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Hello, I'm Darren Logan, better known around these parts as Rockpocket. I'm an administrator on Wikipedia and a member of faculty at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute. My professional interest is in the genetics of olfaction, pheromones and how they mediate innate and learned behaviours. You can read more about my lab's research here. 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 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:


Useful links[edit]

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