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Dr Elizabeth Williams

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

 Living Systems Institute S02.07

 

Living Systems Institute, University of Exeter, Stocker Road, Exeter, EX4 4QD

Overview

I am a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the research group of Professor Gáspár Jékely, 'Neurobiology of Marine Zooplankton', at the Living Systems Institute, University of Exeter.

I use molecular biology approaches to study the ecology, evolution and development of marine invertebrate larvae.

Qualifications

2005 - 2010 PhD Molecular Marine Biology, University of Queensland

2004 BSc Hons I Zoology, University of Queensland

2001 - 2003 BSc Marine Biology, University of Queensland

Career

2018 - Present Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of Exeter

2010 - 2017 Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology, Tübingen, Germany.

Research

Publications

Key publications | Publications by category | Publications by year

Key publications


Verasztó C, Ueda N, Bezares-Calderón LA, Panzera A, Williams EA, Shahidi R, Jékely G (In Press). Ciliomotor circuitry underlying whole-body coordination of ciliary activity in the Platynereis larva. Elife, 6 Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Williams EA, Verasztó C, Jasek S, Conzelmann M, Shahidi R, Bauknecht P, Mirabeau O, Jékely G (In Press). Synaptic and peptidergic connectome of a neurosecretory center in the annelid brain. Elife, 6 Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Williams EA, Jékely G (In Press). Towards a systems-level understanding of development in the marine annelid Platynereis dumerilii. Curr Opin Genet Dev, 39, 175-181. Abstract.  Author URL.
Schmidt A, Bauknecht P, Williams EA, Augustinowski K, Gründer S, Jékely G (2018). Dual signaling of Wamide myoinhibitory peptides through a peptide-gated channel and a GPCR in Platynereis. FASEB J, 32(10), 5338-5349. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Varoqueaux F, Williams EA, Grandemange S, Truscello L, Kamm K, Schierwater B, Jékely G, Fasshauer D (2018). High Cell Diversity and Complex Peptidergic Signaling Underlie Placozoan Behavior. Curr Biol, 28(21), 3495-3501.e2. Abstract.  Author URL.

