Department of Plant Pathology


The Department of Plant Pathology has strong research, teaching and extension outreach programs that cover basic and applied aspects of plant pathology, plant-microbe interactions and plant health management. We are ready to provide the knowledge to ensure plant health wherever it is threatened. Our department is the home for graduate education- not only in plant pathology, but also in a wide field ranging from sustainable agriculture to toxicology to genetics and molecular biology-related majors. The major objectives concern the scientific training of professional phytopathologists. Emphasis is placed on the fundamental and practical concepts associated with plant health and disease, physiology of parasitism, host-parasite relationships, genetics of host resistance, genetics of pathogen variation and variability, genetics of host-pathogen-hyperparasite populations, epidemiology of plant diseases, nematology, virology, phytotherapeutics and clinical phytopathology.

Dr. Tin Aye Aye Naing
Head of Department (2013- till)
B.Ag., M.Agr. Sc., Dr.Agr. (Kassel)
Mycology, Ecological Plant Protection

Dr. Seint San Aye
Mycology, Rice Pathology, Beneficial Microbes
Dr. Nang KyuKyu Win
Associate Professor
Mycology, Virology and Postharvest Diseases
U Myo Zaw
Mycology, Plant Fungal Diseases and
their Molecular Phylogeny, Environmental Microbiology
Daw Yi Yi Mon
Mycology and Fungal Diseases,
Postharvest Diseases, Mushroom Production
Dr. Htet Wai Wai Kyaw
Bacteriology, Bacterial Diseases,
Molecular Plant Pathology, Biological Control
U Myint Zaw
Plant-Soil-Microbe Interaction,
Molecular Biology of Plant Beneficial Microbes and
Role of Microbes in Crop Production
Dr. Ei Ei Aung
Mycology, Virology, Bacteriology,
Rice Pathology and Beneficial Microbes
Daw Phyu Mar Win
Mycology, Endophytes and Plant Disease Control
U Nay Lin Oo
Fungal Diseases, Entomopathogenic Fungi and
Plant Disease Resistance
Daw Yu Yu Khaing
Assistant Lecturer
Molecular Virology and Plant Virus Diseases
Daw Kyaut Kay Khaing
Assistant Lecturer
Bacteriology, Integrated Disease Management, Molecular Cloning,
Antibody Engineering, Protein Expression
Daw Thae Thiri Maung
Assistant Lecturer
Bacteriology, Rice Diseases and Control
Bioprocess Engineering and Fermentation Technology
Daw May Thu Tin
Assistant Lecturer
Mycology, Bacteriology, Crop Diseases and Control
Daw Aye Thet Hnin
Assistant Lecturer
Molecular Virology and Viral Diseases
Daw Khaing Shwe Aye
Daw Khaing Zin Myint
Daw Zin Mar Soe
Nematology and Virology


In 2017-2018 Academic Year, credit system has been applied in YAU for the newly enrolled students. The rest of the students are accepted to enroll as the ordinary semester based academic system. During the first semester of 2019-2020 Academic Year, the department offered the courses for semester-based system for the fourth year and final students in addition to the credit system students.Our department offers the courses for undergraduate and graduate students.

Undergraduate courses

Credit Saving System

PTY-101Introduction to Plant Pathology
PTY-102Principles of Plant Nematology and Nema Diseases, Principles of Plant Virology and Viral Diseases
PTY-103Principles of Mycology and Fungal Diseases
PTY-104Principles of Plant Bacteriology and Bacterial Diseases
PTY-105Methods in plant Pathology
PTY-106Physiological Plant Pathology
PTY-107Integrated Disease Management
PTY-108Postharvest Diseases and Control
PTY-109Molecular Plant Pathology
PTY-110Chemical control of crop diseases
PTY-111Plant Disease Epidemiology
PTY-112Genetics of Plant Disease (Compulsory)
PTY-131Scientific Writing
PTY-132Presentation Skill
PTY-133Special research group
PTY-134Special Field Assignment
PTY-135General Agriculture
Undergraduate courses

Semester Based System

PTY- 4101Methods in Plant Pathology
PTY-4102Control of Plant Diseases
PTY-4103Physiological Plant Pathology
PTY-5101Control of Plant Diseases II
PTY-5102Applied Microbiology
PTY-4201Genetics of Plant Disease
PTY-4202Postharvest Diseases and Control
Graduate courses

Credit System

PTY-601Principles of Plant Pathology
PTY-602Principles Plant Disease Control
PTY-605Field Plant Pathology
PTY-606Rice Pathology
PTY-608Advanced Plant Pathology
PTY-611Advanced Mycology
PTY-612Fungal Diseases of Plants
PTY-613Fungicides in Plant Disease Control
PTY-621Principles of Plant Nematology
PTY-631Principles of Plant Virology
PTY-642Advances in Plant Bacteriology
PTY-643Bacterial Plant Diseases
PTY-651Laboratory Techniques in Plant Pathology (1)
PTY-652Laboratory Techniques in Plant Pathology (2)
PTY-653Laboratory Techniques in Mycology
PTY-654Laboratory Techniques in Plant Nematology
PTY-655Laboratory Techniques in Plant Virology
PTY-656Laboratory Techniques in Plant Bacteriology
PTY-661Seed Pathology
PTY-662Integrated Disease Management

Scientific and applied research in fields of Mycology, Plant Bacteriology and Nematology, Plant Virology and plant disease diagnostics were conducted using both conventional and molecular techniques. Research based teaching was initiated for the Undergraduate Students and assigned them to do experiments in groups for submission of graduation thesis. The graduate research programs for master and doctorate degrees were also established.

Research infrastructure
  • Plant Mycology and Fungal Diseases
  • Plant Bacteriology and Bacterial Diseases
  • Plant Nematology and Nema Diseases
  • Plant Virology and Virus and Mycoplasma Diseases
  • Laboratory for Molecular Diagnostics and Control Measures

practical learning for the course, Crop Diseases and Control

Members of plant pathology department visited to the field

Group discussion of the students in the classroom

Experimental results were explained and discussed

Training for the characterization of soil bacteria by Prof. Kenichi Tsuchita, short term expert, YAU-JICA TCP

Student experiment on the natural incidence of groundnut diseases in the field

Teaching staff and 4th year students of Department of Plant Pathology (2018-2019 Academic year)