Welcome to the Danish Society for Parasitology, DSP. The society serves as a networking opportunity for professionals and students involved with parasitology in Denmark including research, education, control and management of parasitic diseases. Having close to 100 members, DSP spans a wide expertise within the expanding fields of Parasitology in the 21st century: Human and veterinary medicine, zoonoses, public health, vaccinology, technology development etc. Read more...

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Spring Symposium 2017 (Friday 31st of March)
Registration (closes 24th March)
program available her

The Danish Society for Parasitology (DSP) and the Scandinavian-Baltic Society for Parasitology (SBSP) would be honoured to host ICOPA XV in Copenhagen, Denmark


We have submitted our formal Expression of Interest today and hope to be invited to submit a full bid - see more here

Dear DSP members,

Already now, we are pleased to announce the Spring Symposium of 2017!
Date:                Friday the 31st  of March
Festauditoriet  (the Main Lecture Hall), building1-01, Bülowsvej 17, 1870 Frederiksberg C.
Host-Parasite Communication  (but as always we accept abstracts covering all topics  within the broad field of parasitology)
Key note speakers:               
Prof. Antonio Marcilla, University of Valencia, Spain. He is an expert in the field of exosomes and extracellular vesicles in parasitic diseases. You can read one of his review articles here:
Dr. Neta Regev-Rudzki, Senior Scientist, Dep. Of biomolecular Sciences, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel. Her research topics include Malaria-derived exosomes, interactions between P. falciparum and their hosts, and parasite-parasite communications.
Registration fee: DKK 250 (DKK 200 for students) including lunch buffet, DKK 100 (all) without the lunch buffet.  Please sign up here:

DEADLINE for registration is March 23th!
We look forward to welcome you all and for an exciting meeting.


The 2016 DSP Christmas meeting 

It is our pleasure to invite you all to an exclusive tour to the Zoo, which will be our yearly Christmas meeting this year. The zoo vet Dr. Mads Bertelsen will give guide the tour sprinkled with interesting stories about parasites at the zoo.

Time and date: Thursday the 24th of November at 15:15

Place:    “Møde- og selskabsindgangen”, Roskildevej 34, Frederiksberg (next to the zoo main entrance).

Program: 15.30 – 16.15: glögg og æbleskiver

    16.15 – 18.15: guided tour by Mads

Cost: Members: DKK 225 (member master or bachelor students, DKK 100). Please pay on arrival by MobilePay or in cash.

Note: If there are available seats, you can bring a guest: DKK 290 (full price) 

Please sign up by 14th of November with Nao 

Deadline 23-10-2016!

Don't miss Dr Shona Wilson's lecture on: “Immuno-epidemiological investigations into schistosome infection: mechanisms of immunity.” on 20 September 2016 at 15.00-16.00 in aud. A1-05.01, Dyrlægevej 100, ground floor. There will be beer and snacks and you are all very welcome – no need to register.

ASTMH - 65th annual meeting, November 13-17, Atlanta, USA. Register now. #TropMed16


Peter Nejsum awarded the Sapere Aude: DFF-Forskningsleder 2016 by the Danish council for independent research for the project "Intercepting worm communication" Congratulations Peter!

General Assembly of DSP 2016

Dear all,

You are kindly invited to attend this year’s General Assembly of DSP at PAD-SUND (Dyrelægevej 1002nd level , 1870 Frederiksberg C), Thursday 19th of May, at 7-9PM

Programme for General Assembly:

Due to this year, from a parasitological perspective, interesting Nobel Prize winners we have decided to dedicate the evening to the winners with the following presentations (in English):

Brian Lund Fredensborg: The amazing story of ivermectin – a tribute to Prof. William C. Campbell and Prof. Satoshi Omura

Michael Alifrangis: The amazing stoy of artemisinins - a tribute to Prof. Yuoyou Tu 

Register now! The European Scientific Counsel for Companion Animal Parasites (ESCCAP) is to host a major European science conference in Granada, Spain from 19–20th October 2016 at the SEVC conference, Palacio de Congresos de Granada.

