New eLife Hangout On Air showcases outstanding papers and their early-career authors, December 8th

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Please join us on December 8th (4pm GMT) to hear from the authors of three promising studies on the link between gut bacteria and arthritis, the structure of a receptor playing a key role in development and a diagnostic tool capable of distinguishing between different types of enteric fever. These studies were published in eLife and selected by eLife’s editors for “eLife-sponsored presentations” at a scientific meeting of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Max Planck Society, or the Wellcome Trust. The presentations feature the pre-tenure author and are a great opportunity for early-career scientists to participate in prestigious scientific gatherings in their fields.

Our guests will discuss their work online in a Google Hangout On-Air and include:

Stephen Baker, Wellcome Trust Major Overseas Programme, Oxford University Clinical Research Unit (UK), “ Fitness benefits in fluoroquinolone-resistant Salmonella Typhi in the absence of antimicrobial pressure”

Rajat Rohatgi, Division of Oncology, Stanford School of Medicine (USA), “ Structure and function of the Smoothened extracellular domain in vertebrate Hedgehog signaling

Curtis Huttenhower, Department of Biostatistics, Harvard School of Public Health, “ Expansion of intestinal Prevotella copri correlates with enhanced susceptibility to arthritis

The event will be moderated by Chris Smith of Cambridge University, producer of the eLife podcast and founder of the Naked Scientists. The authors and papers selected for the next set of eLife-sponsored presentations will also be announced.

eLife-sponsored presentations showcase the early-career authors of studies selected by eLife’s editors to represent the breadth, quality, and importance of papers invited by the journal. Up to four papers are identified twice each year. The sponsorships are one of many eLife initiatives to highlight the scientific contributions of pre-tenure scientists – including the eLife podcast and letters of recommendation from our senior editors.

Join us to learn more about these advances, the authors behind the work, and how eLife is making the publishing experience pain-free for all scientists.

To participate, visit the eLife Google+ page. No Google account is required to participate. Simply join us at the eLife Google + page when the event begins.