School of Pharmacy UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN - MADISON MCGS 2017 Midwest Carbohydrate and Glycobiology Symposium ©UW-Madison University Communications. Photographer: Jeff Miller The 13th Midwest Carbohydrate and Glycobiology Symposium will be held at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, September 22-23, 2017, organized by Weiping Tang, Jiaoyang Jiang, and Lingjun Li. The goal of the symposium is to bring together researchers interested in carbohydrate chemistry, biology, and biomedical applications. This is an excellent opportunity for glycoscience investigators to share new advances and ideas and for students/postdocs to learn the latest scientific developments, hone their presentation skills, and develop a sense of community. The symposium will be a two-day event. The first evening (Friday) will consist of a poster setup/session and an evening symposium. Saturday will be a full day symposium with breaks for poster viewing and judging. About half of the oral talks will be selected from the abstracts and given by students and postdocs. Several keynote lectures are also planned. There will be multiple awards to students and postdocs giving the best oral presentations and posters. About MCGS Professors Xuefei Huang and Steve Sucheck started the inaugural Midwest Carbohydrate and Glycobiology Symposium (MCGS) at the University of Toledo in 2005. Since then, this symposium has been held at the University of Toledo, Wayne State University, Ohio State University, Cleveland State University, University of Cincinnati, Michigan State University, the University of Michigan, and the Central Michigan University during the past 12 years. All of these symposia have been well attended and highly successful with excellent talks by students/postdocs and leading scientists. This year, we would like to continue this tradition at UW-Madison. Our sponsors for MCGS-2017: We thank UW-School of Pharmacy, WARF, Promega, Scientific Protein Laboratories, ACS Carbohydrate Division and UW-Medicinal Chemistry Center for generously supporting this year’s MCGS.