Young Systematists’ Forum (#YSF2022)

The annual Young Systematists’ Forum represents an exciting setting for postgraduate students and early postdoctoral researchers to present their work, often for the first time, to a scientific audience interested in taxonomy, systematics and phylogenetics. This well-established event provides an opportunity for budding systematists to discuss their research in front of their peers within a supportive environment. Supervisors and other established systematists are also encouraged to attend.

The Young Systematists’ Forum 2022 will be online on Friday 11th November 2022.

Prizes will be awarded for the most promising talk and flash presentations as judged by a small panel on the day. 

Abstract submission is now closed but you can still register to attend the meeting. Registration is FREE.

Spaces will be allocated subject to availability and for a balanced programme of animal, plant, algal, microbial, molecular and other research. Non-presenting attendees are also very welcome, please register using the link above.

If you have presented a talk at the YSF before, we ask that you submit only for a flash presentation, as speaker slots are limited and we want to give as many people a chance as possible. If you are a more senior postdoc, please be aware that it is unlikely we will be able to give you a chance to present here, as the aim is to give more junior researchers their first experience in a supportive international setting.

All registered attendants will receive further information about the meeting, including abstracts, by e-mail one week in advance. This information will also be available on this page.

Any questions? Please contact us at

Last year’s meeting was very dynamic, with wide international attendance and great interactions.   We’re looking forward to meeting you online! 


Ellinor Michel (Natural History Museum London), Katie Collins (Natural History Museum London), Ana Serra Silva (Natural History Museum London), Kálmán Könyves (Royal Horticultural Society), Peter Mulhair (University of Oxford), and Pablo Muñoz-Rodríguez (University of Oxford), with the support of The Systematics Association Council.


Would you like to sponsor future editions? Please contact Ellinor Michel.