07-NOV-2017: Prof Tahseen elected as INSA fellow
Aligarh, November 6: Professor Qudsia Tahseen (Department of Zoology, Aligarh Muslim University?AMU) has been elected the fellow of Indian National Science Academy (INSA), New Delhi. The university administration has congratulated her for the achievement.
As an academic of zoology, Professor Tahseen teaches animal Ecology and nematology to the post graduate students. She has described and revised a good number of nematode taxa and addressed the taxonomic identification from different perspectives so as to adopt a holistic approach combining morphological, developmental and ecological characteristics for better scientific value.
Prof Tahseen?s lucid and critical analyses of species supplemented with scanning electron microscopic details were commended by peers and her wide taxonomic skills have been accredited internationally. She is also the only Asian to have received the Organisation of Nematologists of Tropical America (ONTA) Special Award for sustained excellence in Nematology.
Prof Tahseen has conducted pioneering studies in India on nematode development while her ecological findings led to the understanding of shifts in subterranean food web.
She has also been invited to reputed labs of Europe and America under prestigious fellowships of Royal Society, Rothamsted International, INSA, DBT, TWAS, TWOWS, Chinese Academy of Sciences, European Union Consortium and Australian Academy of Sciences among others for collaborative research and for teaching and guiding post-graduate students at Erasmus Mundus and EUMAINE programmes.
Prof Tahseen has been carrying out numerous studies on taxonomy, biodiversity and biology of soil and aquatic nematodes of India. Recently, Prof Tahseen led a group to discover an intermediate species between two different genera of nematodes. She has also undertaken the challenging task of exploring Indian habitats and made critical observations on the structure and morphology of free-living nematodes.
Prof Tahseen was appointed as a faculty in the Women?s College, AMU after completing her Phd in 1989. She was transferred to the Department of Zoology in 1997, where she continues to teach as a Professor. She has numerous publications to her credit in journals of international and national repute such as Nematology, Journal of Nematology and Hydrobiologia among others.
She also has the fellowship of Indian Academy of Sciences, Bangalore; Royal Society, Rothamsted International, UK; Indian National Science Academy, Department of Biotechnology, India and Third World of Academy Science, Italy.
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