Illumina Supports Rockefeller Foundation with Global Pathogen Sequencing Collaboration

Jun 22, 2021 11:00 AM ET
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Originally published on GenomeWeb

The Rockefeller Foundation said on Wednesday that it has committed over $20 million in research funding and formed a number of collaborations to boost pathogen sequencing capabilities and data sharing worldwide to combat future pandemics.

To improve pathogen sequencing data technologies, the foundation is working with Concentric by Ginkgo and in collaboration with the Wellcome Trust, the Development Data Partnership, and FIND. It is also collaborating on various projects with, a research network that includes the University of Oxford, Harvard University, Northeastern University, Boston Children's Hospital, Georgetown University, the University of Washington, Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security, and Google; the Global Fund; Illumina; Oxford Nanopore Technologies; Scripps Research; Thermo Fisher Scientific; Qiagen; and Verily.

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