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2012 News in Brief



Oceans at MIT website features a story on Roman Stocker’s microfluidics research lab

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microfluidic device The Oceans at MIT website ran an article by Genevieve Wanucha about the research of CEE Professor Roman Stocker‘s environmental microfluidics lab, which uses small devices to create mini-habitats for ocean microbes. “It’s the same as studying any other complex ecosystem, for example a jungle,” says Stocker. “Ultimately, if you want to understand the ecosystem on the large scale, you have to go down to the level of the single organism:  how it finds food, how it competes, how it is affected by its environment. The challenge in our case is that the single organism is invisibly small.” Read the story.