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

A 1-day event held in London in association with the Linnean society: “The multidisciplinarity of parasitology: host-parasite evolution and control in an ever changing world” .

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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

Dr Matthew Berriman awarded the 2017 CA Wright Medal

It is with pleasure that the British Society of Parasitology announces that Dr Matthew Berriman will be the recipient of the 2017 CA Wright Medal.

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Parasitism on the BBC

Last week’s ‘In Our Time’ programme on BBC Radio 4 took the subject of Parasitism.

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