Young Friends

  • Happy Hour

    Thursday, September 08, 2016
    Young Friends is a group of professionals, 40 and under, who support the Danforth Center’s mission to improve the human condition through plant science, including our efforts to enhance St. Louis as a world center for agtech, bioscience, and other industries that are defining the future of our region. Guests have the opportunity to socialize and network with other young professional to learn about the local bioscience ecosystem while enjoying hors d’oeuvres and drinks.

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Seeds of Change

  • Fertilizing St. Louis: How to Grow the St. Louis Start Up Ecosystem

    Thursday, October 06, 2016
    Please join us for the 2016 Seeds of Change sponsored by J.P. Morgan. This year’s speaker will be David Karandish, CEO of Answers Corporation. His talk will consider what it takes to plant the seeds of entrepreneurship and what part St. Louis can play to encourage entrepreneurship and the formation of successful new companies in the region.

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Fall Symposium

Genetics and Genomics of Crop Improvement
Wednesday-Friday, September 28-30, 2016
The Donald Danforth Plant Science Center will host its 18th annual Fall Symposium in Saint Louis, Missouri Wednesday, September 28, through Friday noon, September 30, 2016. The theme, “Genetics and Genomics of Crop Improvement”, is particularly timely as we celebrate the expansion of the Danforth Center and the progressive growth and development of crop-focused biotech in the Saint Louis region.

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Scientific Seminars


Wednesday, August 31, 2016 3:45 PM
Weekly Seminar Series
Location: Theater (94)
Topic: MscS-like mechanosensitive ion channels: modular sensors and reporters of membrane tension
Speaker: Elizabeth Haswell, PhD., Associate Professor, Washington University in St. Louis


Wednesday, September 07, 2016 3:45 PM
Weekly Seminar Series
Location: Theater (94)
Topic: What can humble moss tell us about auxin signaling?
Speaker: Mark Estelle, PhD, Distinguished Professor and Vice Chair, University of California-San Diego

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For more information about Conversations, Seeds of Change,
or other Danforth Center Development events:
Susan Press
(314) 587-1077 

For questions about scientific seminars:
Denise Cunningham
(314) 587-1430