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.

pictures of potato plants affected by late blight

Late blight is a serious crop disease that affects potatoes and costs the potato industry billions of dollars annually.

graph showing top-performing zeolite structures

Natural gas often contains contaminants. “Sour” gas is natural gas that contains a significant amount of hydrogen sulfide, H2S.

graph of integrated model and photo of researchers at NutNet site

The relationship between vegetation productivity and species richness has been under investigation by ecologists for many years.

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.