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September 2017: Congratulations to Courtney Fast on her successful M.Sc. defense!

 


 

June 2017: Italian-style dinner (with two lab alumni) at ASMS in Indianapolis/IN.

ASMS2017

Dupe, Victor, Courtney, Ming, Brad, Lars.


May 2017: Congratulations to Haidy Metwally, who won the award for best student oral presentation at the Enabling Technology (ETP) Symposium in Ottawa.

 


March 2017: Congratulations to Angela Murcia Rios, on scoring second place in Computational Chemistry at this year's SOUSCC Conference which was held at York University/Toronto.

 


 

June 2016: Everyone had a great time at ASMS in San Antonio, TX.

Victor, Ming, Vlad, Courtney, Lars.


 

May 2016: And another major recognition for Siavash Vahidi: We just found out the he won the Best Graduate Thesis Award from the Canadian Society for Mass Spectrometry (CSMS). Way to go, Siavash!

CSMS Vice-President Lekha Sleno (second from left) with Siavash,IMSC Toronto (August 2016).


May 2016: Siavash Vahidi wins the Paul de Mayo Award for the best Ph.D. thesis in the Department of Chemistry. Congratulations!!!

Acting Chair Ken Yeung, Siavash, and Lars.


June/July 2015: Four of our graduate students successfully defend their theses this summer:

Sherry Yu Sun (M.Sc.), Modupeola Sowole (Ph.D.), Robert McAllister (M.Sc.), and Siavash Vahidi (Ph.D.).

Congratulations to all of you!

Siavash, with our lab members, and external examiner Rebecca Jockusch (Toronto).

 

Thumbs-up for Robert at the Grad Club.

 

Dupe and Lars after the defense (external examiner Derek Wilson, York).

 

Sherry, looking very happy after completing her M.Sc.

AND after winning 1st place at the CSC Analytical Poster Competition in Ottawa.


June 2015: Lars receives the Edward G. Pleva Award for Excellence in Teaching.

Lars with Western President Amit Chakma.


June 2015: Good times at the ASMS Conference in St. Louis, MO!

Dupe, Robert, Ming, Courtney, Siavash, Lars.


December 2014: Modupeola Sowole receives a CSMS Travel Award that allows her to attend this year's Lake Louise meeting.

Dupe, Pat Savory (Waters), Paul Mayer (CSMS President).


May 2014: Congratulations to Robert McAllister and Siavash Vahidi, who both won an Ontario Graduate Scholarship / Queen Elizabeth II Graduate Scholarship in Science and Technology.


May 2014: Lars is the winner of this year's W.A.E McBryde Medal from the Canadian Society for Chemistry. More information.


April 2014: Congratulations to Antony Rodriguez, on completing his M.Sc. degree.


October 2013: Yan (Lucy) Pan is the winner of this year's Paul de Mayo Award for her Ph.D. work in our lab. Congratulations!!!

Lucy P de M
Dept. Chair Kim Baines, Lucy, and Lars
.




June 2013: Impressions from this year's ASMS conference in Minneapolis.


Group lunch with Siavash, Jason, Dupe, Eduardo, Lars, Antony, and Jingxi.


50th Floor ASMS reception: Lars, David Schriemer, Jon Amster, Fred McLafferty, Janna Kiselar.



June 2013: At ASMS it was announced that Lars is winner of the 2013 Fred Lossing Award from the Canadian Society for Mass Spectrometry. More information.

Award ceremony at the 2013 Lake Louise Workshop: Lars, Kathy Moffatt (Agilent),
and Paul Mayer (CSMS President)
.



April 2013: Lars is winner of this year's Ken Standing Award, sponsored by ETP Inc. and The University of Manitoba. More information.




March 2013: Pittcon in Philadelphia.


Dinner at the historic City Tavern: Evan Williams, Brandon Ruotolo, Lars, Michael Gross, and David Clemmer.



January  2013: Congratulations to Jenna Liu, for successfully defending her Ph.D. thesis. External examiner was Prof. Sarah Trimpin from Wayne State University.



May 2012: Impressions from the 2012 ASMS Conference in Vancouver:


LK Lab group dinner.


Speakers at the ASMS "HDX and Covalent Labeling" Interest Group Workshop. The Workshop was co-organized by Lars and David Schriemer (University of Calgary). From left to right: Derek Wilson, Christoph Borchers, Lars, Joshua Sharp, Michael Chalmers, David Schriemer, Keith Fadgen, Kasper Rand.



May 2012: Our recent JMB paper is highlighted in Chemical and Engineering News.




Brad's Ph.D. celebration at the Grad Club.

April 2012: Congratulations to Dr. Brad Stocks. Brad passed his Ph.D. examination today. The external examiner was Prof. Gerold Schmitt-Ulms from the University of Toronto.



March 2012: Amanda Comeau places first in the Analytical/Bioanalytical Division at the 40th Southern Ontario Undergraduate Student Chemistry Conference (SOUSCC). Congratulations!!!



