Nau mai haere mai ki a koutou i tēnei wa, ngā mihi ki a koutou, tēnā koutou katoa

Welcome and greetings to you all

We’re excited to announce, and warmly invite you to, the 5th Australasian Glycoscience Symposium being held in Te Whanganui-a-Tara Wellington Aotearoa New Zealand at the beautiful waterfront location of the Wharewaka Function Centre, 27 – 30 August 2024.

The theme for the symposium is “Chemistry meets Biology” and we aim to look at this exciting interface between the disciplines of glycochemistry and glycobiology - Bringing together researchers from various areas of Glycoscience to encourage and strengthen collaborations, pushing research forward for all.

Perched on the water’s edge at the southern end of the North Island and nestled between green hills and a sparkling harbour, Wellington is a little city with a big heart.

Surrounded by nature and fuelled by creative energy, Wellington is a compact city with a powerful mix of culture, history, nature and cuisine. With a vibrant arts scene, fabulous café and restaurant culture nestled round the stunning waterfront, it must be one of the easiest cities in the world to get around on foot.

Wander through hidden laneways to discover street art and follow the sculpture walks along Wellington's waterfront. Discover the stories of Aotearoa New Zealand in world-class museums and galleries – the interactive and immersive national museum, Te Papa is a must-visit. Ride the iconic Wellington Cable Car for amazing views of the city while you enjoy an ice cream at the top.

Immerse yourself in nature and explore by bike, foot, kayak, or ferry. Relax at Oriental Bay, Wellington's golden-sand inner-city beach, before walking the Southern Walkway trail to Wellington's rugged south coast. Venture north to explore the Remutaka Cycle Trail, one of New Zealand’s Great Rides, or the Escarpment Track, where you can experience spectacular views of the Kāpiti Coast as you scale steep steps, ridgelines, and swing bridges.

Wellington enjoys more cafes, bars and restaurants than New York City, and its coffee and craft beer producers are internationally recognised.

Welcome to Wellington; a creative, cosmopolitan city, which combines the sophistication of a capital with the warmth and personality of a village.

He tangata, he tangata, he tangata

It is the people, it is the people, it is the people

Alison Danes and Richard Furneaux