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 2019

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

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BSP Spring Meeting 2020

The BSP Spring Meeting in 2020 will be held at University of Edinburgh on 15-17 April. More details to follow.

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BSP Autumn Symposium 2020

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

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Latest News

Eukaryome 2019

Eukaryome 2019 (impact on Intestine homeostasis and mucosal immunology) will be held in Paris, France on 16-18 October 2019. The meeting will focus on the families of eukaryotic microbes inhabiting the intestine, called “intestinal eukaryome”, that include fungi, protists and helminths.

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11th European Congress on Tropical Medicine and International Health (ECTMIH)

The next European Congress on Tropical Medicine and International Health (ECTMIH) will be held on 16-20th September 2019 in Liverpool. Deadline for abstract submission is 10th March

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