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PhD Immunobiology writer

About Me

My primary interests are based around immune cell biology, particularly how immune cells are capable of performing wide ranging functions and how they adapt to different environmental cues. I am an active researcher in fields including glycosylation, meta-research and open-access. Furthermore, I hold interests in science communication, open access and career development for academics. I write highlights of research articles on preLights (https://prelights.biologists.com/profiles/coatesj/) and have recently begun to write on Medium (https://medium.com/@jonathon.a.coates). My previous research focussed on fibrosis biology and I have experience with healthcare related innovations (consultancy).

I also host, produce and write a science podcast (Preprints in Motion) and will be executive producing a new podcast. More information on my interests and links to my writing can be found at jacoates.co.uk/.

Industries I Write About

Science & Medicine

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My Writing Samples

The rise of preprints is no cause for alarm

Opinion piece on the role of preprints during the COVID-19 pandemic


Preprints: How draft academic papers have become essential in the fight against covid

Informative article outlining the role of preprints and their use during the COVID-19 pandemic


The evolving role of preprints in the dissemination of COVID-19 research and their impact on the sci

Primary research article investigating the role of preprints during the COVID-19 pandemic


Identification of functionally distinct macrophage subpopulations in Drosophila

Primary research article investigating the presence of macrophage subtypes in fruit flies.



Postdoctoral Researcher

I write scientific publications in the fields of immunology and metaresearch. I have also written press releases to accompany research articles and a number of opinion articles.

Company: Queen Mary, University of London

I worked there from 9/2020 until now

Postdoctoral Researcher

I wrote scientific publications in the fields of immunology across multiple species

Company: Cambridge University

I worked there from 3/2019 until 8/2020

PhD Researcher

I wrote scientific publications and literature reviews in addition to blog posts aims at general audiences.

Company: University of Sheffield

I worked there from 10/2015 until 3/2019


My primary tasks were researching and due diligence on client provided projects. This culminated in a written report outlining the key findings of the research.

Company: RTC North

I worked there from /2014 until /2015

Content I Write