Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Danforth Center Receives $1.5 Million Grant to Accelerate the Development of Clean Energy Technologies
As part of a joint DOE-USDA program, Danforth Center researchers, were awarded funding for a $1.5 million project to understand physiologic responses of bioenergy grasses to environmental changes
Monday, July 14, 2014
Discovery in Algae Reveals Evolutionary Origin of Sexes
A discovery, by Center scientist, Jim Umen, Ph.D., in the multicellular green alga, Volvox carteri, has revealed the origin of male and female sexes, showing how they evolved from a more primitive mating system in a unicellular relative.
Friday, July 11, 2014
Benson Hill and CTC Establish Partnership in Sugarcane to Increase Yield
Danforth Center Researchers' company announces a partnership that involves translation of Benson Hill’s technology from its Setaria viridis model plant platform to CTC’s commercial sugarcane varieties for further development and commercialization.
Tuesday, July 08, 2014
Danforth Center Scientist Recognized Among World's Most Cited Researchers
James C. Carrington, Ph.D., president of the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center is among the world's most highly cited scientists, according to Thomson Reuters’ 2014 list of Highly Cited Researchers.
Monday, June 16, 2014
St. Louis Wins Competitive Search to Land Major Player in Ag Industry
Region’s Plant Science Ecosystem Provides Key Resources for KWS Gateway Research Center
Tuesday, June 10, 2014
Local Agtech company led by Danforth Center Scientists Receives Two NSF Grants to Improve Photosynthesis
Today Benson Hill Biosystems, an agricultural biotechnology company, announced that it has been awarded two Phase I Small Business Technology Transfer grants by the National Science Foundation.
Monday, May 19, 2014
Danforth Plant Science Center Set to Grow
Construction Begins on New $45 Million Addition to its Facility
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Agriculture Tech Advances Opportunities for Entrepreneurs, Kauffman/Danforth Plant Science Center Paper Shows
Paper calls on entrepreneurs to seize untapped potential for innovation in “AgTech” to meet global food demand while minimizing environmental impacts
Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Danforth Center’s “Conversations” Series Continues
Nature’s Medicines: Translating Plants to Healthcare Applications
Monday, February 24, 2014
Benson Hill and J.R. Simplot Launch Pilot to Increase Potato Crop Yield
The companies will work jointly to incorporate Benson Hill’s technology into commercial varieties of J.R. Simplot potatoes to increase photosynthetic efficiency.