BSP Conference 21-25 June: Parasites Online 2021


For 2021, in place of our usual Spring Meeting, we will hold an online meeting over five days during the Summer (21st-25th June). We have an exciting programme of scientific content, which will be delivered through a virtual conference interface designed to maximise opportunities for interaction, through live Q&A sessions, breakout discussion rooms and virtual trade stands for our exhibitors and sponsors.

This year, we will run the conference with two streams. You will still see our usual mix of high quality themed scientific sessions, keynote speakers and presentations by postgraduate and postdoctoral researchers.

Registration and abstract submission here

Registration charges for the full 5 day meeting:

  • Members: £90
  • Students: £30
  • Members in LMICs: FREE
  • Note that researchers in LMICs can join BSP FOR FREE
  • Non-members: £180



Prof Maria-Gloria Basanez (Imperial College London)

Dr Emma Briggs (University of Glasgow)

Dr Krystyna Cwiklinski (University of Ireland Galway)

Dr Carmen Faso (University of Bern)

Prof Phillipe Guerin (Infectious Disease Data Observatory)

Prof Neil Hall (Earlham Institute)

Prof Matt Higgins (Oxford University)

Prof Achim Hoerauf (University Hospital Bonn)

Dr Rhys Jones (Aberystwyth University)

Dr Ben Makepeace (University of Liverpool)

Prof Eric Morgan (Queen’s University Belfast)

Dr Russ Morphew (Aberystwyth University)

Prof Sarah Reece (University of Edinburgh)

Prof Koert Ritmijer (Médecins Sans Frontières)

Dr Claire Rogers (London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine)

Prof Bernard Sures (Universität Duisburg-Essen)



Prof Mitali Chatterjee (Infectious Diseases Data Observatory)

Dr Prabin Dahal (Infectious Diseases Data Observatory)

Dr Martin Walker (Royal Veterinary College)

Dr Nathalie Strub-Wourgraft (Drugs for Neglected Tropical Diseases Initiative)

Prof Sir Nicholas White (University of Oxford)



Dr Regina Cordy (Wake Forest University)

Dr Elisabeth English (University of Pennsylvania)

Prof Elena Gomez-Diaz (Institute of Parasitology and Biomedicine Lopez-Neyra)

Prof Debbie Smith (University of York)

Prof Santuza Teixeira (Federal University of Minas Gerais)



Prof Coen Adema (University of New Mexico)

Prof Matt Berriman (Wellcome Sanger Institute)

Dr Conor Caffrey (University of California San Diego)

Prof Dan Colley (University of Georgia)

Dr Jim Collins (University of Texas Southwestern Medical Centre)

Prof Christoph Grevelding (Justus Liebig Universitat Giessen)

Prof Peter Hotez (Baylor College of Medicine)

Prof Andrew McDonald (University of Manchester)

Prof Joanne Webster (Imperial College London)


We will also hold interactive poster sessions, where delegates will have the opportunity for discussion with poster presenters (although this year we’re sorry to say that you will have to bring your own refreshments).




How to enter your abstract


Meeting of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Malaria and Neglected Tropical Diseases

The All-Party Parliamentary Group on Malaria & Neglected Tropical Diseases invites you to join us for a meeting coordinated with the British Society for Parasitology. The theme of the meeting is:

Integrating Malaria and Neglected Tropical Diseases: From Intervention to Surveillance.

Date: Tuesday 11th June 2019 from 5.30-7.30 pm. Venue: Palace of Westminster, London.

Full details of the event can be found here.

Congratulations to the BSP Spring Meeting 2018 Poster Prize winners

The British Society of Parasitology congratulates the winners of the Spring Meeting poster prize competition sponsored by Parasites & Vectors and Malaria Journal (BMC) and Elsevier. The following winners were selected from some 100 posters presented at the meeting held at Aberystwyth University.

Janine Coombes – University of Liverpool: “Developing a 3D intestinal epithelium model for studying gastrointestinal infections of livestock species”

Alessandra Crusco – Aberystwyth University: “Design, synthesis and antihelmintic activity of 7-keto-sempervirol analogues”

Zandile Nare – University of Edinburgh: “Towards new drugs for trypanosomatid diseases based on specific high-affinity inhibitors of RNA editing ligase 1” (pictured centre)

Tegwen Mariais – London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine: “Comparative ‘omics’ for identification of coproantigens for diagnosis of Strongyloides stercoralis infection” (pictured left)

Maria Ines Neves – The Royal Veterinary College – “Estimating schistosome worm burdens using parental analysis” (pictured right)

Many thanks to our sponsors and to the poster judges: Kevin Tyler, Domenico Otranto, Frank Katzner, Maria-Gloria Basanez (BMC editors), Paul Horrocks, Paul Denny and Poppy Lamberton.


BSP Spring meeting 2019

The 2019 Spring Meeting was held at Manchester University on 15-17 April. The local organisers were Dr Ilaria Russo and Prof Kathryn Else, working with Prof Geoff Hide, Prof Guy Caljon, Prof Ron Hokke and Dr Erinma Ochu.

Keynote speakers included: Prof Joanne Webster (Royal Veterinary College) and Prof Patricia Wright (Stony Brook, USA) for One Health and Prof Andy Miah (Salford) for Science Communication.

A flyer for the meeting is available here.




Manchester University


15th - 17th April 2019

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This meeting was run in partnership with the Belgian Society of Parasitology and Protistology (BSPP) and the Dutch Society for Parasitology (NVP).
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Two BSP symposia in one month!

A BSP Tryp/Leish symposium was held in České Budějovice, Czech Republic, in the first week of September; closely followed by the Autumn Symposium in Durham, Sept 14-16th.

In a new venture for the BSP, the Czech symposium, focusing on all aspects of kinetoplastid biology, was a great success. It featured a fascinating location and a conference dinner complete with orchestral accompaniment!  The traditional Autumn Symposium is this year held at Durham University (again, historic locations abound, with a conference dinner in Durham’s stunning castle).  This Symposium focusses on ‘Microbial protein targets: towards understanding and intervention’, and is a joint venture with the Royal Society of Chemistry.

Follow the BSP on Twitter, @BSPParasitology, for live updates on these exciting events!