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.
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
Friday, October 04, 2013
Monday, September 30, 2013
2013 Fall Symposium creates excitement about advances in imaging and phenomics
An international audience of more than 350 computer scientists, digital imagers, crop scientists, toxicologists, behavioral scientists, quantitative geneticists and genome scientists gathered for three days in St. Louis at the Danforth Center’s 15th Annual Fall Symposium, PhenoDays, Imaging and Robotics for 21st Century Science.
Friday, September 27, 2013
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. We hope this compilation of stories and information will serve as an interesting source of information for you.
Thursday, September 26, 2013
Cutting Edge Technology at the Fall Symposium
We welcome you to learn more and interact with the speakers during the the Fall Symposium. Be sure to see this year’s Social Media Directory for your use of many of those participating during the Fall Symposium.
Tuesday, September 24, 2013
Strengthening the Center's Imaging & Robotics Capabilities
The Bellwether Foundation Phenotyping Facility will further strengthen our imaging and robotics capabilities that accelerate the pace of scientific discovery. The one-of-a-kind facility will automate continuous plant imaging, and provide accurate control over experimental conditions.
Wednesday, September 18, 2013
Accelerating Discovery with Vital Service
Donors make it possible for the Danforth Center to accelerate discovery and create mission impact. Through their generosity and support, the Center is able to maintain state-of-the-art facilities, purchase new equipment and technology, provide education and outreach programs among other activities aimed at improving human health, preserving and renewing our environment, and enhancing our region as a world center for plant science.
2013 Ag Innovation Showcase Comes to a Close
The 2013 Ag Innovation Showcase provided an international gathering of over 350 Ag industry leaders, emerging innovators and investors in ag-bio, renewable energy, sustainable materials, food production, animal health and farming technologies with 19 companies presenting. View images of this year’s event.
Monday, September 09, 2013
Connect with the 2013 Ag Showcase
Today kicks off the 2013 Ag Innovation Showcase. This year, we are celebrating an important milestone; the fifth year of the premier Showcase. Over the next few days, the Ag Showcase will be exploring important global issues in ag-bio such as, renewable energy, sustainable materials, food production, animal health and farming technologies.
Tuesday, September 03, 2013
Meet 15th Annual Fall Symposium’s Speakers
The last decade has seen an explosion of digital profiling techniques on the molecular scale. The next decade will see a similar explosion in digital profiling of phenotypic outputs driven by advances in imaging and robotics. The Danforth Center’s 15th Annual Fall Symposium will highlight cutting-edge science that has led to real biological understanding in a wide range of organisms.
Improving Agriculture through RNA
RNA silencing is applied to crops to protect against pests and diseases, increase survival during droughts, advance plant performance and enhance nutritional value.
A Postdoc Focuses on Model Crop, Setaria
Roots & Shoots’ August Guest blogger, Timothy Anderson, is a postdoctoral associate in Dr. Tom Brutnell’s lab in the Enterprise Rent-A-Car Institute for Renewable Fuels at the Danforth Center. He is focused on engineering an alternative C4 photosynthetic pathway into the model plant Setaria viridis.