The Bureau des Doctorants et Étudiants du Muséum (BDEM: the association of master and PhD students of the Muséum national d’Histoire naturelle), Doc’Up (the PhD students’ association of Sorbonne Universités), Timarcha (the naturalists’ association of the Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Jussieu Campus), and Symbiose 6 (the biology students’ association of the Université Pierre et Marie Curie) are pleased to announce that

registration and abstract submissions for the 4th Young Natural History Scientists’ Meeting (YNHM) are now open!

The event will be hosted at the Muséum national d’histoire naturelle (MNHN) in Paris (France) from the 7th to the 11th of February 2017.

This conference is dedicated to bringing together young researchers in natural history from around the world (non-permanent researchers such as master students, PhD students, and post-doctoral fellows); as such, they will be the only ones allowed to present communications. Nevertheless, senior researchers are very much welcome to attend. The conference will be conducted entirely in English. No registration fees are necessary, and travel grants for foreign students might be available later on.

Please note that registration is mandatory whether you submit an abstract or not, and even if you will not attend the entire conference.

Submissions close on the 4th of December 2016.

More information on the conference website at Should you have further questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us at

See you soon! 🙂

The YNHM team