Together we can outsmart the flu

We're a collective of creative thinkers from diverse industries, working together to accelerate the development of a universal influenza vaccine. And we need you.

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The Threat of Influenza

A Report from The Sabin-Aspen Vaccine Science & Policy Group

Accelerating the Development of a Universal Influenza Vaccine

The Sabin-Aspen Vaccine Science & Policy Group convened in 2018 to explore challenges and opportunities to develop a universal influenza vaccine. The group’s recommendations on how to overcome the scientific, financial and organizational barriers to developing a vaccine are synthesized in the report Accelerating the Development of a Universal Influenza Vaccine.



Our Approach

We’re leading a modern-day movement with the potential to make influenza history.

Only a universal influenza vaccine – with the power to provide longer-lasting immunity against many strains – will protect us against the constant threat of influenza.

But with so many questions about influenza viruses left unanswered, creating this vaccine is no easy feat.

Complex challenges require innovative solutions. The Influenzer Initiative, led by the Sabin Vaccine Institute, seeks expertise from different disciplines to find unexpected solutions to one of science’s greatest challenges.

That’s where you come in.

You are the solution

Whether you’re a materials scientist, a machine learning specialist, or a glycobiologist, your unique perspective could be the key that unlocks a breakthrough.

Tech Professionals

Ambitious goals demand new technologies. We need creative engineers and scientists to lend their expertise to accelerate scientific discovery.


Scientific breakthroughs can come from the most unexpected places. We’re looking for researchers in a variety of fields to share knowledge to solve urgent scientific questions.

Thought Leaders

We need visionary matchmakers to help identify the scientific questions standing between us and a universal influenza vaccine and work across the network to find innovative answers.

Catalytic Funders

We’re looking for funders who share our vision of making influenza history. We will connect you with Influenzers who have ideas worth funding.

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