Living Data

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Living Data

Mobile Laboratory

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UTS CSI Lab: Microbial Cell Sorting and Imaging mobile laboratory 2015-2020. A 3-way collaboration between scientist Martina Doblin, artist Lisa Roberts and designer and curator, An Marosszeky.

The idea behind the Microbial Cell Sorting and Imaging laboratory was that the lab would travel to sea so that it could investigate living microbes directly adjacent to their ocean habitats, rather than requiring preserved samples to be brought back to a land-based laboratory. I was adamant that if I was going to spend weeks of time in a lab at sea, then it should be fun and create an inspiring environment for others. Having explored the Timor, Arafura, Coral and Tasman Seas, the UTS CSI now sits at the Australian National Maritime Museum as part of their expanded lab space for public outreach and education activities.

Professor Martina Doblin
University of Technology Sydney, 2020