Societies and organisations

Scope and Content

Includes material from six organisations:

  • The bulk relates to the Human Genome Organisation, HUGO, of which Ferguson-Smith was a founding and Executive Council member. Most of the material relates to the European Commission (EC) support for Single Chromosome Workshops (SCWs), including the 1991 Working Party (which included Ferguson-Smith) of the Advisory Committee for the Human Genome Analysis programme that recommended the EC should fund SCWs under HUGO guidelines, and subsequent EC contracts to fund SCWs, March 1992-October 1999;
  • There is also significant material relating to the foundation of the International Society for Prenatal Diagnosis in 1996. Ferguson-Smith was a founder member, serving on the Board, and as President ,1998-2002.


Arranged into record series alphabetically by name of society or organisation then chronologically within record series. The files described below are arranged into separate folders which contain loose pages of correspondence and other related papers and reports.

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