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.

Upcoming events

BSP Spring Meeting 2017

Our 2017 Spring Meeting was held at Dundee University from 2nd to 5th April 2017. The Meeting Report is available as a Bugbitten Blog, written by the BSP’s student representatives: http://blogs.biomedcentral.com/bugbitten/2017/05/09/springtime-in-scotland-with-the-british-society-for-parasitology/

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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 available as a Bugbitten Blog, written by the BSP’s student rep Tom Pennance: https://blogs.biomedcentral.com/bugbitten/2017/10/20/the-multidisciplinarity-of-parasitology/

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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

Meeting reports on the BSP Autumn Symposium 2017!

Two blogs have been published about the highly successful the BSP Autumn Symposium, held at the Linnean Society 28th September 2017.

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Welcome to the BSP Autumn Symposium 2017!

The organisers welcome delegates to the BSP Autumn Symposium, held at the Linnean Society 28th September 2017.

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