Call for Papers


Post-COVID-19 World: Next Generation Challenges, Opportunities, and IT Based Solutions for Ecological Sustainability


The conference will address but not limited to the following sub-themes:

  • Impact of COVID-19 on research and academic activities
  • Ecosystem and ecosystems management
  • Ecology and ecological economics
  • Sustainability dynamics
  • Hydrology, waste management and pollution
  • Sustainable forest management
  • Conservation biology
  • Plant species effects on nutrient cycling
  • Potential ecological roles of plant species in ecosystem
  • Coevolution between plants and herbivore specialists
  • Direct effect of elevated CO2 on vegetation
  • Medicinal and Toxic Plants
  • Plant, Animal and urban Ecology
  • Plant Evolution
  • Plant Systematics/taxonomy/biogeography
  • Plant vegetation ecology
  • Sustainable cities and communities
  • Life below water
  • Life on land
  • Climate action
  • Responsible consumption and production
  • Good health and well being
  • Environmental engineering, sustainability and green technology
  • Aquatic ecosystems
  • Ecology and migration of animal
  • Climate change
  • Biodiversity Conservation: Bridging Science, Policy and Economics
  • Bioinformatics in plant breeding, plant, animal and agricultural sciences
  • Role of IT in current pandemic situation
  • Role of IT tools and technologies for ensuring ecological sustainability
  • Role of IT tools and technologies for improving environment

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Day 1 - October 06, 2020


Inaugural Session (10:00am - 10:40am)  

10:00am - 10:05am

Recitation from the Holy Quran

10:05am - 10:15am

Welcome Address

Mr. Naeem Tariq


Virtual University of Pakistan

10:15am - 10:30am

Chief Guest Address

Chief Guest


10:30am - 10:40am

Aims and Objectives

Dr. Muhammad Tariq Pervez

Head of Department 

Bioinformatics & Computational Biology  

10:40am - 11:00am



Plenary Session 01 (11:00 am-12:00 pm)

11:00am - 11:30am

Keynote Talk: Genetic and Genomic

Improvement for Sustainable Animal



Prof. Dr. Marcos De Donato


Departamento Regional de Bioingenierias

Tecnológico de Monterrey, 

Campus Querétaro, México


11:30am - 12:00pm

Keynote Talk: Ecological sustainability and current challenges


Prof Dr. Mohammad Ali (TI)

Vice Chancellor 

Quaid e Azam University, Islamabad


1st Scientific Session (12:00 pm – 01:00pm)

12:00pm - 12:20pm

Comparison of Pre & Post Pandemic situation on Tourism industry and Potential of Agro-Tourism in Baltistan Region

Dr. Ishtiaq Hussain 

Assistant Professor

Department of Biological Sciences,

University of Baltistan Skardu

12:20pm - 12:40pm

Plants and environmental challenges

Dr. Rushdi Sabah Abdulqader

Assistant Profesor 

Kirkuk University

12:40pm - 01:00pm

Impact of COVID-19 Lockdown on Ambient Air Quality of Islamabad and Lahore Cities.

Prof. Dr. Amtul Bari Tabinda 


Sustainable Development Study Centre, Government College University, Lahore, Pakistan

01:00pm - 02:00pm



Plenary Session 02 (02:00pm-03:00 pm)

02:00pm - 02:30pm

Keynote Talk: Sustainable Livestock Production and Food Security

Dr. Abdul Shakoor Chaudhry

Senior Lecturer,

School of Natural and Environmental

Sciences, Newcastle University, United Kingdom

02:30pm - 03:00pm

Keynote Talk:

Dr. Muhammad Ayoub

President of Pakistan Fisheries Society &

Senior Visiting Faculty Member of

Government College University, Lahore, Pakistan


2nd Scientific Session (02:00 pm – 04:00pm)

03:00pm - 03:20pm

Efficacy of Silver Nanoparticles Synthesize from Allium sativum

(Amaryllidaceae) against the larvae of Aedes albopictus L. (Diptera: Culicidae)