Publications by category


Journal articles

Verasztó C, Ueda N, Bezares-Calderón LA, Panzera A, Williams EA, Shahidi R, Jékely G (In Press). Ciliomotor circuitry underlying whole-body coordination of ciliary activity in the Platynereis larva. Elife, 6 Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Williams E, Cummins S, Degnan SM (In Press). Effective induction of abalone settlement and metamorphosis corresponds to biomolecular composition of natural cues. Communicative and Integrative Biology, 2, 1-3.
Williams EA, Verasztó C, Jasek S, Conzelmann M, Shahidi R, Bauknecht P, Mirabeau O, Jékely G (In Press). Synaptic and peptidergic connectome of a neurosecretory center in the annelid brain. Elife, 6 Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Williams EA, Jékely G (In Press). Towards a systems-level understanding of development in the marine annelid Platynereis dumerilii. Curr Opin Genet Dev, 39, 175-181. Abstract.  Author URL.
Schmidt A, Bauknecht P, Williams EA, Augustinowski K, Gründer S, Jékely G (2018). Dual signaling of Wamide myoinhibitory peptides through a peptide-gated channel and a GPCR in Platynereis. FASEB J, 32(10), 5338-5349. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Varoqueaux F, Williams EA, Grandemange S, Truscello L, Kamm K, Schierwater B, Jékely G, Fasshauer D (2018). High Cell Diversity and Complex Peptidergic Signaling Underlie Placozoan Behavior. Curr Biol, 28(21), 3495-3501.e2. Abstract.  Author URL.
Shahidi R, Williams EA, Conzelmann M, Asadulina A, Verasztó C, Jasek S, Bezares-Calderón LA, Jékely G (2015). A serial multiplex immunogold labeling method for identifying peptidergic neurons in connectomes. Elife, 4 Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Williams EA, Conzelmann M, Jékely G (2015). Myoinhibitory peptide regulates feeding in the marine annelid Platynereis. Front Zool, 12(1). Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Asadulina A, Conzelmann M, Williams EA, Panzera A, Jékely G (2015). Object-based representation and analysis of light and electron microscopic volume data using Blender. BMC Bioinformatics, 16 Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Randel N, Asadulina A, Bezares-Calderón LA, Verasztó C, Williams EA, Conzelmann M, Shahidi R, Jékely G (2014). Neuronal connectome of a sensory-motor circuit for visual navigation. Elife, 3 Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Conzelmann M, Williams EA, Tunaru S, Randel N, Shahidi R, Asadulina A, Berger J, Offermanns S, Jékely G (2013). Conserved MIP receptor-ligand pair regulates Platynereis larval settlement. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A, 110(20), 8224-8229. Abstract.  Author URL.
Conzelmann M, Williams EA, Krug K, Franz-Wachtel M, Macek B, Jékely G (2013). The neuropeptide complement of the marine annelid Platynereis dumerilii. BMC Genomics, 14 Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Stewart P, Williams E, Stewart MJ, Soonklang N, Degnan SM, Cummins SF, Hanna PJ, Sobhon P (2011). Characterization of a GABAA receptor ß subunit in the abalone Haliotis asinina that is upregulated during larval development. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, 410, 53-60.
WILLIAMS EA, DEGNAN SM (2009). Carry-over effect of larval settlement cue on postlarval gene expression in the marine gastropod Haliotis asinina. Molecular Ecology, 18(21), 4434-4449.
Williams EA, Cummins S, Degnan SM (2009). Settlement specifics: Effective induction of abalone settlement and metamorphosis corresponds to biomolecular composition of natural cues. Communicative and Integrative Biology, 2(4), 347-349. Abstract.
WILLIAMS EA, DEGNAN BM, GUNTER H, JACKSON DJ, WOODCROFT BJ, DEGNAN SM (2009). Widespread transcriptional changes pre-empt the critical pelagic-benthic transition in the vetigastropod Haliotis asinina. Molecular Ecology, 18(5), 1006-1025.
Williams EA, Craigie A, Yeates A, Degnan SM (2008). Articulated Coralline Algae of the Genus. Amphiroa. Are Highly Effective Natural Inducers of Settlement in the Tropical Abalone. Haliotis asinina. The Biological Bulletin, 215(1), 98-107.
Jacobs MW, Degnan SM, Woods R, Williams E, Roper KE, Green K, Degnan BM (2006). The effect of larval age on morphology and gene expression during ascidian metamorphosis. Integrative and Comparative Biology, 46(6), 760-776.

Chapters

Williams EA, Carrier T (2018). An -omics Perspective on Marine Invertebrate Larvae. In Carrier T, Heyland A, Reitzel A (Eds.) Evolutionary Ecology of Marine Invertebrate Larvae, Oxford University Press, 288-304.

Publications by year


In Press

Verasztó C, Ueda N, Bezares-Calderón LA, Panzera A, Williams EA, Shahidi R, Jékely G (In Press). Ciliomotor circuitry underlying whole-body coordination of ciliary activity in the Platynereis larva. Elife, 6 Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Williams E, Cummins S, Degnan SM (In Press). Effective induction of abalone settlement and metamorphosis corresponds to biomolecular composition of natural cues. Communicative and Integrative Biology, 2, 1-3.
Williams EA, Verasztó C, Jasek S, Conzelmann M, Shahidi R, Bauknecht P, Mirabeau O, Jékely G (In Press). Synaptic and peptidergic connectome of a neurosecretory center in the annelid brain. Elife, 6 Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Williams EA, Jékely G (In Press). Towards a systems-level understanding of development in the marine annelid Platynereis dumerilii. Curr Opin Genet Dev, 39, 175-181. Abstract.  Author URL.

