Mark Sykes

Mark is Head of Science for Proficiency Testing, responsible for the scientific integrity of all Fera’s proficiency testing services.

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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 advising on all aspects of proficiency tests, co-ordinating the Fapas Advisory activities, new product development in proficiency testing, developing bespoke schemes and supervision of student projects. 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 30 peer-reviewed scientific papers and a book chapter and continues to publish work on proficiency testing data. Mark travels extensively to speak at conferences and workshops, to meet customers and our international agents. Mark is a Member of the Royal Society of Chemistry and the Fapas representative of the UK Proficiency Testing Working Group.

More about FAPAS

Fapas is a world renowned accredited proficiency testing provider, supporting the food and water testing industries since 1990. We support laboratories to help them to achieve the quality of analysis demanded of them by their customers, accreditation bodies and managers.

We supply hundreds of proficiency tests a year to thousands of laboratories across all continents of the world, except Antarctica.  We supply real matrix test samples for all routine analytical disciplines in the fields of food chemistry, food microbiology, genetically modified materials, drinking water chemistry and microbiology, environmental chemistry and microbiology.

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Services

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


Proficiency Testing

Proficiency testing is an essential part of laboratory quality assurance and participation is an expected requirement of ISO 17025 accreditation. Fapas proficiency testing provides an independent assessment of your laboratory performance and compares your results to laboratories worldwide.

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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

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

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All Our Food Safety Science
Attending or speaking at
Services

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


Proficiency Testing

Proficiency testing is an essential part of laboratory quality assurance and participation is an expected requirement of ISO 17025 accreditation. Fapas proficiency testing provides an independent assessment of your laboratory performance and compares your results to laboratories worldwide.

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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