Dear Colleagues and Friends:


Welcome to the 3rd Annual Great Lakes Translational Glycomics Symposium. The Translational Glycomics Center at the Blood Research Institute, Versiti is pleased to host this important event with our academic and community partners.

The Blood Research Institute (BRI), is a state-of-the-art facility that gives investigators access to cutting-edge research equipment and related specialized services. The BRI is located on the campus of the Milwaukee Regional Medical Center, along with the Medical College of Wisconsin, Froedtert Hospital and Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin. In addition to the intellectual capital and resources within Versiti, the local density of healthcare and research facilities provides us with a rich environment for biomedical research. Clinical scientists at Versiti’s Medical Sciences Institute (MSI) facilitate opportunities to identify and engage in collaborative translational research. Contract research scientists aid industry partners in custom projects that help advance innovative drugs, products and services.

I would also like to welcome you to Milwaukee. It’s a great place to start a business, raise a family, and enjoy the arts and outdoors. I encourage you to explore the many ways to get to know our city. Watch a Brewers baseball game, go to any of the wonderful festivals, or enjoy the shops and restaurants downtown. No matter what you choose, I know you will enjoy your time in Milwaukee.

Again, welcome to the 2020 Great Lakes Translational Glycomics Symposium!

Karin Hoffmeister
Director, Translational Glycomics Center
Senior Investigator, Blood Research Institute
Professor in the departments of Biochemistry and Medicine, Medical College of Wisconsin

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