The nominating institute German Center for Research and Innovation on the breakthrough:

Since 2015, Sabino has participated in international efforts to establish a rapid research response to emerging threats. When the COVID-19 epidemic started, her group was able to publish the complete genome sequence of the virus. This was only 2 days after Latin America’s first case, possibly setting a world record.

Tags: COVID-19, Science Diplomacy, Education

Ester Sabino

University of Sao Paulo

Ester Sabino is professor of infectious disease at the University of Sao Paulo. She collaborated with the Brazilian AIDS Program to create a national laboratory network. In 2005, Sabino organized a blood bank network to participate in the USA REDS program, focused on blood safety. She has published more than 250 peer-reviewed papers and has directly trained over 50 graduation students.

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