Project Highlights

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

  • graphic of turkey gut with probiotic treatment

    Microbes are integral to gut health. Some of these microbes cooperate at different segments of the gut to resist invading pathogens (bad bugs). In turkeys, these…

  • graphical abstract of Environmental Effects of Metformin Use project

    The first-line, type 2 diabetes drug, metformin, is both a wonder drug and an emerging pollutant. Metformin improves health, obesity, diabetes, and COVID-19 outcomes…

  • scatter plot showing range of atmospheric density a spacecraft can encounter at different altitudes in space

    As access to space becomes cheaper, faster, and easier, we are seeing a dramatic increase in the number of launches of small, inexpensive spacecraft called CubeSats.…

  • map of specimen location; schematic of sequencing and annotation strategy

    The zebra mussel (Dreissena polymorpha) is a freshwater invasive species that has caused billions of dollars of damage to waterways in Europe and North America. Economic…

  • schematic of neuron modeling

    Advanced Parkinson’s disease (PD) can be effectively treated with deep brain stimulation (DBS), However, DBS shows great heterogeneity in its effects across individuals.…

  • Petri dishes containing dotted soil bacteria covered with a pathogen

    Diseases caused by plant pathogens reduce the global food crop by 40% annually. However, the bacteria and fungi that live in the soil (soil microbes) can produce an astounding diversity of…

  • schematic of phosphoproteomics pipeline workflow

    Many researchers struggle with proteomics large data analysis and how to implement these analyses. Furthermore, there is a large demand for free and accessible platforms with…

  • U of M Regents Seal

    Thirteen 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…

  • graphics showing foraging task allocation

    A branch of multi-robot systems called swarm robotic (SR) systems investigates algorithms and problem-solving techniques…

  • schematic of computer graph and images representing genetics, brain science, robotics, and agriculture

    Mathematical optimization is an indispensable modeling and computational tool for all science and engineering fields. It…