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 Autumn Symposium 2018

This year’s Autumn Symposium will be a 1-day event held in Liverpool at the Foresight Centre.

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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 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

2018 CA Wright Memorial Medal Lecture

The 2018 CA Wright Memorial Medal Lecture will be given at the 2018 Spring Meeting in Aberystwyth by Dr Annette MacLeod.

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BSP Spring Conference Photographic Competition Open For Entries!

We have previously held a very successful photographic competition and we hope to revive this for this year’s BSP Spring Conference at Aberystwyth University

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