Friday, August 28, 2015
(St. Louis Public Radio) The Secret Life of Bees: Understanding Ourselves Through Insect Behavior
Gene Robinson, director of the Bee Research Facility at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, and James Carrington, president of the Donald Danforth Plant Center, discussed dives in bee health and what it means for human society.
(AgFunder) How the ‘Rockstar’ Scientists at The Photosynthesis Company Benson Hill Raised $7.3m Series A
The 'rockstars' are the co-founders of Benson Hill Biosystems, the biotech company that is developing crop traits to improve crop productivity through photosynethis.
Wednesday, August 26, 2015
(St. Louis Business Journal) Agtech Startup Benson Hill Raises $7 Million
Benson Hill is focused on photosynthesis as a pathway to improving crop production.
Wednesday, August 19, 2015
(Area Development) Israel-Based Evogene Establishes US Headquarters In St. Louis, Missouri
Israeli biotechnology company Evogene will establish its United States headquarters at the Bio-Research & Development Growth Park in St. Louis, Missouri.
Thursday, August 13, 2015
(MIT Technology Review) The Next Great GMO Debate
James Carrington, Ph.D., president of the Danforth Center discusses modifying crops with RNA instead of through their genes.
Thursday, July 23, 2015
(NineNetwork) Science Matters
Bioenergy research leads to a discovery about one of the most intriguing mysteries about life on Earth: the origins of sex.
Monday, July 20, 2015
(The Scientist) Improving Crops with RNAi
Nigel Taylor, senior research scientist and Narender Nehra, director of regulatory affairs in the Institute for International Crop Improvement (IICI) co-authored this article about how RNA interference is proving to be a valuable tool for agriculture, allowing researchers to develop pathogen-resistant and more-nutritious crops.
Tuesday, July 07, 2015
(St. Louis Post-Dispatch) Region Grapples with Hotter Future as it Looks to Adapt to Climate Change
Danforth Center associate member and Geraldine and Robert Virgil distinguished investigator Todd Mockler, Ph.D., was featured on the front cover of the Post-Dispatch over the holiday weekend.
Friday, June 19, 2015
(St. Louis Public Radio) Girl Scouts Take Over the Danforth Center for Three Days of Science Learning – and Fun
More than 60 Girl Scouts from second grade to high school are attending a week-long, all-girls science camp where they are learning from women scientists about all things plant science.
Thursday, June 18, 2015
(St. Louis Post-Dispatch) DOE Gives Danforth Center $8 Million for Sorghum Study
“These will be optimized for the U.S. sorghum bioenergy belt, making this crop a leading feedstock source for biofuel production,” said Danforth scientist Todd Mockler, who is leading the project.
(St. Louis Business Journal) Danforth Center Wins $8 Million DOE Grant for Sorghum Project
The grant supports a program focused on progressing research on sorghum as a bioenergy source.
Wednesday, May 27, 2015
(KSDK News Channel 5) Expanded Innovation Hub to Create Opportunity for Future Growth
James Carrington, Ph.D., president of the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center and Denny Coleman, CEO of St. Louis Economic Development Partnership discuss the recent $500,000 grant award from the U.S. Department of Commerce.
Friday, May 22, 2015
(St. Louis Business Journal) NewLeaf Symbiotics Hires Three Key Executives
NewLeaf CEO, Tom Laurita welcomes new team members into BRDG Park.
Monday, May 04, 2015
(IBA News) St. Louis Leaders Seek Collaborative Opportunities to Advance Technology at Agritech 2015
Sam Fiorello, chief operating officer and senior vice president for administration and finance at The Donald Danforth Plant Science Center and president of Bio Research & Development Growth Park (BRDG Park) represented the St. Louis atech ecosystem at Agritech 2015.
Wednesday, February 18, 2015
(MIT Technology Review) Supercharged Photosynthesis
Advanced genetic tools could help boost crop yields and feed billions more people.
Friday, February 13, 2015
(St. Louis Post-Dispatch) Danforth Plant Science Center nets $200,000 Bank of America award
The Donald Danforth Plant Science Center was given an award this week from the Bank of America Charitable Foundation.
Tuesday, February 03, 2015
(FOX 2 Now) Learn About 'Raspberry Pie' Technology
How do raspberries and computers go together?
(Alive Magazine) The New STL: Innovators 2015
St. Louis is reinventing itself as a city of innovation. Meet the bold minds that are helping us get there.
Tuesday, January 20, 2015
(Techli) Raspberry Pi Foundation Awards Grant to Danforth’s Maker Group
The Donald Danforth Plant Science Center’s Maker Group has received a grant to engage local educators in the St. Louis region to develop an educational package that introduces students to electronics, plant science and computing.
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
(St. Louis Business Journal) Danforth and MU to hire joint researchers
The Danforth Center and the University of Missouri plan to deepen their relationship with the addition of four new researchers who will hold joint appointments at both institutions.