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Trevor Bedford

Professor, Vaccine and Infectious Disease Division, Fred Hutch

trevor bedford crosscut festival 2022

Dr. Trevor Bedford is a virtual guest at Crosscut Festival 2022. He is a professor working in the vaccines and infectious disease division at Fred Hutch. Dr. Bedford uses powerful computers and complex statistical methods to study the rapid spread and evolution of viruses, including those that cause COVID-19, influenza, Ebola and Zika. He co-developed an open-source platform called Nextstrain that provides a continually updated view of publicly available viral genomic data alongside powerful analytic and visualization tools. 

When: 9 a.m., Thursday, May 5. 

Where: This is a free virtual event. RSVP now.

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Science & Health

Chasing COVID

Crosscut Festival 2022
Thu May 5, 2022 | 9:00am

As the pandemic hit, the world struggled to understand what had been previously unimaginable. Seattle’s Trevor Bedford, an infectious disease specialist with Fred Hutch, stepped in with up-to-the-minute explanations on Twitter. He earned a MacArthur grant to go with his meteoric rise on Twitter. We talk to him about being in the middle of the storm, and how it's changed the way he works. WATCH NOW

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