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Prof Bill Williams

Professor in Biophysics and Soft Matter

School of Fundamental Sciences

Research Projects

Summary of Research Projects

Position Current Completed
Not Specified 0 1
Project Leader 3 25
Team Member 2 1

Current Projects

Project Title: Optical Nano-Machines to study single-molecules

Date Range: 2018 - 2022

Funding Body: Royal Society of New Zealand

Project Team:

Research Outputs

Journal

Ramamirtham, S., Williams, MAK., Zare, D., Weeks, M., & Whitby, CP. (2021). Complexes of β-lactoglobulin and high methyl-esterified pectin as a one-shot delivery system for reinforcing oil/water interfaces.. Soft Matter.
[Journal article]Authored by: Whitby, C., Williams, M.
ANDREW, PK., RAUDSEPP, A., FAN, D., STAUFER, U., WILLIAMS, MAK., & AVCI, E. (2021). Optical microlever assisted DNA stretching. Optics Express. 29(16), 25836-25847
[Journal article]Authored by: Avci, E., Williams, M.
Cleland, J., & Williams, MAK. (2021). Anomalous diffusion driven by the redistribution of internal stresses. Physical Review E. 104(1)
[Journal article]Authored by: Williams, M.
Pradhan, S., Solomon, R., Gangotra, A., Yakubov, GE., Willmott, GR., Whitby, CP., . . . Williams, MAK. (2021). Depletion of HP1α alters the mechanical properties of MCF7 nuclei. Biophysical Journal. 120(13), 2631-2643
[Journal article]Authored by: Hale, T., Whitby, C., Williams, M.
Ramamirtham, S., Whitby, CP., Zare, D., Weeks, M., & Williams, MAK. (2021). The rheological properties of bovine β-Lactoglobulin stabilized oil/water interfaces depend on the protein's quaternary structure. Food Hydrocolloids. 120
[Journal article]Authored by: Whitby, C., Williams, M.
Ward, RL., & Williams, MAK. (2021). A microfluidic interfacing connection system (μ FICS) combining simplicity, minimalism, robustness, high-pressure, reusability and low cost. Microfluidics and Nanofluidics. 25(6)
[Journal article]Authored by: Williams, M.
Narasimhan, BN., Deijs, GS., Manuguri, S., Ting, MSH., Williams, MAK., & Malmström, J. (2021). A comparative study of tough hydrogen bonding dissipating hydrogels made with different network structures. Nanoscale Advances. 3(10), 2934-2947
[Journal article]Authored by: Williams, M.
Raudsepp, A., Hall, SB., & Williams, MAK. (2020). Probing start-up electroosmotic forces and flows in a microfluidic channel using laser tweezer force spectroscopy. Microfluidics and Nanofluidics. 24(11)
[Journal article]Authored by: Williams, M.
Williams, MAK., Cornuault, V., Irani, AH., Symonds, VV., Malmström, J., An, Y., . . . North, HM. (2020). Polysaccharide Structures in the Outer Mucilage of Arabidopsis Seeds Visualized by AFM. Biomacromolecules. 21(4), 1450-1459
[Journal article]Authored by: Symonds, V., Williams, M.
Andrew, PK., Williams, MAK., & Avci, E. (2020). Optical micromachines for biological studies. Micromachines. 11(2)
[Journal article]Authored by: Avci, E., Williams, M.
Mansel, BW., Ryan, TM., Chen, HL., Lundin, L., & Williams, MAK. (2020). Polysaccharide conformations measured by solution state X-ray scattering. Chemical Physics Letters. 739
[Journal article]Authored by: Williams, M.
Pradal, C., Yakubov, GE., Williams, MAK., McGuckin, MA., & Stokes, JR. (2019). Lubrication by biomacromolecules: Mechanisms and biomimetic strategies. Bioinspiration and Biomimetics. 14(5)
[Journal article]Authored by: Williams, M.
Otazo, MR., Ward, R., Gillies, G., Osborne, RS., Golding, M., & Williams, MAK. (2019). Aggregation and coalescence of partially crystalline emulsion drops investigated using optical tweezers. Soft Matter. 15(31), 6383-6391
[Journal article]Authored by: Golding, M., Williams, M.
Kim, Y., Cameron, RG., Williams, MAK., & Lee, CJ. (2019). Charged functional domains introduced into a modified pectic homogalacturonan by a mixture of pectin methylesterases isozymes from sweet orange (Citrus sinensis L. Osbeck var. Pineapple). Food Hydrocolloids. 96, 589-595
[Journal article]Authored by: Williams, M.
Lepper, CP., Williams, MAK., Edwards, PJB., Filichev, VV., & Jameson, GB. (2019). Effects of Pressure and pH on the Physical Stability of an I-Motif DNA Structure. ChemPhysChem. 20(12), 1567-1571
[Journal article]Authored by: Edwards, P., Filichev, V., Jameson, G., Williams, M.
Pradal, C., Yakubov, GE., Williams, MAK., McGuckin, MA., & Stokes, JR. (2019). Responsive polysaccharide-grafted surfaces for biotribological applications. Biotribology. 18
[Journal article]Authored by: Williams, M.
Mansel, BW., Irani, AH., Ryan, TM., McGillivray, DJ., Chen, HL., & Williams, MAK. (2019). Resolving solution conformations of the model semi-flexible polyelectrolyte homogalacturonan using molecular dynamics simulations and small-angle x-ray scattering. European Physical Journal E. 42(2)
[Journal article]Authored by: Williams, M.
Irani, AH., Mercadante, D., & Williams, MAK. (2018). On the electrophoretic mobilities of partially charged oligosaccharides as a function of charge patterning and degree of polymerization. Electrophoresis. 39(12), 1497-1503
[Journal article]Authored by: Williams, M.
Hernandez-Cerdan, P., Mansel, BW., Leis, A., Lundin, L., & Williams, MAK. (2018). Structural Analysis of Polysaccharide Networks by Transmission Electron Microscopy: Comparison with Small-Angle X-ray Scattering. Biomacromolecules. 19(3), 989-995
[Journal article]Authored by: Williams, M.
Raudsepp, A., Kent, LM., Hall, SB., & Williams, MAK. (2018). Overstretching partially alkyne functionalized dsDNA using near infrared optical tweezers. Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications. 496(3), 975-980
[Journal article]Authored by: Hall, S., Raudsepp, A., Williams, M.
Xu, AY., Melton, LD., Ryan, TM., Mata, JP., Rekas, A., Williams, MAK., . . . McGillivray, DJ. (2018). Effects of polysaccharide charge pattern on the microstructures of β-lactoglobulin-pectin complex coacervates, studied by SAXS and SANS. Food Hydrocolloids. 77, 952-963
[Journal article]Authored by: Williams, M.
Ravindran, S., Williams, MAK., Ward, RL., & Gillies, G. (2018). Understanding how the properties of whey protein stabilized emulsions depend on pH, ionic strength and calcium concentration, by mapping environmental conditions to zeta potential. Food Hydrocolloids. 79, 572-578
[Journal article]Authored by: Williams, M.
Kim, Y., Cameron, RG., Williams, MAK., & Luzio, GA. (2018). Structural and functional effects of manipulating the degree of methylesterification in a model homogalacturonan with a pseudo-random fungal pectin methylesterase followed by a processive methylesterase. Food Hydrocolloids. 77, 879-886
[Journal article]Authored by: Williams, M.
Lepper, CP., Williams, MAK., Penny, D., Edwards, PJB., & Jameson, GB. (2018). Effects of Pressure and pH on the Hydrolysis of Cytosine: Implications for Nucleotide Stability around Deep-Sea Black Smokers. ChemBioChem. 19(6), 540-544
[Journal article]Authored by: Edwards, P., Jameson, G., Williams, M.
Efthymiou, C., Williams, MAK., & McGrath, KM. (2017). Revealing the structure of high-water content biopolymer networks: Diminishing freezing artefacts in cryo-SEM images. Food Hydrocolloids. 73, 203-212
