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I am currently a little snowed under with thesis work, so may be slow in replying to messages on my talk page (and am currently keeping my contributions down). I will definitely get back to you if you leave a message, though.


I am a bioinformatics PhD student, but am interested in a wide range of topics including history, computer games, politics, geography, zoology, and quite a few others. I began work on the Wikipedia with the page for Pietermaritzburg, my home town. Since then, I have contributed to a variety of topics, many of them dealing with South Africa.

Current activity[edit]

Between occasionally improving the flow cytometry article (close to my topic of research), I have begun tending towards an ogrish policy of creating DYK-quality articles on uncovered topics that catch my interest.

Successful DYKs[edit]

Upcoming targets[edit]

As I am reading Long Walk to Freedom, I have been inspired to do something about the generally poor state of Wikipedia articles about the struggle against Apartheid. When I have a free day or two, expect radical improvements to:


For all your work in articles pertaining to South Africa and Zulu culture, I award you The Barnstar of National Merit. Wizzy 14:11, 6 February 2006 (UTC)
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"The fact that this page is under heavy discussion on its talk page is under heavy discussion on its talk page." It's funny because it's so, so utterly true! Kizor 15:16, 28 June 2007 (UTC)

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For reviewing DYK noms such as Flow cytometry bioinformatics and Homologous Chromosome, where the topics are past my level of comprehension. Matty.007 08:50, 22 December 2013 (UTC)