February 2012:
Congratulations to JiangJiang (Jenna) Liu, on winning one of this year's Graduate Thesis Research Awards.




Lucy Pan (on the left), holding the "Goblet of Knowledge" at the Grad Club.

October 2011: Congratulations to Yan (Lucy) Pan, who defended her PhD thesis after less then four years in our lab, and with more than ten papers published. External examiner was Prof. Michael Siu from York University, Toronto.



September 2011: Congratulations to Elias Ahadi, who successfully defended his PhD thesis on Sept. 6. External examiner was Prof. Igor Kaltashov from the University of Massachusetts/Amherst.



September 2011: Our Synapt Mass Spectrometer is up and running!            





July/August 2011: Lars organized and chaired the Gordon Research Conference on Biological Molecules in the Gas Phase and in Solution, which was attended by more than 100 top-notch scientists from all over the world. The conference was held at Proctor Academy in Andover, New Hampshire. The full-size original conference photograph is available here. More pictures can be found here.





June 2011:
Group dinner at the 59th ASMS Conference in Denver. This year we presented a record 7 posters, two orals, and one contribution at the HDX/Covalent Labeling Interest Group meeting. Shown in this picture: Elias, Lars, Brad, Stephen, Jingxi, and Lucy (missing: Jenna and Siavash).




May 2011: For the second time in a row, Brad Stocks  is selected as the recipient of the Nellie Farthing Fellowship, one of the most important awards that the Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry presents to especially deserving graduate students. Congratulations!!!



May 2011:
Congratulations to Dr. Jingxi Pan, on winning the 2011 Canadian Life Sciences Travel Award of the Canadian Society for Mass Spectrometry, in support of his presentation at this year's ASMS meeting in Denver.



March 2011:
Lars Konermann is the winner of this year's Florence Bucke Science Prize (UWO, Faculty of Science).



March 2011: Congratulations to Stephen Sciuto for placing first at the 39th Southern Ontario Undergraduate Student Chemistry Conference (Analytical/Environmental Division) in Waterloo. In addition, Stephen is winner of this year's Hypercube Scholar Award.



March 2011: Congratulations to Stephen Sciuto, who just found out that he received an NSERC Canada Graduate Scholarship (M).



Feb. 2011: Yan (Lucy) Pan  and Brad Stocks both receive Graduate Thesis Research Awards. Congratulations !





Yalda Liaghati-Mobarhan
  celebrates her successful M.Sc. defense
by taking a sip from the "Goblet of Knowledge" at the UWO Grad Club (Dec. 2010).




Oct.  2010:
Congratulations to Brad Stocks
  on receiving an NSERC Canada Graduate Scholarship (CGS D).



Sept.  2010:
Congratulations to Brad Stocks
  on receiving a 2010 CSMS Travel Award, sponsored by Waters Canada.



June 2010:
Congratulations to Brad Stocks
  for being selected as the recipient of this year's Nellie Farthing Fellowship, one of the most important awards that the Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry presents to especially deserving graduate students.





May 2010:
Group dinner at the 58th ASMS Conference in Salt Lake City, where we presented two talks and four posters: Jenna, Yalda, Derek (now at York University), Doug (now at SCIEX), Lars, Mahasilu, Jingxi, Brad, Lucy (missing: Elias).




March 2010:
Congratulations to Yan (Lucy) Pan
  for receiving an NSERC CGS D Scholarship!



March 2010: Congratulations to Brad Stocks  for receiving an NSERC PGS D Scholarship!



March 2010: Congratulations to Tomasz Czarny for placing first at the 38th Southern Ontario Undergraduate Student Chemistry Conference (Analytical Division).



July 2009:
We are happy to announce that Brad Stocks is the recipient of an OGSST stipend for 2009 / 2010. Congratulations!!



June 2009:
Congratulations to Dr. Yuhong Liu on her successful Ph.D. defense.

Yuhong Graduation

After Yuhong's defense - we celebrate at the Grad Club.
On the far left is Prof. Otis Vacratsis (University of Windsor), Yuhong's external examiner.




June 2009: Everyone had a great time at the 57th ASMS Conference in Philadelphia, where we presented seven posters and two talks.

ASMS 2009

Group dinner: Lars, Brian, Jingxi, Yuhong, Lucy, Brad, Elias, Cam.
 


April 2009:
Congratulations to Lucy (Yan) Pan, on being awarded a Canada Graduate Scholarship (CGS M).



April 2009: Congratulations to Brian Boys, on his successful  M.Sc. defense.

Brian graduation

Elias, Brian, Brad, and Jingxi

June 2008: Congratulations to Xin Tong, on the successful completion of her M.Sc. degree.  Xin actually defended back in January, but she came back to attend Convocation this month.

Xin's graduation

Lars and Xin.



May 2008:
In addition to the successful renewal of our Discovery Grant, we were awarded equipment funds (RTI 1), and a Discovery Accelerator Grant from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC). We also received an equipment grant from the UWO Academic Development Fund (ADF).