[Journal article]Authored by: Williams, M.
Owen, JL., Kent, LM., Ralet, MC., Cameron, RG., & Williams, MAK. (2017). A tale of two pectins: Diverse fine structures can result from identical processive PME treatments on similar high DM substrates. Carbohydrate Polymers. 168, 365-373
[Journal article]Authored by: Williams, M.
Irani, AH., Owen, JL., Mercadante, D., & Williams, MAK. (2017). Molecular dynamics simulations illuminate the role of counterion condensation in the electrophoretic transport of Homogalacturonans. BIOMACROMOLECULES. 18(2), 505-516
[Journal article]Authored by: Williams, M.
Kim, Y., Williams, MAK., Luzio, GA., & Cameron, RG. (2017). Introduction and characterization of charged functional domains into an esterified pectic homogalacturonan by a citrus pectin methylesterase and comparison of its modes of action to other pectin methylesterase isozymes. Food Hydrocolloids. 69, 422-431
[Journal article]Authored by: Williams, M.
Raudsepp, A., Williams, MAK., & Hall, SB. (2017). Mapping the restoring force of an optical trap in three dimensions using a two laser dual-trap approach. Journal of Modern Optics. 64(14), 1450-1456
[Journal article]Authored by: Hall, S., Raudsepp, A., Williams, M.
Xu, AY., Melton, LD., Ryan, TM., Mata, JP., Jameson, GB., Rekas, A., . . . McGillivray, DJ. (2017). Sugar-coated proteins: the importance of degree of polymerisation of oligo-galacturonic acid on protein binding and aggregation. Soft Matter. 13(14), 2698-2707
[Journal article]Authored by: Jameson, G., Williams, M.
Xu, AY., Melton, LD., Williams, MAK., & McGillivray, DJ. (2017). Protein and polysaccharide conjugates as emerging scaffolds for drug delivery systems. International Journal of Nanotechnology. 14(1-6), 470-480
[Journal article]Authored by: Williams, M.
Lian, J., Mansel, BW., Ingham, B., Prabakar, S., & Williams, MAK. (2017). Controlling chain flexibility in collagen networks to produce hydrogels with distinct properties. Soft Materials. 15(2), 145-152
[Journal article]Authored by: Williams, M.
Irani, AH., Owen, JL., Mercadante, D., & Williams, MAK. (2017). Molecular Dynamics Simulations Illuminate the Role of Counterion Condensation in the Electrophoretic Transport of Homogalacturonans. Biomacromolecules. 18(2), 505-516
[Journal article]Authored by: Williams, M.
Lepper, CP., Williams, MAK., & Edwards, PJB. (2016). On the properties of residual dipolar coupling alignment tensors: Simulations illuminate how residual dipolar couplings depend on the relative orientations of the magnetic field, the director of the alignment phase and the bond vectors. Concepts in Magnetic Resonance Part A: Bridging Education and Research. 45A(5)
[Journal article]Authored by: Edwards, P., Williams, M.
Griffiths, MR., Raudsepp, A., McGrath, KM., & Williams, MAK. (2016). Measuring the interaction between a pair of emulsion droplets using dual-trap optical tweezers. RSC Advances. 6(18), 14538-14546
[Journal article]Authored by: Raudsepp, A., Williams, M.
Lian, J., Agban, Y., Cheong, S., Kuchel, RP., Raudsepp, A., Williams, MAK., . . . Prabakar, S. (2016). ZnO/PVP nanoparticles induce gelation in type I collagen. European Polymer Journal. 75, 399-405
[Journal article]Authored by: Raudsepp, A., Williams, M.
Raudsepp, A., A.K. Williams, M., & B. Hall, S. (2016). Effects of non-Gaussian Brownian motion on direct force optical tweezers measurements of the electrostatic forces between pairs of colloidal particles. European Physical Journal E. 39(7)
[Journal article]Authored by: Hall, S., Raudsepp, A., Williams, M.
Medini, K., Mansel, BW., Williams, MAK., Brimble, MA., Williams, DE., & Gerrard, JA. (2016). Controlling gelation with sequence: Towards programmable peptide hydrogels. Acta Biomaterialia. 43, 30-37
[Journal article]Authored by: Williams, M.
Hettiarachchi, CA., Melton, LD., Williams, MAK., McGillivray, DJ., Gerrard, JA., & Loveday, SM. (2016). Morphology of complexes formed between β-lactoglobulin nanofibrils and pectins is influenced by the pH and structural characteristics of the pectins. Biopolymers. , 819-831
[Journal article]Authored by: Williams, M.
Raudsepp, A., Williams, MAK., & Hall, SB. (2016). Multidimensional mapping of the restoring force of an optical trap using triangular wave flow. Journal of Modern Optics. 63(21), 2308-2314
[Journal article]Authored by: Hall, S., Raudsepp, A., Williams, M.
Williams, MAK. (2016). Hey hey hey hey, it was the DNA. New Journal of Physics. 18(5)
[Journal article]Authored by: Williams, M.
Lian, J., Agban, Y., Cheong, S., Kuchel, RP., Raudsepp, A., Williams, MAK., . . . Prabakar, S. (2016). ZnO/PVP nanoparticles induce gelation in type i collagen. European Polymer Journal. 75, 399-405
[Journal article]Authored by: Williams, M.
Griffiths, MR., Raudsepp, A., McGrath, KM., & Williams, MAK. (2016). Measuring the interaction between a pair of emulsion droplets using dual-trap optical tweezers. RSC Advances. 6(18), 14538-14546
[Journal article]Authored by: Williams, M.
Yang, Z., Hemar, Y., Hilliou, L., Gilbert, EP., McGillivray, DJ., Williams, MAK., . . . Chaieb, S. (2016). Nonlinear Behavior of Gelatin Networks Reveals a Hierarchical Structure. Biomacromolecules. 17(2), 590-600
[Journal article]Authored by: Williams, M., Yang, Z.
Kent, LM., Loo, TS., Melton, LD., Mercadante, D., Williams, MAK., & Jameson, GB. (2016). Structure and properties of a non-processive, salt-requiring, and acidophilic pectin methylesterase from aspergillus Niger provide insights into the key determinants of processivity control. Journal of Biological Chemistry. 291(3), 1289-1306
[Journal article]Authored by: Jameson, G., Williams, M.
Hettiarachchi, CA., Melton, LD., McGillivray, DJ., Loveday, SM., Gerrard, JA., & Williams, MAK. (2016). β-Lactoglobulin nanofibrils can be assembled into nanotapes via site-specific interactions with pectin. Soft Matter. 12(3), 756-768
[Journal article]Authored by: Williams, M.
Suie, S., Raudsepp, A., Kent, LM., Keen, SAJ., Filichev, ., & Williams, MAK. (2015). DNA visualization in single molecule studies carried out with optical tweezers: Covalent versus non-covalent attachment of fluorophores. Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications. 466(2), 226-231
[Journal article]Authored by: Filichev, V., Raudsepp, A., Williams, M.
Raudsepp, A., Griffiths, M., Sutherland-Smith, A., & Williams, MAK. (2015). Developing a video tracking method to study interactions between close pairs of optically trapped particles in three dimensions. Applied Optics. 54(32), 9370-9643 Retrieved from https://www.osapublishing.org/ao/issue.cfm?volume=54&issue=32
[Journal article]Authored by: Raudsepp, A., Sutherland-Smith, A., Williams, M.
Mansel, BW., Chu, CY., Leis, A., Hemar, Y., Chen, HL., Lundin, L., . . . Williams, MAK. (2015). Zooming in: Structural Investigations of Rheologically Characterized Hydrogen-Bonded Low-Methoxyl Pectin Networks. Biomacromolecules. 16(10), 3209-3216
[Journal article]Authored by: Williams, M.
Raudsepp, A., Griffiths, M., Sutherland-Smith, AJ., & Williams, AAK. (2015). Developing a video tracking method to study interactions between close pairs of optically trapped particles in three dimensions. APPLIED OPTICS. 54(32), 9518-9527
