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.

association graph of genotype groups; photo of wheat leaf rust

Wheat leaf rust is caused by a fungus (Puccinia triticina) that attacks wheat and other cereal crops.

line graph showing cortisol levels over time in ICU and control patients

Circadian rhythms, which coordinate the sleep-wake cycle and have a roughly 24-hour period, are now known to be important to physical health.

North and South America showing false-color indications of isoprene plumes

Isoprene is a highly reactive compound released by woody plants into the atmosphere. Its emissions are similar to that of methane and it is a major player in the chemistry of the atmosphere.

graphical rendering of JAK/STAT inhibitors affecting tumor cells

Breast cancer is the second-leading cause of cancer death in women. Researchers are developing methods of targeting specific types of breast cancer, providing a personalized approach to treatment.

overall structure of the fowl poxvirus resolvase

Fowlpox is a viral disease of chickens and turkeys that occurs worldwide.

images from the two Grand Prize winning posters

MSI held the eleventh annual Research Exhibition on April 28, 2020.