Fred Hutch is an organization that involves not just world-renowned scientists but also humanitarians to work together to help prevent, diagnose and treat illnesses including cancer, HIV/AIDs, and many others. Their team not only includes three Nobel laureates, but it helps patients and provides research all around the world.
Fred Hutch’s pioneering work in bone marrow transplantation led to the development of immunotherapy, which harnesses the power of the immune system to treat cancer with minimal side effects. An independent, nonprofit research institute based in Seattle, Fred Hutch houses the nation’s first and largest cancer prevention research program, as well as the clinical coordinating center of the Women’s Health Initiative and the international headquarters of the HIV Vaccine Trials Network.
They are currently playing an active role in the fight against COVID-19, providing all their research to their project, Nextstrain, an open-source platform where updates on many pathogens, including this virus, are regularly updated for scientific communities around the world to consult, which helps massively in that fight – and this is what Bingothon Summer 2020 will contribute towards!
You may find more info about it on their page about COVID-19 research.
Fred Hutch Website Home Page
Nextstrain Home Page