MSI is featured in a recent article on the Academic Health Center's website. The article highlights diabetes research by Professor Jennifer Hall, Department of Medicine. Professor Hall and her team used MSI laboratories to assist in their analysis of the TCF7L2 gene.

An article by MSI Principal Investigator Stuart Goldstein (Department of Genetics, Cell Biology, and Development) and his research group was featured in the January 2009 issue of the Journal of Bacteriology. The researchers analyzed the structure of the Lyme disease spirochete, Borrelia burgdorferi, using electron cryotomography. A computer image of the spirochete appears on the cover of the journal.

MSI is pleased to host a tutorial from USENIX, the Advanced Computing Systems Association, at the University of Minnesota on January 28. The tutorial is "Next Generation Storage Networking: Beyond Conventional SAN and NAS" and is intended for system administrators running day-to-day operations and those who set or enforce budgets.

Complete information can be found at at the USENIX Web site. Online registration is also available at this site. The tutorial is free to qualified IT professional, researchers, and students. It will be held in 402 Walter Library on the East Bank campus.

MSI's new Web Developer, Brian Hayden, started on January 5, 2009. Brian has worked at the U since 2000, most recently in the Office of Information Technology as a software developer; he was the lead on the new Gophermail v2 system.

We are very happy to welcome Brian to our team.

The University of Minnesota's Supercomputing Institute showcased the University's research efforts at this year's Supercomputing Conference held November 15-21, 2008 in Austin, TX. The SC Conference is the premier international conference for high performance computing (HPC), networking, storage and analysis. This was the first year that MSI hosted a booth at the conference.

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