Project Highlights

Research Computing supports research from a variety of disciplines. See some of our most recently featured projects below.

  • seedlings sprouting out of soil

    Many species of the bacterium Methylobacterium have agricultural potential, since many species have been shown to stimulate plant growth, seed production, and seed…

  • stylized dna molecule superimposed on a tunnel made of binary numbers

    MSI is a crucial member of the multi-disciplinary team that develops and supports Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) clinical pipelines that provide cutting-edge…

  • wheat field with watermark of binary code

    The research group of Associate Professor Peter Morrell (Agronomy and Plant Genetics and MSI PI) uses high-performance computing and software tools to perform…

  • flow chart showing data analysis workflow

    Staff from MSI’s Research Informatics Solutions group are developing a set of workflows for automated handling of RNA sequencing data. This project is in progress,…

  • photo of three dogs in the snow

    Immune-mediated hemolytic anemia (IMHA) is an autoimmune disorder in which the body attacks and removes its own blood cells, causing severe anemia and other problems…

  • Photo of the Seal of the University of Minnesota

    Fifteen PhD students at the University of Minnesota have been awarded PhD Graduate Assistantships through UMII. These awards are made to grad students involved in research at the…

  • map of Minneapolis showing U of M Twin Cities

    Geographical literacy and knowledge of geographic information systems (GIS) technology is highly beneficial to young students. Thanks to many years of work by experts in the…

  • graphic showing how possible drug therapies are targeted

    Spinocerebellar ataxia type 1 (SCA1) is a fatal genetic neurodegenerative disease for which there are no treatments. Over the past seven years, Dr. Christy Henzler…

  • graph showing differences between sequencing instruments

    Staff from the Minnesota Supercomputing Institute (MSI), the University of Minnesota Informatics Institute (UMII), and the University of Minnesota Genomics…

  • stylized DNA molecule on a background of binary code

    Mucopolysaccharidosis type I (MPS I) is a rare genetic disorder causing severe neurological diseases and shortened lifespan. Current treatments for this condition are either…