Alain KOHL

MRC-University of Glasgow Centre for Virus Research, Glasgow, Scotland, UK

Friday 17 January 2020 |3:00 pm – ICGEB Trieste, ITALY

Zika virus interactions with innate immunity and neurotropism

Host: A. Marcello

The emergence of mosquito-borne Zika virus and a spectrum of infection- associated pathologies (grouped into Congenital Zika Syndrome) have raised many questions on topics such as neurotropism and effects on neurodevelopment. Here I will discuss our work using neural cultures derived from mouse embryos, the impact of type I interferons on infection, and how these findings may relate to observations in patients.