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.

Latest News

BSP Autumn Symposium 2022 – Keele University

The BSP Autumn symposium 2022 will be on 19-20 September at Keele University, UK. The theme is: Achieving impact in parasitology: learning lessons from interdisciplinary research and community engagement. Registration is open now!

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Join your BSP Council!

The Council of the British Society for Parasitology seeks three new members to serve for three years each, due to current members reaching the end of their term. Applicants from student and early career representatives and from senior members of our community are welcomed. We are a diverse and multicultural society, dedicated to inclusion and […]

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