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

Congratulations to prize winners at the 2019 BSP Spring meeting

The BSP congratulates prize winners at our 2019 Spring Meeting in Manchester

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Meeting of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Malaria and Neglected Tropical Diseases

The All-Party Parliamentary Group on Malaria & Neglected Tropical Diseases invites you to join us for a meeting coordinated with the British Society for Parasitology discussing Integrating Malaria and Neglected Tropical Diseases: From Intervention to Surveillance.

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