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.
Friday, October 31, 2014
(St. Louis Business Journal) NewLeaf Sees the Future of Biotech, and it's Pink
The Post Dispatch recently interview Tom Laurita about NewLeaf and its experiences in St. Louis.
Thursday, October 30, 2014
(International New York Times) How Stradivari Came to Dictate Violin Design
For his research into the architecture of plant species, Dr. Chitwood often relies on statistical techniques that allow a researcher to quantify a shape and then compare it to others. He wondered if he could use the same method to understand how the shape of string instruments has changed over time.
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
(National Geographic) The Next Green Revolution
Modern supercrops will be a big help. But agriculture can’t be fixed by biotech alone.
Thursday, October 16, 2014
(Phys.org) Building a bridge from basic botany to applied agriculture
Plant scientists, including Danforth Center's Toby Kellogg, Ph.D., showcase basic plant research that provides building blocks for one of today's biggest challenges: Feeding the world in a changing climate.
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
(NPR) Danforth Center scientist discusses Morphometrics on Science Friday with Ira Flatow
From its role in biological systems to cultural products, “shape is information that can tell us a story,” says biologist Dan Chitwood. Chitwood tells us how morphology and mimicry played a role in the evolution of the modern day violin.
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
(St. Louis Business Journal) Here are the companies presenting at Danforth’s Ag Innovation Showcase
In addition to expert panels and keynote speeches, a group of 20 companies will pitch to a crowd of investors and conference attendees. Out of the 20 companies presenting, two are from St. Louis.
(St. Louis Business Journal) Companies pitch latest tech for farmers at Ag Innovation Showcase
Dust off your elevator speech and put on your sports coat: It’s time again for the Ag Innovation Showcase
Friday, August 29, 2014
(St. Louis Business Journal) Danforth Center Adds New Hire to Advance Technology Transfer
Fishel will focus on expanding the Center’s intellectual property and technology transfer programs, as well as monitoring the Center’s research to identify and protect intellectual property that can be used to bring products to the market place.
(UMSL Daily) STARS students receive LMI Aerospace Inc. Awards for Excellence in Research
Thirty aspiring scientists have been rewarded for a summer of hard work at the STARS Program including two Danforth Center interns.
Monday, August 25, 2014
(St. Louis Business Journal) Data farming: Researchers using drones, data to beat drought
Researchers in the state are unleashing the latest technology — everything from big data to drones — to study plants and improve yields for Missouri’s multi-billion-dollar agricultural industry amid an uncertain climate.
Tuesday, August 12, 2014
(St. Louis Business Journal) Eye on Research: Jim Carrington Talks Donald Danforth Plant Science Center Expansion
As president of the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center, Jim Carrington heads up one of the region’s leading research institutions. Carrington spoke to the St. Louis Business Journal about what’s the latest at the facility and in the research environment.
Wednesday, August 06, 2014
(St. Louis Public Radio) Missouri Institutions To Share $20 Million Grant To Study Climate Change
The National Science Foundation has awarded $20 million to academic and research institutions across Missouri to study climate change.