Monday, April 21, 2014
Danforth Fellowships in plant sciences announced
The Donald Danforth Plant Science Center and Washington University in St. Louis have teamed up to enhance the St. Louis regional effort in plant sciences by creating a new four-year Danforth Fellowship program specifically for students in any Ph.D. program with a strong interest in plant sciences.
Monday, April 14, 2014
Nature’s Medicines: Translating Plants to Healthcare Applications Recap and Photos
On Thursday, April 3, 2014, nearly 300 guests attended the Danforth Center’s first Conversations program of 2014. Take a look at some photos from the event.
Wednesday, April 09, 2014
Senator Roy Blunt Receives BIO’s Legislator of the Year Award
Representatives of Missouri plant and life science organizations presented Senator Roy Blunt with the 2013-2014 Legislator of the Year award during the Biotechnology Industry Organization’s (BIO) annual Legislative Day Fly-in in Washington D.C.
Friday, April 04, 2014
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.
Monday, March 31, 2014
Nature’s Medicines: Translating Plants to Healthcare Applications
Join us this Thursday, April 3, as featured panelists Toni Kutchan, Ph. D., Oliver M. Langenberg distinguished investigator, vice president for research, Donald Danforth Plant Science Center and Mark Trudeau, president and chief executive officer, Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals, discuss medicines from plants and how research at the Danforth Center reaches the marketplace.
Tuesday, March 25, 2014
Celebrating 100 Years of the Global Impact of Dr. Norman Borlaug
This year, National Agriculture Day coincides with the centennial anniversary date of Dr. Norman Borlaug’s birthday. The 1970 Nobel Laureate was an inspiration to all who believe in the importance of plant science.
Friday, March 21, 2014
WORLD WATER DAY 2014
As resources like fresh water continue to deplete, accelerating plant science research and innovation will be critical to increasing agriculture productivity to meet the food and energy needs of a growing world population.
Tuesday, March 11, 2014
A Postdoc Explores Plant Hormones
Christine Shyu is a postdoctoral associate in Dr. Tom Brutnell’s lab, Enterprise Rent-A-Car Institute for Renewable Fuels at the Danforth Center. Christine’s research focuses on how plants hormones affect the plants response to developmental and environmental cues and how they determine if and how plants should grow or defend.
Friday, March 07, 2014
Wednesday, March 05, 2014
Maker Movement at the Danforth Center
The Maker Group at the Danforth Center is a forum for all members of the Center to explore constructing low-cost hardware and software engineering tools.
Thursday, February 27, 2014
Ask A Plant Scientist: Dmitri Nusinow, PH.D.
Dmitri Nusinow, Ph.D. joined the Danforth Center in 2012 as an Assistant Member and Principal Investigator. His research is focused on understanding how the circadian clock is integrated with environmental signals to control growth, physiology and development. This knowledge can be used to improve the productivity of crops.
Thursday, February 20, 2014
Danforth Center shares 2013 achievements and progress
Donald Danforth Plant Science Center leadership shared details about the Center's progress and future plans to a capacity crowd on February 13, 2014 at the annual State of the Center.
Tuesday, February 18, 2014
New study identifies promising agricultural tools for feeding the world’s hungry
In its new report, Food Security in a World of Growing Natural Resource Scarcity: The Role of Agricultural Technologies, the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) examines how 11 agricultural practices and technologies could help farmers around the world improve the sustainability of agriculture.
Friday, February 14, 2014
Wednesday, February 05, 2014
St. Louis Science Fair Honors Danforth Center Lab Assistant
Danforth Center part-time laboratory assistant, Ketan Jain-Poster, a senior at Clayton High School, was selected as a top ten finalist at The Academy of Science-St. Louis Science Fair Honors Division competition.
Friday, January 31, 2014
Wednesday, January 29, 2014
Danforth Center Launches New Website
The Danforth Plant Science is officially launching its redesigned website this month. As we work to deliver on our mission to improve the human condition through plant science, the new website focuses on the excitement of Danforth Center's discovery, our community, and our impact in the region and the world.
Thursday, January 23, 2014
Non-profits Maximize Social Media for Engagement
Donors and volunteers are changing the way they donate to and advocate for causes. In response, nonprofits are changing the way they promote and engage with consumers by turning to social media.
Friday, January 17, 2014
Monday, December 30, 2013
Monday, December 23, 2013
Seasons Greetings from the Danforth Center
Tuesday, December 17, 2013
Confocal Microscopy Short Course
Howard Berg, Director of the Center’s Integrated Microscopy Facility, is instructing a short course January 7-10th that will provide a solid background on the use of light microscopy, especially confocal microscopy, as a tool to study cell and molecular biology.
Thursday, December 12, 2013
Unleashing a Decade of Innovation in Plant Science
Representatives of the plant science community have developed the Plant Science Decadal Vision that serves to educate the public and government about the need for advances in plant science.
Friday, December 06, 2013
Acquisition creates opportunities for investors and bringing new products to market
Intuitive Genomics, a St. Louis company co-founded by three Danforth Center scientists, has been acquired by NewLeaf Symbiotics.
Wednesday, December 04, 2013
The Danforth Center Recognized for Achievement in Bioscience
The Donald Danforth Plant Science Center received the 2013 Achievement in Bioscience at the Arcus Awards, at the Regional Chamber’s inaugural event held on November 26, 2013.