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Proposal Support

This page lists some of the ways that MSI can help you with your next grant proposal. Please send an email message to help@msi.umn.edu if you cannot find what you are looking for and would like to meet with an MSI consultant. Proposal Preparation and Planning MSI Facility Statement Research and...

Medicinal Chemistry Support for Translational Medicine

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Medicinal Chemistry Support for Translational Medicine

The Walters group works on medicinal chemistry projects that support translational medicine at the University of Minnesota. Their current work include therapeutics or probes for muscular dystrophy, Alzheimer's disease, cardiac valve calcification, and brain cancer. They also work closely with other groups in the Institute for Therapeutics Discovery and Development. For example, they use MSI resources to perform high throughout screening triage for the HTS Core. They make extensive use of the Schrodinger software suite.

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waltersm

LATIS: Supporting Research Computing in the Liberal Arts

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LATIS: Supporting Research Computing in the Liberal Arts

The Liberal Arts Techologies and Innovation Services (LATIS) works to enhance research and scholarship by integrating appropriate technologies into the workflow of faculty, staff, and students. While LATIS is well positioned within the College of Liberal Arts (CLA) to provide the resources, tools, and expertise over infrastructure and software engineering, pedagogy, media, and social science research methods, their mandate is much broader. They strive to engage the broader scientific community in the issues that face the liberal arts, and they encourage their users to view their compute- and data-intensive tasks not only as as an integral component of their study design, but one that could benefit from communities outside of their own.

Part of this challenge is to convince CLA scholars to view their questions in the light of what HPC can offer, and when appropriate, to bring in the the resources MSI has at its disposal. Accordingly, this Principal Investigator uses MSI access to keeping abreast of the technologies and software MSI supports, to design proof-of-concepts directly on MSI's infrastructure, to consult with CLA clients on the appropriate use of MSI resources, and to make the transition between LATIS environments and MSI environments as clean as possible.

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olsend2

Simulations to Support Design of Microfluidic Devices

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Simulations to Support Design of Microfluidic Devices

Microfluidic devices are used for a wide variety of research topics because of the wide variety in design parameters available. These researchers use microfluidic devices to study droplet interfaces to gain a better understanding of how droplets (aerosols) of different materials (water, organics, salts, etc.) in the atmosphere interact with the environment. To perform the research with this cutting-edge approach, they plan to fabricate a number of microfluidic devices to generate and then capture the droplets of interest. To better narrow the design criteria we should use, computational fluid dynamics (CFD) modeling of the proposed designs are a must prior to fabrication of any devices. The researchers use the Ansys FLUENT package available through MSI.

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dutcherc

Foundation to Support SpatialHadoop From MSI PI Mohamed Mokbel

Associate Professor Mohamed Mokbel ( Computer Science and Engineering - College of Science and Engineering ) has created a platform that handles very large sets of spatial data on Apache Hadoop. This platform, an open-source project, has been distributed online. Professor Mokbel’s group uses MSI...

MSI Supports the EOLOS Consortium and Wind Energy Research

The EOLOS consortium led by the University of Minnesota and supported by a US Department of Energy grant has a new website ( http://www.eolos.umn.edu/ ) up. The consortium was established to create collaboration between universities, government organizations, and industry in hopes of learning more...

MSI-Supported Cancer Research Is Recognized

Research supported by MSI resources and staff has been recognized as one of the most highly cited papers published in 2013 in the journal Cancer Research . Members of the research group of Assistant Professor Scott Dehm ( Masonic Cancer Center ) are working with members of MSI’s RISS group to study...

MSI-supported Research at AHC

MSI is featured in a recent article on the Academic Health Center's website. The article highlights diabetes research by Professor Jennifer Hall, Department of Medicine. Professor Hall and her team used MSI laboratories to assist in their analysis of the TCF7L2 gene.

MSI Supports Climate-Change Research

The December 18 issue of The Economist highlights the work being done by the not-for-profit Planetary Skin Institute (PSI), created by Cisco Systems and NASA, on measurement of the extent and health of the world's forests. Key to that effort has been the data-mining work led by Professor Vipin...

Cancer Center Analytical Biochemistry Shared Resource

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Cancer Center Analytical Biochemistry Shared Resource

The Analytical Biochemistry Shared Resource of the Masonic Cancer Center provides analytical services, primarily mass spectrometry analysis, to the members of the Cancer Center and, when excess instrument time is available, to the broader University of Minnesota community. Services include low level DNA adduct and exogenous/endogenous compound quantitation and screening as well as proteomic and peptide analysis.

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abmss

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