We are excited to support work that addresses technical and governance aspects of pandemic prevention and response.

Reducing catastrophic pandemic risk

COVID-19 demonstrated how unprepared society is to handle large-scale pandemics. Even now, too few resources are being invested in mitigating the risks of pandemics that could be far more severe than COVID-19. Such pandemics could arise naturally or be caused by a lab leak or bioweapons. Projects that could help to mitigate these risks could involve improving pathogen detection methods, personal protective equipment, sterilization technology, developing governance strategies to prevent lab leaks and the use of bioweapons, etc. Learn more about biosecurity.