Tuesday, September 24, 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.
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.
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, 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 ...