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Tuesday, January 14, 2020
Danforth Center Announces External Advisory Board of AgTech NEXT Summit
Diverse group of industry thought leaders will share expertise to help shape the event.
Tuesday, December 10, 2019
Danforth Center Launches AgTech NEXT Conference
New annual gathering to connect thought leaders around emerging trends and opportunities in the food and agriculture sectors.
Wednesday, October 23, 2019
Study Provides Framework for One Billion Years of Green Plant Evolution
International consortium of researchers generates gene sequences for more than 1100 plant species.
Wednesday, September 18, 2019
Danforth Center Expands Advanced Bioimaging Laboratory
New cutting-edge technologies will accelerate discovery.
Thursday, September 12, 2019
Post-Doctoral Associate Named Prestigious Hanna H. Gray Fellow and Receives $1.4 Million Award to Accelerate His Career in Plant Science
Kevin Cox was named one of only 15 Hanna H. Gray Fellows by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) in Chevy Chase, MD.
Monday, September 09, 2019
U.S. Department of Energy Taps Danforth Plant Science Center for Research To Improve Sorghum as a Bioenergy Crop
Danforth Center Principal Investigator, Andrea Eveland, Ph.D., will lead a multi-institutional project to deepen the understanding of sorghum, a versatile bioenergy crop, and its response to drought.
Wednesday, September 04, 2019
Scientists to Deploy Advances in 3D Imaging and Machine Learning to Predict the Effect of Rising CO2 Levels on Crops
Research could result in a unique model that helps predict the lasting effects of environmental challenges on a plant’s genome and physical growth.
Tuesday, September 03, 2019
Danforth Plant Science Center to Lead DOE-Funded Research to Harness Untapped Reservoir of Plant Genes in Quest for Bioenergy Crops
Collaboration includes National Renewable Energy Laboratory and University of Missouri
Tuesday, June 11, 2019
New Research Reveals Sustainable Method to Produce Lifesaving Opiate Antidotes at a Reduced Cost
Cost of current method limits availability and generates harmful waste products.
Danforth Center Announces New Director of Integrated Microscopy Facility
Facility to develop, integrate advanced imaging capabilities for plant science.
Monday, May 13, 2019
Wells Fargo Funded Innovation Incubator Selects First Cohort of Agtech Startups Focused on Sustainable Solutions
Partnership with Danforth Plant Science Center seeks to accelerate technologies that focus on sustainable farming solutions to improve harvests and protect natural resources.
Tuesday, May 07, 2019
Growing Ag and Food Tech Company Establishes St. Louis Headquarters with Expanded Footprint
Benson Hill and partners plan new facility and intend to bring hundreds of jobs to St. Louis
Monday, April 08, 2019
Danforth Center Announces All-Star Board To Pick First IN2 Agtech Cohort
The IN2 Food, Energy, Water Nexus External Advisory Board brings together experts from the academic, business, government and philanthropic sectors.
Wednesday, February 13, 2019
High Pressure Freezing Technique Paired with Electron Microscopy and Tomography Reveals Previously Unknown Mycorrhizal Compartment
This discovery may be key to understanding nutrient and water uptake in crops.
Monday, February 11, 2019
New Research Characterizes the Evolution of Genetic Pathway for Reproductive Fitness in Flowering Plants
Previously, this pathway was thought to be present only in grasses.
Wednesday, January 30, 2019
Danforth Center Announces New Board Chair
Todd R. Schnuck, chairman and chief executive officer of Schnuck Markets, Inc., has been elected to serve as the new chair of the Center's board of directors.
Monday, January 28, 2019
Cassava High In Iron and Zinc Could Improve Diets and Health In West Africa
Field-grown cassava plants overexpressing a combination of plant genes can accumulate significantly higher concentrations of iron and zinc.
Thursday, January 24, 2019
TechAccel and Danforth Center Launch New Company to Control Insects
New technology aims to dramatically reduce crop losses.
Tuesday, January 22, 2019
Rising Temperatures May Safeguard Crop Nutrition as Climate Changes
Hotter temperatures may offset the negative effects of higher carbon dioxide levels on seed quality, according to a two-year soybean field study.
Wednesday, January 02, 2019
Danforth Center and Boeing Team Up to Cultivate the Next Generation of Scientists Through Hands-On STEM Education
Danforth Center receives support to expand STEM education program
Monday, September 24, 2018
Burst of Morning Gene Activity Tells Plants When to Flower
“This work showed us that plants are integrating many different signals together when making the critical decision of when to flower,” Dr. Nusinow said.
