Department of Plant Pathology

Department of Plant Pathology

Muhammad Nawaz Shareef University of Agriculture Multan (MNSUAM) was established in 2012. Being a young university in academia, the MNSUAM is up to producing highly qualified agriculture professionals. The department of Plant Pathology is responsible for producing quality undergraduates required for academia and agriculture industry. Currently active program is B.Sc. (Hons.) Agri Plant Pathology. The department has a robust plan to start graduate programs before the end of 2017. The faculty of the department is actively involved in unique blend of quality research activities in the field of Virology, Bacteriology, Mycology and Nematology, Epidemiology and Molecular plant pathology. The research revolves around induced plant diseases, mechanisms involved in disease development, forecasting and their control employing modern and conventional research approaches. The main objectives of the department are;
• Human resource development to meet community and industrial needs.
• Strengthening of local and foreign academic collaborations and research linkages.
• Taxonomic, biological and molecular characterization of plant pathogens.
• Epidemiology and development of disease forecasting systems.
• Development of effective disease control strategies through molecular and conventional methodologies.

 

Departmental Staff


  Name: Prof. Dr. Shafqat Saeed
  Designation: Professor and Chairman
  Email Address:  Shafqat.saeed@mnsuam.edu.pk
  Address: Department of Plant Pathology, MNS-UAM, Multan
  Expertise: Insect Ecology, Biodiversity of Pollinators
  Publications: 104
  Name: Dr. Nadeem Ahmed
  Designation: Assistant Professor
  Email:  nadeem.ahmad@mnsuam.edu.pk
  Expertise: Epidemiology, Physiology & 
           Biochemistry of Plant Diseases.
  Publications: 7
  Name: Dr. Hasan Riaz
  Designation: Assistant Professor
  Email:  hasan.riaz@mnsuam.edu.pk
  Expertise: Characterization & Epidemiology 
           of Plant Viruses.
  Publications: 2
  Name: Mirza Abid Mehmood
  Designation: Lecturer
  Email:  abid.mehmood@mnsuam.edu.pk
  Expertise: Fungal diseases of major crops, 
  Plant-microbe interaction, management of 
  plant pathogens using botanicals & biocontrol agents
  Publications: 7
  Name: Dr. Muhammad Arslan Khan
  Designation: Assistant Professor
  Email:  arslan.khan@mnsuam.edu.pk
  Address: Department of Plant Pathology, MNS-UAM, Multan
  Expertise: Plant nematology, Nematodes-Fungi
  interaction, Management of plant disease
  complexes
  Publications: 3
  Name: Mr. Asif Mahmood Arif
  Designation: Lecturer
  Email: Asif.mahmood@mnsuam.edu.pk
  Address: Department of Plant Pathology, MNS-UAM, Multan
  Expertise:Plant Mycology, Fruit diseases, disorders and
  their management
  Publications: 03