From the blog post:
"Professor Trudie Lang is Professor of Global Health Research at the Nuffield Department of Medicine, and the head of the Global Health Network. She is also part of the ISARIC network, an international consortium aiming to enable research during disease outbreaks.
She has helped lead research in extraordinary conditions, such as the 2015 Ebola outbreak in West Africa. Currently she is involved with the recent Zika virus outbreak: In Brazil, infection with this virus seems to be behind an increase in the number of babies born with small brains, and some survivors suffer from post-viral Guillain-Barré syndrome, associated with temporary paralysis.
With Zika infection rates now seeming to be on the increase, the Oxford Science Blog talked to Professor Lang about why it is so important to develop capacity for doing research in places where research doesn't normally happen, and what ISARIC and the Global Health Network are doing to help make sure that such research happens".