Michael Cornes, BSc, MSc, PhD, FRCPath, EuSpLm

Consultant Clinical Scientist, Biochemistry Department, Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust, Worcester, UK

Dr Michael Cornes was born in Guisborough (UK) on the 14th of October 1980. He graduated in Biochemistry in 2002 from The University of Birmingham. He then went on to complete a PhD in The Institute of Cancer Studies at The University of Birmingham in 2008. In 2009 he completed his MSc in medical biochemistry as part of the West Midlands Training Course for Biochemistry. He became a European Specialist in Laboratory Medicine (EuSpLm) and became Fellow of the Royal College of Pathologists (FRCPath) in 2015. From 2006 to 2016 he worked as a Trainee through senior and on to a Principal grade biochemist at Royal Wolverhampton Hospital Trust and from December 2016 is a Consultant Clinical Scientist at Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust.

He has published over 30 articles in peer reviewed journals and has spoken regularly at both national and international conferences around the globe. He is on the scientific committee for the biennial conference for the Pre-analytical phase. Dr Cornes is the chair of the ACB (Association of Clinical Biochemists) Working group for the preanalytical phase and also sits on the Mass Spectrometry Working group for the same organisation. Since 2012 he has been the young member of the EFLM (European Federation for Laboratory Medicine) Working Group for the preanalytical phase and he also sits on the EFLM task and finish group for the standardisation of the colours of blood tube closures.

His main research interests are in harmonisation and standardisation in the pre-analytical phase, Mass spectrometry.