Pakistan Journal of Nematology,

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“Significance of Nematode Identification for Better Management”

30th -31st December, 2019

Jointly organized by

Pakistan Society of Nematologists

Pakistan Science Foundation


National Nematological Research Centre

University of Karachi


Nematodes are highly diversified and adaptable in nature.  These nematodes are one of the most difficult organisms to be identified due to their small, microscopic sizes. Therefore proper nematode diagnosis and specimen correct identification are mandatory for appropriate management control strategies. Accurate nematode diagnosis through a soil and root assay is the key to developing a successful management program. The focus of the workshop is to highlight the significance of traditional taxonomy and to give emphasis on the correct identification of nematodes for their proper management in agricultural fields, and provide a podium for emerging technologies and information management.

Pakistan Society of Nematologists (PSN) and National Nematological Research Centre (NNRC), University of Karachi has a rich tradition of convening such conferences regularly on national and international basis. Now as per our prime mission two days Training workshop will be organized by PSN and NNRC during 30th & 31st December, 2019 at University of Karachi emphasizing the significance of research skills and need of competence buildup in nematode disease management strategies.

Objectives of the Workshop

  • To increase the competence in the field of traditional taxonomical research in Nematology and management.
  • To develop expertise / human resource persons in nematode diagnosis, proper identification through recent technologies.
  • To motivate and fascinate students, young researchers and scholars to learn and focus on developing research skills on the subject matter.
  • To emphasize the importance of capability buildup in nematode disease management strategies in the context of correct diagnosis and proper identification of nematode problems.
  • To promote collaboration among research institutions and universities of the country in the field of Nematology with focus on precise disease management strategies and to develop the concrete association between researches all over the country.


  • Pro. Dr. Manzoor Hussain Soomro (President, PSN)
  • Prof. Dr.Shahnaz Dawar (Director, NNRC)
  • Prof. Dr. Shahina Fayyaz ( General Secretary/ Treasurer)
  • Dr. Nasira Kazi
  • Dr. Firoza Kazi
  • Dr. Tabassum Ara Khanum
  • Dr. Salma Javed
  • Dr. Erum Iqbal  

Office Address for Correspondence

Dr. Saboohi Raza


National Nematological Research Centre
University of Karachi, Karachi-75270, Pakistan
Tel #:021-99261387