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.

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.

Upcoming events


BSP Spring Meeting 2017

Our 2017 Spring Meeting will be held at Dundee University from 2nd to 5th April 2017. This promises to be another unmissable event with a wide range of speakers visiting this fantastic location.

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BSP Autumn Symposium 2017

The 2017 Autumn Symposium will be a 1-day event held on 28th September 2017 in London in association with the Linnean society.

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BSP Spring Meeting 2018

The 2018 Spring Meeting will be held at Aberystwyth University from 8th – 11th April 2018.

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Latest News


Report from BSP Travel Award Recipient Sara Silva Pereira

A new field report by Liverpool PhD student Sara Silva Pereira, who was funded by a BSP International Training and Fieldwork Award.
Finding Trypanosoma congolense in Busia, Western Kenya.

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Remember to get your nominations in for the 2017 BSP Wright Medal

Deadline for nominations this year: 10th February 2017. Every year BSP members nominate a parasitologist within the society to recognise their outstanding contribution to the discipline of parasitology. The recipient is a scientist in mid-career who, it is considered, will confirm their already outstanding achievements to become a truly distinguished future leader of their field. […]

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