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The Power List 2021

Welcome to our annual celebration of the great and inspirational minds that underpin the medical laboratory

Putting together last year’s Power List was a surreal experience; at the time, we were just getting to grips with how COVID-19 was affecting the world and changing our everyday lives. We faced a very uncertain future – especially with the grave need for faster, better, more widespread testing (not to mention vaccines and treatments). Now in 2021, pathology and laboratory medicine have learned many lessons in terms of developing faster tests, increasing accuracy, working with staff and reagent shortages, adapting labs to operate within the bounds of social distancing, and working faster than ever before to diagnose disease and research new treatments and preventions.

The pandemic is not over – and won’t be for some time – but there are plenty of reasons to feel optimistic. And, through a year and a half of these ongoing efforts, laboratories never gave up. Not only against COVID-19, but also against the routine diseases humanity continues to fight. Cancer, genetic disorders, infections… these challenges didn’t go away when the pandemic began and neither did laboratorians’ dedication to finding new diagnostics and treatment options.

For 2021, we present some of the most inspirational pathologists and laboratory medicine professionals in six different categories:

Behind the Scenes

In the Wings

Leading Roles

In the Spotlight


Front(line) and Center

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