The 23rd International Glycoconjugate Symposium (GLYCO XXIII), gathering all persons interested in any field of Glycoconjugates and Glycobiology was held in Split, Croatia, September 15-20, 2015.

At Glyco XXIII the emphasis was on the progress in the areas of glycoscience covering methods and technologies needed to synthesize, analyze and manipulate glycans which enable the glycoscience to reach out to other disciplines and provide them with tools to deepen our understanding of the world around us. In addition to “classical sessions”, a number of sessions and speakers focused on the role of glycans in different diseases and cellular processes was included. Next to the already traditional guest session of the Society for Glycobiology, this conference has also hosted a guest session of the Asian Community for Glycoscience and Glycobiotechnology and the Young Glycoscientists’ Symposium. A pre-symposium training course “Introduction to Glycoscience” with introductory lectures by leading experts in the field was also introduced. These lectures were aimed to help our young colleagues, but also experienced researchers from other disciplines, to better understand the dynamic and rapidly evolving field of glycoscience.