Jonas Sandbrink

Researcher;; LinkedIn 

Specialisation: Dual-use Risks of Biotechnology, Vaccine Platforms

Jonas Sandbrink is a biosecurity researcher at the Future of Humanity Institute and a doctoral candidate at the Nuffield Department of Medicine, University of Oxford. His research focuses on mitigating the misuse of emerging biotechnologies and implications for pandemic preparedness. He is an Emerging Leaders in Biosecurity Fellow at the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security.


Previously, Jonas has worked as a consultant for the Nuclear Threat Initiative’s Global Biological Policy and Programs team. He has 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 of Arts in Medical Sciences from the University of Oxford.

  1. Rapid Proliferation of Pandemic Research: Implications for Dual-Use Risks (Sriharshita Musunuri, Jonas Sandbrink, Joshua Monrad, Megan Palmer, Gregory Koblentz)
  2. Insidious Insights: Implications of viral vector engineering for pathogen enhancement (Jonas Sandbrink, Ethan Alley, Matthew Watson, Gregory Koblentz & Kevin Esvelt)
  3. Biosecurity in an age of open science (James Smith, Jonas Sandbrink)
  4. Mitigating Biosecurity Challenges of Wildlife Virus Discovery and Characterisation (Jonas Sandbrink, Janvi Ahuja, Jacob Swett, Gregory Koblentz, Claire Standley)
  5. As self-spreading vaccine technology moves forward, dialogue on its risks should follow (Jonas Sandbrink, Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists)