nextstrain: Trevor Bedford and Richard Neher win Phase I of Open Science Prize

Trevor Bedford and Richard Neher are one of the six winning teams in the first-ever Open Science Prize

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. They will use the Phase I $80,000 prize money to further develop their prototype and submit their work for the final Phase II of the competition. One Phase II winner will receive a prize of $230,000.

Congratulations Trevor and Richard!

Click here for the Fred Hutch news release.