39 North Innovation District Plan Unveiled
The Science in Our Food
Friday, October 04, 2019
How beneficial bugs have revolutionized Danforth Center pest control.
Wednesday, October 02, 2019
Overheard at Venture Cafe
From exciting breakout sessions to impactful networking opportunities, Venture Café is designed to connect innovators and entrepreneurs. Attend our next Venture Café at 39 North on October 15 to create your own success story.
Thursday, September 12, 2019
Improving Crops and Inspiring the Next Generation of Scientists
Kevin Cox, a postdoctoral associate in Blake Meyers’ lab, recently received the Hanna H. Gray Fellowship from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. Read our blog to learn about the impact that this fellowship will have on his research and career as a plant scientist.
Wednesday, September 04, 2019
As CO2 Levels Rise, Danforth Center Scientists Explore the Effect on Plants in an Effort to Improve Crops for a Changing Environment
While carbon dioxide (CO2) levels are rising, Keith Slotkin, Ph.D., and his collaborators at the Danforth Center and Washington University are embarking on a new research project to explore how plants respond to increased CO2 levels over time, and how this knowledge can be used to predict the lasting effects of this environmental challenge.
Thursday, August 29, 2019
Danforth Center Helps Bring Leading-Edge Science to Those Who Benefit Most
On Thursday, August 22, we welcomed an audience of more than 225 people to the Conversations event “Connecting Smallholder Farmers to Science.”
Tuesday, August 13, 2019
Meet Our IN2 Cohort: Intrinsyx Bio
Intrinsyx Bio has an idea to help more plants make use of gaseous nitrogen, which could translate into major benefits for farmers and our environment.
Wednesday, July 31, 2019
Meet Our IN2 Cohort: SolGro
SolGro’s team aims to make controlled environment farming more efficient, giving growers the power to use fewer resources to grow more plants.
Thursday, June 27, 2019
NSF REU Internships Create Opportunity for Young Scientists
Meet the REU NSF interns that are spending their summer at the Danforth Center, building new skills and gaining hands-on lab experiences.
Wednesday, June 19, 2019
Meet our IN2 cohort: Aker
Orlando Saez, CEO and co-founder of Aker, has a vision for a new technology that can help farmers get information about pests and diseases quickly and accurately.
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.
Wednesday, November 21, 2018
2018 ANNUAL THANKSGIVING LETTER BY WILLIAM H. DANFORTH, FOUNDING CHAIRMAN
What a pleasure it is once again to thank you for your encouragement and support of the Danforth Center.
Tuesday, November 20, 2018
Twenty Years of Delivering on the Promise
Plantasia 2018 Celebrates the First 20 Years of the Danforth Center
Friday, November 02, 2018
Conversations Event Examines the Artists of Innovation
Improving Lives through Scientific Entrepreneurship
Friday, October 19, 2018
Partnership on Parade
Maritz Interns Help Danforth Partner School to Sparkle
Thursday, October 11, 2018
Danforth Center Prairie Dedicated and Celebrated
Tuesday, October 02, 2018
AG Innovation Showcase Marks Key Milestone – A Decade of Growth
500 people attend 10th annual event