Our Mission, Vision and Goals
The British Society for Plant Pathology (BSPP) was founded in 1981 for the study and advancement of plant pathology.
Originally the Society was registered with Companies House and with the Charity Commission. In 2020 we successfully converted to a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO).
The BSPP welcomes members from all over the world and from all branches of plant pathology. We support the professional interests of plant pathologists worldwide and provide information and communicate with our members via a newsletter, website and annual meeting.
We organise regular scientific meetings, edit three international pathology journals and make funds available to members for both travel expenses and short term undergraduate and masters level studentships.
Plant pathology: advancing education and research for people and planet. We support our community in the UK and globally to engage in plant pathology education and research, to enable knowledge exchange and dissemination, and to enhance impact via policy influence and raising public awareness.
Supporting plant pathology communities for improvements in ‘One Health’.
- A voice for Plant Pathology
Represent our membership on plant pathology issues at both policy level and through increased public awareness.
- A thriving research and knowledge exchange community of plant pathologists
Support Plant Pathology research and enable knowledge exchange and dissemination
- Enhancing the impact of plant pathology
Increase engagement between researchers, policy and practice in plant pathology to enhance impact
- Strengthen BSPP through enhanced membership & diversity
Welcome and empower plant pathologists from all backgrounds, career-stages and corners of the world.
- Promote careers and training in plant pathology
Promote training and career development at all levels and foster a new generation of plant pathologists.