Biography: Dr. Sumarah is a Research Scientist with Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada in London, Ontario and an Adjunct Research Professor at both Carleton and Western University. He is originally from Halifax where he obtained his undergraduate degree from St. Mary’s University. He then completed his graduate and post-doctoral studies at Carleton University with Prof. J. David Miller. Dr. Sumarah is an analytical and natural products chemist with expertise in the isolation, structural elucidation and analysis of small organic molecules from complex biological matrices using LC-MS and NMR. The majority of his current research is focused on the development and implementation of better tools using mass spectrometry for the detection and monitoring of mycotoxins in the food production.