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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“Food, Agriculture and U” Summer Camp

During the week of June 24-28, 2024, fifteen middle school students participated in the inaugural “Food, Agriculture, and U” summer camp at the University of Minnesota.

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.

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.