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

Kinetoplastid meeting in Granada, March 2020

The next trypanosomiasis/leishmaniasis focused meeting will be held at the Hotel Abades in the beautiful city of Granada, Spain from 8-11 March 2020.

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BSP Spring Meeting 2020

The BSP Spring Meeting in 2020 will be held at University of Edinburgh on 14-17 April. Registration and abstract submission are open now!

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BSP Autumn Symposium 2020

The Autumn Symposium in 2020 will be held on 17-18 September at Keele University with an interdisciplinary research theme.

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Latest News

International Congress on Parasites of Wildlife (ICPOW)

The Parasitoloigical Society of Southern Africa (PARSA) (https://www.parsa.ac.za/) has initiated a congress series called “International Congress on Parasites of Wildlife (ICPOW)” and the next meeting will be held in Kruger National Park, South Africa on 6-9 September 2020

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Gordon Research Conference: Biology of Host-Parasite Interactions 2020

The Molecular, Cellular and Biochemical Basis of Parasitism by Eukaryotic Pathogens, June 14-19, 2020. The meeting will be held at the beautiful Salve Regina University in Newport, Rhode Island, USA.

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