Professor Mark Taylor appointed President of the British Society for Parasitology

News article 19 Apr 2016

LSTM’s Professor Mark Taylor has been appointed as the President of the British Society for Parasitology (BSP).

The announcement of the appointment, which is for two years, comes after Professor Taylor served as the Society’s Vice President since 2014 and was announced at the BSP spring meeting which took place at Imperial College London.

The BSP was formed in 1962 from the Parasitological Section of the Institute of Biology and today provides a central networking and meeting point for a diverse range of parasitologists throughout the UK and across the world. It has well in excess of 1500 members, and that figure continues to grow.

Professor Taylor said: “I am honoured to serve the Society which has provided a welcoming forum for all aspects of parasitology throughout my career. The BSP remains a vibrant and friendly society with a remit to promote and support the academic study of parasitology in all its forms. It provides a vital platform for the exchange of ideas and actively encourages students and early career researchers with annual travel, training and fieldwork awards – investing in the next generation of parasitologists.”

The BSP holds spring and autumn meetings each year and encourages collaboration and public engagement activities throughout the year. You can read more about the BSP here(link is external)