Wednesday, January 04, 2012
Congrats to the people below for their recent achievements.
Jason Hall appointed to Missouri's top economic development post
"We've worked closely with Jason for years at the Danforth Center, and we know him as a strong ambassador for Missouri's ...
Friday, December 30, 2011
The Plant Pulse December 30, 2011
WSU partners to explore genetics of medicinal plants
- WSU News
Many of the most valued medicines from plants have very complex chemical structures and are often only found in tiny amounts in nature, sometimes in remote parts of the world and s ...
Wednesday, December 28, 2011
Looking back at 2011
Friday, December 23, 2011
The Plant Pulse December 23, 2011
Why Deny Biotech to a Hungry Africa?
- The Wall Street Journal
More than 15 million farmers now plant GM crops on almost 370 million acres, boosting yields by 10% to 25%.
Danforth Center is partnering in combating lethal cassava dise ...
Monday, December 19, 2011
Happy Holidays from the Danforth Center
Best wishes to you and yours for a healthy, happy holiday season and a prosperous new year.
Monday, December 12, 2011
Why Support the Center
As we close out another calendar we reflect on successes of 2011 and plan for 2012. The Danforth Center is a non-profit institution that is dependent on the community to thrive. Center Friends help give us the tools necessary to perform fundament ...
Monday, December 05, 2011
2011: A Milestone Year for the Danforth Center
Learn more here.
Friday, December 02, 2011
The Plant Pulse December 2, 2011
DNA Sequencing Caught in Deluge of Data
- The New York Times
“We believe the field of bioinformatics for genetic analysis will be one of the biggest areas of disruptive innovation in life science tools over the next few years,” Isaac Ro, an anal ...
Monday, November 28, 2011
Cassava Virus Nearing Epidemic in Africa
Humanitarian partnership makes steady
progress on effort to develop product for African farmers
Experts with the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) say that a serious cassava disease, Cassava brown streak disease (CBSD) is on the verge of bec ...
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
A Time to be Thankful
Danforth Center Empolyees enjoy pumpkin pie during Tea Time.
Special thanks to our many friends and supporters, who share the Danforth Center's dreams and hopes. Safe travels to all during the Holiday season.
Monday, November 21, 2011
Chris Dowswell, Dr. Borlaug's longtime associate, passes away
Chris Dowswell, Dr. Norman Borlaug's longtime associate and collaborator, died of a heart attack at his home in Mexico on Saturday evening, Nov. 19, 2011.
Dowswell was an agricultural economist who worked for many years with Dr. Borlaug. He worked o ...
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
Conversation Speakers discuss Solutions to Eradicate Global Hunger
Learn more about our Conversation Series here.
Thursday, November 10, 2011
Meet “Conversations” Series Speakers
Danforth Center partnerships with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to be topic of dialogue at Danforth Center’s Conversations Series
Join us for an enlightening discussion Wednesday, November 16, 2011 from 5:15 – 7:00 p.m. where Moderator Jame ...
Wednesday, November 09, 2011
MOSIRA Bill-Signing Ceremony at Danforth Center
Gov. Jay Nixon was present at the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center today for a ceremonial signing of Senate Bill 7, the Missouri Science and Innovation Reinvestment Act (MOSIRA), passed by the General Assembly during the special session. Gov. Nix ...
Monday, November 07, 2011
How are Plants and Medicines Related?
At the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center we strive to improve the human condition through plant science. An area of research we concentrate on is how plants make special chemicals called natural products. These chemicals frequently are used as med ...
Friday, October 28, 2011
The Plant Pulse October 28, 2011
Bill Gates Accepts Hunger Award, Says Focus on Poor Farmers "More Important Than Ever"
- Gates Foundation
Gates spoke at the U.S. Department of State, where he and philanthropist Howard Buffett received the George McGovern Leadership ...
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Retraction Watch, Ivan Oransky visits the Center
Ivan Oransky, executive editor of Reuters Health and creator of Retraction Watch, visited the Danforth Center on Oct. 25 to present The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: What Retractions Tell Us About Scientific Transparency.
