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.
We have introduced a new Early Career Researcher award, and will be giving an annual prize of £1000 for the best paper by an early career researcher published in an issue of Parasitology during the previous year (2020). Those eligible will normally be no more than 7 years post award of their PhD and should […]Read More
Endosymbiotic love calendar is an art and science collaboration between performance artists and scientists working together to embody a microbe per month for 2021. This diverse team explores our understanding of gender, reproduction, sexual orientation, and social behaviour in microorganisms and placing the human at the centre of things. An everyday object- a calendar- is […]Read More