Welcome to Protistology-UK!
Our Learned Society (formerly the British Society for Protist Biology) is a membership organisation for scientists and amateurs interested in all areas of protistology; from ecological to medical and from sub-cellular to population studies. The Society primarily exists to support and promote protistan research and teaching in the UK but a key aim is to encourage the development of young scientists. We host one scientific meeting a year and provide bursaries for student attendance together with prizes for student presentations.
Who We Are
Who we are
This is the website of the Protistology-UK, formerly known as the British Society for Protist Biology. P-UK exists:
- To promote the study, teaching and dissemination of all aspects of protistology.
- To provide a forum for the presentation and discussion of results obtained from original research and for an exchange of information on experimental design and techniques.
- To encourage developing and novel aspects of protistology.
- To represent the interests of protistology on other professional bodies.
- To assist young scientists researching in protistology to attend professional meetings.
News & Announcements
News & Announcements
Dear friends, It is my sad duty to inform you about the passing away of Prof. Jiří Vávra (born 1933), an eminent Czech scientist, on October 1, 2018. A biologist by soul, parasitologist by profession, protistologist and microscopist by heart, Jiří was my teacher, who later became a dear friend. Jiří was one of the […]
The VIII European Congress of Protistology ECOP19, jointed to the annual Congress of the International Society of Protistologists (ISOP), is being held in Rome, July 28/August 02, 2019, Italy. The venue is the Congress Center of Crowne Plaza Hotel St. Peter’s in Via Aurelia Antica 415, not so far from the Vatican City and well […]
Denis H Lynn (deceased) Denis Lynn died on 26 June 2018, apparently while conducting fieldwork on the coast of British Columbia in his native Canada. At the time of writing no further details are available. This truly is a hammer blow for the world of protistology in general, and for ciliatology in particular, especially following […]
The Protistology-UK society would like to invite you to their 2019 Spring Meeting taking place at the Microbiology Society Annual Conference.
The Microbiology Society Annual Conference 2019 is taking place at the ICC Belfast(UK), from the 8th to the 11th of April 2019. The Protistology-UK meeting will be held on the Tuesday, 9thof April.
Register before the 4thof March 2019 and benefit from the Early Bird registration fees!
Abstracts can be submitted directly on the Microbiology Society website until December 10th, 2018.
More information about the meeting and abstract submission can be found here.
We are looking forward to seeing you in April 2019!
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Joining the Society is easy. Simply complete the membership form and post to the Membership Secretary.
Prof. Genoveva Esteban
Christchurch House C238c
Subscription fees are paid on an annual basis and can be paid by direct debit/standing order, or by cheque, payable to The British Society of Protist Biology.
Current Subscription Fees
Full and Corresponding Membership: £25
Student Membership: £15
Protistology-UK is an affiliated society of the International Society of Protistologists (ISOP). As such, P-UK members are entitled to reduced ISOP membership.
The Society has a limited number of bursaries for our annual Spring Meetings. The bursary covers a registration fee waiver for the Meeting, but does not cover any travel or accommodation costs.
Bursaries are restricted to members and are available, on a first-come-first-served basis, for students who are presenting either a talk or a poster at the Spring Meeting. Applications for bursaries will be considered only with a completed registration form for the Spring Meeting. Applicants must state in their registration that they wish to be considered for a bursary. Unsuccessful applicants will be told immediately that all bursaries have been allocated for that meeting.