Keshav C Pandey completed his PhD and DSc degrees from the University of Lucknow, Lucknow. His long and illustrious academic and administrative experience, spanning over three decades, includes a full-term Vice-Chancellorship of CCS University, Meerut. Pandey is noted for his contribution in the field of helminthology which was induced by his concern for theoretical and practical problems, especially those relating to the systematics and taxonomy of helminths parasites. He has compiled three textbooks on Zoology for university students and has more than 170 published scientific works to his credit. For his research work, Pandey has made numerous trips to countries including Thailand, former Czechoslovakia, Japan, China Australia, Germany, France, Malta and South Africa. Pandey is a member of various national and international scientific societies. He has been honoured with a number of significant awards in recognition of his work. Currently, he is Professor at the Department of Zoology, University of Lucknow, Lucknow. Nirupama Agrawal earned her Master's degree in Zoology and thereafter her PhD and DSc from the University of Lucknow, Lucknow. Starting her career as a lecturer in 1976, she is at present the Head of the Department of Zoology in the University of Lucknow. Actively associated with teaching and research, she has more than 120 research papers published in leading Indian and overseas journals. Her field of interest includes systematics and taxonomy of Monogenoidea. As a visiting research associate, Agrawal worked in the laboratory of Mary Bevereley-Burton at the Department of University of Guelph, Canada in (1994-95). She has attended several international symposia on Monogenoidea including those of former Czechoslovakia (1988, 1997), France (1993), Australia (2001), South Africa (2003) and China (2005). An active member of several scientific societies, Agrawal was elected President, Section of Animal, Veterinary and Fishery Sciences of ISCA in 2003.