The eLife-sponsored presentation series

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The eLife-sponsored presentation series was first announced in October 2013 to highlight the work of scientists who have yet to become fully established in their respective fields. Twice a year, eLife editors select a small number of the papers published in the journal that will – they feel – prove to be significant in various areas of the life and biomedical sciences. The pre-tenure authors on these papers are then given the opportunity to present at a scientific meeting of one of eLife’s founding organisations – the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the Max Planck Society and the Wellcome Trust.

A total of 13 papers have been selected in the first three rounds of the series. The list below contains links to these papers, to previous blog posts about the series, and to two Google Hangouts on Air with some of the authors.

Round 3 (December 2014)

The following four papers were selected in the third round of the series:

The role of photorespiration during the evolution of C4 photosynthesis in the genus Flaveria

Julia Mallmann, David Heckmann, Andrea Bräutigam, Martin J Lercher, Andreas P M Weber, Peter Westhoff, Udo Gowik,

Flagellar synchronization through direct hydrodynamic interactions

Douglas R Brumley, Kirsty Y Wan, Marco Polin, Raymond E Goldstein,

Serum amyloid A is a retinol binding protein that transports retinol during bacterial infection

Mehabaw G Derebe, Clare M Zlatkov, Sureka Gattu, Kelly A Ruhn, Shipra Vaishnava, Gretchen E Diehl, John B MacMillan, Noelle S Williams, Lora V Hooper,

A suppression hierarchy among competing motor programs drives sequential grooming in Drosophila

Andrew M Seeds, Primoz Ravbar, Phuong Chung, Stefanie Hampel, Frank M Midgley Jr, Brett D Mensh, Julie H Simpson,

Blog post: Four papers selected for round 3 of the eLife-sponsored presentation series

Round 2 (May 2014)

The following five papers were selected in the second round of the series:

Expansion of intestinal Prevotella copri correlates with enhanced susceptibility to arthritis

Jose U Scher, Andrew Sczesnak, Randy S Longman, Nicola Segata, Carles Ubeda, Craig Bielski, Tim Rostron, Vincenzo Cerundolo, Eric G Pamer, Steven B Abramson, Curtis Huttenhower, Dan R Littman

Structure and function of the Smoothened extracellular domain in vertebrate Hedgehog signaling

Sigrid Nachtergaele, Daniel M Whalen, Laurel K Mydock, Zhonghua Zhao, Tomas Malinauskas, Kathiresan Krishnan, Philip W Ingham, Douglas F Covey, Christian Siebold, Rajat Rohatgi

Evolution of thorax architecture in ant castes highlights trade-off between flight and ground behaviors

Roberto A Keller, Christian Peeters, Patrícia Beldade

Fitness benefits in fluoroquinolone-resistant Salmonella Typhi in the absence of antimicrobial pressure

Stephen Baker, Pham Thanh Duy, Tran Vu Thieu Nga, Tran Thi Ngoc Dung, Voong Vinh Phat, Tran Thuy Chau, A Keith Turner, Jeremy Farrar, Maciej F Boni

Bone Morphogenic Protein signalling suppresses differentiation of pluripotent cells by maintaining expression of E-Cadherin

Mattias Malaguti, Paul A Nistor, Guillaume Blin, Amy Pegg, Xinzhi Zhou, Sally Lowell

Blog post: Five papers selected for round 2 of the eLife-sponsored presentation series

Google Hangout on Air: Listen to Stephen Baker, Curtis Huttenhower and Rajat Rohatgi discuss their research

Round 1 (October 2013)

The following four papers were selected in the first round of the series:

Stability-mediated epistasis constrains the evolution of an influenza protein

Lizhi Ian Gong, Marc A Suchard, Jesse D Bloom

Ribosome structures to near-atomic resolution from thirty thousand cryo-EM particles

Xiao-chen Bai, Israel S Fernandez, Greg McMullan, Sjors HW Scheres

A bacterial sulfonolipid triggers multicellular development in the closest living relatives of animals

Rosanna A Alegado, Laura W Brown, Shugeng Cao, Renee K Dermenjian, Richard Zuzow, Stephen R Fairclough, Jon Clardy, Nicole King

Sodium taurocholate cotransporting polypeptide is a functional receptor for human hepatitis B and D virus

Huan Yan, Guocai Zhong, Guangwei Xu, Wenhui He, Zhiyi Jing, Zhenchao Gao, Yi Huang, Yonghe Qi, Bo Peng, Haimin Wang, Liran Fu, Mei Song, Pan Chen, Wenqing Gao, Bijie Ren, Yinyan Sun, Tao Cai, Xiaofeng Feng, Jianhua Sui, Wenhui Li

Blog post: Four papers selected for the first round of the eLife-sponsored presentation series

Blog post: Early-career authors present their eLife works at HHMI

Google Hangout on Air: Listen to Jesse Bloom, Rosie Alegado and Wenhui Li discuss their research