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.
Friday, February 19, 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, February 09, 2016
Core Facilities to Accelerate Discovery
State-of-the-art facilities help expedite discovery.
Tuesday, February 02, 2016
Balloons Take STEM Education Above and Beyond
HAB.education co-founder, Dustin Mayfield-Jones discusses high altitude balloons and the potential impact they could have on field data collection.
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.
Tuesday, January 05, 2016
Collaborative Project to ‘Turbocharge’ Rice and Reduce World Hunger Enters Important New Phase
The project has been described as ‘one of the great undertakings in plant sciences of the early 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 17, 2015
Researchers Develop a Sustainable Way to Support Local Food Bank
More than 15 Danforth Center employees came together to build and manage the Center's first sustainable community garden.
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.
Wednesday, June 24, 2015
Girls STEAM Ahead at the Danforth Center
“The inaugural STEAM program generated excitement and enthusiasm all around," said Toni Kutchan, Ph.D., vice president for research at the Danforth Center. "The future looks bright for science, technology, engineering and math careers for these young women and girls!”
Friday, June 19, 2015
Tuesday, June 02, 2015
St. Louis Conservation Thought Leaders Featured at Summer Conversations Program
Join us at the Danforth Center on Thursday, June 11, 2015!
Friday, May 29, 2015
Coveted Grant Won to Elevate the Existing Plant Science Ecosystem
“This multi-institutional grant will help the plant science research and innovation ecosystem in St. Louis to continue on the path toward overcoming our greatest global challenges,” said Sam Fiorello.
Thursday, May 21, 2015
Intern’s Experience Furthers Efforts to Develop More Productive Crops
Prestigious Goldwater Fellowship Awarded to Danforth Center REU Intern
Friday, May 15, 2015
Monday, May 04, 2015
There Are Many Meaningful Reasons to Donate, But I’m Involved Because…
“I appreciate the synthesis of global and local at the Danforth Center," said John Kemper, member of the Danforth Leadership Council. "Its mission speaks to perhaps the most pressing and serious issues that humanity faces today – hunger and environmental stewardship."
Monday, April 27, 2015
Give STL Day – An Opportunity to Improve the Human Condition through Plant Science
SAVE THE DATE! On Tuesday, May 5, 2015 you'll have the opportunity to support the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center in a 24-hour online giving event.
Wednesday, April 22, 2015
Preserving Natural Resources for Future Generations
“We share a mutual responsibility as stewards of this Earth,” stated Nathaniel. “Stewardship of mother Earth is part of our collective and individual duty. We are all in this together.”
Thursday, April 16, 2015
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.
Thursday, April 09, 2015
2015 Conversation Series Opens with Discussion About Conservation
The Donald Danforth Plant Science Center's Conversation Series will kickoff the 2015 series on Thursday, April 16, 2015.
Monday, March 30, 2015
Student Lab Intern Develops Automated Plant Imaging System
High school intern was a key player in the Nusinow lab at the Danforth Center over winter break.
Monday, March 23, 2015
Water Efficiency for 9 Billion People
Water is the foundation for all forms of life and it is absolutely necessary for our environment to flourish.
Tuesday, March 17, 2015
HOW THE SCIENCE OF WATER UPTAKE WILL IMPROVE FOOD & FUEL
Water-use efficiency is an important factor for all crops around the globe, and will be a vital component of sustainable agriculture.
Tuesday, March 10, 2015
Water is Food and Fuel
Celebrating World Water Day on March 22.