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Jonas Sandbrink

Biosecurity Researcher at the University of Oxford

Jonas Sandbrink is a biosecurity researcher at the University of Oxford. Jonas’ current research focuses on the implications of synthetic biology and artificial intelligence for biological security risks. He recently served as Biological Security Advisor at the UK Cabinet Office and worked as a Biosecurity Advisor for Google DeepMind.

Previously, Jonas worked with the Future of Humanity Institute, University of Oxford, on mitigating risks of emerging technologies and preventing catastrophic biological risks. Jonas was also an Emerging Leaders in Biosecurity Fellow at the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security and an Ending Bioweapons Fellow at the Council on Strategic Risks. He has interned at the German Parliament and has worked as a consultant for the Nuclear Threat Initiative’s Global Biological Policy and Programs team. Before focusing on the security aspects of emerging technologies, he researched platform vaccine technologies and infectious disease epidemiology. Jonas was part of the winning team of the 2020 Next Generation for Biosecurity Competition. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Medical Sciences from the University of Oxford and is pursuing a DPhil (PhD) at the Nuffield Department of Medicine, University of Oxford.