Who we are & what we do

The role of The British Society for Parasitology is to draw attention to the unique importance of parasitology as a distinct discipline within biology.

The BSP was formed in 1962 from the Parasitological Section of the Institute of Biology. Today the Society is the central networking and meeting point for many professional, student and amateur parasitologists throughout the UK and across the world.  Members are found in 182 institutes/organisations worldwide!

Our mission is to...

Advance the study of parasitology

Facilitate communication within the broad community of parasitologists

Promote wider dissemination of advances in the field of parasitology

With membership of the British Society for Parasitology you can get discounts for events, eligibility for awards or grants and much more.

BSP events

Trypanosomiasis and Leishmaniasis Seminar in Granada, March 2020

The trypanosomiasis/leishmaniasis focused meeting was held at the Hotel Abades in the beautiful city of Granada, Spain from 8-11 March 2020.

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BSP Spring Meeting 2020

It is with great regret that the Trustees of the BSP announce the cancellation of the Spring meeting 2020 in Edinburgh due to the travel restrictions relating to the COVID-19 outbreak.

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BSP Autumn Symposium 2020

The 2020 BSP Autumn Symposium has been postponed due to the ongoing COVID19 pandemic. Next year’s Autumn Symposium will be at Bristol and the Keele meeting will now be held in autumn 2022.

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Latest News

Royal Microscopical Society Flow Cytometry Course 2020

The Royal Microscopical Society Flow Cytometry Course 2020 will be held at University of York on 14-18 September 2020

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International Congress on Parasites of Wildlife (ICPOW)

The Parasitological Society of Southern Africa (PARSA) (https://www.parsa.ac.za/) has initiated a congress series called “International Congress on Parasites of Wildlife (ICPOW)” and the next meeting will be held in Kruger National Park, South Africa on 6-9 September 2020

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