2018

Williams EA, Carrier T (2018). An -omics Perspective on Marine Invertebrate Larvae. In Carrier T, Heyland A, Reitzel A (Eds.) Evolutionary Ecology of Marine Invertebrate Larvae, Oxford University Press, 288-304.
Schmidt A, Bauknecht P, Williams EA, Augustinowski K, Gründer S, Jékely G (2018). Dual signaling of Wamide myoinhibitory peptides through a peptide-gated channel and a GPCR in Platynereis. FASEB J, 32(10), 5338-5349. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Varoqueaux F, Williams EA, Grandemange S, Truscello L, Kamm K, Schierwater B, Jékely G, Fasshauer D (2018). High Cell Diversity and Complex Peptidergic Signaling Underlie Placozoan Behavior. Curr Biol, 28(21), 3495-3501.e2. Abstract.  Author URL.

2015

Shahidi R, Williams EA, Conzelmann M, Asadulina A, Verasztó C, Jasek S, Bezares-Calderón LA, Jékely G (2015). A serial multiplex immunogold labeling method for identifying peptidergic neurons in connectomes. Elife, 4 Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Williams EA, Conzelmann M, Jékely G (2015). Myoinhibitory peptide regulates feeding in the marine annelid Platynereis. Front Zool, 12(1). Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Asadulina A, Conzelmann M, Williams EA, Panzera A, Jékely G (2015). Object-based representation and analysis of light and electron microscopic volume data using Blender. BMC Bioinformatics, 16 Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.

2014

Randel N, Asadulina A, Bezares-Calderón LA, Verasztó C, Williams EA, Conzelmann M, Shahidi R, Jékely G (2014). Neuronal connectome of a sensory-motor circuit for visual navigation. Elife, 3 Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.

2013

Conzelmann M, Williams EA, Tunaru S, Randel N, Shahidi R, Asadulina A, Berger J, Offermanns S, Jékely G (2013). Conserved MIP receptor-ligand pair regulates Platynereis larval settlement. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A, 110(20), 8224-8229. Abstract.  Author URL.
Conzelmann M, Williams EA, Krug K, Franz-Wachtel M, Macek B, Jékely G (2013). The neuropeptide complement of the marine annelid Platynereis dumerilii. BMC Genomics, 14 Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.

2011

Stewart P, Williams E, Stewart MJ, Soonklang N, Degnan SM, Cummins SF, Hanna PJ, Sobhon P (2011). Characterization of a GABAA receptor ß subunit in the abalone Haliotis asinina that is upregulated during larval development. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, 410, 53-60.

2010

Williams EA (2010). Genetic and environmental interplay during development: Variation at metamorphosis in a natural population of the tropical abalone, Haliotis asinina (Linnaeus).

2009

WILLIAMS EA, DEGNAN SM (2009). Carry-over effect of larval settlement cue on postlarval gene expression in the marine gastropod Haliotis asinina. Molecular Ecology, 18(21), 4434-4449.
Williams EA, Cummins S, Degnan SM (2009). Settlement specifics: Effective induction of abalone settlement and metamorphosis corresponds to biomolecular composition of natural cues. Communicative and Integrative Biology, 2(4), 347-349. Abstract.
WILLIAMS EA, DEGNAN BM, GUNTER H, JACKSON DJ, WOODCROFT BJ, DEGNAN SM (2009). Widespread transcriptional changes pre-empt the critical pelagic-benthic transition in the vetigastropod Haliotis asinina. Molecular Ecology, 18(5), 1006-1025.

2008

Williams EA, Craigie A, Yeates A, Degnan SM (2008). Articulated Coralline Algae of the Genus. Amphiroa. Are Highly Effective Natural Inducers of Settlement in the Tropical Abalone. Haliotis asinina. The Biological Bulletin, 215(1), 98-107.

2006

Jacobs MW, Degnan SM, Woods R, Williams E, Roper KE, Green K, Degnan BM (2006). The effect of larval age on morphology and gene expression during ascidian metamorphosis. Integrative and Comparative Biology, 46(6), 760-776.

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