Wednesday, September 12, 2018
Wells Fargo Innovation Incubator Expands Focus to Include the Food-Water-Energy Interconnection
Program enlists Danforth Plant Science Center as strategic partner to validate sustainable agriculture technologies
Wednesday, September 05, 2018
Danforth Plant Science Center and University of Missouri Strengthen Regional Research and Education with New Joint Appointments
Strategic Partnership Attracts Leaders in Plant Genome Editing and Epigenetics
Friday, August 31, 2018
Danforth Center Selected to Participate in NSF’s “10 Big Ideas, Understanding the Rules of Life” Research Effort
Awards will help researchers determine the relationship between genes and their functions in organisms
Thursday, August 30, 2018
NSF Invests in Collaborative Research to Improve Key Crops’ Resilience to Higher Temperatures
Research addresses concerns about reduced harvests of corn and other cereal grasses
Thursday, August 16, 2018
Danforth Center and Saint Louis University Establish Joint Faculty Partnership
Partnership expands research and graduate training programs
Wednesday, May 02, 2018
CTC Genomics selects St. Louis as the site of its North American research headquarters
Brazilian Ag Bio Firm Specializes in Sugarcane
Wednesday, April 04, 2018
Danforth Center Announces New Executive Director of the Institute for International Crop Improvement
Donald MacKenzie to lead effort to deliver improved crops where they are needed most
Thursday, March 08, 2018
Study Sheds Light on the Genetic Origins of the Two Sexes
Research captures the earliest stages of evolution where male and female gametes first evolved
Thursday, March 01, 2018
2017 Danforth Center NSF Intern receives First Place Honors
2017 Danforth Center NSF Intern receives First Place Honors at 2018 Emerging Researchers National (ERN) Conference in Washington, DC
Tuesday, February 06, 2018
US Bank Supports Danforth Center’s Efforts to Strengthen Innovation Economy
Grant will assist the Center’s focus on strengthening the St. Louis region as a bioscience powerhouse
Tuesday, January 16, 2018
NIH Invests in Collaborative Research to Understand Mechanisms Controlling Cell Division
Research may yield insights into how cell division is controlled in more complex organisms
Thursday, January 04, 2018
Danforth Center Scientists Uncover a Genetic Mechanism that Could Enhance Yield Potential in Cereal Crops
Precise Regulation of Plant Hormones in Early Reproductive Development as a Target for Yield Increases
Thursday, December 14, 2017
Danforth Center Receives Significant Support from Boeing for Science Education and Outreach
New generous investment will assist expansion of STEM training in the region.
Wednesday, November 29, 2017
New Hire to Advance Human Resources
Danforth Center Welcomes Anna Dibble
Tuesday, November 21, 2017
Toni Kutchan Elected as Fellow of AAAS
Toni Kutchan, Ph.D. named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science
Thursday, November 16, 2017
TechAccel Invests in New Class of Antifungal Technology to Protect Crop Yields
Second “Path to Commercialization” Grant Awarded to Donald Danforth Plant Science Center
Wednesday, November 01, 2017
Scientists Develop Groundnut Resistant to Aflatoxin
Discovery could reduce food waste and improve trade
Tuesday, October 17, 2017
DuPont Pioneer and Danforth Center Collaborate to Apply Cutting-edge Technologies to Improve Crops for Smallholder Farmers
The suite of technologies DuPont Pioneer is providing to the project is revolutionary
Wednesday, October 11, 2017
National Science Foundation Funds Multi-Institutional Project to Improve Harvests of One of the Most Important Crops in U.S. Agriculture
Danforth Center Receives $3.4M to Improve Maize Architecture
Monday, September 11, 2017
TechAccel Invests in Unique Sprayable RNAi Pesticide Technology
First “Path to Commercialization” Grant Awarded to Donald Danforth Plant Science Center
Thursday, August 31, 2017
The Future of Agriculture is Center Stage at Ag Innovation Showcase
Bees, new food sources and machine learning are leading trends
Tuesday, August 29, 2017
Drought Response in Global Crops may be as Complex as Day and Night
Pioneering study makes important advances in understanding how plants respond to water stress
Bayer Crop Science R&D Chief Adrian Percy to Headline Ag Innovation Showcase St. Louis
Annual gathering attracts industry leaders, investors and entrepreneurs working to develop solutions to pressing global issues
Wednesday, June 28, 2017
18 Transformative Early-Stage Companies from 4 Countries Selected to Present
2017 Ag Innovation Showcase
Friday, June 16, 2017
TechAccel Expands with Office Location at Donald Danforth Plant Science Center
AgTech Firm Leases Space for Further Collaboration & Science Advancement Research
Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Edison Agrosciences Licenses Technology from the Danforth Center
New Software provides an Alternative Method for Identifying Relevant Genes
Monday, April 17, 2017
Danforth Center Scientists Discover Gene that Influences Grain Yield
Deep sequencing impacts food and bioenergy crops
Wednesday, April 12, 2017
Danforth Center Scientist Receives Awards from American Society of Plant Biologists
Blake Meyers is the 2017 Recipient of the Charles Albert Shull Award
Thursday, March 23, 2017
Danforth Center Contributes TechShop Memberships
District Teachers and Students to Benefit