Join us for a live-streamed talk and expert panel followed by a mini hackathon, where you can find out more about the ESSENTIAL MEDICINES project. In this event, we will present the history of the essential medicines, some of the stories of their discovery and then explore questions about open source approaches to the treatment of ancient and emerging diseases, including COVID-19. We will then conduct a two hour hackathon, contributing information to the ESSENTIAL MEDICINES citizen science project.