[Journal article]Authored by: Sutherland-Smith, A., Williams, M.
Suei, S., Raudsepp, A., Kent, LM., Keen, SAJ., Filichev, VV., & Williams, MAK. (2015). DNA visualization in single molecule studies carried out with optical tweezers: Covalent versus non-covalent attachment of fluorophores. Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications. 466(2), 226-231
[Journal article]Authored by: Filichev, V., Williams, M.
Xu, AY., Melton, LD., Jameson, GB., Williams, MAK., & McGillivray, DJ. (2015). Structural mechanism of complex assemblies: Characterisation of beta-lactoglobulin and pectin interactions. Soft Matter. 11(34), 6790-6799
[Journal article]Authored by: Jameson, G., Williams, M.
Mansel, BW., & Williams, MAK. (2015). Internal stress drives slow glassy dynamics and quake-like behaviour in ionotropic pectin gels. Soft Matter. 11(35), 7016-7023
[Journal article]Authored by: Williams, M.
Kuczera, S., Perge, C., Fardin, MA., Brox, TI., Williams, MAK., Manneville, S., . . . Galvosas, P. (2015). Anomalous shear banding revisited with Rheo-NMR and Rheo-USV. Rheologica Acta. 54(7), 619-636
[Journal article]Authored by: Williams, M.
Kuczera, S., Perge, C., Fardin, M-A., Brox, TI., Williams, MAK., Manneville, S., . . . Galvosas, P. (2015). Anomalous shear banding revisited with Rheo-NMR and Rheo-USV. Rheologica Acta.
[Journal article]Authored by: Williams, M.
Lepper, CP., Williams, MAK., Edwards, PJ., & Jameson, GB. (2014). The effects of high pressure and pH on the hydrolysis of cytosine at high temperature. Chemistry in New Zealand. 78(3), 122-125 Retrieved from https://nzic.org.nz/
[Journal article]Authored by: Edwards, P., Jameson, G., Williams, M.
Yuliarti, O., Matia-Merino, L., Goh, KKT., Mawson, J., Williams, MAK., & Brennan, C. (2015). Characterization of gold kiwifruit pectin from fruit of different maturities and extraction methods. Food Chemistry. 166, 479-485
[Journal article]Authored by: Goh, K., Matia-Merino, M., Williams, M.
Lim, YF., Lentle, RG., Janssen, PWM., Williams, MAK., De Loubens, C., Mansel, BW., . . . Chambers, P. (2014). Determination of villous rigidity in the distal ileum of the possum (Trichosurus vulpecula). PLoS ONE. 9(6)
[Journal article]Authored by: Chambers, J., Janssen, P., Williams, M.
Raudsepp, A., Sutherland-Smith, AJ., & Williams, MAK. (2014). Rotating angled plate diffusing wave spectroscopy. International Journal of Nanotechnology. 11(5-8), 573-582
[Journal article]Authored by: Sutherland-Smith, A., Williams, M.
Kim, Y., Williams, MAK., Tzen, JTC., Luzio, GA., Galant, AL., & Cameron, RG. (2014). Characterization of charged functional domains introduced into a modified pectic homogalacturonan by an acidic plant pectin methylesterase (Ficus awkeotsang Makino) and modeling of enzyme mode of action. Food Hydrocolloids. 39, 319-329
[Journal article]Authored by: Williams, M.
Mercadante, D., Melton, LD., Jameson, GB., & Williams, MAK. (2014). Processive pectin methylesterases: The role of electrostatic potential, breathing motions and bond cleavage in the rectification of brownian motions. PLoS ONE. 9(2)
[Journal article]Authored by: Jameson, G., Williams, M.
Sasso, L., Suei, S., Domigan, L., Healy, J., Nock, V., Williams, MAK., . . . Gerrard, JA. (2014). Versatile multi-functionalization of protein nanofibrils for biosensor applications. Nanoscale. 6(3), 1629-1634
[Journal article]Authored by: Williams, M.
Fischer, J., Hall, JD., Patty, PJ., Williams, MAK., Waterland, MR., & Telfer, SG. (2013). Stereoselective aggregation of chiral complexes with threefold-symmetric pendant carboxyl groups: An example of "perfect" self-assembly not seen in the crystalline state?. RSC Advances. 3(31), 12648-12654
[Journal article]Authored by: Waterland, M., Williams, M.
Mercadante, D., Melton, LD., Jameson, GB., Williams, MAK., & De Simone, A. (2013). Substrate dynamics in enzyme action: Rotations of monosaccharide subunits in the binding groove are essential for pectin methylesterase processivity. Biophysical Journal. 104(8), 1731-1739
[Journal article]Authored by: Jameson, G., Williams, M.
Kim, Y., Williams, MAK., Galant, AL., Luzio, GA., Savary, BJ., Vasu, P., . . . Cameron, RG. (2013). Nanostructural modification of a model homogalacturonan with a novel pectin methylesterase: Effects of pH on nanostructure, enzyme mode of action and substrate functionality. Food Hydrocolloids. 33(1), 132-141
[Journal article]Authored by: Williams, M.
Al-Ghobashy, MA., Williams, MAK., Laible, G., & Harding, DRK. (2013). Coupled solid phase extraction and microparticle-based stability and purity-indicating immunosensor for the determination of recombinant human myelin basic protein in transgenic milk. Talanta. 109, 7-12
[Journal article]Authored by: Harding, D., Williams, M.
Vincent, RRR., Mansel, BW., Kramer, A., Kroy, K., & Williams, MAK. (2013). Micro-rheological behaviour and nonlinear rheology of networks assembled from polysaccharides from the plant cell wall. New Journal of Physics. 15
[Journal article]Authored by: Williams, M.
Lim, YF., Williams, MAK., Lentle, RG., Janssen, PWM., Mansel, BW., Keen, SAJ., . . . Chambers, P. (2013). An exploration of the microrheological environment around the distal ileal villi and proximal colonic mucosa of the possum (Trichosurus vulpecula). Journal of the Royal Society Interface. 10(81)
[Journal article]Authored by: Chambers, J., Janssen, P., Williams, M.
Mercadante, D., Melton, LD., Norris, GE., Loo, TS., Williams, MAK., Dobson, RCJ., . . . Jameson, GB. (2012). Bovine β-lactoglobulin is dimeric under imitative physiological conditions: Dissociation equilibrium and rate constants over the pH range of 2.5-7.5. Biophysical Journal. 103(2), 303-312
[Journal article]Authored by: Jameson, G., Williams, M.
Schuster, E., Lundin, L., & Williams, MAK. (2012). Investigating the relationship between network mechanics and single-chain extension using biomimetic polysaccharide gels. Macromolecules. 45(11), 4863-4869
[Journal article]Authored by: Williams, M.
Ralet, MC., Williams, MAK., Tanhatan-Nasseri, A., Ropartz, D., Quéméner, B., & Bonnin, E. (2012). Innovative enzymatic approach to resolve homogalacturonans based on their methylesterification pattern. Biomacromolecules. 13(5), 1615-1624
[Journal article]Authored by: Williams, M.
Fellah, A., Belmiloud, N., Haverkamp, RG., Hemar, Y., Otter, D., & Williams, MAK. (2012). Facilitating high-force single-polysaccharide stretching using covalent attachment of one end of the chain. Carbohydrate Polymers. 87(1), 806-815
[Journal article]Authored by: Haverkamp, R., Williams, M.
Piripi, SA., Williams, MAK., & Thompson, KG. (2011). On the sulfation pattern of polysaccharides in the extracellular matrix of sheep with chondrodysplasia. Cartilage. 2(1), 36-39
[Journal article]Authored by: Williams, M.
Belmiloud, N., Fellah, A., Haverkamp, RG., & Williams, MAK. (2011). Facilitating nanomechanical measurements on physisorbed biopolymers with automated on-the-fly monitoring of single-molecule force curves. Advanced Science Letters. 4(11-12), 3576-3579
[Journal article]Authored by: Haverkamp, R., Williams, M.
