Dr. Victor Hugo Aquino is an Associate Professor in the Department of Clinical Analysis, Toxicology and Food Sciences of the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences of Ribeirao Preto, University of Sao Paulo (FPSRP-USP), Brazil. Dr. Aquino graduated from the National University of Asuncion, Paraguay, in 1990. He has obtained his doctoral degree in Basic and Applied Immunology from the Medical School of Ribeirao Preto, University of Sao Paulo in 2002. In the last years, he has been working with viruses transmitted to humans by arthropods (arboviruses) with special interest on Dengue virus. He has published articles in the area of dengue addressing several topics such as diagnosis, molecular epidemiology, antiviral drugs and animal models. Dr. Aquino is currently the Coordinator of the Virology Laboratory at the FPSRP-USP.