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

Kinetoplastid meeting in Grenada, March 2020

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

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BSP Spring Meeting 2020

The BSP Spring Meeting in 2020 will be held at University of Edinburgh on 14-17 April. Registration and abstract submission are open now!

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BSP Autumn Symposium 2020

The Autumn Symposium in 2020 will be held on 17-18 September at Keele University with an interdisciplinary research theme.

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Latest News

Kinetoplastid meeting in Grenada, March 2020

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

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The 2019 Autumn Symposium in Belfast

On 23rd September 2019, the BSP hosted our annual Autumn Symposium.  This year’s theme was “post-genomic progress in helminth parasitology”

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