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!
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