The ESGLD was founded in 1978 as a small informal group of scientists and has grown to become an organisation of over 90 groups from 22 European countries including laboratories as well as diagnostic and clinical groups.

Below is a PDF version of a presentation on the history of the ESGLD that was given at the 17th Workshop at Bad Honnef, Germany in 2009 by Bryan Winchester who was the chairman from 1997 – 2007. It has also been updated to include information about events up to 2015.

History of ESGLD presentation by Bryan Winchester