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Midwest Analytics and Disease Modeling Center

Several MSI PIs are part of the new Midwest Analytics and Disease Modeling Center (MADMC), which is intended to build on the lessons learned during the COVID-19 pandemic to better prepare for future public-health emergencies.

MSI PI Walter Low Named Director of Stem Cell Institute

MSI PI Walter Low (professor, Neurosurgery) has assumed his new role as Director of the Stem Cell Institute (SCI) in the U of M Medical School.

June 2024 Maintenance

As we have previously warned, the monthly maintenance period for June at MSI will be longer than usual, with some services and the Agate cluster not returning to service for 2-3 days.

MSI Researcher Receives Grant for Equine Pangenome and Pantranscriptome Graphs

Dr Jonah Cullen, in the MSI research group of PI Molly McCue (professor, Veterinary Population Medicine; Associate Dean of Research, CVM), has recently received a $218,000 grant from the USDA National Institutes of Food and Agriculture to develop pangenome and pantranscriptome graphs for horses.

Extended June MSI Maintenance – June 5-7, 2024

SummaryMSI reserves the first Wednesdays each month for maintenance tasks on its various computing, storage, and infrastructure systems.

MSI PI Carol Lange to be 2025-26 Endocrine Society President

MSI PI Carol Lange (professor, Medicine ; Masonic Cancer Center) has been elected by the Endocrine Society to be the group’s 2025-26 president.

Fixes to R Library Issues

Due to recent changes to the computing environment around the move to Rocky Linux 8, MSI has been having difficulty providing a stable set of R modules for use on our systems.

Myers Named 2024 AAPSS Fellow

MSI PI Samuel Myers (professor, Social Policy and Policy Analysis; Director, Roy Wilkins Center for Human Relations and Social Justice) has been named to the 2024 class of Fellows at the American Academy of Political and Social Science.

MSI PIs Named 2024-27 McKnight Presidential Fellows

The University of Minnesota recently announced the new McKnight Presidential Fellows.

2024 Research Computing Exhibition

The 15th annual Research Computing Exhibition was held on April 23, 2024, at the MSI offices in Walter Library.

IEEE HPEC Call for Papers

The IEEE High Performance Extreme Computing Virtual Conference will be held September 23 – 27, 2024.

May 2024 Maintenance

On Wednesday, May 1, 2024, MSI staff will perform scheduled maintenance and upgrades to various MSI systems.