Lepper, C., Edwards, PJB., Dykstra, R., & Williams, MAK. (2011). Rheo-NMR studies of a nematic worm-like micelle system in a high-shear-rate regime. Soft Matter. 7(21), 10291-10298
[Journal article]Authored by: Edwards, P., Williams, M.
Cameron, RG., Luzio, GA., Kim, Y., Vasu, P., Savary, BJ., & Williams, MAK. (2011). Characterization of nanostructural modifications introduced into a model pectic homogalacturonan by esterases or chemical saponification and modeling of enzyme mode of action. Technical Proceedings of the 2011 NSTI Nanotechnology Conference and Expo, NSTI-Nanotech 2011. 3, 275-278
[Journal article]Authored by: Williams, M.
Lepper, C., Edwards, PJB., Dykstra, R., & Williams, MAK. (2011). Rheo-NMR studies of a nematic worm-like micelle system in a high-shear-rate regime. SOFT MATTER. 7(21), 10291-10298
[Journal article]Authored by: Edwards, P., Williams, M.
Schuster, E., Cucheval, A., Lundin, L., & Williams, MAK. (2011). Using SAXS to reveal the degree of bundling in the polysaccharide junction zones of microrheologically distinct pectin gels. Biomacromolecules. 12(7), 2583-2590
[Journal article]Authored by: Williams, M.
Fellah, A., Anjukandi, P., Hemar, Y., Otter, D., & Williams, MAK. (2011). Towards polysaccharide handles for single molecule experiments: Spectroscopic evidence for the selective covalent coupling of terminal sugar residues to desired substrates. Carbohydrate Polymers. 86(1), 105-111
[Journal article]Authored by: Williams, M.
Al-Ghobashy, MA., Williams, MAK., Laible, G., & Harding, DRK. (2011). CZE with on-line micellar sample stacking for determination of protein concentration of biopharmaceuticals. Chromatographia. 73(11-12), 1145-1153
[Journal article]Authored by: Harding, D., Williams, M.
Cameron, RG., Luzio, GA., Vasu, P., Savary, BJ., & Williams, MAK. (2011). Enzymatic modification of a model homogalacturonan with the thermally tolerant pectin methylesterase from citrus: 1. Nanostructural characterization, enzyme mode of action, and effect of pH. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. 59(6), 2717-2724
[Journal article]Authored by: Williams, M.
Otter, CA., Patty, PJ., Williams, MAK., Waterland, MR., & Telfer, SG. (2011). Mechanically interlocked gold and silver nanoparticles using metallosupramolecular catenane chemistry. Nanoscale. 3(3), 941-944
[Journal article]Authored by: Waterland, M., Williams, M.
Belmiloud, N., Fellah, A., Haverkamp, RG., & Williams, MAK. (2011). Facilitating nanomechanical measurements on physisorbed biopolymers with automated on-the-fly monitoring of single-molecule force curves. Advanced Science Letters. 4(11-12), 3576-3579
[Journal article]Authored by: Haverkamp, R., Williams, M.
Piripi, SA., Williams, MAK., & Thompson, KG. (2011). On the sulfation pattern of polysaccharides in the extracellular matrix of sheep with chondrodysplasia. Cartilage. 2(1), 36-39
[Journal article]Authored by: Williams, M.
Schuster, E., Lundin, L., & Williams, MAK. (2010). Insights into the potential functionality of single-chain force-induced conformational transitions in polymer networks: implications for polysaccharide signaling in the plant cell wall.. Phys Rev E Stat Nonlin Soft Matter Phys. 82(5 Pt 1), 051927
[Journal article]Authored by: Williams, M.
Lepper, C., Edwards, PJB., Schuster, E., Brown, JR., Dykstra, R., Callaghan, PT., . . . Williams, MAK. (2010). Rheo-NMR studies of the behavior of a nematic liquid crystal in a low-shear-rate regime: the transition from director alignment to reorientation.. Phys Rev E Stat Nonlin Soft Matter Phys. 82(4 Pt 1), 041712
[Journal article]Authored by: Edwards, P., Williams, M.
Lepper, C., Edwards, PJB., Schuster, E., Brown, JR., Dykstra, R., Callaghan, PT., . . . Williams, MAK. (2010). Rheo-NMR studies of the behavior of a nematic liquid crystal in a low-shear-rate regime: The transition from director alignment to reorientation. Physical Review E - Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics. 82(4)
[Journal article]Authored by: Edwards, P., Williams, M.
Schuster, E., Lundin, L., & Williams, MAK. (2010). Insights into the potential functionality of single-chain force-induced conformational transitions in polymer networks: Implications for polysaccharide signaling in the plant cell wall. Physical Review E - Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics. 82(5)
[Journal article]Authored by: Williams, M.
Williams, MAK., Cucheval, A., Nasseri, AT., & Ralet, MC. (2010). Extracting intramolecular sequence information from intermolecular distributions: Highly nonrandom methylester substitution patterns in homogalacturonans generated by pectinmethylesterase. Biomacromolecules. 11(6), 1667-1675
[Journal article]Authored by: Williams, M.
Anjukandi, P., Pereira, GG., & Williams, MAK. (2010). Langevin dynamics simulations reveal biologically relevant folds arising from the incorporation of a torsional potential. Journal of Theoretical Biology. 265(3), 245-249
[Journal article]Authored by: Williams, M.
Al-Ghobashy, MA., Cucheval, A., Williams, MAK., Laible, G., & Harding, DRK. (2010). Probing the interaction between recombinant human myelin basic protein and caseins using surface plasmon resonance and diffusing wave spectroscopy. Journal of Molecular Recognition. 23(1), 84-92
[Journal article]Authored by: Harding, D., Williams, M.
Hoang, VC., Williams, MAK., & Simpson, HV. (2010). Effects of weaning and infection with Teladorsagia circumcincta on mucin carbohydrate profiles of early weaned lambs. Veterinary Parasitology. 171(3-4), 354-360
[Journal article]Authored by: Williams, M.
Hoang, VC., Williams, MAK., & Simpson, HV. (2010). Monosaccharide composition of fundic and duodenal mucins in sheep infected with Haemonchus contortus or Teladorsagia circumcincta. VETERINARY PARASITOLOGY. 170(3-4), 253-261
[Journal article]Authored by: Williams, M.
Edwards, PJB., Kakubayashi, M., Dykstra, R., Pascals, SM., & Williams, MAK. (2010). Rheo-NMR studies of an enzymatic reaction: Evidence of a shear-stable macromolecular system. Biophysical Journal. 98(9), 1986-1994
[Journal article]Authored by: Edwards, P., Williams, M.
Hoang, VC., Williams, MAK., & Simpson, HV. (2010). Monosaccharide composition of fundic and duodenal mucins in sheep infected with Haemonchus contortus or Teladorsagia circumcincta. Veterinary Parasitology. 170(3-4), 253-261
[Journal article]Authored by: Williams, M.
Cucheval, ASB., Vincent, RR., Hemar, Y., And, DO., & Williams, MAK. (2009). Multiple particle tracking investigations of acid milk gels using tracer particles with designed surface chemistries and comparison with diffusing wave spectroscopy studies. Langmuir. 25(19), 11827-11834
[Journal article]Authored by: Williams, M.
Vincent, RR., & Williams, MAK. (2009). Microrheological investigations give insights into the microstructure and functionality of pectin gels. Carbohydrate Research. 344(14), 1863-1871
[Journal article]Authored by: Williams, M.
Cucheval, A., Al-Ghobashy, MA., Hemar, Y., Otter, D., & Williams, MAK. (2009). Direct measurements of interfacial interactions between pectin and κ-casein and implications for the stabilisation of calcium-free casein micelle mimics. Journal of Colloid and Interface Science. 338(2), 450-462
