nextstrain: Trevor Bedford and Richard Neher proceed to final round of Open Science Prize

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!