Monday, December 21, 2015
U.S. Department of Energy Awards $13.5M to Enhance Sorghum for Biofuel
The Danforth Center takes part in a multi-institutional research effort to improve sorghum as a sustainable source for biofuel production
Tuesday, December 15, 2015
Strategic Partnership Attracts Plant Genomics Expert to Region
Joint hiring initiative between Donald Danforth Plant Science Center and University of Missouri to strengthen regional plant science and education
Tuesday, December 01, 2015
Efforts to ‘Turbocharge’ Rice and Reduce World Hunger Enter Important New Phase
A long-term project aimed at improving photosynthesis in rice is entering its third stage, marking another step on the road to significantly increased crop yields that will help meet the food needs of billions of people across the developing world.
Wednesday, November 11, 2015
Scientists Sequence Drought Tolerant Grass Using Single Molecule Real-Time Sequencing
Analysis results in greater understanding of important biological traits related to crop drought tolerance
Monday, October 12, 2015
Environmental Economist to Speak About Sustainable Conservation at the Danforth Center’s SEEDS of CHANGE Event
Join the Danforth Center at the SEEDS of CHANGE event on Wednesday, October 14, 2015.
Wednesday, October 07, 2015
Danforth Center Partners with Missouri Botanical Garden for the First Joint Fall Symposium
For the first time, the Danforth Center and Missouri Botanical Garden are partnering to host the annual Fall Symposium, From Darwin to Borlaug: Biocomplexity in Natural and Agricultural Systems.
Thursday, September 24, 2015
Danforth Center's Maker Group Hosts Free STEM Event
Join the Danforth Center's Maker Group on Saturday, October 3 from 1 P.M. – 5 P.M. for the second Raspberry Pi Jam! This free event is open to all ages, families, engineers, science and robot enthusiasts, and educators.
Monday, September 14, 2015
Seventh Annual Ag Innovation Showcase Opens in St. Louis
International forum spotlights convergence of tech, science and data in addressing climate change, sustainability, food safety and global food demand.
Thursday, August 27, 2015
Women-Owned Technology Start-Ups To Take Center Stage at Ag Innovation Showcase in St. Louis
Firms are commercializing non-traditional innovations in bioplastics, water treatment, bio-based clothing dyes and renewable architectural products
Wednesday, August 26, 2015
Benson Hill Biosystems Secures $7.3 Million Series A Financing
From Coast to Coast, Investors Support an Agricultural Solutions Company
Wednesday, August 12, 2015
Eminent Entomologist on Honeybee Genome Will be Featured at Conversations Program
Let’s Talk About… Bees: Understanding the Roots of Social Life
Tuesday, June 23, 2015
Girls STEAM Ahead Inspires Future Scientific Leaders
Girl Scouts of Eastern Missouri partners with the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center and St. Louis Community College at BRDG Park for science, art and fun.
Thursday, June 18, 2015
Danforth Plant Science Center Receives $8M For Big Data Research Program To Advance Development of Key Bioenergy Crop
Understanding key phenotype-to-genotype associations will enhance efforts to bring products to market.
Monday, June 01, 2015
Botanical Gardens Uniquely Positioned to Meet Need for Food and Agricultural Education
“Botanical gardens are uniquely placed to present and educate the public about all the plant sciences, not just diversity and conservation, but also all the many disparate kinds of research related to plant breeding and crop production,” Elizabeth Kellogg, member of the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center.
Tuesday, May 26, 2015
St. Louis Wins Coveted Grant to Elevate the Existing Plant Science Ecosystem
$500,000 grant will support expanded innovation hub in Creve Coeur
St. Louis Conservation Thought Leaders Featured at Summer Conversations Program
Let’s Talk About… Prairies, Conservation and Energy
Wednesday, April 08, 2015
Influential Environmental Advocates Open 2015 Conversations Series
Let's Talk About... From the Clean Water Act to Everglades Restoration: 40 Years of Conservation
Monday, February 09, 2015
Donald Danforth Plant Science Center Recognized by Bank of America for Its Impact in Improving the Human Condition through Plant Science
Neighborhood Builder® will receive leadership training and $200,000 in flexible funding
Tuesday, January 13, 2015
Danforth Center's Maker Group Receives Support from Raspberry Pi Foundation
Grant will support local STEM outreach
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
Donald Danforth Plant Science Center, MU to Hire Four Joint Researchers
Officials from the University of Missouri and the Danforth Center announced a new collaborative agreement that will lead to the hiring of four new researchers who enhance plant science research to benefit the state, nation and world.
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Donald Danforth Plant Science Center Welcomes New Principal Investigator
As expansion efforts continue to advance, the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center has hired Andrea Eveland, Ph.D., as a principal investigator and assistant member.
Monday, October 13, 2014
New Discovery Will Enhance yield and quality of Cereal and Bioenergy Crops
A team of scientists led by Thomas Brutnell, Ph.D., have developed a new way of identifying genes that are important for photosynthesis in maize, and in rice
Monday, September 22, 2014
Research at the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center Featured in National Geographic Series, The Future of Food
Research to improve agriculture productivity using cutting-edge technology at the Danforth Center is featured in the October issue of National Geographic.
Monday, September 15, 2014
Danforth Center Hosts Famed Physicist and Author
Amory B. Lovins, Cofounder, Chief Scientist and Chairman Emeritus of the Rocky Mountain Institute, will be the featured speaker at the annual SEEDS of CHANGE event.
Monday, September 08, 2014
Benson Hill Names Business Development and Intellectual Property Executives
Benson Hill Biosystems is strengthening its executive team with two new hires