Dr. Sajjad Hyder

Designation(s):  Assistant Professor
Education:  PhD
Department(s):  Botany
Email:  sajjad.hyder@gcwus.edu.pk

Career Brief:
  • Recently published research and review articles in Molecules – MDPI (IF: 4.927), Plants –MDPI (4.658), PeerJ (3.061), Communications in Soil Science and Plant Analysis (IF: 1.327)
    and Plant Disease (IF: 4.438), Beilstein Journal of Nanotechnology (IF: 3.649) in 2022.
  • Presently Serving as a Managing Editor of “Journal of Plant and Environment”, Published by the Department of Botany, GCWUS.
  • Serving as Editorial Board Member in the International Journal of Phytopathology (IJPP) ISSN: 2312-9344.
  • Serving as a member of Departmental Research Program Committee (DRPC), Journal Editor Committee, and Faculty & Staff Development Committee-GCWUS.
  • Worked as Research Associate in Punjab Agriculture Research Board (PARB) funded project from 2015 – 2018
  • Agronomic Development officer in Research and Development (R&D) division, Bayer Crop Science, Pakistan from 2012 – 2014.

To work in academia and a highly specialized environment in the Research and Development of technically challenging projects to contribute positively towards the achievement of research goals with the best of my potential capabilities and professional skills. I am interested to work on: PGPR, Plant-microbes Interaction, Biological control of Plant Pathogens, Conventional and Molecular Plant Pathology, Integrated Plant Disease Management, Management of Soil-borne fungal Pathogens of vegetable crops. I have published 21 scholarly articles in various National and International well-reputed peer review Journals including Nature Scientific Reports, Plant Disease, Communications in Soil Science and Plant Analysis, and Frontiers in Microbiology. I am also serving as a potential reviewer of different scientific Journals including Plant Disease, Peer J, and Archives of Phytopathology and Plant Protection by Taylor & Francis.

Being a staunch supporter of “green technology”, I am focused to explore the potential of plant growth-promoting rhizobacteria and other biocontrol agents in suppressing soil-borne diseases in vegetable crops and plant growth promotion. Currently, my research focuses on exploring the potential of co-inoculation of rhizobacteria and organic waste material in enhancing the nutrient uptake in Zea Mays, and also in increasing the phytoremediation potential of various plant speacies under HMs stress conditions. My other students are working on understanding the impact of climate change on the potential distribution of Erwinia carotovora; causal agent of Stalk Rot of Maize and Puccinia striiformis f.sp. tritici; associated with Wheat Yellow Rust Disease.