User:Onco p53

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This Wikipedian joined Wikipedia on August 16, 2004 (14 years, 3 months, 3 weeks and 2 days ago).
Flag of New Zealand.svgThis user lives in New Zealand.
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Hello, Onco_p53 is the user name for me: Bevan Weir. Onco means cancer as in Oncology, and p53 is a protein involved in causing / curing cancer. I invented this name early in my university life, my first degree was in Biotechnology.

I am from Auckland, New Zealand. My interest is in microbiology and my Wiki contributions reflect this, and my general interest in science.

I did my PhD studies on the rhizobia bacteria. I then (July 2008-July 2011) did a postdoc on a fungus called Colletotrichum (teleomorph: Glomerella). i am a scientist at Landcare Research and curator of the International Collection of Microorganisms from Plants (ICMP).

My personal website is at:


A Magpie moth on my window. It is a NZ native day-flying moth

My Sandbox

As of 4 November 2018 I have made 6,488 edits.

A German Wasp that I killed and photographed

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