Tuesday, February 19, 2013
A Postdoc’s Visionary Effort for Food & Fuel
Roots & Shoots' February Guest blogger: Anthony Studer from Dr. Tom Brutnell’s lab at the Danforth Center.
An increasing global population, shifts in land use, economic development, global climate change, and rising energy prices have put a ...
Monday, January 14, 2013
A look into Light Signaling of C4 Grasses
Guest blogger, Dr. Sankalpi Warnasooriya from Dr. Tom Brutnell's lab at the Danforth Center sheds some light on her research with model grasses that are closely related to major food, fuel and bioenergy grasses.
Environmental cues relay informati ...
Monday, October 22, 2012
Realizing I’m late for my taxi ride to the airport, I rushed up the stairs from the Danforth Center’s Café while my delicious lunch had hardly settled in my stomach. The taxi driver was waiting patiently by the receptionist’s desk, and pleasantly ...
Saturday, October 20, 2012
The After Burn Part 2
Trees suffered over the summer with scorching temperatures and little rainfall and are showing symptoms of stress instead of bright colorful leaves. The trees that combated those harsh conditions have dropped their leaves due to stress or are holding ...
Friday, October 19, 2012
The Plant Pulse October 19,2012
From Uganda to the U.S. Heartland: a Look at Global Food Security
Creve Coeur Patch
The distinguished panel will explore the stresses caused by an expanding population and limited agriculture resources and the effect on global food security. The sp ...
Monday, October 15, 2012
Lost in the St. Louis biotech cluster? There's a map for that
By Amir Kurtovic Reporter- St. Louis Business Journal
St. Louis economic development folks have long talked about creating a biotech cluster to tap into the region's experience in medicine, plant sciences and pharmacology. Now there’s a way to see ...
Friday, October 12, 2012
The Plant Pulse October 12, 2012
Lost in the St. Louis biotech cluster? There's a map for that
St. Louis Business Journal
The map allows users to look at companies and organizations in different categories (such as Research, Education, Incubators, Advisors, etc.) and to connect w ...
Monday, October 08, 2012
The After Burn Part 1
Cooler temperatures have arrived in the Midwest after a blistering hot summer with limited rainfall creating a historic drought in the U.S. The lower temps may be deceitful to many planning on enjoying the fall weather by admiring the leaving turnin ...
Friday, October 05, 2012
The Plant Pulse October 5, 2012
Barbara Schaal to become next dean of the Faculty of Arts & Sciences
Washington University in St. Louis Newsroom
“Dean Wihl has added outstanding new faculty and has revitalized key facilities for Arts & Sciences, and I am grateful for his ...
Wednesday, October 03, 2012
St. Louis Green Innovate
The St. Louis Regional Chamber & Growth Association
Bring your idea for a clean energy solution or sustainable product and learn about resources and opportunities to turn your idea into a new business venture.
The Green Innovation Big Bang wil ...
Monday, October 01, 2012
Bio Builders in the Region
BRDG Park at the Danforth Center
Bio-Research & Development Growth (BRDG) Park at the Danforth Plant Science Center helps life sciences companies bridge research, resources and relationships to achieve commercial success. In addition to providing ...
Friday, September 28, 2012
The Plant Pulse September 28, 2012
Will Humanity Face a Carbohydrate Shortage?
Already, agriculture covers 38 percent of the globe and there’s little room to grow further, although once-productive lands in Eastern Europe could be brought back and better managemen ...
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Scientific Posters, the Illustrated Abstract
This week as we host our 14th Annual Fall Symposium for more than 350 members of the scientific community, a gallery of art appears throughout the three day conference, known as scientific posters. The art displays visuals of current research overvi ...
Monday, September 24, 2012
International Speakers will Discuss Synthetic and Systems Biology
The Donald Danforth Plant Science Center will be hosting more than 350 registrants, many from around the St. Louis area this week at our 14thannual Fall Symposium, Wednesday, September 26th – Friday, September 28th, 2012. This year’s symposium will ...
Friday, September 21, 2012
The Plant Pulse September 21, 2012
France calls emergency G20 grains meeting for mid-Oct
The worst drought in more than 50 years in the United States has sent corn and soybean prices to record highs and, coupled with drought in Russia and other Black Sea exporting countries ...
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Meet 14th Annual Fall Symposium's Speakers
The Donald Danforth Plant Science Center will be hosting its 14th annual Fall Symposium next week from Wednesday, September 26th – Friday, September 28th, 2012. This year’s symposium will feature lectures by influential experts from all across the ...
Synthetic and systems level explorations in biology are establishing fundamental emergent properties of complex biological systems. The Danforth Center’s 14th Annual Fall Symposium will focus on cutting-edge science that has application to plants or ...
The Donald Danforth Plant Science Center will be hosting its 14th annual Fall Symposium from Wednesday, September 26th – Friday, September 28th, 2012. This year’s symposium will feature lectures by influential experts from all across the world who w ...
Monday, September 17, 2012
Seven Sharing Socially
The Donald Danforth Plant Science Center has the pleasure to be a part of the Social Media Club St. Louis’ upcoming panel to discuss our blog, Roots & Shoots. Below we have shared some of the blogs we follow and hope you find them interesting to ...
Friday, September 14, 2012
The Plant Pulse September 14, 2012
Soybean Reserves Smallest in Four Decades After Drought
U.S. farmers will reap 13 percent less than a year earlier after the worst Midwest drought in 76 years, according to the average of 34 analyst estimates compiled by Bloomberg.
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Ag's Genius On Display at Innovation Showcase
By Mike Wilson
Einsteins. High-rollers. Dreamers. Capitalists.
They're all here at the 2012 Ag Innovation Showcase, a place where bankers and brainiacs look to partner with each other to build a better mouse trap in that sweet c ...
Monday, September 10, 2012
Future of Agriculture Meets Technology Innovation at Fourth Annual Ag Innovation Showcase
Ag Innovation Showcase, one of the most influential forums about agricultural technology in the U.S., will be held Sept. 10-12, 2012, at the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center in St. Louis.
Twenty two companies from six countries will present th ...
Friday, September 07, 2012
The Plant Pulse September 7, 2012
Big Data Helps Farmers Weather Drought’s Damage
Friedberg says it’s this fine sifting of climate data that allows farmers to protect themselves better while enabling his company to shore up its own defenses with much greater precision against ...
Wednesday, September 05, 2012
On the way to a Green Economy
Farmers may hold the key.
Watch this video from Ending Hunger to understand why small-scale farmers may hold the key to saving our Earth, and think about how we can help farmers to grow food more sustainably.
Forecasts show we will need 60 percent ...
Friday, August 31, 2012
The Plant Pulse August 31, 2012
Danforth event will examine growing world of bioinformatics
St. Louis Beacon
Mockler said that bioinformatics has become a serious focus at Danforth since the appointment of Dr. James Carrington as president. Carrington was director of Oregon State ...