Monday, October 28, 2013
Ask A Plant Scientist: Ivan Baxter, Ph.D.
Ivan Baxter, Ph.D., USDA-ARS Research Scientist joined the Danforth Center in 2009 as an Assistant Member and Principal Investigator. Ivan’s research uses high-throughput elemental profiling to measure the elemental composition of plant tissues.The data is used to understand how the interactions of elements, genes, and the environment determine the elemental composition of plants and allow plants to adapt to different environments.
Friday, October 25, 2013
The Plant Pulse is a feature of the Danforth Center Roots and Shoots Blog that includes a sampling of interesting stories about world hunger and malnutrition, food security, climate change, biofuels, agriculture, the environment, conferences and events, and the impact of plant science.
Thursday, October 17, 2013
Jim Umen: The Plant Scientist
Jim Umen, Ph.D., a member of the Center's Enterprise Rent-A-Car Institute for Renewable Fuels is featured on the St. Louis Regional Chamber's new website. The profile is part of a series of stories that showcase individuals whose professional and personal story stand out as particularly characteristic of the St. Louis community.
Friday, October 11, 2013
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Monday, September 30, 2013
2013 Fall Symposium creates excitement about advances in imaging and phenomics
An international audience of more than 350 computer scientists, digital imagers, crop scientists, toxicologists, behavioral scientists, quantitative geneticists and genome scientists gathered for three days in St. Louis at the Danforth Center’s 15th Annual Fall Symposium, PhenoDays, Imaging and Robotics for 21st Century Science.
Friday, September 27, 2013
The Plant Pulse is a feature of the Danforth Center Roots and Shoots Blog that includes a sampling of interesting stories about world hunger and malnutrition, food security, climate change, biofuels, agriculture, the environment, conferences and events, and the impact of plant science. We hope this compilation of stories and information will serve as an interesting source of information for you.
Thursday, September 26, 2013
Cutting Edge Technology at the Fall Symposium
We welcome you to learn more and interact with the speakers during the the Fall Symposium. Be sure to see this year’s Social Media Directory for your use of many of those participating during the Fall Symposium.
Tuesday, September 24, 2013
Strengthening the Center's Imaging & Robotics Capabilities
The Bellwether Foundation Phenotyping Facility will further strengthen our imaging and robotics capabilities that accelerate the pace of scientific discovery. The one-of-a-kind facility will automate continuous plant imaging, and provide accurate control over experimental conditions.
Wednesday, September 18, 2013
Accelerating Discovery with Vital Service
Donors make it possible for the Danforth Center to accelerate discovery and create mission impact. Through their generosity and support, the Center is able to maintain state-of-the-art facilities, purchase new equipment and technology, provide education and outreach programs among other activities aimed at improving human health, preserving and renewing our environment, and enhancing our region as a world center for plant science.
2013 Ag Innovation Showcase Comes to a Close
The 2013 Ag Innovation Showcase provided an international gathering of over 350 Ag industry leaders, emerging innovators and investors in ag-bio, renewable energy, sustainable materials, food production, animal health and farming technologies with 19 companies presenting. View images of this year’s event.
Monday, September 09, 2013
Connect with the 2013 Ag Showcase
Today kicks off the 2013 Ag Innovation Showcase. This year, we are celebrating an important milestone; the fifth year of the premier Showcase. Over the next few days, the Ag Showcase will be exploring important global issues in ag-bio such as, renewable energy, sustainable materials, food production, animal health and farming technologies.
Tuesday, September 03, 2013
Meet 15th Annual Fall Symposium’s Speakers
The last decade has seen an explosion of digital profiling techniques on the molecular scale. The next decade will see a similar explosion in digital profiling of phenotypic outputs driven by advances in imaging and robotics. The Danforth Center’s 15th Annual Fall Symposium will highlight cutting-edge science that has led to real biological understanding in a wide range of organisms.
Improving Agriculture through RNA
RNA silencing is applied to crops to protect against pests and diseases, increase survival during droughts, advance plant performance and enhance nutritional value.
A Postdoc Focuses on Model Crop, Setaria
Roots & Shoots’ August Guest blogger, Timothy Anderson, is a postdoctoral associate in Dr. Tom Brutnell’s lab in the Enterprise Rent-A-Car Institute for Renewable Fuels at the Danforth Center. He is focused on engineering an alternative C4 photosynthetic pathway into the model plant Setaria viridis.
Ask a Plant Scientist: Dr. Toni Kutchan
Dr. Kutchan’s lab is dedicated to investigating how plants produce medicinal compounds at the enzyme and gene level, which could lead to new sources of medications for use against conditions such as dementia and cancer.
Plant these Events on your Calendar
Don't miss these upcoming events in St. Louis focusing on bringing plant discoveries to the marketplace, ag innovation, plant science and the St. Louis region, plant genomics, imaging and robotics and biofuels.
Monday, April 22, 2013
A Postdoc looks into ways to Increase Yield
Roots & Shoots’ April Guest blogger: Sarit Weissmann a Postdoctoral Associate in Dr. Tom Brutnell’s lab, Enterprise Institute for Renewable Fuels at the Danforth Center.
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