Prof. Pardis Sabeti partnered with Christian Happi, Professor and Director of the African Center of Excellence for Genomics of Infectious Diseases at Redeemer's University in Nigeria, to develop, Sentinel, an early warning system that detects and tracks viral threats in real time.
Sabeti and Happi plan to combine rapid CRISPR-based test results in different regions and countries with data-sharing technology to track outbreaks and share information to preempt a pandemic. The project received funding the Audacious Project, TED's initiative to inspire and fund global change. Harvard Gazette
Image: Sabeti lab courtesy of Michael Butts