Mark Williams


Mark Williams is the Automation Scientist for I03 and the MX group. He has a Masters in Chemistry from the University of Bristol, and joined Diamond in 2007.

Email: [email protected]
Tel: +44 (0) 1235 778861

Techniques and Disciplines

Other Specialist Areas

  • Robotics
  • Automated Data Collections

Latest Publications

Current Research Interests

I work mostly on automation on I03, I04, i04-1 and I24, looking after the BART robots. I also work with the Data Acquisition team on improving the python scripting within GDA, and with the scientific software team on the automatic data analysis.

I have worked on different methods for automated crystal centring on the beamlines, including optical centring using machine vision plugins on our axis viewing system, and X-ray centring using combinations of grid scans.

Fisher, S. J., Levik, K. E., Williams, M. A., Ashton, A. W. & McAuley, K. E. (2015).
SynchWeb: a modern interface for ISPyB. Journal of Applied Crystallography, 48, 927-932.
doi: 10.1107/S1600576715004847

Aller, P., Sanchez-Weatherby, J., Foadi, J., Winter, G., Lobley, C. M., Axford, D., Ashton, A. W., Bellini, D., Brandao-Neto, J., Culurgioni, S., Douangamath, A., Duman, R., Evans, G., Fisher, S., Flaig, R., Hall, D. R., Lukacik, P., Mazzorana, M., McAuley, K. E., Mykhaylyk, V., Owen, R. L., Paterson, N. G., Romano, P., Sandy, J., Sorensen, T., von Delft, F., Wagner, A., Warren, A., Williams, M., Stuart, D. I., Walsh, M. A. (2015). Application of in situ diffraction in high-throughput structure determination platforms. Methods in Molecular Biology, 1261, 233-253.

Ren, J., Wang, X., Hu, Z., Gao, Q., Sun, Y., Li, X., Porta, C., Walter, T. S., Gilbert, R. J., Zhao, Y., Axford, D., Williams, M., McAuley, K., Rowlands, D. J., Yin, W., Wang, J., Stuart, D. I. & Fry, E. E. (2013).
Picornavirus uncoating intermediate captured in atomic detail. Nature Communications, 4, 1929.
doi: 10.1038/ncomms2889

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