May 2008:
Congratulations to Yuhong Liu, on winning an OGSST Award for 2008-09.




March 2008:
The Chemistry Department is pleased to announce four new promotions, which will become effective on July 1. Profs. James Wisner (left), Oleg Semenikhin (middle left), and Zhifeng Ding (right) have been promoted to Associate Professor, with tenure. Prof. Lars Konermann (middle right) has been promoted to the rank of Full Professor.

2008 promotion



December 2007:
Congratulations to Brian Boys, on winning a Travel Award from the Canadian Society for Mass Spectrometry (CSMS), which allowed him to attend this year's 20th Workshop on Tandem Mass Spectrometry in Lake Louise, AB.

BB LL 2007

Brian between sessions. Mt. Victoria in the background.





July 2007:
Congratulations to Mark Kuprowski, on the successful completion of his Master's thesis.



June 2007:
Impressions from the 2007 ASMS Conference in Indianapolis:

ASMS2007

Peter, Brian, Mark, and Brad with 2002 Nobel Prize winner John B. Fenn.


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Xin, Lars, and Doug (now working for Sciex).




March 2007: After living "in exile" for about one year, the group has moved back to our former lab location in the (now newly renovated) B&G building. It's great to be back home!! 



January 2007:
Congratulations to Yuhong Liu, on winning one of this year's Graduate Thesis Fund (GTRF) Awards.




September 2006:
Congratulations to Belal Hossain, on his successful M.Sc. defense.




ASMS2006

June 2006: Group dinner at the ASMS Conference in Seattle, WA.
Mark, Belal, Brian, Xin, Lesley, Yuhong, Peter, Lars.


May 2006: Congratulations to Lesley Rutledge, on winning an NSERC Canada Graduate Scholarship. Lesley is currently working in our lab as a research assistant, in September she will officially start as a Ph.D. student.



April 2006:
Congratulations to Derek Wilson, who accepted a tenure-track faculty position at
the Department of Chemistry, York University (Toronto). Derek will take up his new job in 2007.



April 2006:
Congratulations to Yuhong Liu, on winning an Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS) for 2006/2007.


Brian Boys

March 2006: We are delighted to announce that  Brian Boys is the winner of this year's  CSC Silver Medal, the 2006 McNabb Scholarship, the Varian Canada Prize for Analytical Chemistry, and an NSERC Canada Graduate Scholarship (CGS M). In addition, Brian's presentation placed third at the Southern Ontario Undergraduate Student Chemistry Conference (SOUSCC, Biochemistry Division) at York University.  Congratulations, Brian !!!


October 2005: Congratulations to Derek Wilson, on an excellent Ph.D. defense. Derek's external examiner was John Klassen from the University of Alberta. Derek will soon take up an NSERC post-doctoral fellowship in the group of Chris Dobson at the University of Cambridge (UK).


September 2005: Lars gives a keynote lecture at the Annual Conference of the British Society for Mass Spectrometry in York, UK.



June 2005:
Congratulations to Yuhong Liu, on winning an Ontario Graduate Scholarship in Science and Technology (OGSST).



June 2005:
Lars is recipient of this year's Faculty of Science Award of Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching.




June 2005: Our group presented five posters and a talk at this year's ASMS Conference in San Antonio, Texas.


ASMS 2005 dinner

Lars, Doug (now in Cambridge, UK), Derek, Mark, and Yuhong enjoying Texas-style ribs.



May 2005: Congratulations to Derek Wilson, on winning a best poster award for his presentation "Ultra-rapid Microfluidic Desalting of Protein Solutions for Electrospray Mass Spectrometry" at this year's Western Institute for Nanoscience (WINS) Conference.


March 2005: Congratulations to Derek Wilson, on winning an NSERC post-doctoral fellowship. Last year, Derek was awarded a Canada Graduate Scholarship, NSERC's top award for graduate students. Way to go, Derek !!!

March 2005: Our new CFI/OIT-funded Micromass Q-TOF Ultima is now up and running (resolution = 20,000!!).


September 2004: Congratulations to Doug Simmons on an excellent Ph.D. defense (external examiner: Dan Fabris). During his tenure in our lab, Doug held several stipends (NSERC PGS and OGS). He received an NSERC post-doctoral fellowship that he will spend at Cambridge University (UK) in the group of Carol Robinson.

April 2004: After a superb Ph.D. defense (external examiner: Max Deinzer), Sonya Clark has won the 2004 Collip medal for the most outstanding Ph.D. student from one of the Basic Science Programs. In addition, she was awarded the 2004 William Zaharia Award for the best Biochemistry Ph.D. student. Sonya will now spend her NSERC post-doctoral fellowship with Ben Berks at Oxford University in the UK. While she was in our lab, Sonya was supported by several stipends (NSERC PGS A, PGS B, and OGSST).

 

 

 

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