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Providing advanced research computing infrastructure and expertise to the University of Minnesota research and scholarly community and beyond.


MSI offers a variety of hardware, software, and consulting services to meet any research need.


MSI provides training and support for users of all experience levels.


MSI advances computational research across a broad range of disciplines.

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MSI Researchers Sequence Wild Horse Genome

Genetics Veterinary Medicine

Two MSI users, Nicole Flack and Lauren Hughes, researchers in the College of Veterinary Medicine who are in the group of MSI PI Chris Faulk (associate professor, Animal Science), sequenced the genome of the last remaining wild horse species.

MSI PIs Named Regents Professors

Awards Professorships

Two of the new Regents Professors named this year are MSI PIs:Elizabeth Borer (Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior; co-founder, NutNet)Professor Borer uses MSI for research aimed at understanding the causes and consequences of endosymbiont diversity, with a particular focus on the effects of global change.

IIB Collaborative Projects with Seoul National University, Korea


RFP Release Date: July 1, 2024  Due Date: August 1, 2024 (11:59 PM)The International Institute for Biosensing (IIB) at the University of Minnesota invites proposals for collaborative projects with Seoul National University (SNU) in the field of biosensing.

In Memoriam: Donald Wyse

Agriculture Professorships

MSI PI Donald Wyse (professor, Agronomy and Plant Genetics; Co-Director, Forever Green Initiative) passed away on July 2, 2024.

MSI PI Steven Koester Named U of M Chief Semiconductor Officer


MSI PI Steven Koester (professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering; Director, Minnesota Nano Center) has been named the University of Minnesota’s Chief Semiconductor Officer.

July 2024 Maintenance


On Wednesday, July 3, 2024, MSI staff will perform scheduled maintenance and upgrades to various MSI systems.

University of Minnesota Climate Adaptation Partnership

The University of Minnesota Climate Adaptation Partnership (MCAP) is a joint program of the College of Food, Agricultural, and Natural Resource Sciences and U of M Extension that works to advance climate science and to inform and support action needed to prepare for climate change across the Midwest.

New Treatments for Salmonellosis in Turkeys

Salmonellosis is a major foodborne illness transmitted through contaminated poultry meat and meat products.

Identifying the Next Crossover Virus

An estimated 1.6 million viruses are capable of infecting mammals and birds, and the risk of virus spillover from one host into another is increasing with climate change and expanding human populations.

Soil Nutrient Management and the Soil Microbiome

Diseases caused by plant pathogens reduce the global food crop by 40% annually.

Improving Support for Caregivers

More than 30 million Americans provide unpaid care for a loved one as a caregiver.

Computational Modeling to Determine Effects of Climate Change Mitigation

As the largest terrestrial carbon pool, global soils provide great opportunity for climate change mitigation by transforming atmospheric CO2 as soil organic carbon (SOC) stocks.