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

BSP Spring meeting 2019

The 2019 Spring Meeting will be held in Manchester on 15-17 April 2019.

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BSP Autumn Symposium 2018

This year’s Autumn Symposium was held in Liverpool with the theme of Parasite Glycobiology.

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BSP Autumn Symposium 2019

The 2019 Autumn Symposium will be held at Queens University Belfast, on ‘Post-genomic progress in helminth parasitology’.

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Latest News

Professor Chris Arme wins Distinguished Parasitologist prize

Congratulations to Professor Chris Arme who has been awarded the Distinguished Parasitologist prize by the World Federation of Parasitologists, following his nomination by the BSP. The award recognises Chris’s career as an academic scientist, his work as a government advisor, and, since his retirement from Keele University, as the founder and Editor-in-Chief of the journal […]

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A Field Report from the Ecuadorian Highlands – where the kissing bugs are

Luis Enrique Hernandez Castro from the University of Glasgow recently took a field trip to Ecuador to investigate triatomine bugs. This was funded by the BSP International Training and Fieldwork Award 2018. The fascinating report from his trip can be found here. Further details on the funding scheme can be found here.

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