R M Cullen
MD MSc MFM BA DipStats DipProfEthics
|elite athlete development (15)||diabetes reversal||citizen sandy||tamaki sports academy|
|evolution (6)||nz science trust|
|diabetes reversal||nz puzzle association|
Welcome to my web-site. I can most easily be contacted via email, doc at tamakisports.nzOver the last ten years my interests and focus have changed substantially. In 2006 I was a full-time medical practitioner with an interest in research. Now, my medical practice is part-time. I run a diabetes reversal clinic and am involved in elite athlete development (health rather than medicine).
A broad interest in education has morphed into a narrow interest in economics, principally a twenty-first century look at communism within a capitalist system. I am watching, with considerable interest, the progress of the Tai Wananga schools. In Maori Health Peter Caccioppoli and I talked about the work we were doing in Papakura. That model has been realized, apparently very well, by the two Tai Wananga.
My turn of the century interest in cloning has become a dual interest in genome topology and human hybrids. Genome topology is grounded in the idea that only those genes on the service of the genome-histone complex are available for transcription. Accordingly the mechanisms which control genome topology are a primary level of gene regulation - they determine which genes are available for transcription, where, when, and for how long. The factors which mediate geneome topology are called epenes.
My new interest is vaki ® puzzles, www.vakipuzzles.com
Vaki ® puzzles are solved by completing the grid so that there are two symbols in each cell
(most commonly a letter and a number), each letter and each number appears once in each
column and once in each row, and each pair appears only once in the grid.
Vaki puzzles range from the small and easier (3x3) to the really quite large and very demanding (10x10 and bigger).
They are related to sudoku. Technically, sudoku are incomplete Latin squares (with a block constraint) while vaki ® puzzles are incomplete Graeco-Roman or Euler squares with a unique solution. As well as their recreational use, they have applications as codes and in lossless data compression, as well as their established uses in experimental design and error detection/correction.
I have taken on the role of chair, New Zealand Puzzle Association Incorporated. The
Association is responsible for organising the NZ sudoku and vaki puzzle championships,
the NZ schools
mindsports championships, the NZ junior backgammon, NZ junior scrabble, NZ junior draughts,
as well as the NZ junior vaki puzzles and sudoku championships.
Since the turn of the century I have chaired the New Zealand Science Trust, a charitable trust incorporated in New Zealand.
I am also chair of Tamaki Education and Sports Society Inc a charity, registered in New Zealand which operates Tamaki Sports Academy