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 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.