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.

structure of metal organic framework

Effective and stable catalysts are important to a wide variety of processes important to research and industry.

graphs of genomic inbreeding coefficients; picture of giant panda

Conservationists seeking to increase in the panda population must understand issues related to genetic diversity.

Venn diagrams of QTLs

Wheat leaf rust is a fungus (Puccinia triticina) that attacks wheat and other cereal crops. It is common and destructive, affecting crops throughout the world.

depiction of sampling from farms

The influenza A virus (IAV), which causes flu, is extremely common, and affects humans, birds, and pigs.

visualization of nanopipette tip and conductive flat electrode

Scientists are interested in being able to study individual molecules in order to determine characteristics that might not be evident when studying en masse.

Lifestyle patterns of the BaAka and Bantu

Investigations into the gut microbiome continue to reveal how the collections of microorganisms in the digestive system affect human health.