Tuesday, August 19, 2014
SEEDS of CHANGE: Danforth Center Hosts Famed Physicist and Author
Amory B. Lovins, Cofounder, Chief Scientist and Chairman Emeritus of the Rocky Mountain Institute, will be the featured speaker at the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center’s annual SEEDS of CHANGE event on Tuesday, September 16, 2014.
Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Missouri Prairies and Native Plants: The Science of Our Natural Landscape
Join us Thursday, August 28, as featured panelists Elizabeth (Toby) Kellogg, Ph.D., Member, Donald Danforth Plant Science Center and Scott Woodbury, Curator, Whitmire Wildflower Garden at Shaw Nature Reserve discuss the important role that prairie grasses and cereal crops play in agriculture along with the contributions of cutting-edge science and technology.
Friday, August 01, 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, July 28, 2014
Fueling Innovation Through Collaboration
As millions of Americans hit the road this summer, they are paying the most expensive gas prices in six years. This gasoline sticker shock was one more reminder of the need to develop an abundant and sustainable supply of alternative fuels.
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
What Are Little Boys and Girls Made of? The Origins of Sexual Dimorphism
As PLOS Biology points out, this research is important with the knowledge of how plants works, particularly algae and the distinction of females and males and secondly this will help improve the prospects of algae as a biofuel crop and potential breeding programs with the availability to tune the process as of source as oil.
Wednesday, July 09, 2014
Danforth president among world’s most cited researchers
James C. Carrington, Ph.D., president of the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center is among the world's most highly cited scientists, according to Thomson Reuters’ 2014 list of Highly Cited Researchers.
Monday, July 07, 2014
Experience an Event at the Danforth Center
The Danforth Center offers magnificent spaces in a very unique setting that are available for rent for corporate and private events including luncheons, galas, receptions, meetings, conferences, workshops and seminars.
Thursday, June 26, 2014
Research, Resources and Relationships Attract A Global Ag Leader
KWS found the best in class research, resources and business networks here in St. Louis. These strengths were instrumental to persuade KWS to choose St. Louis as the base to extend the KWS research footprint in a global context.
Monday, June 16, 2014
Region Lands Major Player in Ag Industry
There is no better way to celebrate BRDG Park’s five year anniversary than to announce that one of the world’s leading seed companies has decided to establish a significant presence in our community. Specifically, that global agricultural company, KWS, will establish the KWS Gateway Research Center at BRDG Park.
Wednesday, June 11, 2014
Ag Innovation Showcase Calls for Applications
Cutting edge start-ups and research projects are invited to apply to present in four categories: precision agriculture, farming innovations, biological solutions, and renewables and sustainables at the 2014 Ag Innovation Showcase.
Monday, June 02, 2014
A Scientist Focuses on Improving Plant Nutrient Use for Greater Yields at Home and Abroad
June guest blogger, Jagdeep Kaur, is a research scientist at the Institute for International Crop Improvement at the Danforth Center. She focuses on improving the nutrient utilization efficiency in crop plants for greater yields.
Wednesday, May 28, 2014
Danforth Investigator Receives Grant Through the National Academies Keck Futures Initiative
Danforth Plant Science Center Principal Investigator, Chris Topp, Ph.D., and Yuan-Chuan Tai, Ph.D., Washington University School of Medicine were selected to receive funding through the National Academies Keck Futures Initiative to support interdisciplinary research projects related to the future of advanced nuclear technologies.
Friday, May 23, 2014
Wednesday, May 21, 2014
The Danforth Center is Growing
On May 19, 2014, Missouri Governor Jay Nixon and St. Louis County Executive Charlie Dooley joined Danforth Center leadership, staff, volunteers and guests to celebrate the groundbreaking of a three-story addition to the Center’s existing research building.
Monday, May 12, 2014
Thursday, May 08, 2014
An Intern's Journey
Andrew Mutka came to the Danforth Center as an intern in the Center’s summer program in 2005. The program exposed Andrew to a rich research environment and the importance of understanding plant development for agriculture.
Thursday, May 01, 2014
Join Us for a Taste of Science
This event offers young Saint Louis professionals an opportunity to engage in a fun and interactive evening of science, spirits and snacks.
Monday, April 28, 2014
Agtech: Challenges and Opportunities for Sustainable Growth
The information technology revolution has prompted flights of fancy among some observers who seem to think we have transcended the physical bounds of economic activity. Yet even the intangible economy has an inescapable physical foundation: agriculture.
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
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 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.
Tuesday, November 26, 2013
Giving Thanks to Those Who Feed the World
While giving thanks this holiday season, stop a minute to remember those, such as Dr. Borlaug, that dedicated their life’s work to feeding the world.
Friday, November 22, 2013
Friday, November 15, 2013
Friday, November 08, 2013
Friday, November 01, 2013
Monday, October 28, 2013
Ask A Plant Scientist: Ivan Baxter, Ph.D.
Ivan Baxter, Ph.D., USDA-ARS Research Scientist joined the Danforth Center in 2009 as an Assistant Member and Principal Investigator. Ivan’s research uses high-throughput elemental profiling to measure the elemental composition of plant tissues.The data is used to understand how the interactions of elements, genes, and the environment determine the elemental composition of plants and allow plants to adapt to different environments.
Friday, October 25, 2013
Thursday, October 17, 2013
Jim Umen: The Plant Scientist
Jim Umen, Ph.D., a member of the Center's Enterprise Rent-A-Car Institute for Renewable Fuels is featured on the St. Louis Regional Chamber's new website. The profile is part of a series of stories that showcase individuals whose professional and personal story stand out as particularly characteristic of the St. Louis community.
Friday, October 11, 2013