NCTalks with Patricia Garcez: the hijacking effect of Zika virus

In this NCTalks podcast, we’re reporting from Neuroscience 2016 in San Diego (CA, USA; 12–16 November 2016). We spoke to Patricia Garcez from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro in Brazil, who presented at the conference her work on Zika virus and its disruption of normal cell division and differentiation.
Zika virus was highlighted as one of the key research themes at the conference and remains a focus for researchers into 2017 as the world continues to face this global health challenge – in this interview, Patricia discusses her work and her hopes for the field in the coming months and years.

00.09 Introduction

00.28 Please could you introduce yourself and tell us a little about your current research focuses?

02.29 Could you tell us about the work that you’re presenting at Neuroscience 2016?

06.06 What are the next steps for your group, and for the field as a whole?

07.15 Do you anticipate that we could see an effective vaccine against Zika virus in the next, say, 3–5 years?

08.19 And finally, what has been your highlight of the conference so far, or what are you most looking forward to seeing?