Tuesday, May 03, 2016
Building a Sustainable Future: Part Evolution, Part Revolution
Scientists at the Danforth Center are working to develop crops that are able to adapt to a changing climate and require fewer resources like water and fertilizers, so that our rapidly growing population will have enough nutritious food.
Monday, April 25, 2016
Events and Accolades Mark the Dedication of the William H. Danforth Wing
Earlier this month, the Danforth Center celebrated its biggest milestone since the opening of the initial building in 2001.
Friday, April 15, 2016
The Future is Now
Today, the Center will implement the next phase of our expansion with the dedication of the William H. Danforth Wing.
Tuesday, April 12, 2016
Danforth Center Kicks Off a Week of Activities to Celebrate the Expansion
Follow along on Twitter with #NewWing this week as we commemorate the opening of the William H. Danforth Wing.
Tuesday, April 05, 2016
Explore the William H. Danforth Wing at the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center
Saturday, April 16 the William H. Danforth Wing will be open for tours.
Tuesday, March 29, 2016
Scientist Honored with Award from First World Congress
Congratulations, Dr. Narayanan!
Saturday, March 26, 2016
Bioscience Expanding in St. Louis
New Helix Center Biotech Incubator Opening Soon
With the grand opening of the new Helix Center Biotech Incubator just around the corner, science and technology entrepreneurs, investors and others are encouraged to opt-in to receive timely updates an ...
Tuesday, March 22, 2016
Better water, better jobs: World Water Day 2016
Almost half of the world's workers are employed in water-related sectors.
Tuesday, March 15, 2016
Understanding Kranz Anatomy to Help Boost Photosynthetic Efficiency in Crops
A priority for plant scientists is to better understand the mechanisms that affect plant productivity to aid both breeding and engineering efforts aimed at increasing yield.
Tuesday, March 08, 2016
The Danforth Center’s Commitment to Bioenergy Research
The mission of the Enterprise Rent-a-Car Institute for Renewable Fuels is to develop and apply technologies to enhance the potential of oilseed crops, algae and bioenergy grasses as sources of sustainable bioenergy.
Tuesday, March 01, 2016
New Protein Discovered Has Potential to Keep Crops Productive
The discovery of PCH1 adds another piece to the puzzle of understanding how plants harness biological clockwork to adapt to the changing sun.
Tuesday, February 23, 2016
From Lab to Field – Improving a Major Staple Crop for Food Security
Roots & Shoot’s guest blogger discusses the process a single cell goes through from the tissue culture lab to the cassava fields.
Tuesday, February 09, 2016
Core Facilities to Accelerate Discovery
State-of-the-art facilities help expedite discovery.
Tuesday, January 26, 2016
Strategic Partnership Attracts Plant Genomics Expert to Region
Welcome to the team, Blake Meyers!
Tuesday, January 19, 2016
How Greater Understanding of Resurrection Plants Could Lead to More Drought-Tolerant Crops
Recent genome sequencing of Oropetium grass has given researchers a blueprint in distinguishing genes related to phenomenal plant resilience.
Monday, January 11, 2016
Solving Complex Problems Starts with Scientific Discovery
The Donald Danforth Plant Science Center is in pursuit of sustainable solutions to some of the most pressing global challenges of the 21st century.
Monday, December 28, 2015
Improving Crops With RNAi
RNA interference is proving to be a valuable tools for agriculture, allowing researchers to develop pathogen-resistant and more-nutritious crops.
Tuesday, December 22, 2015
New Cassava Potential – VIRCA
Scientists are developing an improved cassava that will allow communities to produce more food and income from cassava farming. Leading agricultural research organizations are working together to evaluate VIRCA cassava, which protects against devastating plant viral diseases as a potential new way to improve livelihoods.
Tuesday, December 08, 2015
Envisioning a Better Tomorrow – Five Creative Thinkers Who Are Changing the World
James Carrington, Ph.D., president of the Danforth Center was cited as one of five creative thinkers who are changing our world.
Tuesday, December 01, 2015
Giving Tuesday, Join the Global Celebration of Generosity
Join us for Giving Tuesday today!
Tuesday, November 24, 2015
2015 Annual Thanksgiving Letter by William H. Danforth, Founding Chairman
Thanks to each of you for your role in what I believe is a noble effort to make the world a better and safer place for humans and many other living things.
Tuesday, November 10, 2015
Research Institute to Improve Crop Productivity in the Developing World
Science improving food security with collaboration.
Thursday, October 29, 2015
Distinguished Leaders Recognized for Science and Service at Annual Plantasia Gala
Ambassador George Herbert “Bert” Walker III and Sir David Baulcombe were honored at the 14th annual Plantasia Gala for their dedication to service and science.
Wednesday, October 21, 2015
The Power of Corporations Adopting Sustainability
“Inspiring. Amazing. Thought-provoking.” These are some of the words guests used to describe remarks given by environmental economist Peter A. Seligmann, chairman and CEO of Conservation International at the SEEDS of CHANGE event on October 14, 2015.
Friday, October 16, 2015
U.S. Senator Roy Blunt and Kenichiro Sasae, Japanese Ambassador to the U.S. Visit with Danforth Center Leadership
The Danforth Center leadership team welcomed U.S. Senator Roy Blunt and Kenichiro Sasae, Japanese Ambassador to the U.S. to the campus.