Project Highlights

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

  • 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…

  • brain scan showing marker genes

    Spatial genomics is an emerging technology that provides spatial resolution to RNA-Seq data. It combines the state-of-the-art imaging processing of tissue sections…

  • graphic of binary code, EKG output, and heart

    Cardiac muscle cells enlarge in response to stresses such as hypertension. While this is beneficial at first, it can become problematic as it progresses. The…

  • wheat with leaf rust

    Wheat leaf rust is caused by a fungus (Puccinia triticina) that attacks wheat and other cereal crops. The fungus is found in wheat populations worldwide and…