Dear Colleagues and Friends,

on behalf of the International Glycoconjugate organization and of the organizing Committee,  it’s a great pleasure and honor to welcome you to Milano, Italy, for the 2019 International Symposium on Glycoconjugates.

The International Symposium on Glycoconjugates is the official biannual meeting promoted by the International Glycoconjugate organization. The symposium is the 25th edition continuing a long-standing tradition dating back to 1964.

Its key feature is the gathering of scientists involved in all of the diverse aspects of the research on Glycoconjugates under the same roof.

The past editions of the symposium were highly successful, truly international and truly interdisciplinary events. This meeting thus covers all of the aspects of glycoconjugates chemistry and biochemistry, and of glycotechnology.

Glycans linked to lipids (in glycolipids) and to proteins (in glycoproteins and proteoglycans) play crucial roles in all aspects of biology in viruses, microorganisms and mammals, in particular humans.

The symposium will be structured with plenary lectures, symposia and workshops with invited keynote lectures and oral presentations selected from submitted abstracts, and poster sessions.

Traditionally, special attention is devoted to the active participation of young people to the symposium.

The scientific committee, composed of outstanding glycoscientists is open to receive your suggestions and comments on new opportunities to organize the meeting, as well as, suggestions for specific or new topics deserving a particular attention.

As usual, the Symposium will be the occasion to assign the IGO Award to an eminent and currently active mid-career glycoscientist and to a promising junior member of the glycocommunity. Please send nominations for the IGO Award and share the information for Young Glycoscientist Award auto nominations.

We are gathering in Milano, one of the cradles of Italian cultural tradition; however, a city projected into the future.

Milano is an exciting destination offering different kinds of leisure and cultural attractions. It is very well connected with the rest of the world thanks to its 3 airports.

The meeting venue is the central seat of the University of Milano, a historical building less than one hour away from the airports and located a few steps from the ancient heart of the old town, and from the vibrant atmosphere of a world-class fashion and shopping district.

We welcome you and deeply hope that you will have a great time in Milano at Glyco25!


Prof. Sandro Sonnino
Prof. Alessandro Prinetti