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The Irish Society for Parasitology (ISP)


The Irish Society for Parasitology held its annual meeting in the Department of Zoology, Trinity College Dublin on Friday 3rd June 2016.

A short presentation on the work of this year’s Honorary Member, the Irish Nobel Laureate, Prof. William Campbell was presented by Prof. Celia Holland.
A lectureship has also been created to honour Prof. Campbell, see job ads below.

Congratulations to joint winners of the Merial Post-graduate student award:  Simone Coughlan of DCU and Jenna Sheils of QUB.  

The day concluded with a talk from our keynote speaker, Prof. Mark Taylor of Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, entitled “Exploiting the symbiosis of Wolbachia and filarial nematodes for new treatments for lymphatic filariasis and onchocerciasis”.

Watch this space for details on next year's meeting, provisionally, will be in Dublin around June 2017.

ISP Committee

Meetings, Conferences and Courses

6th World Congress on Leishmaniasis
16th-20th May in Toledo, Spain

For more information, click here.

WAAVP 2017

Dates for the next WAAVP meeting are 4 – 8 Sep 2017 at the iconic Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, Malaysia.  There is still time for early bird registration and the new abstract deadline is 30 April 2017.

For more information, click here

News you can use

To read the World Federation of Parasitologist newsletter, click here

Job Announcements

Ph.D. Studentship at Queens University Belfast, N.I.

How do Pheromones influence Parasite activity?

for more information, click here.

Ph.D. Studentship in Veterinary Parasitology  

An exciting research opportunity in the area of veterinary parasitology is available with a Walsh Fellowship position to work on a collaborative project between the Teagasc Animal & Bioscience Department and University College Dublin.  The application deadline has been extended to 31 May 2017.  For more information click here.

Send in your job announcements, course offerings or other information of interest!

History of the ISP

An overview of the history of the society is presented by Prof. Jeremy Gray.   Check out the pdf document by clicking here.


News and other views

Parasite may aid cattle TB spread

BBC news report on the effect of coinfection with liver fluke on livestock.
Read the full story here

What kind of an impact are you having?
Compare the latest impact factors of several parasitology journals published by Elsevier

Parasitology citations for Irish Researchers rank third in Europe for citations per article.  Read the full story here.