[Journal article]Authored by: Williams, M.
Cucheval, A., Vincent, RR., Hemar, Y., Otter, D., & Williams, MAK. (2009). Diffusing wave spectroscopy investigations of acid milk gels containing pectin. Colloid and Polymer Science. 287(6), 695-704
[Journal article]Authored by: Williams, M.
Williams, MAK., Cucheval, A., Ström, A., & Ralet, MC. (2009). Electrophoretic behavior of copolymeric galacturonans including comments on the information content of the intermolecular charge distribution. Biomacromolecules. 10(6), 1523-1531
[Journal article]Authored by: Williams, M.
Al-Ghobashy, MA., Williams, MAK., Brophy, B., Laible, G., & Harding, DRK. (2009). On-line casein micelle disruption for downstream purification of recombinant human myelin basic protein produced in the milk of transgenic cows. Journal of Chromatography B: Analytical Technologies in the Biomedical and Life Sciences. 877(16-17), 1667-1677
[Journal article]Authored by: Harding, D., Williams, M.
Vincent, RR., Cucheval, A., Hemar, Y., & Williams, MAK. (2009). Bio-inspired network optimization in soft materials - Insights from the plant cell wall. European Physical Journal E. 28(1), 79-87
[Journal article]Authored by: Williams, M.
Fellah, A., Anjukandi, P., Waterland, MR., & Williams, MAK. (2009). Determining the degree of methylesterification of pectin by ATR/FT-IR: Methodology optimisation and comparison with theoretical calculations. Carbohydrate Polymers. 78(4), 847-853
[Journal article]Authored by: Waterland, M., Williams, M.
Cameron, RG., Luzio, GA., Goodner, K., & Williams, MAK. (2008). Demethylation of a model homogalacturonan with a citrus salt-independent pectin methylesterase: Effect of pH on block size and number. Enzyme mode of action and resulting functionality. Gums and Stabilisers for the Food Industry 14. , 141-152
[Journal article]Authored by: Williams, M.
Al-Ghobashy, MA., Williams, MAK., & Harding, DRK. (2008). Factors affecting the performance of capillary isoelectric focusing in dynamically coated capillaries using polyethylene oxide polymer. Analytical Letters. 41(10), 1914-1931
[Journal article]Authored by: Harding, D., Williams, M.
Williams, MAK., Vincent, RR., Pinder, DN., & Hemar, Y. (2008). Microrheological studies offer insights into polysaccharide gels. Journal of Non-Newtonian Fluid Mechanics. 149(1-3), 63-70
[Journal article]Authored by: Williams, M.
Cameron, RG., Luzio, GA., Goodner, K., & Williams, MAK. (2008). Demethylation of a model homogalacturonan with a salt-independent pectin methylesterase from citrus: I. Effect of pH on demethylated block size, block number and enzyme mode of action. Carbohydrate Polymers. 71(2), 287-299
[Journal article]Authored by: Williams, M.
Williams, MAK., Marshall, A., Haverkamp, RG., & Draget, KI. (2008). Stretching single polysaccharide molecules using AFM: A potential method for the investigation of the intermolecular uronate distribution of alginate?. Food Hydrocolloids. 22(1), 18-23
[Journal article]Authored by: Haverkamp, R., Williams, M.
Vincent, RR., Pinder, DN., Hemar, Y., & Williams, MAK. (2007). Microrheological studies reveal semiflexible networks in gels of a ubiquitous cell wall polysaccharide.. Phys Rev E Stat Nonlin Soft Matter Phys. 76(3 Pt 1), 031909
[Journal article]Authored by: Williams, M.
Williams, MAK., Marshall, AT., Anjukandi, P., & Haverkamp, RG. (2007). Investigation of the effects of fine structure on the nanomechanical properties of pectin.. Phys Rev E Stat Nonlin Soft Matter Phys. 76(2 Pt 1), 021927
[Journal article]Authored by: Haverkamp, R., Williams, M.
Haverkamp, RG., Marshall, AT., & Williams, MAK. (2007). Model for stretching elastic biopolymers which exhibit conformational transformations.. Phys Rev E Stat Nonlin Soft Matter Phys. 75(2 Pt 1), 021907
[Journal article]Authored by: Haverkamp, R., Williams, M.
Ström, A., Ribelles, P., Lundin, L., Norton, I., Morris, ER., & Williams, MAK. (2007). Influence of pectin fine structure on the mechanical properties of calcium-pectin and acid-pectin gels. Biomacromolecules. 8(9), 2668-2674
[Journal article]Authored by: Williams, M.
Vincent, RR., Pinder, DN., Hemar, Y., & Williams, MAK. (2007). Microrheological studies reveal semiflexible networks in gels of a ubiquitous cell wall polysaccharide. Physical Review E - Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics. 76(3)
[Journal article]Authored by: Williams, M.
Noisuwan, A., Hemar, Y., Bronlund, JE., Wilkinson, B., & Williams, MAK. (2007). Viscosity, swelling and starch leaching during the early stages of pasting of normal and waxy rice starch suspensions containing different milk protein ingredients. Starch/Staerke. 59(8), 379-387
[Journal article]Authored by: Bronlund, J., Williams, M.
Haverkamp, RG., Marshall, AT., & Williams, MAK. (2007). Entropic and enthalpic contributions to the chair-boat conformational transformation in dextran under single molecule stretching. Journal of Physical Chemistry B. 111(48), 13653-13657
[Journal article]Authored by: Haverkamp, R., Williams, M.
Williams, MAK., Marshall, AT., Anjukandi, P., & Haverkamp, RG. (2007). Investigation of the effects of fine structure on the nanomechanical properties of pectin. Physical Review E - Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics. 76(2)
[Journal article]Authored by: Haverkamp, R., Williams, M.
Haverkamp, RG., Marshall, AT., & Williams, MAK. (2007). Model for stretching elastic biopolymers which exhibit conformational transformations. Physical Review E - Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics. 75(2)
[Journal article]Authored by: Haverkamp, R., Williams, M.
Goubet, F., Strom, A., Quemener, B., Stephens, E., Williams, MA., & Dupree, P. (2006). Resolution of the structural isomers of partially methylesterified oligogalacturonides by polysaccharide analysis using carbohydrate gel electrophoresis. Glycobiology. 16(1), 29-35
[Journal article]Authored by: Williams, M.
Hunt, JJ., Cameron, R., & Williams, MAK. (2006). On the simulation of enzymatic digest patterns: The fragmentation of oligomeric and polymeric galacturonides by endo-polygalacturonase II. Biochimica et Biophysica Acta - General Subjects. 1760(11), 1696-1703
[Journal article]Authored by: Williams, M.
Goubet, F., Strom, A., Quemener, B., Stephens, E., Williams, MA., & Dupree, P. (2006). Resolution of the structural isomers of partially methylesterified oligogalacturonides by polysaccharide analysis using carbohydrate gel electrophoresis. Glycobiology. 16(1), 29-35
[Journal article]Authored by: Williams, M.
Haverkamp, RG., Williams, MAK., & Scott, JE. (2005). Stretching single molecules of connective tissue glycans to characterize their shape-maintaining elasticity. Biomacromolecules. 6(3), 1816-1818
[Journal article]Authored by: Haverkamp, R., Williams, M.
Williams, MA. (2005). Biomaterials. New Zealand Science Review. 62(1-2), 30-32
[Journal article]Authored by: Williams, M.
Ström, A., Ralet, MC., Thibault, JF., & Williams, MAK. (2005). Capillary electrophoresis of homogeneous pectin fractions. Carbohydrate Polymers. 60(4), 467-473
