Glyco@Oz was originally founded as an informal network in late 2019 following the 1st and 2nd Australasian Glycoscience Symposium (Lorne, VIC, Feb, 2018 and Adelaide, SA, Sep, 2019, respectively), which highlighted the need for a network that could serve to connect Australian glycoscientists across institutions and interest areas.
Capitalising on the success of the Glyco@Oz network and building on the substantial momentum and support from the community, we launched the Australian Glycoscience Society in July 2022.
The mission of the Australian Glycoscience Society is to advance the glycosciences in Australia by:
- Raising the profile of the glycosciences in Australia and internationally
- Diversifying and strengthening the glycosciences within Australia by facilitating connections between individuals and other associations, within Australia and internationally
- Advancing the glycosciences through outreach and exchange across all fields relevant to the science of sugars
- Advancing education by fostering the talents of young glycoscientists