Our History......

The 70th volume of Advances in Carbohydrate Chemistry and Biochemistry includes a report on “Seven Decades of Advances” that assesses the literature on carbohydrates as documented in over 350 articles published over this period of time. Whereas the evolution of the expanding field of carbohydrates is presented, the stability of the quest of excellence and the constant adhesion to carbohydrate nomenclature and indexing are shown to be the guiding principles that all the contributors have followed over the years.

Our history stands on the shoulder of these giants who have contributed in many magisterial ways to the advance of what is now referred to as glycosciences. The memory of these major practitioners is brought throughout the collection of obituaries accompanied by 74 photographs which constitute a unique collection of portraits of those who have given their name to major conceptual or experimental achievements to the field.