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MSI PI Michael Travisano (Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior) is the lead author on a paper about how multicellular organisms developed, published recently in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. These researchers use MSI resources for genome sequencing related to their work with yeast. Read more about this research and watch a video on the UMNews website.
The Research blog of the Office of the Vice President for Research has recent posts that feature MSI Principal Investigators: the research of Mark Distefano (Chemistry); patents issued to Courtney Aldrich (Medicinal Chemistry), David Pui (Mechanical Engineering), Ronald Siegel (Pharmaceutics), Daniel Frisbie (Chemical Engineering and Materials Science), Reuben Harris and Hiroshi Matsuo (BMBB), and Art Erdman (Mechanical Engineering); and the selection of research by Dan Voytas (GCBD) as Method of the Year 2011.
An MSI Principal Investigator, Professor Bin He (Biomedical Engineering), was featured on the premiere episode of "Impact the World," a new series on the Big Ten Network. Read more about Professor He’s research and see videos from the program at the University’s News release.
In the past, the MSI resource allocation committee has reviewed requests for supplemental service unit (SU) allocations for Itasca, Calhoun, and Koronis throughout the year as they are submitted. To more efficiently and fairly manage the allocation of resources, we are altering this policy. The MSI resource allocation committee will review requests for supplemental allocations three times per year.
Annual allocations based on the annual renewal of accounts will continue to be effective in January of each year. In addition, the resource allocation committee will consider requests for supplemental allocations in April, July, and October. While you may submit a request at any time, it will not be reviewed until the next scheduled review date. Deadlines to request additional SUs are April 1, July 1, and October 1. To request a supplemental allocation, please see the midyear supplemental allocation information on the allocations page.
On Saturday, January 28, MSI participated in the Science Museum of Minnesota’s Amantes de la Ciencia, an annual event designed to introduce visitors to science and education professionals in the Latino/a community. Visitors to the MSI booth got to build molecules with marshmallows and pretzels and see how researchers make molecule simulations on a computer.