[Journal article]Authored by: Williams, M.
Goubet, F., Ström, A., Quéméner, B., Stephens, E., Williams, MAK., & Dupree, P. (2006). Resolution of the structural isomers of partially methylesterified oligogalacturonides by polysaccharide analysis using carbohydrate gel electrophoresis. Glycobiology. 16(1), 29-35
[Journal article]Authored by: Williams, M.
Goubet, F., Ström, A., Dupree, P., & Williams, MAK. (2005). An investigation of pectin methylesterification patterns by two independent methods: Capillary electrophoresis and polysaccharide analysis using carbohydrate gel electrophoresis. Carbohydrate Research. 340(6), 1193-1199
[Journal article]Authored by: Williams, M.
Fabri, D., Williams, MAK., & Halstead, TK. (2005). Water T<inf>2</inf> relaxation in sugar solutions. Carbohydrate Research. 340(5), 889-905
[Journal article]Authored by: Williams, M.
Ström, A., & Williams, MAK. (2004). On the separation, detection and quantification of pectin derived oligosaccharides by capillary electrophoresis. Carbohydrate Research. 339(10), 1711-1716
[Journal article]Authored by: Williams, M.
Ström, A., & Williams, MAK. (2003). Controlled calcium release in the absence and presence of an ion-binding polymer. Journal of Physical Chemistry B. 107(40), 10995-10999
[Journal article]Authored by: Williams, M.
Williams, MAK., Foster, TJ., & Schols, HA. (2003). Elucidation of pectin methylester distributions by capillary electrophoresis. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. 51(7), 1777-1781
[Journal article]Authored by: Williams, M.
Zhang, H., Nishinari, K., Williams, MAK., Foster, TJ., & Norton, IT. (2002). A molecular description of the gelation mechanism of curdlan. International Journal of Biological Macromolecules. 30(1), 7-16
[Journal article]Authored by: Williams, M.
Williams, MAK., Buffet, GMC., & Foster, TJ. (2002). Analysis of partially methyl-esterified galacturonic acid oligomers by capillary electrophoresis. Analytical Biochemistry. 301(1), 117-122
[Journal article]Authored by: Williams, M.
Williams, MAK., & Benen, JAE. (2002). A novel enzyme activity involving the demethylation of specific partially methylated oligogalacturonides. Biochemical Journal. 367(2), 511-515
[Journal article]Authored by: Williams, M.
Lorén, N., Hermansson, AM., Williams, MAK., Lundin, L., Foster, TJ., Hubbard, CD., . . . Goodall, DM. (2001). Phase separation induced by conformational ordering of gelatin in gelatin/maltodextrin mixtures. Macromolecules. 34(2), 289-297
[Journal article]Authored by: Williams, M.
Zhang, H., Yoshimura, M., Nishinari, K., Williams, MAK., Foster, TJ., & Norton, IT. (2001). Gelation behaviour of konjac glucomannan with different molecular weights. Biopolymers. 59(1), 38-50
[Journal article]Authored by: Williams, M.
Williams, MAK., Fabri, D., Hubbard, CD., Lundin, L., Foster, TJ., Clark, AH., . . . Hermansson, AM. (2001). Kinetics of droplet growth in gelatin/maltodextrin mixtures following thermal quenching. Langmuir. 17(11), 3412-3418
[Journal article]Authored by: Williams, M.
Williams, MAK., Buffet, GMC., Foster, TJ., & Norton, IT. (2001). Simulation of endo-PG digest patterns and implications for the determination of pectin fine structure. Carbohydrate Research. 334(3), 243-250
[Journal article]Authored by: Williams, M.
Williams, MAK., Fabri, D., Halstead, TK., & Hubbard, CD. (2001). Versatile thermoelectric devices for precise, rapid, or slow heating or cooling of samples: UV-Vis and NMR spectroscopic applications. Instrumentation Science and Technology. 29(5), 367-382
[Journal article]Authored by: Williams, M.
Ayniard, P., Williams, MAK., & Clark, AH. (2000). A turbidimetric study of phase separating biopolymer mixtures during thermal ramping. Langmuir. 16(19), 7383-7391
[Journal article]Authored by: Williams, M.
Williams, MAK., Foster, TJ., Martin, DR., Norton, IT., Yoshimura, M., & Nishinari, K. (2000). A molecular description of the gelation mechanism of konjac mannan. Biomacromolecules. 1(3), 440-450
[Journal article]Authored by: Williams, M.
Moore, EA., Mortimer, M., Wigglesworth, C., & Williams, MAK. (1999). The energy barrier to reorientational motion of the trifluoromethyl group in lithium trifluoromethanesulphonate and its complex with poly(ethylene oxide): A comparison between modelling and NMR relaxation measurements. Chemical Physics Letters. 308(5-6), 503-508
[Journal article]Authored by: Williams, M.
Vichi, FM., Galembeck, F., Halstead, TK., & Williams, MAK. (1999). Relationship between pore structure and <sup>1</sup>H-NMR relaxation times in TiO<inf>2</inf>/poly(dimethylsiloxane) and CaCO<inf>3</inf>/poly(dimethylsiloxane) composite powders. Journal of Applied Polymer Science. 74(11), 2660-2666
[Journal article]Authored by: Williams, M.
Williams, MAK., Keenan, RD., & Halstead, TK. (1998). A nonlinear regression method for the analysis of <sup>1</sup>H T<inf>2</inf> dispersion curves including comments on the role of polydispersity. Magnetic Resonance in Chemistry. 36(3), 163-173
[Journal article]Authored by: Williams, M.
Williams, MAK., Keenan, RD., & Halstead, TK. (1998). A <sup>2</sup>H NMR lineshape study of -CH<inf>3</inf> group dynamics in pectin gels. Food Hydrocolloids. 12(1), 89-94
[Journal article]Authored by: Williams, M.
Zhong, HJ., Williams, MAK., Goodall, DM., & Hansen, ME. (1998). Capillary electrophoresis studies of pectins. Carbohydrate Research. 308(1-2), 1-8
[Journal article]Authored by: Williams, M.
Williams, MAK., & Halstead, TK. (1998). An analytical form describing T<inf>2</inf> dispersions resulting from diffusive exchange. Molecular Physics. 93(4), 609-613
[Journal article]Authored by: Williams, M.
Zhong, HJ., Williams, MAK., Keenan, RD., Goodall, DM., & Rolin, C. (1997). Separation and quantification of pectins using capillary electrophoresis: A preliminary study. Carbohydrate Polymers. 32(1), 27-32
[Journal article]Authored by: Williams, M.
Mortimer, M., Moore, EA., & Williams, MAK. (1996). <sup>7</sup>Li nuclear magnetic spin-lattice relaxation investigation of lithium trifluoromethanesulfonate and its complex with poly(ethylene oxide). Journal of the Chemical Society - Faraday Transactions. 92(24), 5043-5046
[Journal article]Authored by: Williams, M.
Williams, MAK., Keenan, RD., & Halstead, TK. (1996). A <sup>2</sup>H NMR spin-lattice relaxation study of -NH<sup>+</sup><inf>3</inf> group dynamics in polycrystalline L-alanine. Solid State Nuclear Magnetic Resonance. 6(1), 47-53
[Journal article]Authored by: Williams, M.
Mortimer, M., Moore, EA., & Williams, MAK. (1995). Nuclear magnetic relaxation study of poly(ethylene oxide) complexed with lithium trifluoromethanesulfonate. Journal of the Chemical Society, Faraday Transactions. 91(17), 2871-2876
[Journal article]Authored by: Williams, M.
Mortimer, M., Moore, EA., & Williams, MAK. (1992). <sup>19</sup>F nuclear magnetic resonance spin-lattice relaxation study of polycrystalline lithium trifluoromethanesulfonate, including comments on the influence of cross-correlation. Journal of the Chemical Society, Faraday Transactions. 88(16), 2393-2396
[Journal article]Authored by: Williams, M.

