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Seminar on Zika, Vaccination, and Ethics

16th November 2016, Aarhus University, Campus Nobel, Building 1453, Room 513

The Zika infection raises complex ethical questions around whether, when, and how to extend research to pregnant women. The seminar discusses these on the basis on a report from the project Pregnancy, Research, and Public Health Emergencies led by professor Ruth Faden, Johns Hopkins University.


  • 9.30 Professor Finn Skou Pedersen, Dept. of Molecular Biology and Genetics, AU: The Biology of the Zika Virus
  • 10.00 Professor Anne Line Dalsgaard, Dept. of Anthropology, AU, Ph.D. students Clarissa Martins, Federal University of São Carlos, Brazil and Maria Nielsen, Dept. of Anthropology, AU: Zika Virus in Brazil – an Anthropological Point of View
  • 10.30 Vice-Dean Lise Wogensen Bach, Faculty of Health Sciences, AU: Ethical Issues in the Zika Virus Vaccine Trials and Pregnancy
  • 11.00 General discussion