Project Highlights

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

  • 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…

  • artistic image of dna with binary background

    The laboratory of Assistant Professor Christopher Faulk (Animal Science and MSI PI) performs epigenetics research in humans and other organisms. They are beginning to use a…

  • antipasto board

    The research group of Professor Douglas Mashek (Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Biophysics; Medicine; MSI PI) is involved in two…

  • colorful DNA segment against binary background

    Vitamin C is a well-known mitigator of oxidative stress as well as a necessary cofactor for collagen production in the setting of wound healing. Assistant Professor…

  • world map with green glowing edges

    Earth observation technologies allow researchers in many disciplines to monitor human activities and their effect on the environment using machine-learning and data-…

  • tunnel of binary numbers with BLAST and Ensembl superimposed

    The RIS team maintains a handful of databases that are of broad use to researchers. In particular, they prioritize hosting very large databases in order to save…

  • state of minnesota with text reading Public Engagement Footprint

    The University of Minnesota Office for Public Engagement has released a beta version of a new interactive system that helps communicate the University’s public impact…

  • types of fabric weaves

    Functional, or “smart,” materials can be used for engineering applications in fields such as medical devices, rehabilitation, aerospace, and defense. These pliable, lightweight materials can be…