2016 Spring Symposium - Programme and Abstracts now available 
Venue: Friday the 1st of April 2016 in Fest-auditoriet, Building 1-01, Frederiksberg Campus, Bülowsvej 21, 1870 Frederiksberg C.
Theme:  Surprising discoveries by cross-disciplinary approaches

Don't miss (in Danish): Dyreforsøgstilsynets miniseminar om parasitter i forsøgsdyr onsdag den 6. april 2016

The 12th European Multicolloquium of Parasitology (EMOP) in Turku, Finland, July 20-24th 2016. Abstract submission is now open

We are happy to announce the 2016 Spring Symposium 
Venue: Friday the 1st of April 2016 in Fest-auditoriet, Building 1-01, Frederiksberg Campus, Bülowsvej 21, 1870 Frederiksberg C.
Theme:  Surprising discoveries by cross-disciplinary approaches
It is also our pleasure to announce the two keynote presenters:

Prof. Ali Salanti, Centre for Medical Parasitology, University of Copenhagen

Prof. Richard Martin, College of Veterinary Medicine, Iowa State University, US

Registration and abstract submission: Electronic submission procedure and access will be through the following link which will open February 1st: (Please follow the format instructions in detail)

Important deadlines: Abstract submission is March 1st and registration for the symposium 23th of March.

As always, if you are under 35 years or age or within the last two years has obtained your PhD you might be winning the Young Scientist Award for best poster or oral presentation (…DKK 2000.-)

More details will follow shortly  
Looking forward yet another great symposium!

BSP Spring Meeting in London - From Science to Solutions: optimising control of parasitic diseases - April 11-13, 2016

News from WFP - Newsletter December 2015 


Advarsel: Fugleparasit i danske søer kan kravle ind i din hud


27th Annual Meeting of the German Society for Parasitology, 9–12 March 2016 in Göttingen, Germany
For more information click here


ECCMID 2016, April 9-12 in Amsterdam, Netherlands
Abstract submission deadline is 29 November 2015.
For more information click here


7th ASEAN Congress of Tropical Medicine and Parasitology (ACTMP)
May 17-19, 2016, Savana Hotel & Convention, Malang - Indonesia
Read more here


Participate in the Danish Society for Tropical Medicine and International Health Christmas meeting on the 26th of November at 17:00
For more information on venue and how to sign up click here!


The 2015 DSP Christmas meeting - Thursday the 19th of November at 6.45PM
This year the Christmas meeting will include an exclusive tour at the Zoological Museum (The precious!) and as always Gløgg and æbleskriver. Please take extra note of the venue.
Address: Zoologisk Museum, Universitetsparken 15, 2100 København Ø.
Members will have to pay DKK 50.- in cash on arrival. For guests it's DKK 110.-
Please let Michael Alifrangis ( know if you will be attending no later than the 9th of November


The first CYSTINET international conference will be held in Belgrade, Seriba on the 3th & 4th of Novmeber
Theme: Taeniasis and cysticercosis: a One Health challenge. For more information please see here.
Prestigious price to Center for Medical Parasitology:Global Excellence winners 2015. Read more here.


World Federation of Parasitology is launching a new journal that we would strongly encourage you to submit relevant manuscripts to. With Marcel Tanner as editor-in-chief and a strong editorial board we and Elsevier expect this to be a quality journal that will become important in the field. For more details please check the home page


Ph.D. Position in Veterinary Parasitology - Use of pre- and probiotics to control helminth infections in pigs Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen - see more here
Thor Theander has been awarded the Preclinical Researcher Prize 2015 from Kirsten and Freddy Johansens Fond. Congratulations!!!


Congratulations to Stig M Thamsborg et al with the dkr 6 million grant from FTP: ParaGut – Parasites, diet, and gut health


General Assembly
Dear all, You are kindly invited to attend this year’s General Assembly of DSP at PAD-SUND (Dyrelægevej 100, 1871 Frederiksberg C), 21st  of May, at 7-9PM. The year in parasitology (in English) will be held by:
Henrik Vedel Nielsen (SSI) and Peter Nejsum (KU-SUND) 
Followed by general assembly of DSP (in Danish)


ICOPA 2018 will be held in Daegu, South Korea