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.
Monday, January 27, 2014
Iowa Corn Promotion Board and Donald Danforth Plant Science Center Announce Research Cooperation
The research cooperation has a goal of developing traits that will be used to improve farmer productivity and manage nutrients responsibly, which ICPB has identified as a priority area for research.
Tuesday, December 17, 2013
Danforth Plant Science Center Elects New Chairman and Expands Board of Trustees
The Board of Trustees of the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center elected John F. McDonnell to succeed William H. Danforth, M.D., as chairman, and added three St. Louis leaders as new trustees.
Monday, December 16, 2013
Danforth Center receives $1 million grant from the National Science Foundation
The Center receives funds to support advanced research and education programs aimed at gaining a greater understanding of how plants develop.
Friday, December 06, 2013
NewLeaf Symbiotics acquires Intuitive Genomics
Combination of biologicals and big data creates opportunities for investors.
Sunday, October 13, 2013
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, June 03, 2013
Danforth Center Announces New Director of Proteomics and Mass Spectrometry Facility
New hire brings significant expertise to the Center
ST. LOUIS, MO, June 3, 2013 –Dr. Bradley Evans recently joined the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center as the director of the Proteomics and Mass Spectrometry Facility. Dr. Evans’ accomplishments a ...
Monday, October 22, 2012
Danforth Center Expands Work to Improve Crop Productivity in the Developing World to New Level with New Institute for International Crop Improvement
Providing support and serving partnerships to enhance crops for food security
ST. LOUIS, MO, October 22, 2012 – The Donald Danforth Plant Science Center’s Institute for International Crop Improvement (IICI), has been established to expand research ...
Tuesday, September 04, 2012
Danforth Plant Science Center Hosts 14th Annual Fall Symposium
Speakers from across the world will discuss synthetic and systems biology
ST. LOUIS, MO, September 4, 2012 – The Donald Danforth Plant Science Center will be hosting its 14th annual Fall Symposium from Wednesday, September 26th – Friday, September 2 ...
Monday, August 13, 2012
Danforth Center’s “Conversations” Series Continues - August 13th, 2012
Let’s talk… Bioinformatics: at the Danforth Center and Beyond
ST. LOUIS, MO, August 13, 2012 – The Donald Danforth Plant Science Center will host its quarterly “Conversations” Series sponsored by Boeing on Thursday, August 30, 2012 from 5:15 – 7: ...
Tuesday, August 07, 2012
Researchers Demonstrate Control of Devastating Cassava Virus in Africa
International partnership makes progress to develop product for African farmers
ST. LOUIS, MO, August 7, 2012— An international research collaboration recently demonstrated progress in protecting cassava against cassava brown streak disease (CBSD), ...
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
NAABB Executive Director named Leader for Bioscience Division
Biofuels expert takes new role at Los Alamos National Laboratory
ST. LOUIS, MO, July 24, 2012 – The National Alliance for Advanced Biofuels and Bioproducts (NAABB), a consortium of leading scientists and engineers from universities, private industr ...
Friday, June 22, 2012
Global Alliance shares Progress and Considers Strategies to use Modern tools to Unlock the Promise of Cassava
Kampala, Uganda, June 22, 2012—Global leaders in cassava research have drawn up an action plan to unleash the potential of cassava as a key crop to boost food security, tackle poverty and address a changing climate.
Over half-a-billion people in sub ...
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Golden Cassava Award Presented at International Scientific Conference
Kampala, Uganda, June 20, 2012—The Global Cassava Partnership for the 21st Century (GCP21) convened its second scientific conference on June 18 at the Speke Resort Conference Centre in Kampala, Uganda with an impressive opening ceremony featuring t ...
Tuesday, May 29, 2012
Global gathering features leading authorities on cassava research
to address a wide variety of issues impacting production and food security
ST. LOUIS, MO, May 29, 2012—An impressive lineup of the leaders in cassava research and development from around the globe will present during the second scienti ...
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
Global Alliance to Gather to consider Strategies for Overcoming Challenges of Global Climatic Change at International Cassava Conference
ST. LOUIS, MO, May 15, 2012—The Global Cassava Partnership for the 21st Century (GCP21) will hold its second scientific conference June 18 – 22, 2012 at the Speke Resort Conference Centre in Kampala, Uganda. GCP21 consists of 45 member institutions ...