Tuesday, July 19, 2016
Partnership with Benson Hill Biosystems Focuses Efforts on Sorghum as a Next-Generation Bioenergy Source
Sorghum’s adaptability to diverse environments, low fertilizer requirements, high biomass potential and its compatibility with row crop production position it to become the premier bioenergy crop in the United States.
Thursday, July 07, 2016
Less is Clearly More: Reducing the Amount of Water Needed to Grow Nutritious Food, Fiber and Fuel
New discoveries can help us grow more nutritious food using less land, soil and water while reducing fertilizer and pesticide use.
Tuesday, June 28, 2016
Grass Species Named to Honor Danforth Center Investigator
New genus named after Toby Kellogg in recognition of her numerous contributions to understanding grasses and mentorship of students.
Tuesday, June 21, 2016
Student’s Enthusiasm for Soil Science Earns Her Accolades
Monica Malone’s Honors Science Fair project placed first in the region and sent her to an international competition. Congratulations to Monica and all her recent success!
Tuesday, June 14, 2016
Announcing New Research to Address Global Food Security and the Sustainability of Coastal Golf Courses
The Danforth Center’s mission to improve the human condition through plant science directly translates to addressing the food security and sustainability challenges in our world.
Tuesday, June 07, 2016
The Plant Pulse is a feature of the Danforth Center Roots and Shoots Blog that includes a sampling of interesting stories about agriculture, the environment, food security, climate change, bioenergy, events and the impact of plant science.
Tuesday, May 31, 2016
What Roots Can Tell Us About Sustainable Agriculture
Guest blogger, Hallie Thompson discusses how more efficient root systems can impact soil health and the sustainability of crops.
Tuesday, May 24, 2016
Danforth Center Intern Given Botanical Society of America’s 2016 Young Botanist Award
Congratulations to Rebecca Valls on her recent award!
Tuesday, May 17, 2016
Sustainable Solutions Through Plant Science
Plant science has the potential to generate discoveries that can yield more food and energy for people while preserving our planet’s environment.
Tuesday, May 10, 2016
Conversations Series: Let's Talk About... Next Generation Bioenergy.
St. Louis has a unique mix of talent and infrastructure working to find solutions to the world’s expanding energy demand.
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.
Thursday, October 08, 2015
Leading St. Louis Plant Biology Institutions Partner for First Joint Fall Symposium
Welcome to the Danforth Center and Missouri Botanical Garden's first joint Fall Symposium titled From Darwin to Borlaug: Biocomplexity in Natural and Agricultural Systems.
Thursday, October 01, 2015
Hands on Activities, Robots, Art, Technology at the Raspberry Pi Jam
Join the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center’s Maker Group to learn, create and build at the second Raspberry Pi Jam on Saturday, October 3, 2015 from 1PM – 5PM.
Thursday, September 24, 2015
Celebrating Seven Years of Success with Ag Innovation Showcase
Now in its seventh year, the Ag Innovation Showcase continues to be the “go to” event where meaningful partnerships begin and funding awareness is raised.
Monday, September 14, 2015
Your Plant Science Company Should Be Here
Guest bloger, Sheila Sweeney, interim CEO, St. Louis Economic Development Partnership, explains the Partnership's vision for the plant science ecosystem in St. Louis.
Tuesday, September 08, 2015
The Impact of Purposeful Growth
What features over 15,000 jobs, more than $1 billion in company investments in the last 13 years and is poised to grow dramatically? The Saint Louis Plant and Life Science Economy.
Tuesday, September 01, 2015
Senator McCaskill Highlights the Importance of Plant Science Research and Innovation to Missouri’s Economy During Visit to Danforth Center and BRDG Park
"I think it’s important to remind people that agriculture is not just in the fields, but it is research," McCaskill said. "And it’s the commercialization of research that allows for food and security and better yields and better nutrition, and that’s what’s going on here."
Friday, August 28, 2015
The Plant Pulse is a feature of the Danforth Center Roots and Shoots Blog that includes a sampling of interesting stories about agriculture, the environment, food security, climate change, bioenergy, events, and the impact of plant science.
Wednesday, August 19, 2015
Prominent Entomologist Discusses How Science is Revealing the Basis of Social Life in Vital Insects at Upcoming Conversations Program
Let's Talk About... Bees: Understanding the Roots of Social Life
Tuesday, August 11, 2015
Scientists and Interns Collaborate for the 2015 REU Program
Congratulations to the future scientists who successfully completed the 2015 REU Intern program at the Danforth Center!
Tuesday, August 04, 2015
Ask a Plant Scientist: Noah Fahlgren, Ph.D
Noah Fahlgren, Ph.D, director, Bioinformatics Core Facility at the Danforth Center answers a few questions about his research and his involvement with the Center's Maker Group.
Tuesday, July 28, 2015
2015 William H. Danforth Plant Science Fellow
The fellowship generously endowed by Dr. P. Roy Vagelos and his wife Diana supports outstanding Ph.D. students whose research demonstrates great promise for advancing plant science.
Tuesday, July 21, 2015
Monday, July 13, 2015
The Maker Movement at the Danforth Center
More than 60% of the labs in the Center are involved in Maker activities, which also include education and outreach activities.
Tuesday, July 07, 2015
First Joint Fall Symposium Registration is Now Open!
Register today for the first joint fall symposium with the Danforth Center and Missouri Botanical Garden!
Tuesday, June 30, 2015
Danforth Center Awarded $8 Million DOE ARPA-E Grant to Accelerate Research on Sorghum as Bioenergy Crop
The $8 million grant awarded to the Danforth Plant Science Center will be led by Todd Mockler, Ph.D., Geraldine and Robert Virgil Distinguished Investigator at the Danforth Center.