I am delighted to invite highly qualified graduate students in Mass Spectrometry to participate in our innovative Collaborative Research and Training Experience (CREATE) program, made possible by the generous support of the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) of Canada. The CREATE program provides an exciting opportunity for graduate students to enrich their training and career opportunities. To help do so we have gathered a consortium of excellent and successful academic researchers and a group of multi-national industrial collaborators. All major mass spectrometry applications are made available and trainees will be able to participate in an Industrial Internship Program and in workshops, seminars and conferences. The sky is the limit! I wish all graduate students the best of success as you transition from trainees to productive employees in the Canadian workforce!

Diethard Bohme (Program Director)


Mass Spectometry is one of the most powerful analytical tools ever devised, capable of identifying literally tens of thousands of compounds in a single measurement. It is so sensitive that it can detect zeptomolar (10-22) concentrations – that’s a few hundred molecules per litre- and is so specific, it can distinguish between two molecules that differin mass by less than an electron! MS-ESE is designed to provide world-class training in mass spectrometry and MS-enabled science. As a participant in the program, you will be working with world-leading mass spectrometry-oriented researchers and you will have access to a host of exciting ‘value added’ programs, including an industrial internship, workshops and conference presentation opportunities, all of which will give you a substantial advantage on entering the job market. So, congratulations, welcome and good luck!

Derek Wilson, Program Manager