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.

Spatial genomics analysis using normal human pituitary

The pituitary is an endocrine gland, located on the skull base, which consists of five distinct endocrine cell-types.

Illustrates a graphical model used for aster analysis

Understanding how plants evolve and adapt to changing environmental conditions is important to managing various agricultural and environmental problems, including assisted migrations of native plan

graphic showing process for RNA sequencing

Hard ticks are considered the second most important vector of veterinary and human diseases.

graphic of catalysis

Many industrial and consumer products are made with a material called acrylic acid.

graph showing phylogenetically blind measures of U.S. wheat diversity, 1919 to 2019

A concern about modern agricultural practices is that breeders, in search of crops with higher yields, are reducing diversity in those plants.

two silphium flowers side by side, a larger one on the left and smaller on the right

Silphium integrifolium is an American perennial prairie native plant that is being domesticated for a sustainable oilseed crop by researchers at the University of Minnesota.