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 2017

Our 2017 Spring Meeting was held at Dundee University from 2nd to 5th April 2017. The Meeting Report is now available as a Bugbitten Blog, written by the BSP’s student representatives.

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BSP Autumn Symposium 2017

This event was held in London in association with the Linnean society, entitled “The multidisciplinarity of parasitology: host-parasite evolution and control in an ever changing world”. The Meeting Report is now available as a Bugbitten Blog.

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BSP Spring Meeting 2018

The 2018 Spring Meeting will be held at Aberystwyth University from 8th – 11th April 2018. As usual, the winner of the 2018 BSP Wright medal will be announced at this meeting: get your nominations in now!

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Latest News

‘DeWorm3’ has a new collection in PLOS NTDs on interrupting transmission of soil transmitted helminths (STH)

The DeWorm3 collection in PlosNTDs provides evidence and methods within the STH elimination landscape.

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Watch talks from BSP Symposia online!

Did you know that you can watch talks from BSP Symposia online? For the first time in 2017, the entire Autumn Symposium was videoed.

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