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Lightray announces the launch of GVFI.org, The Global Viral Forecasting Initiative. Founded by world renown scientist Nathan Wolfe, GVFI’s pioneering mission is to prevent future pandemics before they occur. The GVFI team maintains satellite laboratories around the world, monitoring hot spots where viruses are most likely to jump from animals to humans. Lightray was first approached to publicize the work of Dr. Wolfe and his team, by creating a brand, a website, helping to communicate their mission and raise funds and awareness for the work.
The initial and modest launch of wolfelab.org has since grown into a formidable organization, funded in part by the Google Foundation, Skoll, National Geographic, and the NIH. They’ve been featured in New York Times, The Economist, Wired, and CNN’s Planet in Peril to name a few.
“Shining a light on the important work of Dr. Nathan Wolfe is exciting for a number of reasons. says Kimberly Brooks CEO of Lightray. Not only is the work truly groundbreaking, but our involvement in it’s formation and noteriety emphasizes the power of the Internet and it’s ability to bring into the focus even the most complex scientific endeavors.”
Watch GVFI featured on CNN’s Planet in Peril: