The 2020 cohort of the ASAPbio Fellows program included 26 participants who worked on six projects, you can read more about the projects, their accomplishments and the 2020 Fellows below.

Interested in the ASAPbio Fellows program? You can read more about the program on the Handbook, or contact Iratxe at iratxe.puebla@asapbio.org with any questions.

2020 ASAPbio Fellows’ projects

ProjectASAPbio Fellows Project items
Organize a preprint eventBradley Alicea, Marco Fumasoni, Yamini Ravichandran, Sarah Stryeck‘The past, the present and the future of preprints’ online panel event 19 October 2020, recording here and blog post here
Handbook guide to organize online events
Preprint journal clubsChristine Cuccinotta, Sandra Franco Iborra, Thabiso Motaung, Fabio Palmieri, Pablo Ranea-RoblesNovember 2020 Community Call, recording here
Journal clubs around the world survey
The benefits of preprint journal clubs infographic
Engaging with the clinical community about preprintsVanessa Bortoluzzi, Kirsty Ferguson, Suraj Kannan, Aleksandra PetelskiClinician’s Corner, a blog series aimed at opening the dialogue surrounding preprint usage in the clinical community
Welcome to Clinician’s Corner
An interview with Dr Karin Purshouse
How might preprints benefit sharing clinical trial results?
From a “Forgotten Experiment” in the 1960s to today: Clinical Preprints in the Light of History
Preprint-related infographicsAna Dorrego-Rivas, Carrie Iwema, Mafalda PimentelFive preprint-related infographics, available via the Preprint FAQ (associated translations to Spanish, French, Portuguese and Italian coming soon)
Training course – the scientific process and where preprints fit
Vanessa Bortoluzzi, Jonny Coates, Gautam Dey, Tara Fischer, Gilbert Kibet-Rono, Aleksandra PetelskiTraining course materials in progress
The future of preprints vs. ‘classical’ publishing -scenario buildingGiri Athrey, Corrado NaiBlog post exploring possible future scenarios here
Twine game

2020 ASAPbio Fellows

What is your current role? Tell us a bit about your line of research I am a graduate research intern at the International Centre for Insect Physiology and Ecology (icipe), Nairobi, Kenya. At icipe, we study insects and other arthropods, the most abundant and diverse animals on the planet. Currently, I am a Bioinformatics graduate…

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What is your current role? Tell us a bit about your line of research I am currently a postdoctoral fellow at the Instituto de Medicina Molecular in Lisbon, in the lab of Dr. Luisa Figueiredo. I study African Trypanosomes, which are parasites that cause sleeping sickness among other complications, upon invading the body of mammalian…

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What is your current role? Tell us a bit about your line of research I am a research scientist at the Institute of Plant Pathology at the Center for Agricultural Research of the National Institute of Agricultural Technology of Argentina, INTA. I obtained my training at the National University of Córdoba, Argentina and at the…

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California Institute of Technology, USA

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What is your current role? Tell us a bit about your work I’m the Coordinator for Basic Science Services with the Health Sciences Library System at the University of Pittsburgh. For the Molecular Biology Information Service I provide bioinformatics support and training for researchers, helping them to access and use specialized analytical tools and databases.…

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What is your current role? Tell us a bit about your line of research I am currently a PhD Candidate in Nikolai Slavov’s Laboratory of Quantitative Biology at Northeastern University (Boston, MA, USA). In this role, I work on developing and applying single cell proteomics methods (SCoPE-MS/SCoPE2) that are based on mass spectrometry principles, allowing for…

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​What is your current role? Tell us a bit about your line of research I am a Senior Contributor at the OpenWorm Foundation and Head Scientist at Orthogonal Research and Education Lab, a distributed collaborative research organization. What are you excited about in science communication? My research currently spans computational developmental biology, neuroscience, and computational…

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What is your current role? Tell us a bit about your line of research I’m a postdoctoral fellow in the Murray lab at Harvard University. I’m broadly interested in genome evolution. In my research I study how cells evolve and respond to genetic perturbations and how these adaptive processes change fundamental aspects of cell biology.…

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What is your current role? Tell us a bit about your line of research I’m a postdoctoral researcher at Columbia University, New York, working to understand the role that mitochondria plays in a variety of diseases. I used to study mitochondrial dysfunction in Parkinson’s and Huntington’s disease. Currently, I’m focused on studying the mitochondrial alterations…

