Trevor Bedford and Richard Neher are one of the three teams that made it to the final round of the first-ever Open Science Prize. The most recent round involved a public vote - thank you to all who voted! The final three prototypes will be reviewed by experts, and a grand prize winner will be announced in early March 2017. The winner will receive a prize of $230,000.
The Open Science Prize is a collaboration between the Wellcome Trust, the US National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute.
Trevor and Richard developed nextstrain, a real-time tracking tool for emerging epidemics such as ebola and zika.
Congratulations Trevor and Richard!