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 two scientific meetings a year and provide bursaries for student attendance together with prizes for student presentations.



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.



Dr Jackie Parry
Dr Anastasios Tsaousis
Vice President
Dr Sonja Rueckert
Dr Martin Carr
Dr Ross Waller
Meeting Coordinator
Dr Fiona Henriquez
Publicity Officer
Dr David Bass
Past President
Prof Genoveva Esteban
Membership Secretary
Dr Alan Warren
President Emeritus
Dr Alessandra Dupont
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Protistology-UK's session Exploring the Eukaryotic Tree of Life - 28th April 2021 during the Annual Conference of the Microbiology Society (online). Details here.


P-UK Winter meeting 2021: Protist parasites of freshwater microalgae - 8th January 2021.

This year, P-UK has teamed up with the British Phycological Society (BPS) in the delivery of a special session on ‘Protist parasites of freshwater microalgae’.

The session will run within the BPS’s annual conference (on-line this year) - Click here for more information.

Past & Related Meetings

  • DATES UPDATED From parasites to plankton and back: comparative biology and ecology of apicomplexans and dinoflagellates. 13-17 September 2021. Roscoff, France.​ Details here.​

  • Microbial Symbiosis Meeting - December 16-17, 2019. London, UK. Details here.

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