Expedition Aboard DISCOVERY Yacht Copasetic
January 2014

A state of the art mobile biomedical laboratory created by Florida Biodiversity Institute onboard D/Y Copasetic revolutionizes fieldwork and facilitates real-time, remote genome scale sequencing in a pioneering week-long research expedition. Over the course of one week, top scientists from the University of Florida (UF) successfully sequenced two genomes per day, proving that modern technology and instrumentation traditionally found in top biomedical centers can function accurately in the field.

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Scientific Publication

Whelan, N. V, Kocot, K.M., Moroz, T.P., Mukherjee, K., Williams, P., Paulay, G., Moroz, L.L., Halanych, K.M., 2017. Ctenophore relationships and their placement as the sister group to all other animals. Nat Ecol Evol 1, 1737-1746.