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 2019

The 2019 Spring Meeting will be held in Manchester on 15-17 April 2019. The deadline for poster abstracts has been extended until the end of Monday 11th March.

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BSP Autumn Symposium 2019

The 2019 Autumn Symposium will be held at Queens University Belfast, on ‘Post-genomic progress in helminth parasitology’.

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BSP Spring Meeting 2020

The BSP Spring Meeting in 2020 will be held at University of Edinburgh on 15-17 April. More details to follow.

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Latest News

Congratulations to our 2019 Medal Winners and new Honorary Members

Congratulations to the recipients of our C.A. Wright Medal and our new BSP President’s Medal and to our new Honorary Members

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Eukaryome 2019

Eukaryome 2019 (impact on Intestine homeostasis and mucosal immunology) will be held in Paris, France on 16-18 October 2019. The meeting will focus on the families of eukaryotic microbes inhabiting the intestine, called “intestinal eukaryome”, that include fungi, protists and helminths.

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