Driving big ideas home in Mini Cooper

UF researcher’s proposal lands new car and
MiniSeq DNA sequencing system

By Jill Pease
Prosperi and Cottler at Illumina event Mattia Prosperi, PhD, MEng, winner of the Illumina Go Mini Scientific Challenge, and Linda Cottler, PhD, MPH, founding chair of the department of epidemiology and founding director of the UF HealthStreet program at the Illumina awards ceremony.  PHOTO BY EVAN BARTON
"It is vital for us to increase our understanding of viruses like chikungunya, dengue and Zika."
Mattia Prosperi, PhD, MEng
Prosperi and Mai with GoMini Challenge Mini Cooper car Prosperi and Volker Mai, PhD, MPH, associate professor of epidemiology, with the newly won Mini Cooper. The car will assist a variety of UF research projects, including collecting bug “splats” for DNA sequencing and also supporting UF HealthStreet’s community engagement projects. PHOTO BY MINDY C. MILLER
See Prosperi discuss the Go Mini Scientific Challenge

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