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University Archives & Special Collections, A-3952. (Patrick Hayes)

Tissue Culture Course

In 1963 the head of the University of Saskatchewan’s Department of Cancer Research, Joseph F. Morgan, and the head of the Department of Anatomy, Sergey Federoff, combined forces to organize the International Tissue Culture Course.

Given on a biennial basis, it was designed for established scientists and graduate students from various disciplines.  From the beginning it was attended by scientists from around the world.

The U of S was in a unique position to foster tissue culture studies.

Members of faculty in a variety of disciplines were using tissue culture techniques in the areas of human, animal and plant research. The concentration of tissue culture research created a hothouse environment where innovation could blossom.

In this photo from the first tissue culture course in August 1963, Morgan is seated next to Federoff (standing).