Book

Melton, LD., Xu, AY., Williams, MAK., & McGillivray, DJ. (2018). Interactions of macromolecules: β-Lactoglobulin interaction with pectins. In Encyclopedia of Food Chemistry. (pp. 424 - 430).
[Chapter]Authored by: Williams, M.
Pradhan, S., Whitby, CP., & Williams, MAK. (2018). Applications of microrheology to food systems. In Encyclopedia of Food Chemistry. (pp. 130 - 133).
[Chapter]Authored by: Whitby, C., Williams, M.
Lundin, L., Williams, MAK., & Foster, TJ. (2003). Phase separation in foods. In Texture in Food. (pp. 63 - 85).
[Chapter]Authored by: Williams, M.
Williams, MA., Buffet, G., & Foster, T. (2002). Capillary electrophoresis as a tool for the characterisation of pectin fine structure. In PA. Williams, & GOP. Eds (Eds.) Gums and stabilisers for the food industry 11. (pp. 13 - 26). Cambridge, UK: The Royal Society of Chemistry
[Chapter]Authored by: Williams, M.

Creative Work

Williams, MA.(2005). Why we are all big softies. [online]. Auckland, NZ: e=mc2: The Story of the Universe
[Film or Video]Authored by: Williams, M.

Report

Sutherland-Smith, AJ., Raudsepp, A., Robertson, SP., & williams, MAK. (2014). RSNZ Marsden Grant Report; Stretching protein springs: How do cells respond to force?.
[Commissioned Report]Authored by: Raudsepp, A., Sutherland-Smith, A., Williams, M.

Conference

Andrew, PK., Fan, D., Raudsepp, A., Lofroth, M., Staufer, U., Williams, MAK., . . . Avci, E.Design of optical micromachines for use in biologically relevant environments. IEEE/ASME International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics, AIM. (pp. 2039 - 2045).
[Conference]Authored by: Avci, E., Williams, M.
Andrew, P-K., Fan, D., Avci, E., Williams, M., & Staufer, U. (2019). Manufacturing Microrobots to Aid in Optical Tweezer Studies of Single Molecules. , The MinacNed International MicroNano Conference 2019
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Avci, E., Williams, M.
Irani, AH., Owen, JL., Mercadante, D., & Williams, MAK.Homogalacturonans Illuminate the Role of Counterion Condensation in Polyelectrolyte Transport. BIOPHYSICAL JOURNAL. 112 (3)(pp. 592A - 592A). 0006-3495.
[Conference]Authored by: Williams, M.
Raudsepp, A., Suei, S., Sutherland-Smith, AJ., & Williams, M. (2014). Three dimensional force spectroscopy of a single extended DNA molecule. Poster session presented at the meeting of 2014 Biophysical Congress. Brisbane, Australia
[Conference Poster]Authored by: Raudsepp, A., Sutherland-Smith, A., Williams, M.
Raudsepp, A., Sutherland-Smith, A., & Williams, M.(2014). Rotating angled plate diffusing wave spectroscopy. Paper presented at the meeting of International Journal of Nanotechnology. Auckland, New Zealand
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Raudsepp, A., Sutherland-Smith, A., Williams, M.
Munro, BC., Edwards, PJB., Williams, MAK., & Dykstra, R. (2013). Investigation into new methods for Residual Dipolar Coupling aided structural determination of a small organic molecule. Poster session presented at the meeting of New Zealand Institute of Chemistry Conference. Victoria Univeristy, Wellington, New Zealand
[Conference Poster]Authored by: Edwards, P., Williams, M.
Mansel, B., Raudsepp, A., Sutherland-Smith, AJ., & Williams, MAK. (2013). An investigation of heterogeneity in biogels using multiple particle tracking. Poster session presented at the meeting of Sixth International Conference on Advance Materials and Nanotechnology
[Conference Poster]Authored by: Raudsepp, A., Sutherland-Smith, A., Williams, M.
Hoang, VC., Simpson, HV., Williams, MAK., & Simcock, DC.Effects of parasitism on gastrointestinal mucins of sheep.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Williams, M.
Haverkamp, RG., Marshall, AT., & Williams, MAK. (2007). The thermodynamics of single molecule stretching of polysaccharides: Implications for elastic tissues. In AIChE Annual Meeting, Conference Proceedings
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Haverkamp, R., Williams, M.
Williams, MA., Vincent, RR., Pinder, DN., & Hemar, Y. (2007, February). Micro-rheological studies of biopolymer networks with Multiple Particle Tracking. Presented at 3rd International Conference on Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology (AMN-3). Wellington, NZ.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Williams, M.
Ström, A., Lundin, L., Norton, I., Morris, E., & Williams, MAK.Fine structure modification of pectin - Analytical characterisation and rheological implications. Gums and Stabilisers for the Food Industry 13. (pp. 85 - 97).
[Conference]Authored by: Williams, M.
Williams, MA., Vincent, RR., Pinder, DN., & Hemar, Y. (2006, June). Micro-rheological studies with multiple particle tracking. Presented at International Workshop on Mesoscale and Multiscale Description of Complex Fluids. Monash University Centre, Prato, Italy.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Williams, M.
Haverkamp, RG., Marshall, AT., & Williams, MA. (2006). Single molecule polysaccharide stretching: A model for the conformational transformations. In Proceedings of the World Polymer Congress: 41st International Symposium on Macromolecules: Brazilian Polymer Association
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Haverkamp, R., Williams, M.
Williams, MA., Haverkamp, RG., Marshall, AT., & Draget, KI. (2006). Stretching single polysaccharide molecules using AFM: A potential method for the investigation of the intermolecular uronate distribution of alginate?. In 8th International Hydrocolloids Conference: Norwegian University of Science and Technology
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Haverkamp, R., Williams, M.
Marshall, AT., Haverkamp, RG., & Williams, MA. (2006). Stretching single molecules of pectin and their force induced conformational transformations. In Back to the Basics: From Small Molecules to Materials and Surfaces: Proceedings of the New Zealand Institute of Chemistry (NZIC) 2006 Conference(pp. 151 - 152). : New Zealand Institute of Chemistry
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Haverkamp, R., Williams, M.
Williams, BA., Haverkamp, RG., & Scott, JE. (2005, February). Stretching single polysaccharide molecules using AFM. Presented at Second International Conference on Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology. Queenstown, NZ.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Haverkamp, R., Williams, M.
Williams, MA., Haverkamp, RG., & Scott, JE. (2005). Stretching single molecules of connective tissue glycans using AFM. Poster session presented at the meeting of 1st International Conference on Mechanics of Biomaterials and Tissues. Waikoloa, HI
[Conference Poster]Authored by: Haverkamp, R., Williams, M.
Williams, MA. (2004, October). Stretching single biopolymers. Presented at MacDiarmid Institute Video-Conference Seminar. Massey University, Palmerston North, NZ.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Williams, M.
Williams, MA. (2004, August). Perspectives on polysaccharide sequencing. Presented at 7th International Hydrocolloids Conference. Melbourne, VIC.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Williams, M.
Strom, A., Schumm, S., & Williams, MA. (2003). DE determination of pectins using ATR/FT-IR and capillary electrophoresis. Poster session presented at the meeting of 12th Gums and Stabilisers for the Food Industry Conference. North East Wales Institute, Wrexham, UK
[Conference Poster]Authored by: Williams, M.
Williams, MA. (2003, July). Sugar and spice adventures in polysaccharide biophysics. Presented at 11th New Zealand Institute of Physics National Conference 2003: Enhancing Physics. Massey University, Palmerston North, NZ.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Williams, M.
Williams, MA. (2003, December). Biopolymer structure: Function relationships. Presented at Food Colloids and Biopolymer: From Basic Theory to Practical Realities. Massey University, Palmerston North, NZ.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Williams, M.
Haug, I., Williams, MAK., Lundin, L., Smidsrød, O., & Draget, KI. (2003). Molecular interactions in, and rheological properties of, a mixed biopolymer system undergoing order/disorder transitions. Food Hydrocolloids. Vol. 17 (pp. 439 - 444).
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Williams, M.
Williams, MA., Foster, T., Russell, AL., & Norton, IT. (2000, September). The influence of solvent conditions on polysaccharide functionality. Presented at 5th International Hydrocolloids Conference: The Human-Hydrocolloid Interface. Raleigh, NC.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Williams, M.
Zhang, H., Nishinari, K., Foster, TJ., Williams, MAK., & Norton, IT. (2001). A study of the gelation of the polysaccharide curdlan. Studies in Surface Science and Catalysis. Vol. 132 (pp. 65 - 68).
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Williams, M.

