The Center for Research in Mass Spectrometry (CRMS) is an internationally-recognized ORU focusing on mass spectrometry and related research. CRMS embodies a long-standing area of strength in FSc, with world-class contributions to research areas ranging from gas-phase ion chemistry to clinical proteomics. CRMS continues to provide research leadership, a focus for research intensification and a platform for advancement and outreach to the Faculty of Science at York Univeristy.

MS-ESE is an innovative Collaborative Research and Training Experience (CREATE) program made possible by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) of Canada, under the umbrella of CRMS. It provides graduate students the opportunity to work with world-leading mass spectrometry-oriented researchers, mutli-national industrial collaborators and the opportunity to participate in workshops, seminars and conferences. Visit the Mass Spectrometry Enabled Science and Engineering (MS-ESE) website for more information: www.ms-ese.ca.

Summary of Annual Report 13-14

Membership and Governance

   Diethard K. Bohme, Distinguished Research Professor (Chemistry); Canada Research Chair
    (Tier I) in Physical Chemistry (Chemical Mass Spectrometry); Emeritus of Chemistry
    Alan C. Hopkinson, Professor Emeritus of Chemistry
   Demian Ifa, Assistant Professor of Chemistry
   Sergey Krylov, Professor (Chemistry); Canada Research Chair in Bioanalytical Chemistry
    K.W. Michael Siu, Distinguished Research Professor (Chemistry);
    Derek Wilson, Associate Professor of Chemistry, Director, CRMS
    John McDermott, Professor and McLaughlin Research Chair
    D. K. Bohme – Emeritus
    A.C. Hopkinson – Emeritus
    D. Ifa
    K.W.M. Siu
    D.J. Wilson
    S. Krylov
    J. McDermott


Conferences, workshops, etc.

61th ASMS Conference, June 9th – 13th, 2013 - American Society for Mass Spectrometry meeting in Minneapolis MN, USA. The following students and PDF from the following labs attended the conferences: Dr. Wilson students/PDF are Tamanna Rob, Peter Liuni, Shaolong Zhu, Diana Resetca and John Van Nostrand they presented posters.

The 30th Trent Conference on Mass Spectromerty in Orillia, ON, August 12-15, 2013 – 8 People attended the, Tamanna Rob, Peter Liuni, Shaolong Zhu, Diana Resetca, Preet Gill and Derek Wilson. All students gave talks

Mass Spectrometry Imaging Seminar in Iceland, August 28 – September 4, 2013 - Attended by Demian Ifa.

Canadian Forum for Analytical and Bioanalytical Sciences.  (13th Toronto Post ASMS Symposium) September 25, 2013 - Attended, presented and Chaired by Demian Ifa

The Lake Louise Conference on Tandem Mass Spectrometry, December 3-8, 2013 - Attended by Demian Ifa, Delcan Williams and Diana Resetca. Both presented at the conference.

Indian Institute of Technology Madras – IIT Madras in Chennai, January 17, 2014 - Invited Guest speaker Demian Ifa.

The Australian Proteomics Society Meeting; February 5-9, 2014 - Attended and presented by Derek Wilson

Knowledge mobilization / engagement / outreach / technology transfer activities, etc.

  1. AB SCIEX: Bohme, Siu and Wilson, collaborative projects that co-developed and transferred technologies and knowledge to the industrial partner; PDFs and students employed by AB SCIEX.
  2. Sanofi Pasteur: Siu, collaborative project on protein characterization that transferred both research findings and technologies to the company.
  3. Smith Detections, Wilson collaborative project that co-develop and transferred technologies and knowledge to the industrial partner related to NSERC Engage grant.


  1. Ifa: Mentorship, facilitation and introduction provided by Bohme and Siu for grants application and networking.
  2. Wilson: Mentorship and advice for professional activities by Siu.
  3. 9 Graduate Students: Declan Williams (PhD), Yating Wang (PhD), Tamanna Rob (PhD) Graduated, Peter Liuni (PhD), Alexander Chramow (MSc), Tanam Hamid (MSc), Dragos Lostum (MSc), Shaolong Zhu (MSc), Diana Resetca (MSc)
  4. 4 Post-doctoral Fellows: Voislav Blagojevic, Elaine C. Cabral (funded by The National Council for Scientific and Technological Development CNPq/Brazil) and Alessandra Tata (funded by Fundacao de Amparo a Pesquisa do Estado de Sao Paulo FAPESP/BRAZIL). Justin Lau, and Matias Butler.

Contributions to teaching and joint supervision

  1. McDermott and Siu: Joint supervision of a graduate student and PDF
  2. Hopkinson and Siu, Joint supervision of three graduate students and three PDFs
  3. Bohme and Ifa, Joint supervision of 1 graduate student
  4. Wilson and Siu: Joint supervision of a Graduate student

Other research leadership activities

  1. Provided proteomics research analyses and collaborations to faculty at York University and external collaborators: Siu, the following is a partial list - Mark Bayfield, Sam Benchimol, Imogen Coe, Logan Donaldson, Chun Peng, Vivian Saridakis, Michael Schied, Yi Sheng and Joel Shore, all Biology; Dasantila Golemi-Koltra and Sergey Krylov, both Chemistry;  Michael Emes, University of Guelph; Mark Erwin, Toronto Western Hospital; Kathy Siminovitch, Samuel Lunenfeld Research Institute, Mount Sinai Hospital; Lili-Naz Hazrati, Hospital for Sick Children; Daphnia Goring, University of Toronto; Sheila Singh, McMaster University.