Monday, October 24, 2011
ABO: NAABB Members Highlight Work at Algae Biomass Summit
The 5th annual Algae Biomass Summit, hosted by the Algal Biomass Organization (ABO) takes place this week in Minneapolis, MN (October 24-27), gathering industry professionals from all sectors of the world’s algae utilization industries.
The National ...
Friday, October 21, 2011
Governor Nixon signs MOSIRA bill to spark science and innovation investment in Missouri
Governor Jay Nixon announced today that he signed Senate Bill 7, the Missouri Science and Innovation Reinvestment Act (MOSIRA), passed by the General Assembly during the special session.
Missouri Governor Jay Nixon's News Release.
Danforth Center ...
Thursday, October 13, 2011
A BIG thank you to all those below who donated to our Winterfest Celebration for this Friday!
Friday, October 07, 2011
The Plant Pulse October 7, 2011
A plant of last resort
- Chicago Tribune
Mankind has a solution. It’s growing — flourishing — in the laboratories at one of the world’s leading agriculture research centers here in St. Louis.
Five new scientists bring Danforth Center $16 mill ...
Saturday, October 01, 2011
Chicago Tribune: A plant of last resort
Biocassava a meal ticket for famine-stricken East Africa
By Greg Burns
October 1, 2011
The terrible famine in East Africahas many causes, but one of the least appreciated involves a staple in the diet of 800 million people worldwide.
Cassava root ...
Friday, September 30, 2011
The Plant Pulse September 30, 2011
Investing in African agriculture
- St. Louis American
“It is a privilege and honor for me to be invited by the Honourable Minister of Agriculture to contribute to the long-awaited effort to rebuild Nigeria’s agricultural sector,” Fre ...
Wednesday, September 28, 2011
A Picture of Plant Genomes to Phenomes
The Donald Danforth Plant Science Center is hosting its 13th annual Fall Symposium this week, from Wednesday, September 28th – Friday, September 30th, 2011. This year’s symposium features lectures by influential experts from all across the world who ...
Friday, September 23, 2011
The Plant Pulse September 23, 2011
Airlines And Biofuels: Carriers Look To Alternative Fuels For The Future
-The Huffington Post
“Camelina doesn’t require the rich soil that corn and soybeans do,” said Jan Jaworski, researcher and principal investigator at the Donald D ...
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
Interview with Dr. Martin Fregene
Meet the Scientist Recruited to Spearhead Cassava Green Revolution for Nigeria
Fregene will serve as a special advisor to the Honourable Minister for Agriculture and Natural Resources and will be part of a world class team responsible for the desi ...
Monday, September 19, 2011
Scientist Recruited to Spearhead Cassava Green Revolution for Nigeria
We are pleased to announce Dr.Martin Fregene, Director of BioCassava (BC) Plus at the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center has been tasked with leading the implementation of the Cassava Green Revolution for Nigeria by Akin Adesina, the Honourable Min ...
Friday, September 16, 2011
The Plant Pulse September 16, 2011
US plant scientists seek united front
As research objectives get more ambitious and cross species boundaries, plant scientists will need to coordinate their activities. "We're getting more like the physical sciences in th ...
Friday, September 09, 2011
The Plant Pulse September 9, 2011
Battling Crop Diseases to Help Small Farmers
- Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Lawrence Kent
I will never forget the looks on the farmers’ faces when we pulled the plants up and saw the rotten cassava roots. They were crushed. This meant th ...
Thursday, September 08, 2011
Meet 13th Annual Fall Symposium Speaker: Dr. David Baulcombe
Illumina Lecture presented by,
Professor Sir David Baulcombe, Regius Professor of Botany, Royal Society Research Professor, Department of Plant Sciences, University of Cambridge.
"RNA silencing and heritable epigenetic effects in tomato and ...
Meet 13th Annual Fall Symposium Speaker: Dr. Jonathan Jones
Dr. Jones will be speaking during the Danforth Center's Fall Symposium on Wednesday, September 28 on the topic, "Insights into host/pathogen interactions derived from analysis of pathogen genomes."
