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 Conference 21-25 June: Parasites Online 2021

For 2021, in place of the BSP Spring Meeting, we will hold an online meeting over five days during the Summer (21-25 June). Deadline for abstract submission has been extended until 4th June 2021.

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BSP Autumn Symposium 2021

The 2021 BSP Autumn Symposium will be held at the University of Bristol (subject to travel restrictions). 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

Petition to the UK government: Revoke cuts to global health research

We urge the UK government to reconsider the decision to significantly reduce the Official Development Assistance (ODA) funds for global health research and development.

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Obituary – Ron Smithers

The BSP are very sorry to announce that parasitologist Ron Smithers has passed away.

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