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Two MSI Principal Investigators have recently won prestigious awards:

  • Regents Professor Ron Phillips (Agronomy and Plant Genetics) has been awarded the ISA 2010 Medal for Science
  • Regents Professor David Tilman (Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior) has been awarded the Heineken Prize for Environmental Sciences

More information can be found on the University Relations People page.

Blue Waters, which is expected to be the world’s most powerful supercomputer for open scientific research when it goes online in 2011, is already providing researchers with opportunities for state-of-the-art computing research. Professor and MSI Fellow Paul Woodward (Astronomy) is one of the astrophysicists using Blue Waters. See a brief discussion on HPCWire.

Professor and MSI Associate Fellow Carrie Wilmot (Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, and Biophysics) and her research team recently published an article in Science about a molecular image they have created of a system that moves electronics between proteins in cells. The article appears in the March 12 issue. The University News Service story about this research appears on the UMN website.

A BICB trainee at the University of Minnesota Rochester has won a prestigious IBM Ph.D. Fellowship for work he has done with Blue Gene and MSI on metabolic pathways. MSI provides computational resources to the BICB (Biomedical Informatics and Computational Biology) program and is a partner with the program in a Shared University Research (SUR) Program grant from IBM.

MSI Fellow and Principal Investigator Fotis Sotiropoulos, Director of the St. Anthony Falls Laboratory, is leading a team that has recently received a $8 million grant from DOE to study wind energy development. Professor Sotiropoulos leads a consortium made up of researchers from the Institute of Technology, the University of Minnesota Morris, Syracuse University, and Dakota County Technical College. The team will also collaborate with industry. For more information, see this article on the Institute of Technology website.

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