Islem Yangui | Forest Pathology | Best Researcher Award

Assist Prof Dr. Islem Yangui | Forest Pathology | Best Researcher Award

Assistant Professor at Higher Institute of Agronomy of Chott Mariem, Tunisia


Dr. Islem Yangui is an Assistant Professor specializing in plant physiology and biological engineering. His research focuses on fungal pathogens of Quercus suber L., with a particular interest in morphological and molecular characterization and biocontrol strategies. Dr. Yangui has taught courses at various academic institutions and conducted research projects aimed at understanding and enhancing the resilience of forest resources in urban settings.




Dr. Islem Yangui holds a PhD in Biological Engineering from the National Research Institute for Rural Engineering, Water and Forests of Tunisia (INRGREF), completed between 2015 and 2019. His doctoral research focused on Biscogniauxia mediterranea, a pathogenic fungus of Quercus suber L., emphasizing morphological, molecular characterization, and biocontrol strategies. Prior to his PhD, he earned an engineering degree in Industrial Biology from the National Institute of Applied Sciences and Technology of Tunisia (INSAT) in 2014.

🏥👨‍🏫Professional Experience:

From January 2021 to October 2022, Dr. Yangui served as an Adjunct Professor at the Higher School of Agriculture of Kef, Tunisia, where he taught Plant Physiology. Previously, from January 2021 to April 2021, he held a similar position at the National Institute of Applied Sciences and Technology of Tunisia (INSAT), teaching Biostatistics, Plant Physiology, and Valorization of Bioresources.

Research Interests:

Dr. Yangui’s research interests encompass plant physiology, fungal pathology, biological engineering, and the management and valorization of forest resources. He specializes in studying fungal pathogens affecting Quercus suber L., focusing on both morphological and molecular aspects, as well as exploring biocontrol strategies. His recent work includes evaluating tree species’ resistance and vulnerability traits in urban environments.

Publications Top Notes 📝:

1. Thymus algeriensis Boiss. et Reut., a north African endemic plant species: genetic diversity and population structure as assessed by molecular markers, a pioneer step for conservation implications

  • Authors: Ben Elhadj Ali, I., Yangui, I., Raadani, A., Boussaid, M., Messaoud, C.
  • Journal: Molecular Biology Reports
  • Volume: 51
  • Issue: 1
  • Year: 2024
  • Pages: 534

2. Culture media and temperature effects on Neofusicoccum mediterraneum: assessing mycelial growth and colony characteristics

  • Authors: Abouzkhar, F.A., Yangui, I., Hlaiem, S., Ezzine, O., Jamâa, M.L.B.
  • Journal: European Journal of Plant Pathology
  • Volume: 169
  • Issue: 1
  • Year: 2024
  • Pages: 73-80

3. Biscogniauxia rosacearum: A newly identified pathogen of strawberry tree (Arbutus unedo L.) in North Africa

  • Authors: Yangui, I., Hlaiem, S., Khadraoui, H., Ben Jamâa, M.L., Ezzine, O.
  • Journal: Forest Pathology
  • Volume: 54
  • Issue: 2
  • Year: 2024
  • Article Number: e12862

4. Variation in Phenolic Content, Antioxidant Activity and Alpha-amylase and Acetylcholinesterase Inhibitory Capacities of Different Extracts from Tunisian Satureja barceloi (Willk) L.

  • Authors: Raadani, A., Boulila, A., Yangui, I., Messaoud, C., Ben Elhadj Ali, I.
  • Journal: Chemistry and Biodiversity
  • Volume: 21
  • Issue: 4
  • Year: 2024
  • Article Number: e202302109

5. Nutritional profile, phytochemical characterization, and biological activities of Tunisian cultivar Ficus carica zidi leaves

  • Authors: Ben Achour Harrabi, N., Taamalli, W., Jiljli, H., Attia, R., Mejri, M.
  • Journal: Euro-Mediterranean Journal for Environmental Integration
  • Year: 2024


