Young Systematists’ Forum – Registration



We welcome the attendance of non-presenting researchers and students at all academic levels, however we will only accept early-career researchers to present their work (i.e. students and postdocs). Space for presenters will be allocated subject to availability and aiming for a balanced programme of animal, plant, algal, microbial, molecular and other research.

Deadline for abstract submission: Friday 16th October 2020. A selection process will follow and selected speakers will be notified within a week.

Abstract submission

Please use either of the following templates: MSOffice Word or in Open Doc Format.

Abstracts must be submitted in English and in Word format no later than Friday 16th October 2020. Please indicate in the email if you are submitting for oral or poster presentation. The body text should not exceed 150 words in length. Title, authors, and their professional affiliations/addresses should be included with the abstracts. If the presentation is co-authored, the actual speaker (oral) or presenter (poster) must be clearly indicated in BOLD text. The file should be in editable format (.doc or .odt, not pdf) and titled Surname_First-name_YSF2019.doc, for example Doe_Jane_YSF2019.doc.

All abstracts will undergo a selection process. If you have presented a talk at the YSF before, we ask that you submit only for a poster presentation, as speaker slots are limited and we want to give as many people a chance as possible. Similarly, if you are presenting at both the YSF and MF, we ask that you not apply for speaking slots in both (or let us know so we can assess).

Abstract submissions are now closed

All registered attendees will receive by e-mail further information about the meeting, including abstracts, one week in advance.

You can also read the abstracts of the 20th (2018) YSF, 19th (2017) YSF, 18th (2016) YSF, 17th (2015) YSF, 16th (2014) YSF, 15th (2013) YSF14th (2012) YSF, 13th (2011) YSF10th (2008) YSF, 11th (2009) YSF10th (2008) YSF9th (2007) YSF8th (2006) YSF, 6th (2004) YSF, 5th (2003) YSF, 4th (2002) YSF and 3rd (2001) YSF.


Any questions about the YSF including the registration process should be sent to ( The organisers of the 2019 YSF are Dr. Ellinor Michel (Dept Life Science, NHM), Dr. Karen Siu Ting (Queen’s University Belfast), Dr. Pablo Muñoz-Rodríguez (Oxford University), Yvette Harvey (Royal Horticultural Society Garden) and Dr. Katie Collins (Dept Life Science, NHM).