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 2021

The BSP Spring meeting in April 2021 will be held online. More details to follow

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BSP Autumn Symposium 2021

The 2021 BSP Autumn Symposium will be held at the University of Bristol. The theme of the meeting is: New approaches to investigating parasite-vector interactions

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BSP Spring Meeting 2022

The BSP Spring meeting in 2022 will be held at the University of York.

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Latest News

Parasitology 2021 ECR Prize call (for papers published in 2020)

We have introduced a new Early Career Researcher award, and will be giving an annual prize of £1000 for the best paper by an early career researcher published in an issue of Parasitology during the previous year (2020). Those eligible will normally be no more than 7 years post award of their PhD and should […]

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Endosymbiotic Love Calendar – an art and science collaboration

Endosymbiotic love calendar is an art and science collaboration between performance artists and scientists working together to embody a microbe per month for 2021. This diverse team explores our understanding of gender, reproduction, sexual orientation, and social behaviour in microorganisms and placing the human at the centre of things. An everyday object- a calendar- is […]

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