The Belgian Society for Parasitology (established on 10 February 1962 in Antwerp) and the Belgian Society of Protozoology merged on 19 February 2013 to form the Belgian Society for Parasitology and Protistology (BSPP). The aim of the new BSPP is to promote collaboration between researchers in Parasitology and Protistology at national and international level and support young scientists in the development of their career.

2016 awards

Bruno Levecke (University of Ghent) received the Merial Award on 20 May 2016 in Rotterdam for his work on helminth infections in tropical countries.  More info

Ana González-Hernández was awarded the Avia-GIS Award for the best presentation at the scientific meeting in Antwerp on 26 November 2015. Title of the presentation: Analysis of the vaccine-induced immunity against gastrointestinal parasites suggests a crucial role for mucosal IgG1 and memory NK cell responses.

The 2016 Zoetis Travel Grant was awarded to Eline Eberhardt (University of Antwerp) to attend the Joint COST Action CM1307 2nd Conference/ WG2 and WG3 Meetings organized by the Institute of Nuclear Sciences VINCA of Belgrade, Serbia, October 26-28, 2015. More info