Mark Sykes

Mark is responsible for new product development in proficiency testing, developing bespoke schemes and project supervision of student interns.

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  • Area of expertise
    Analytical Chemistry
  • Years of experience
    20+
  • Highest qualification
    MSc

Mark works closely with all colleagues in Fapas but also consults and collaborates with other colleagues in Fera and externally. His responsibilities include co-ordinating the Fapas Advisory activities. Mark's background is in analytical chemistry, specifically chemical residues testing using mass spectrometry. He moved away from the laboratory bench to join Fapas in 2009.

Mark is an author or co-author of over 20 peer-reviewed scientific papers and a book chapter and continues to publish work on proficiency testing data. Mark travels extensively to speak at international conferences and workshops, to meet customers and agents. Mark is also a member of the Royal Society of Chemistry, Fapas representative of UK Proficiency Testing Working Group and Fapas representative of EA ILC Testing Working Group.


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Established in 1990, Fapas is a globally recognised provider of proficiency tests, running over 400 tests annually across an extensive range of matrices and analytes for the food and water, environmental chemistry and microbiology sectors.


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Mark and their team work with customers to deliver the following services within Fera...


Food Contact Materials Testing

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Contaminant Testing

Our experts focus on the scientific research relating to intentionally added food components and to those arising from chemical changes during food processing, bioactive chemicals and natural toxicants.

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Authenticity Testing

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Attending or speaking at
Services

Mark and their team work with customers to deliver the following services within Fera...


Food Contact Materials Testing

Our work involves targeted and non targeted analysis of known and unknown migrants. Analysis can be carried out in complex matrices (foods, food simulants and food contact materials and articles) utilising a range of advanced chromatographic and mass spectrometric techniques.

Learn more

Contaminant Testing

Our experts focus on the scientific research relating to intentionally added food components and to those arising from chemical changes during food processing, bioactive chemicals and natural toxicants.

Learn more

Authenticity Testing

Fera's analysts use industry leading techniques and cutting edge technologies to ensure compliance with food safety regulations, protecting public health and traceability.

Learn more

All Our Food Safety Science

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