Other

Williams, MA. (2006). Picking up the pieces. In Food Science Australia. Presented at North Ryde, Sydney, NSW.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Williams, M.
Williams, MA. (2006, July). Interactive science and technology display. In Te Manawa Science Festival. Presented at Palmerston North, NZ.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Williams, M.
Williams, MA. (2006, October). What is 'natural' anymore? and does anyone care?. In Science Cafe @ Te Manawa. Presented at Palmerston North, NZ.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Williams, M.
Williams, MA. (2006, December). Nature's nanotech: Designing soft materials from the bottom up. In Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering. Presented at University of Melbourne, Melbourne, VIC.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Williams, M.
Williams, BA. (2005). Space: 2005 Te Manawa science festival. Te Manawa Museums Trust
[Other]Authored by: Williams, M.
Williams, MA. (2005). Ask-a-scientist question. Otago Daily Times
[Other]Authored by: Williams, M.
Williams, BA. (2004). Cool stuff. Click onto Sciences Day
[Other]Authored by: Williams, M.
Williams, BA. (2004). Why smashing things apart is only half the story. Manawatu Science Festival
[Other]Authored by: Williams, M.

Teaching and Supervision

Summary of Doctoral Supervision

Position Current Completed
Main Supervisor 5 10
Co-supervisor 3 3

Current Doctoral Supervision

Main Supervisor of:

  • Josiah Cleland - Doctor of Philosophy
    Theoretical Investigation into Long Timescale Anomalous Diffusion in Complex Viscoelastic Systems
  • Ben Westberry - Doctor of Philosophy
    Investigating the gelation mechanism of carrageenan networks
  • Nimisha Nimisha Mohan Das - Doctor of Philosophy
    Biophysical studies of an important processive enz yme of the plant cell wall
  • Sashikumar Ramamirtham - Doctor of Philosophy
    Rheological Studies of Interfaces Stabilized by Protein-Polymer Complexes
  • Susav Pradhan - Doctor of Philosophy
    Biophysical investigations of cells focusing on the utility of Optical Tweezers.

Co-supervisor of:

  • Shikeale Harris - Doctor of Philosophy
    Casein micelles under osmotic stress
  • Sophie Burling - Doctor of Philosophy
    Innervated "muscle-on-a-chip" for diagnostics and research of neuromuscular disorders
  • Kate Andrew - Doctor of Philosophy
    Development of Optical Nano Machines for Observation of Molecules

Completed Doctoral Supervision

Main Supervisor of:

  • 2020 - Sapna Ravindran - Doctor of Philosophy
    Capture Probabilities in Pair-wise Collisions of Emulsion Drops -- Measurement and Application
  • 2018 - Amir Irani - Doctor of Philosophy
    Charged polysaccharides as model polyelectrolytes: Computational studies of transport and conformational properties
  • 2018 - Pablo Hernandez Cerdan - Doctor of Philosophy
    Biopolymer networks: Image Analysis, Reconstruction and Modeling
  • 2015 - Bradley Mansel - Doctor of Philosophy
    Structure and Dynamics of Biopolymer Networks
  • 2012 - Robert Ward - Doctor of Philosophy
    The Development and Applications of a Low-Field Portable NMR system.
  • 2012 - Abdanour Fellah - Doctor of Philosophy
    Physical and Chemical Attachment of Pectins to Substrates: Methods, Characterisation and Application
  • 2011 - Erich Schuster - Doctor of Philosophy
    Hierarchical Structure Function Models of Biopolymer Networks
  • 2010 - Padmesh Anjukandi - Doctor of Philosophy
    Computational approaches to the calculation of spectroscopic, structural and mechanical properties of polysaccharide chains
  • 2010 - Aurelie Cucheval - Doctor of Philosophy
    Investigations of the behaviour of pectin in casein micelle systems and their analgues
  • 2008 - Romaric Vincent - Doctor of Philosophy
    Microrheological investigations of biopolymer networks

Co-supervisor of:

  • 2015 - Christopher Lepper - Doctor of Philosophy
    Effects of High Pressure on DNA and its Components
  • 2010 - Cam Hoang - Doctor of Philosophy
    Mucin changes associated with abomasal parasitism in sheep
  • 2009 - Medhat Al-Ghobashy - Doctor of Philosophy
    Downstream purficiation and analysis of the recombinant human myelin basic protein produced in the milk of transgenic cows.