Research @ MSI

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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.

photos of NutNet sites in Bogong, Australia and Cedar Creek, Minnesota, USA

The Nutrient Network (, aka NutNet, a global collaborative research group studying how humans affect grasslands, celebrated ten years of resear

two pictures of animals, one of a lion, and one of a mother elephant and calf

Snapshot Safari (, a citizen-science project created by the University of Minnesota’s

graphic showing workflows for proteogenomics Galaxy tool

Proteogenomics is a new tool for cancer research.

Nitrogen (N) fertilizers are widely used in agriculture worldwide, and their use is growing. One of the side effects of N fertilizers is that they release nitrous oxide (N2O).

simulations of two droplets falling with different initial conditions

Multiphase fluid flows involve more than one state of matter, such as gasoline sprayed into air, or two fluids of the same state with different properties, such as oil droplets suspended in water.

schematic of motor-clutch module attached to a cell body

Cells move, or migrate, across body tissues such as bone, brain, muscle, and fat. This migration is how wounds heal, for example. Unfortunately, it is also the mechanism by which cancer spreads.