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 Spring Meeting 2018

The 2018 Spring Meeting will be held at Aberystwyth University from 8th – 11th April 2018. Abstract deadlines for Oral Presentations: Mar 7th, Posters: Mar 14th.

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BSP Autumn Symposium 2018

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

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BSP Spring meeting 2019

The 2019 Spring Meeting wll be held in Manchester, 14-17th Apr 2019.

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Latest News

New journal issue on ecology and evolution of parasite transmission

Recent issue of Philosophical Transactions B: “Opening the black box: re-examining the ecology and evolution of parasite transmission” – now FREE to access!

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‘The secret lives of parasites’: attend the talk at Cardiff University!

On 4th April 2018, Prof Robert Poulin from New Zealand will be in Cardiff to talk about: “Evolution of the body snatchers: the secret lives of parasites”. Members of the public are welcome to attend!

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