Zeinab Bolboli | Plant Pathology | Best Researcher Award

 Dr. Zeinab Bolboli | Plant Pathology | Best Researcher Award

Dr. Shiraz University Iran


Zeinab Bolboli is a distinguished researcher specializing in Plant Pathology, with a Ph.D. from Shiraz University. Their expertise encompasses mycology, plant virology, and advanced research methods. Zeinab’s innovative work includes identifying causal agents of plant diseases and evaluating crop susceptibility, earning recognition as the top Ph.D. student and for their dissertation. They’ve demonstrated excellence in teaching and have conducted various workshops, showcasing proficiency in bioinformatics and scientific photography. With a comprehensive skill set in microscopy, bioinformatics, and molecular characterization, Zeinab is poised to continue making significant contributions to the field of plant pathology.🌟








Education and Academic Achievements 🎓

📚 Postdoctoral Researcher: Shiraz University, INSF (4016120)

  • PhD: Plant Pathology (Mycology), Department of Plant Protection, Shiraz University, Iran (2016-Present)
    • Dissertation: Identification of the Causal Agent of Fig Canker and Evaluation of Susceptibility of Iranian Fig Cultivars to the Disease.
    • Main courses: Advanced Mycology II, Advanced Applied Mycology, Genetics of Plant Pathogens, and more.
  • MSc: Plant Pathology (Mycology), Department of Plant Protection, Shiraz University, Iran (2013-2016)
    • Thesis: Phylogenetic relationships and taxonomic characteristics of Pythium spp. isolates in cereal fields of Fars Province.
    • Main courses: Advanced Mycology I, Plant Virology, Plant Disease Management, and more.
  • BSc: Plant Protection, Razi University, Kermanshah, Iran (2007-2011)
    • Main courses: General and Advanced Plant Pathology, Mycology, Nematology, and more.
  • Diploma: Science, Alzahra High School, Kermanshah, Iran (2003-2006)

Teaching and Awards 🏆

Received Top Student awards for both PhD and BSc.Recognized for having the top PhD dissertation at Shiraz University in 2023.Served as a Teaching Assistant for various courses including Advanced Mycology and General Plant Pathology.Supervised graduate theses and conducted workshops on scientific topics.

Workshops Attended and Skills 💼

Participated in workshops on RNA-Seq data analysis, Real-time PCR, Primer Designing, and more.Held workshops on Scientific Digital Photography and Diagnosis of Plant Disease.Proficient in Microsoft Office, Adobe Photoshop, Bioinformatics tools, and scientific photography.

Publications Top Notes 📝

  1. Title: Development of PCR-based assays for the detection of the evident and latent infection with Stilbocrea banihashemiana, the causal agent of fruit tree cankers
    • Journal: Crop Protection
    • Year: 2024
    • DOI: 10.1016/j.cropro.2024.106677
    • Contributors: Hamed Negahban; Zeinab Bolboli; Reza Mostowfizadeh-Ghalamfarsa


  1. Title: First report of Peroneutypa scoparia associated with canker disease on Ficus carica in northern Iran
    • Journal: New Disease Reports
    • Year: 2023
    • DOI: 10.1002/ndr2.12201
    • Contributors: M. Ghaedi; Z. Bolboli; Reza Mostowfizadeh-Ghalamfarsa


  1. Title: Susceptibility of fig cultivars to Diaporthe canker in Iran
    • Journal: Plant Pathology
    • Year: 2023
    • DOI: 10.1111/ppa.13687
    • Contributors: Zeinab Bolboli; Reza Mostowfizadeh-Ghalamfarsa; Moslem Jafari; Ali Sarkhosh


  1. Title: Neocosmospora caricae sp. nov. and N. metavorans, two new stem and trunk canker pathogens on Ficus carica in Iran
    • Journal: Mycological Progress
    • Year: 2022
    • DOI: 10.1007/s11557-022-01834-9
    • Contributors: Zeinab Bolboli; Reza Mostowfizadeh-Ghalamfarsa; Marcelo Sandoval-Denis; Moslem Jafari; Pedro W. Crous


  1. Title: Stilbocrea banihashemiana sp. nov. a New Fungal Pathogen Causing Stem Cankers and Twig Dieback of Fruit Trees
    • Journal: Journal of Fungi
    • Year: 2022
    • DOI: 10.3390/jof8070694
    • Contributors: Zeinab Bolboli; Behnaz Tavakolian; Reza Mostowfizadeh-Ghalamfarsa; Moslem Jafari; Santa Olga Cacciola