I am a biochemist with interests in microbiology, tropical diseases and enzymology. I did my PhD in biochemistry on trypanothione metabolism, at Dundee University in Scotland under the supervision of Professor Alan Fairlamb. I am now working on Leishmaniasis, in America. If anybody has any questions about enzymology, parasitology etc I would be delighted to try to help. I am usually glad to answer questions and research stuff for articles, after all, favours owed are valuable things.
At the moment I'm the director of Molecular and Cellular Biology wikiproject and working on bringing as many basic molecular biology, biochemistry and infectious disease articles up to featured article level as I can. Even with the help of all the expert editors in the project, this is going to be a very long process, but generations of students will bless our efforts as they plagiarise our text!
The MCB project is a group of editors interested in improving the quality of Wikipedia articles on molecular life sciences. Since these pages are usually the top Google hit on any biochemical subject you care to mention, this is more important from an academic viewpoint than you might think. Anybody interested in helping out can sign up on the project page (link). You will be most welcome.
Please note that I am not an employee of the Wikimedia foundation and my views are my own.
While trawling through the deleted revisions of Bacteria in an effort to delete 1 bad revision, I noticed you had put in a huge effort on that article so I am awarding you this barnstar. ViridaeTalk 00:58, 21 January 2007 (UTC)
The Editor's Barnstar
for tireless & good-humoured work on the Homeopathy page; well done Tim! Peter morrell 12:13, 15 July 2006 (UTC)
I award Tim Vickers this Barnstar of Diligence for an amazing feat—one I thought undoable—bringing Evolution back to featured status. This article is truly a testament to your ability to work with others to produce quality, neutral, well-sourced articles. Here's hoping it stays in good shape :-)) SandyGeorgia (Talk) 17:26, 10 June 2007 (UTC)
The Barnstar of Bravery
Tim Vickers truly deserves this Barnstar of Bravery for his undaunted zeal in bringing Evolution back to Featured Article status. His steadfast devotion to the article and his calm, professional interactions with other Wikipedians of differing viewpoints are reminiscent of a Daniel come to judgment — in the lion's den. Truly, angels rush in where fools fear to tread. Willow 16:52, 12 June 2007 (UTC)
The Tireless Science Contributor Barnstar
Tim Vickers, please accept this Tireless Science Contributor Barnstar in recognition of your ceaseless efforts on science articles and your fine work in bringing Evolution back to FA status. Are you really just one person? --Plumbago 12:38, 14 June 2007 (UTC)
The Random Acts of Kindness Barnstar
for your extreme kindness and calmness Sushant gupta 16:32, 17 October 2007 (UTC)
For the exceptional quality shown by putting ego aside and doing what is best for an article.BirgitteSB 04:18, 14 July 2007 (UTC)
The Editor's Barnstar
For creating up to 8 featured articles on Wikipedia, and having a P.H.D. in biochemistry, I award you the Editor's Barnstar. Congratulations!!!--U.S.A. (talkcontribs) 16:23, 15 September 2007 (UTC)
The Barnstar of Diligence
I award Tim Vickers this Barnstar of Diligence for a conspicuous and sustained display of effort, common sense, and patience an a wide range of topics, under a wide range of situations. A tip of the hat. Pete.Hurd 23:40, 25 September 2007 (UTC)
The Original Barnstar
For patient dicussion and guidance on Orthomolecular psychiatry, and since I can find a barnstar for just being great and negotiating a tricky disagreement, I'm giving you the original barnstar. Go TimVickers (and Loki)! WLU (talk) 18:06, 13 February 2008 (UTC)
The Working Man's Barnstar
For your dedicated work on Archaea. We need more editors like you!
Thank you for working hard to make Archaea accessible to the interested lay reader! We autodidacts really appreciate such efforts! Awadewit (talk) 02:32, 2 July 2008 (UTC)
The AFD Barnstar
I just wanted to say thanks for your recent WP:AfD work. I've seen you close many AfDs recently when I was closing some myself, and I must say, well done. ;) That must have been tiring. Regards, RyRy (talk) 07:37, 14 July 2008 (UTC)
The Medicine Barnstar
I, delldot, hereby award TimVickers the medicine barnstar for lending his time and expertise in helping bring pulmonary contusion to FA status. delldottalk 19:59, 22 July 2008 (UTC)
Thanks for the continual efforts in the wikiproject MCB in welcoming new users, helping needy users and greatly increasing the Knowledge stored in wikipedia! Squidonius (talk) 10:39, 27 October 2009 (UTC)
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