Nextstrain core team

Nextstrain was co-founded by:

Trevor Bedford
Trevor Bedford
Trevor and Richard coded first version of Nextflu in early 2015. Subsequently, Trevor has helped to guide development of software to endemic and emerging pathogens with a focus on UX and scientific impact.
Richard Neher
Richard Neher
Richard and Trevor coded first version of Nextflu in early 2015. Richard has focussed on the methods and algorithms in Nextstrain's analyses and more recently on Nextclade.

The core team currently working on Nextstrain are:

Ivan Aksamentov
Ivan Aksamentov
Ivan joined the team in 2020 and focuses on Nextclade and some of the algorithms in Nextstrain's underlying tools.
Jennifer Chang
Jennifer Chang
Jennifer joined the team in 2021 and specializes in Terra and Nextflow workflows and contributes to various pathogen workflows as needed.
James Hadfield
James Hadfield
James joined the team in 2017 after his PhD and works on all aspects of Nextstrain with a particular focus on interactive visualisation.
Emma Hodcroft
Emma Hodcroft
Emma joined Nextstrain in 2017 and has worked on the pipeline and visualization, including extending Nextstrain to use VCF files, but now mostly focuses on Enteroviruses and SARS-CoV-2.
John Huddleston
John Huddleston
John works on Nextstrain's bioinformatics tools like Augur and pathogen workflows like seasonal influenza and SARS-CoV-2.
Jover Lee
Jover Lee
Jover works on all aspects of Nextstrain with a particular focus on data pipelines and visualizations.
Victor Lin
Victor Lin
Victor joined the team in 2021 and works on all aspects of Nextstrain with a particular focus on tooling (e.g. Augur, runtimes) and documentation.
Cornelius Roemer
Cornelius Roemer
Cornelius joined the team in 2021 and focuses on Nextclade and SARS-CoV-2.
Thomas Sibley
Thomas Sibley
Thomas works on all aspects of Nextstrain with a particular focus on reducing barriers to usage via better infrastructure (e.g. nextstrain.org, Groups), tooling (e.g. CLI, runtimes), and documentation.
Nextstrain Alumni

Our previous core Nextstrain team members, some of whom are still working on projects involving Nextstrain and/or maintaining specific analyses. Beyond the core team there have been many code contributions from the wider scientific and programming community; please see our GitHub organization to see the history of (code) contributions.

Moira Zuber
Moira Zuber
Moira was key in running the regular SARS-CoV-2 builds during the early-mid pandemic, and implementing key data-cleaning scripts to standardize incoming sequences.
Hadfield et al., Nextstrain: real-time tracking of pathogen evolution, Bioinformatics (2018)

All source code is freely available under the terms of the GNU Affero General Public License. Screenshots may be used under a CC-BY-4.0 license and attribution to nextstrain.org must be provided.

This work is made possible by the open sharing of genetic data by research groups from all over the world. We gratefully acknowledge their contributions. Special thanks to Kristian Andersen, Josh Batson, David Blazes, Jesse Bloom, Peter Bogner, Anderson Brito, Matt Cotten, Ana Crisan, Tulio de Oliveira, Gytis Dudas, Vivien Dugan, Karl Erlandson, Nuno Faria, Jennifer Gardy, Nate Grubaugh, Becky Kondor, Dylan George, Ian Goodfellow, Betz Halloran, Christian Happi, Jeff Joy, Paul Kellam, Philippe Lemey, Nick Loman, Duncan MacCannell, Erick Matsen, Sebastian Maurer-Stroh, Placide Mbala, Danny Park, Oliver Pybus, Andrew Rambaut, Colin Russell, Pardis Sabeti, Katherine Siddle, Kristof Theys, Dave Wentworth, Shirlee Wohl and Cecile Viboud for comments, suggestions and data sharing.

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