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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We are one of the two ICOPA XV 2022 finalists!
Together with the Scandinavian-Baltic Society for Parasitology we are bidding to host the next ICOPA in 2022 in Copenhagen, Denmark. We think it would be awesome to have the next ICOPA in Europe!Our bid is one of the two finalists. At ICOPA XIV 2018 in Daegu in August, there will be a ballot vote by the Council of World Federation of Parasitologists, which consists of representatives of all registered member societies. See more at

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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.

 Read the success story of Danish parasitologists working on Malaria on (only in Danish sorry!)

ICOPA 2018 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)