- Broad Institute
- Award Date:
- To support work on a pandemic preemption system.
Open Philanthropy recommended a grant of $1,000,000 to the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard to support work on a pandemic preemption system, led by Pardis Sabeti and Christian Happi of Redeemer’s University in Nigeria. The pandemic preemption system will use advanced technologies for the early detection and rapid containment of viral infections in the developing world. Sabeti is the cofounder of Sherlock Biosciences and has worked extensively on the epidemiology and management of dangerous viral diseases in Africa.
This falls within Open Philanthropy's work on scientific research, specifically within its interest in science supporting biosecurity and pandemic preparedness.