39 North Innovation District Plan Unveiled
The Science in Our Food
Friday, May 31, 2019
Meet Our IN2 Cohort: RNAissance Ag
The need for new pest management technologies that are effective, affordable, and sustainable to the environment and human health is urgent and widespread. Bala Venkata of RNAissance Ag believes he has a solution.
Tuesday, March 19, 2019
A Big Idea with a Bigger Impact
On Thursday, March 7, three teams of Danforth Center scientists presented their big ideas for addressing environmental and agriculture challenges. Learn more about the inspiration behind the winning team’s big idea and the impact it could have on the world.
Tuesday, March 05, 2019
Improving Food Security Through Innovation
Nigerian farmers are anticipating larger harvests of cowpea, popularly known as “beans”, in the very near future thanks to the efforts of public sector research institutes and donors dedicated to improving the livelihoods of smallholder farmers.
Friday, March 01, 2019
The Danforth Center is partnering with Wells Fargo as they expand their Innovation Incubator (IN2) to fund, research and commercialize new technologies that can reduce the agriculture industry's carbon footprint, energy and water consumption.
Tuesday, February 26, 2019
Creating Community With Taproot Podcast
Ivan Baxter and Liz Haswell are using their podcast, Taproot, to create an inclusive community for young plant scientists.
Thursday, February 14, 2019
The Quest to Improve Nutritional Value in Key Crops
Narayanan, a research manager at the Danforth Center, has built his career on studying edible crops that impact lives and improve plates.
Tuesday, February 05, 2019
Of STEM and STARS
Danforth Center Inspires Young Scientists
Tuesday, January 22, 2019
The Power of a Raspberry Pi
With the help of a Raspberry Pi computer, Leonardo Chavez taught himself how to code. These new coding skills enabled him to secure a position as a Phenotyping Technician at the Danforth Center, where he continues to collaborate with fellow team members and scientists to build equipment using low-cost hardware using Raspberry Pi computers.
Tuesday, January 15, 2019
Gene Editing: Innovation and Impact in Missouri
In November, renowned panelists came together at the Danforth Center to discuss cutting-edge gene editing technology and the role it will play in human health, agriculture and food systems, and creating 21st century jobs.
Tuesday, January 08, 2019
Meet the 2019 William H. Danforth Plant Science Fellow
Suresh Pokhrel grew up on his family’s farm in Nepal, and now he is using his passion for agriculture to study the analysis of small RNAs in plants in Dr. Blake Meyer’s Lab at the Danforth Center.