Research @ MSI

Latest research

The Minnesota Supercomputing Institute is a nexus for leading edge research and public-private collaborations. Given the breadth of research supported by the Institute, it is hard to overestimate the impact that MSI has on the University, the state of Minnesota, and the Nation.

project hypothesis - a feed-forward loop

Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF) is a deadly, progressive fibrotic lung disease.

graphical abstract of equine pangenome project

How an individual’s genetic background influences different traits - for example, coat color, disease risk, etc. - is a fundamental question for the genomics community.

graphic showing filtration process

Filtration is a broadly utilized procedure in chemical, mining, and manufacturing industries, with special representation in Minnesota’s industrial sector.

arial view of a forest canopy showing a patch of trees that have lost their leaves from oak wilt

A major global change factor that is threatening the ecosystem services from forests, including their ability to regulate climate and support biodiversity, is the spread of invasive diseases that k

illustration of a robot with two arms sorting a tray of trash

The challenge for sustainable waste management begins from the sorting stage in homes, offices, and other public places, where trash is put into different bins - compost, recycle, and purely waste.

screenshot of the home page of the ManureDB website

Crops can benefit from application of manure, which provides nutrients. Unfortunately, manure can also contaminate the environment if over-applied.