nextstrain: Trevor Bedford and Richard Neher win Open Science Prize

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Trevor Bedford and Richard Neher are winners of the first-ever Open Science Prize.  They will share the $230,000 prize money.

Trevor and Richard developed nextstrain,  a real-time tracking tool for emerging epidemics such as ebola and zika.  Read Trevor's blog post to find out more about how the idea first started.

The Open Science Prize is a collaboration between the Wellcome Trust, the US National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute.

Congratulations Trevor and Richard!