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. 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 of 2018! Cross the date on your calendar already and please invite others to join for yet another great symposium!

 Date:                Friday the 6st  of April

 Venue:             Festauditoriet  (the Main Lecture Hall), building1-01, Bülowsvej 17, 1870 Frederiksberg C.

 Theme:            Parasites shape the host (but as always we accept abstracts covering all topics within the broad field of parasitology)

 Key note speakers:            

Dr Manuela Sironi,  Bioinformatic Unit of Scientific Institute IRCCS Eugenio Medea, Bosisio Parini, Italy.

She has been working on how parasite infections influence human genome (especially with immune regulating genes) through evolution.

A review article (attached)

Sironi, M., Cagliani, R., Forni, D. and Clerici, M., 2015. Evolutionary insights into host-pathogen interactions from mammalian sequence data. Nature Reviews Genetics16(4), pp.224-236.


Dr. Audrey Odum John, Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, USA


She is a medical doctor and malaria researcher who works is developing a breath-based test for malaria

See her works in the media here


More details will follow shortly.

Seminar on Frontiers in Parasitology - Israel
The deadline for abstract submission for poster presentations is now extended till January 17th. Poster sessions will cover cutting-edge developments in all areas of parasitology research.
to submit an abstract of your latest research by the 17 January 2018 deadline.
 Read the success story of Danish parasitologists working on Malaria on (only in Danish sorry!)

ICOPA 2019 in South Korea!

1.     This is “our own” conference you can say, as DSP is part of WFP (World Federation of Parasitology) where Dr. Jørgen Kurtzhals acts as the president. The congress takes place only every 4 years, so don’t miss the opportunity! (and please spread the word)

Please remember to sign up for the exclusive tour to Medicinal Museion – our yearly Christmas meeting!

We will start with a guided tour and finish with Danish Christmas wine and dessert “glögg og æbleskiver” at a Café near-by.

Date:     Thursday the 16th of November

Time:     17:15

Place:    Medicinsk museion, Bredgade 62, Copenhagen

Program: 17:30 – 18:45  Guided tour

                19:00 – 21:00  “glögg og æbleskiver” at Café Oscar (Bredgade 58)

Price: (please pay by MobilPay +45 4274 5651)

Members: DKK 75

Members (master or bachelor student): DKK 50

Note: If there are available seats, you can bring a guest: DKK 150 (full price)

Please sign up by 9th of November by emailing to Nao (   


7th Conference of Scandinavian-Baltic Soceity for Parasitology
will be held in Riga, Latvia, June 8-9 2017.
Plenary talks are given by:
Javier Perez-Tris (Complutense University of Madrid, Spain)
Bernd Sures (University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany)
Daniel Ajzenberg (Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Dupuytren, France)
Maria Vang Johansen (University of Copenhagen, Denmark)


2017 General Assembly of DSP was held Wednesday 10th of May, at 7-9PM, PAD-SUND (Dyrelægevej 100, 2. floor, 1871 Frederiksberg C).

“The year in parasitology” was presented by Stig M Thamsborg ("Anthelmintic resistnace in Veterinary Parasitology") and Jørgen Kurtzhals ("Anti-Malaria drugs and resistance").