User:Rockpocket

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Hello, I'm Darren Logan, better known around these parts as Rockpocket. My professional interest is in olfaction, taste, pheromones and how they mediate innate and learned behaviours, metabolism and nutrition. I contribute to articles in this area occasionally (see, for example, Major urinary proteins) but tend to edit across diverse range of subjects that I have a non-professional interest in.

I was editing Wikipedia intensively between December 2005 and July 2008. Due to other demands on my time I contribute less frequently now, but I am still active and can still be reached by email or on my talk page. I believe that academics and other science professionals should embrace Wikipedia and contribute their expertize. With some Wikipedian colleagues I've written a guide, WP:10SIMPLERULES, to get scientific experts editing Wikipedia. Ten Simple Rules for Editing Wikipedia, was also published in the September 2010 issue of PLoS Computational Biology.

I have an alternate account, Rockpocket too (talk · contribs) that I use for certain purposes.

My Contributions[edit]

An incomplete, unordered selection of some of my more significant contributions (Featured article, Good article, selected for DYK, page I created):

ChromatophoreAnti-psychiatryOperation Backfire (FBI)Billy McPhailCoconut (song)Alan PartridgeMuslims for AmericaRichard LernerAnimal testingThe Scripps Research InstituteArmstrong LimitJohn McPhailThe People's PetitionGordon StrachanRock pocket mouseColin BlakemoreSaxondaleGreen ScareArtur BorucDon MoenGarry PendreyBite BackWP:RDACNiggaThe RichesLeucismRobina QureshiReference genomeNational Institute for Medical ResearchDirty Filthy LoveGrice (extinct pig)Meal MondayAnimal Liberation FrontBoyd GroupWilliam CringanUhrencupBrown Dog affairAdvocates for AnimalsWikipedia:WikiProject Animal rights/Assessment4933425L06RikTaliep PetersenPantglas Junior SchoolFrank McGarveyCork hatBarbatioTemplate:WPRDACTemplate:WPRDAC attentionMultiball systemCategory:The Scripps Research InstituteLa Jolla ShoresBALB/cBanaphoolHampden in the sunWP:JACKCeltic F.C. season 2007-084932414N04RikK-Ville (TV series)Major urinary proteinsKellogg School of Science and TechnologyMouse Genetics ProjectWillie McStay (1890-1974)Minnie D. CraigRevolutionary Cells (RCALB)Leszek Borysiewicz‎Lucky Dube‎Neal D. BarnardKeith MannPhil O'Donnell (footballer)Lex GoldIchthyophobiaLytta magisterTimeline of Animal Liberation Front actionsPLoS Neglected Tropical DiseasesMalacothrix glabrataLaboratory animal allergySimon FerryBeatrice MintzInternational Mammalian Genome SocietyNon allelic homologous recombinationSHIRPA2p15-16.1 microdeletion syndromeWP:10SIMPLERULESInternational Mouse Phenotyping Consortium3110001I22RikMichael Stratton

My works in progress[edit]

Projects I am currently working on:

MGP

Useful links[edit]

DashPmid • [ A C I R S T ]fd • AN/ 3RR AE AIAV I RFIAnonLonelyBklogBlock/lstDelNewNewbieProtRcRfaRfarRfcRfmRfpTMUW?
MOS & Policy : 3RR ~ AGF ~ CITE ~ CITET ~ CIV ~ CON ~ DP ~ DR ~ EQ ~ Fallacies ~ NOR ~ NOT ~ NPA ~ NPOV ~ POINT ~ RS ~ TOPIC ~ V ~ WEASEL