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What is your current role? Tell us a bit about your line of research. I’m currently an MD/PhD student in Biomedical Engineering at Johns Hopkins University. My research interests are in cardiac tissue engineering and regenerative medicine – I’m particularly interested in the use pluripotent stem cell-derived cardiac tissues for clinical application. My PhD work…

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What is your current role? Tell us a bit about your line of research I am currently a postdoctoral fellow at the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), a part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, MD. My research focuses on the molecular mechanisms of autophagy as an intracellular route…

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Tell us a bit about your line of research I am a postdoctoral fellow at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York. I’m fascinated by how organisms adapt to different nutritional environments. My project is focused on the study of lipid metabolism inside the cell. By using cellular and animal models, I’m studying the role of…

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What is your current role? Tell us a bit about your line of research I’m currently finishing my PhD in microbiology in the group of Pilar Junier at the University of Neuchâtel, Switzerland. Regarding my line of research, I’m interested in Bacterial-Fungal Interactions in the soil ecosystem and in human health, and for the latter…

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What is your current role? Tell us a bit about your line of research. I am an Assistant Professor of Avian Genomics at Texas A&M University, USA. My research is guided by my personal belief of using science for the greater good. The research in our lab focuses on fundamental biological phenomena that also have…

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What is your current role? Tell us a bit about your line of research I am a postdoctoral researcher at the Centre for Regenerative Medicine, University of Edinburgh, working on the molecular drivers of cancer stem cells in an aggressive adult brain cancer called glioblastoma. Using normal neural stem cells and patient-derived cancer stem cells,…

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What is your current role? Tell us a bit about your line of research I just started my own research group in the Cell Biology and Biophysics Unit at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL). My group focusses on the ‘evolutionary cell biology’ of the nucleus: searching for fundamental principles of nuclear organisation using comparative…

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What is your current role? Tell us a bit about your line of research I’m currently finishing my PhD in Neurosciences at the Planar Polarity and Plasticity lab at the Neurocentre Magendie in Bordeaux, France. My work is focused on how planar cell polarity proteins modulate neuronal polarity and axonal function. For that, I use…

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What is your current role? Tell us a bit about your workI work as project manager at FEMS (https://fems-microbiology.org/), a not-for-profit organisation publishing journals and investing revenues back into science. What I like the most in the job is that it is so diverse, involving meetings with the publisher, working with editors, supporting authors who…

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What is your current role? Tell us a bit about your line of research An early stage researcher working on interdisciplinary projects, at the interface of cell biology and biophysics. My academic training includes a Masters of Technology specializing in Biotechnology and Biomedical Engineering, from NIT-Rourkela, India and a Bachelor of Technology in Biotechnology from…

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What is your current role? Tell us a bit about your line of research I am currently a postdoc at the William Harvey Research Institute (Queen Mary University of London, UK) in the lab of Mathieu Voisin. My current research focusses on neutrophil responses to ischemia reperfusion injury (IRI), neutrophil subtypes, T-cells and a heavy…

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What is your current role? Tell us a bit about your line of research I am a postdoctoral researcher in the Cell Cycle Regulation lab, at the Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência in Portugal. I study how and why the centrosome – typically the microtubule organizing center in the cell – is lost in the muscle…

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Neuroscience Centre, University of Helsinki, Finland

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What is your current role? Tell us a bit about your line of research I did my PhD in integrative structural biology and metabolism research. During that time, I performed a large number of NMR-based metabolomics experiments for different collaboration partners which was challenging to manage. Currently, I am employed as a postdoctoral researcher in…

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What is your current role? Tell us a bit about your line of research. During my PhD in Biochemistry at Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, I studied oxidative stress and energy metabolism, namely phosphoryl transference enzymes, in animal models of inborn errors of metabolism (IEM), focusing on the brain, and a possible interplay…

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What is your current role? Tell us a bit about your line of research Currently I am a postdoctoral fellow in Seattle WA, USA at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center in Toshi Tsukiyama’s lab. My work aims to uncover mechanisms of rapid and broad scale chromatin and transcription activation as cells exit from dormancy.  What…

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What is your current role? Tell us a bit about your line of research. I obtained a PhD in Biotechnology from Free State University in 2015 and subsequently completed postdoctoral studies with the Agricultural Research Council and South African Sugarcane Research Institute, respectively. I joined the academic staff at the University of Pretoria (Department of…

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