Sumarah, Mark, PhD


Contact Information:

1391 Sandford Street
London, Ontario N5V 4T3
Telephone: 519-457-1470
Fax: 519-457-3997

Areas of Expertise:

  • LC-MS
  • NMR
  • Natural products chemistry
  • Fermentation, isolation and characterization of secondary metabolites from fungi

Research Publications:

The links below lead to abstracts with access to full text.








Other Science Related Publications:


  • Abdellatif, L., Sumarah, M.W., Gan, Y.T., and Hamel, C. (2015). Metabolites from plant growth promoting rhizobacteria isolated from the rhizosphere of lentil growing in the Canadian Prairie (Notice of Discovery).
  • Khan, A.H., Wana, J., Sumarah, M.W., Macfie, S. M., and Ray, M.B. (2015). "Advanced oxidation pre-treatment of benzalkonium chlorides (BACs) prior to biological treatment.", 2015 AIChE Annual Meeting, Salt Lake City, USA, November 8-13, 2015, pp. 446-455.


  • Cáceres, L.A., McGarvey, B.D., Yeung, K.K.-C., Hannoufa, A., Sumarah, M.W., Benitez, X., and Scott, I.M. (2014). "Insect repellent and attractant activities of Brassicaceae apocarotenoid volatiles α- β- and dihydro- β-ionone.", Annual Meeting of the Entomological Society of Ontario, Toronto, ON, Canada, October 3-5, 2014, Platform presentation.
  • Challa, S., Scott, I.M., Cáceres, L.A., Sumarah, M.W., Tian, L.-N., and Hannoufa, A. (2014). "Natural Plant Volatiles: A Sustainable Pest Control Strategy.", Eastern Regional Meeting of the Canadian Society of Plant Biologists, Guelph, ON, Canada, November 28-29, 2014, Oral presentation.
  • Scott, I.M., Cáceres, L.A., Challa, S., Hannoufa, A., Sumarah, M.W., Tian, L.-N., Shipp, L., and Shipp, J.L. (2014). "Deterring tomato pests by manipulating the flower volatiles.", Joint Annual Meeting of the Entomological Societies of Canada and Saskatchewan. Symposium: Arthropod “omics” – Impact on Management, Saskatoon, Canada, September 26-October 1, 2014, Platform presentation.
  • Sumarah, M.W., Qi, T., Miller, J.D., and Seifert, K.A. (2014). "Study of black Aspergilli from Canadian vineyards and the associated risk of ochratoxin A and fumonisin contamination of wine.", 8th Conference of the World Mycotoxin Forum, Vienna, Austria, November 2014. (Poster)


  • Cáceres, L.A., McGarvey, B.D., Scott, I.M., Sumarah, M.W., and Hannoufa, A. (2012). "Apocarotenoid emission study in wild type and transgenic Arabidopsis plants over-expressing CCD-1 and their feeding effects against cabbage loopers.", 51st Phytochemical Society of North America (PSNA) Annual Meeting, University of Western Ontario, London, ON, Canada, August 11-15, 2012.
  • Niu, W., Gijzen, M., Sumarah, M.W., and McGarvey, B.D. (2012). "Metabolism of the Soybean-Fungus Host-Pathogen Interaction-A Plant Metabolomics Study.", Pharmaceutical Biology, 50(11), pp. 1371-1372. (Abstract)


  • Sumarah, M.W., Puniani, E., Sørensen, D., Blackwell, B.A., and Miller, J.D. (2009). "Characterization of metabolites from red spruce endophytes by LC-MS-SPE/NMR.", Gordon Research Conference on Mycotoxins and Phycotoxins, Colby-Sawyer College, New London, NH, USA, June 21-26, 2009. (Poster)
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