave a review. If you love what we are trying to do then support us on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/preprintsinmotion where tiers start at as little as £1 a month!

    For the latest podcast news and updates follow us on Twitter @MotionPod or visit our website; www.preprintsinmotion.com.

    Produced by JEmJ Productions (find us on Twitter: Jonny @JACoates, Emma @ELWilson92, John @JohnDHoward8) and generously supported by ASAPbio (https://asapbio.org | @asapbio_).

    • 46 min
    Episode 11 - Laterally Transferred Macrophage Mitochondria Act As A Signalling Source Promoting Cancer Cell Proliferation

    Episode 11 - Laterally Transferred Macrophage Mitochondria Act As A Signalling Source Promoting Cancer Cell Proliferation

    This week we discussed the transfer of mitochondria from macrophages to cancer cells with Dr Chelsea Kidwill & Joseph Casalin, a Post-Doctoral Research Associate and PhD student at University of Utah (@UUtah) in the school of medicine. We delve into why this transfer occurs, the mechanism of transfer and how this impacts the recipient cells. We also speak to Joseph about his alternative schooling, in addition to our usual chat about the importance of preprints and our ideas for how to improve academia.

    Read the full preprint https://www.biorxiv.org/content/10.1101/2021.08.10.455713v1

    This episode was produced by Emma Wilson and edited by John D Howard.

    If you enjoyed this show then hit that subscribe button and leave a review. If you love what we are trying to do then support us on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/preprintsinmotion where tiers start at as little as £1 a month!

    For the latest podcast news and updates follow us on Twitter @MotionPod or visit our website; www.preprintsinmotion.com.

    Produced by JEmJ Productions (find us on Twitter: Jonny @JACoates, Emma @ELWilson92, John @JohnDHoward8) and generously supported by ASAPbio (https://asapbio.org | @asapbio_).

    • 46 min

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