Project lead Trevor Bedford
at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center is at the forefront of infectious disease modeling, computation and genomics. He is co-founder of the Nextstrain
project, which has lead real-time analysis of COVID-19 genomic data, providing a novel view into the pandemic that would have been absent otherwise. His work with the Seattle Flu Study revealed community spread of COVID-19 that was missed by traditional surveillance and his alerting bought the US critical time to mount a stronger outbreak response.