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Correspondence concerning specific research projects funded from the Ford Foundation grant II, 1967-1977

Identifier: Coll-1364/2/2/3

Scope and Contents

Contains: correspondence chiefly with individuals who conducted research under Beatty funded by the Ford grant, including Marta Vojtiskova, Abraham Kulangara and R.S Mathur, chiefly about their resulting articles and reprints. Also present are typescripts of Vojtiskova's paper 'Presence of H-2d antigens in mouse spermatozoa' and 'Histocompatibility antigens on mouse spermatozoa', correspondence about staffing and appointments (including some references from Beatty), typescripts of annual reports to the Foundation for the years 1968 to 1971 and report on activities from Robert E. Denell, A.D Carothers and Richard Hancock.


  • Creation: 1967-1977

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Conditions Governing Access

Open, subject to researcher completing a Data Protection undertaking form.

Biographical / Historical

Marta Vojtiskova joined the Institute in April 1968 as a Post-Doctoral Fellow salaried from the Grant, working on mouse spermatozoa. Vojtiskova's paper 'Presence of H-2d antigens in mouse spermatozoa' was published in Nature, 222:1293-4 and 'Histocompatibility antigens on mouse spermatozoa' was published in Folia Biologica,15(5):322-32, both in 1969. Kulangara's paper 'Individual Patterns of Ram Seminal Antigens' was published in the Journal of Immunology, 102:6, 1445-1453 (01 June 1969). R.S Mathur joined in October 1969 for a nine month period, studying the enzymes of spermatozoa. A.D Carothers was a Research Associate at the Institute from October 1972 to February 1975 and Robert E. Denell was a Visiting Fellow from 1972 to 1973.


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