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

2023 BSP Spring Meeting in Edinburgh!

11th-14th April, 2023
University of Edinburgh

The 2023 British Society for Parasitology Spring Meeting will be held at the University of Edinburgh, in partnership with the British Ecological Society (BES). As well as welcoming all general parasitology themes across the discipline, there will also be a dedicated stream focused on trypanosomiasis and leishmaniasis.

The 2023 Spring meeting of the British Society for Parasitology will be held in the city of Edinburgh, UK. Edinburgh boasts a long association with parasitology and also benefits from strong links to ecology, both of which will be represented by distinct streams and keynote lectures. A major stream of trypanosomiasis and leishmaniasis, and also ecology, will be supplemented by sessions including host-pathogen interactions, neglected tropical diseases, malaria, veterinary parasitology, and nematode biology, as well as a series of open sessions covering the full breadth of parasitology.

IN MEMORIAM: Gloria Rudenko (1961–2022)

Gloria Rudenko Gloria Rudenko passed away, aged 61, on the 24th November 2022. Gloria was born in Zurich, Switzerland in 1961. Her first five years were spent in Fiji, perhaps there sparking a lifelong love of travel, the tropics, and tropical diseases. She grew up in San Francisco in the United States and attended San Francisco

Honours for the CA Wright Award, BSP President's Medal and BSP Honourary Memberships will be awarded at the BSP Spring Meeting this April in Edinburgh!

Join your BSP Council!

The Council of the British Society for Parasitology seeks new members due to current members reaching the end of their term. Applicants from all career stages of our community are welcomed. We are a diverse and multicultural society, dedicated to inclusion and seek a council whose composition represents our membership. As such, we particularly welcome

With membership of the British Society for Parasitology you can get discounts for events, eligibility for awards or grants and much more.

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