Dr. Shabab Nasir

Assistant Professor         

Government College University, Faisalabad


03:20pm - 03:40pm

Effect of climate change on plant-soil interactions

Dr. Noreen Khalid

Assistant Professor         

GC Women University Sialkot

03:40pm - 04:00pm

Water Resources Challenges of Pakistan Post COVID-19

Dr. Muhammad Saifullah

Assistant Professor

Muhammad Nawaz Sharif University of agriculture Multan

04:00pm - 04:20pm

In-Pond Raceways System Technology;

Solution for Sustainable Aquaculture and

Environment Conservation

R.S.N. Janjua   

SoyPak, Pvt. Ltd. & Lahore College for Women University.

04:20pm - 04:40pm

Phytoremediation potential of Pistia stratiotes

Eichhornia crassipes and algae for removing

Co and Ni at various concentrations

, Iqra Azam

MS Student        

Sustainable Development Study Centre,

Government College University, Lahore 

04:40pm - 05:00pm

Assessing habitat preferences of bird diversit in selected forests of Punjab, Pakistan

 y Dr. Zulfiqar Ali

Associate Professor 

Laboratory of Environmental Health & Wildlife, Department of Zoology, University of the Punjab, Lahore


Day 2 - October 07, 2020


Plenary Session 03 (10:00 am-11:00 am)

10:00am - 10:30am

Keynote Talk: Health and medicines in Genome and post-pandemic era

Prof. Dr. Syed Muhammad Saqlan

Naqvi (TI)

Vice Chancellor

Bacha Khan University

10:30am - 11:00am

Keynote Talk: Impact of COVID-19 on research and academic activities

Prof. Dr. Masroor Ellahi Babar (TI)

Vice Chancellor

University of Agriculture, D.I. Khan, KPK 

11:00am - 11:30am



3rd Scientific Session (11:30 am – 01:00 pm)

11:30am - 12:00pm

The effect of Electro Magnetic Fields

(EMFs) on seed germination and seedlings Physiological changes of Coriandrum sativum L. to achieve the optimum frequency of Electro Magnetic Field

Dr. Zahra Atghia

Department of Biology, Faculty of

Biological Sciences, Islamic Azad

University, Tehran, Iran

12:00pm - 12:30pm

Dimers of isoflavone and their inhibitory activity against of enzyme β – glucuronidase 

Kamala Badalova & Dr. Khayala


Department of General and Toxicological

Chemistry, Azerbaijan Medical University, Azerbaijan

12:30pm - 01:00pm

Impact of the pandemic on the environment: Reduction of pollution and use of IT

Dr. Muneeb M Musthafa

Senior Lecturer 

Department of Biosystems Technology,

Southern Eastern University of Sri Lanka

01:00pm - 02:00pm



4th Scientific Session (02:30 pm – 03:30 pm)

02:00pm - 02:30pm

The New Deal in Occupational Health:

Global Policies. Post Pandemic, Preventing

Harmful Exposures and Creating Healthy

Environments at Work and Role of IT

Rosa M. Orriols

Board International Commission on

Occupational Health (ICOH), Spain

02:30pm - 03:00pm

Impact of climate change on aquatic organisms

Dr. Tiziana Cappello

University of Messina, ITALY

03:00pm - 03:30pm

Plant Phenolics in Health and Nutrition:

Biotechnological Applications


Prof. Dr. Zeliha Selamoglu 

Department of Medical Biology, Faculty of

Medicine, Nigde Ömer Halisdemir

University, 51240, Nigde, Turkey


Closing Session (03:30pm to 04:10 pm)  

03:30pm - 03:35pm

 Recitation from the Holy Quran

03:35am - 03:45pm

Concluding Remarks

Prof. Dr. Malik Muhammad Arif Rafiq

Dean Faculty of Science and Technology, Virtual University of Pakistan

03:45am - 03:55pm

Vote of Thanks

Mr. Naeem Tariq


Virtual University of Pakistan


Virtual University of Pakistan
Sir Syed Memorial Society Building,
19-Ataturk Avenue, G-5/1, Islamabad