MSI Research Spotlights

MSI's Impactful Contributions and Collaborations

Explore the transformative research and dynamic collaborations supported by MSI. From pioneering breakthroughs spanning diverse disciplines to influential public-private partnerships, discover the profound impact across the University, the state of Minnesota, and the nation.

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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.

Improving Convex Optimization

Convex optimization is an indispensable modeling and computational tool for all science and engineering fields.

Improving Crops Using High-Throughput Phenotyping

Breeding climate-resilient crops and developing targeted management practices are imperative to strengthening global food security.

Genomics and the Progression of Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis

Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF) is a deadly, progressive fibrotic lung disease.

A Pipeline for Functionally Annotating Pangenomes

How an individual’s genetic background influences different traits - for example, coat color, disease risk, etc.

A New Computational Simulation Method for Filtration Media

Filtration is a broadly utilized procedure in chemical, mining, and manufacturing industries, with special representation in Minnesota’s industrial sector.

Using Computer Imagery to Map Tree Diseases

A major global change factor that is threatening the ecosystem services from forests, including their ability to regulate climate and support biodiversity, is the spread of invasive diseases that kill trees.

Developing a Robot to Sort Recyclables

The challenge for sustainable waste management begins from the sorting stage in homes, offices, and other public places, where trash is put into different bins - compost, recycle, and purely waste.

ManureDB, a Nationwide Manure Test Database

Crops can benefit from application of manure, which provides nutrients.

Using Sequencing Methods and Bioinformatics Tools to Study MHC Genes in Dogs

A group of genes called the major histocompatibility complex (MHC) genes is among the most important in the immune system.