Introducing yourself to what is undoubtedly a large community can be somewhat unnerving, but I have found that the best way to do it is just dive straight in. My name Is Kagweni Micheni, however due to the fact that it produces a hilarious variety of mispronunciations I am more widely known as Kagz (always with a âZâ, never an âSâ). I am a third yearÂ bio-medicalÂ student about to embark on my final year project/dissertation with the very talented Anne Osterrieder, assisting with her research.Â The research will be investigating Â golgins which are proteins found in theÂ GolgiÂ apparatus. But more on that later, this post is primarily about me (not that Iâm big headed or anythingâŠ).
Well I suppose I am your typical 21 year oldÂ bio-medicalÂ student. As clichĂ© as it sounds, I love science. Particularly biology, I only kind of like chemistry. I love the idea that we know so much about how the body works, not just on a âthis is how your digestive system worksâ level, but we can go deeper, look at the cellular processes, see structures of even the smallest molecules and see how important that molecule is to a whole system. And even better despite all the knowledge we have, there is still more to learn, more to discover and even more secrets to beÂ unraveled.
Other than the science stuff, I am and possibly always will be a sitcom addict. Iâm pretty sure I watch more sitcoms than would be deemed healthy. Seriously, name it and I will have seen it. I love documentaries especially if David Attenborough has anything to do with it. I love him. It is a special weird kind of love where Iâm not sure if I want to marry him or if I want him to be my grandfather, but I have decided since neither options will ever be available to me, I willÂ endeavorÂ to be as much like him as I can.
Anyway, my weird Oedipus complex aside, over the nextÂ few months I will be working with Anne and whilst doing so keep you all informed on the research we will be doing. Hopefully I have adequately introduced myself, but if for any reason you would like to delve into the complex personality that is me, feel free to ask any questions.
Â Kagz Micheni (Twitter: @kagz008)