39 North Innovation District Plan Unveiled
Friday, February 14, 2020
(St. Louis Business Journal) Exclusive: Cortex taps Danforth Center exec as new CEO
Sam Fiorello, Chief Operating Officer and Sr. VP, will be leaving the Danforth Center and joining the Cortex Innovation Community as President and CEO.
Monday, February 03, 2020
(St. Louis Business Journal) 'A vote of confidence': Why St. Louis agtech leaders say Gates Foundation's new nonprofit is a big win
The Gates Foundation recently announced that their new nonprofit, Gates Ag One, will be located in St. Louis. Read this article to see why local agtech leaders are excited about this decision.
Friday, January 31, 2020
(West Newsmagazine) On tour at the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center
Have you ever wondered what it's like to get a tour of the Danforth Center? Read this article to get a glimpse inside our building with one of our volunteer tour docents.
(St. Louis Business Journal) Cultivating a Fair Ecosystem
Our growing innovation community needs to benefit all St. Louisans. Read this article from the St. Louis Business Journal to see how leaders and organizations are working together to make diversity a priority.
Wednesday, December 18, 2019
(Lab Manager) Cutting-Edge Technologies to Accelerate Plant Research
Kirk Czymmek, director of our Advanced Bioimaging Laboratory, is using cutting-edge technology and state-of-the-art instrumentation to take the ABL in a new direction.
Monday, December 16, 2019
(Bloomberg) New Economy Forum
The Danforth Center's collaboration with the Wells Fargo Innovation Incubator was included as a new solution in 2020 at Bloomberg's second annual New Economy Forum in Beijing.
Sunday, December 15, 2019
(St. Louis Magazine) Take Care of Business
St. Louis' business scene is booming and our agtech innovation community is playing a huge role.
Friday, December 13, 2019
(St. Louis Post-Dispatch) Seneca Commercial Real Estate Celebrates ‘Topping Out’ of EDGE@BRDG
Benson Hill celebrated the new EDGE @ BRDG building on the Danforth Center campus with a 'Topping Out' ceremony on Tuesday, December 10.
Tuesday, November 26, 2019
(The Hill) Wells Fargo incubator grows solutions to tough energy and food problems
The Danforth Center is partnering with the Wells Fargo Innovation Incubator to help a cohort of early-stage startups validate their technologies. Read this article to learn about the value the Danforth Center is bringing to one of the cohort companies, Aker Technologies.
Friday, November 15, 2019
(Illinois Farmer Today) Ag research responds to current issues, future needs
Illinois Farmer Today spoke to principal investigator Chris Topp to discuss the industrial-scale X-ray Computed Tomography system that his lab utilizes to study roots.
Thursday, October 31, 2019
(Agri-View) Wells Fargo incubator grooms ag-tech startups
IN2 ecosystem is speeding the development and commercialization of technologies that will help the agriculture sector implement sustainable-farming solutions. Learn more in this two-part article from Agri-View.
Wednesday, October 23, 2019
(St. Louis Public Radio) Florissant Native Lands Prestigious Fellowship For Research At Danforth Center
Kevin Cox, a postdoctoral associate in the Meyers Lab, was recently awarded a million dollar fellowship from Howard Hughes Medical Institute. Listen his interview with St. Louis Public Radio to learn how he hopes to inspire more kids to pursue STEM careers.
Friday, September 20, 2019
(The Science Breaker) Enhancing cassava for better nutrition in every bite
Researchers in the Taylor Lab have identified two genes that enables cassava to produce and store significantly more iron and zinc that remains present even when processed.
Monday, September 16, 2019
(St. Louis Business Journal) Danforth Center scientists snag $9M in funding to advance cutting-edge research
Danforth Center scientists have recently garnered more than $9 million in grant funding to support a variety of projects and a prestigious fellowship. Read the article to learn more about the exciting research that will take place.
Wednesday, September 11, 2019
(St. Louis Public Radio) Danforth Center, Wash U Scientists Study Increasing Carbon Dioxide Levels On Plants
St. Louis Public Radio spoke with Keith Slotkin and Malia Gehan to discuss their latest NSF-funded research that examines how plants respond to increased carbon dioxide levels over time.
Wednesday, August 28, 2019
(Brookings) To succeed in the global economy, cities must invest in what makes them unique
By creating international collaborations, 39 North has become the world's agtech innovation district. This article from Brookings shows how St. Louis and other cities are focusing on their unique regional strengths.
(St. Louis Post-Dispatch) Ag firm moves to Creve Coeur after landing $2.6 million investment
Aker Technologies, a current company in our Innovation Incubator, is moving its headquarters to 39 North after receiving a $2.6 million investment from Lewis & Clark Ventures.
Sunday, August 25, 2019
(University of Georgia) Graduate students in crop science fields visit leading plant science research sites in St. Louis
By touring companies like Bayer and Benson Hill, graduate students at University of Georgia got to see what makes 39 North an innovation ecosystem.
Friday, August 23, 2019
(St. Louis Post-Dispatch) Missouri researchers study golf course grass to address agricultural challenges
Scientists at the Danforth Center are studying golf course grasses to understand how to make plants more tolerant to saltier soils. Salty soils are continually increasing, and result in billions of dollars in production losses each year.
Thursday, August 22, 2019
(Milken Institute Review) Gene Editing Meets The Food Supply
Using gene editing technology, researchers in our Institute for International Crop Improvement seek to improve important staple crops to help smallholder farmers increase their yield and feed their communities. Read this article to hear from Nigel Taylor and Donald MacKenzie on the challenges and successes of working with gene-edited plants.