International Conference of Pakistan Phytopathological Society

“Climate Change and Plant Diseases; Challenges and Opportunities”

January 23-25, 2014

Department of Agriculture and Agribusiness Management, University of Karachi, Pakistan

 The Pakistan Phytopathological Society is the premier society dedicated to high-quality, innovative plant pathology research. PPS was established in 1983 as first platform in the country for those interested in the subject. Since then we are working to popularise the science of Plant Pathology in this region. Since its existence PPS successfully organized eight national and 2 international conferences.

Change in climate of the world is also affecting the crop plants. It will also influence the severity and distribution of plant diseases and several minor diseases may become a potential threat to crop production. The 3rd International Conference of Pakistan Phytopathological Society will address the emerging challenges faced by the crop plants with special reference to affect of change in climate on plant diseases. The conference will cover the following topics:

  • Climate Change and Plant Diseases
  • Host-Pathogen Interactions
  • Molecular Plant Pathology
  • Biosecurity and Plant Quarantine
  • Fungal, Bacterial, Viral and Nematode Diseases
  • Integrated Disease Management
  • Biological Control of Plant Diseases
  • Chemical Control of Plant Diseases
  • Disease Resistance
  • Seed and Post-Harvest Pathology
  • Disease Modeling and Epidemiology
  • Taxonomy and Systematics of Plant Pathogens
  • Mycotoxins
  • Beneficial Microorganisms