Dr. Jones received his Ph.D. in plant genetics, was ...
Meet 13th Annual Fall Symposium Speakers
Dr. Ivan Baxter, USDA Research Scientist, Assistant Member and Principal Investigator, Donald Danforth Plant Science Center, will be speaking at the Danforth Center’s Fall Symposium on Thursday, September 29, 2011.
Ivan Baxter, Ph.D. Assistant Memb ...
Dr. Ute Krämer, Head of the Department and Full Professor, Department of Plant Physiology, Ruhr-Universitat Bochum will be speaking at the Danforth Center’s Fall Symposium on Thursday, September 29, 2011.
Dr. Ute Krämer is a Professor of Plant Ph ...
Jianming Yu, Ph.D. Associate Professor, Department of Agronomy, Kansas State University will be addressing the topic “Opportunities and Challenges of Going Genome-Wid,” at the Danforth Center’s Fall Symposium on Thursday, September 29, 2011.
Dr. Jia ...
Dr. Patrick Schnable, Baker Professor of Agronomy; Director, Center for Plant Genomics, Iowa State University Founding Director, Center for Plant Genomics will be addressing the topic “The maize genome: New complexities and opportunities,” next wee ...
Dr. Johanna Schmitt, Stephen T. Olney Professor of Natural History, Professor of Biology and Environmental Studies Director, Environmental Change Initiative, Brown University will be speaking at the Danforth Center’s Fall Symposium on Thursday, Sept ...
Dr. Kirsten Bomblies, Assistant Professor of Organismic & Evolutionary Biology (OEB), Harvard University will be speaking at the Danforth Center’s Fall Symposium on Wednesday, September 28 2011.
Dr. Bomblies is applying genomic and molecular ge ...
Tuesday, September 06, 2011
Infographic: Cassava for a Hungry World
Today we announced additional funding totaling $11.9 million for the Virus Resistant Cassava for Africa (VIRCA) project to advance its work to improve the health and wellbeing of farmers, their families, and other consumers of cassava living in Sub Saharan Africa ...
Friday, September 02, 2011
The Plant Pulse September 2, 2011
Volunteer Opportunity: Danforth Center Needs Help Sending 500,000 Meals to Africa
- Sprout & About
"Each package of food provides nutritionally complete servings for six children," said Melanie Bernds, public relations manag ...
Wednesday, August 31, 2011
What do Bling, Cardinals and Science have in Common?
... a weekend of Fun with the Danforth Center.
Friday, August 26, 2011
The Plant Pulse August 26, 2011
Danforth researcher: Compounds found in green tea show promise in treating tumors
- St. Louis Beacon
"This was a very unique set of symptoms," said Thomas Smith of the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center. "You might have a tumor in your pancreas ...
Thursday, August 25, 2011
Scientist of the Week: Tom Smith
Every Thursday, Laboratory Equipment features a Scientist of the Week, chosen from the science industry’s latest headlines. Last week's scientist showcased Tom Smith at Donald Danforth Plant Science Center for his discovery of a compound found in gre ...
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
Fifth Generation Danforth Family Member Continues Spirit of Philanthropy
Annie Danforth, a blue-eyed second grader, has her mother's smile and a philanthropic spirit more than one hundred years in the making on her father's side of the family.
Last year, Annie joined other local children who talked about their favorite ...
Algae and Bling and LouFest, Oh My!
The Donald Danforth Plant Science Center is heading to LouFest again on August 27-28, where thousands of music fans from across the country will descend on St. Louis for the Music Festival.
Join us in the Eco Zone to learn more about local organizat ...
Winning the Future: President Obama and Young Americans
For the Win Special Edition: Making Your Mark
by: Ronnie Cho is an Associate Director of the White House Office of Public Engagement
For the Win is a guest blog series featuring the remarkable initiatives that young Americans are advancing to win the ...
Friday, August 19, 2011
The New York Times: Engineering Food for All
By NINA V. FEDOROFF
FOOD prices are at record highs and the ranks of the hungry are swelling once again. A warming climate is beginning to nibble at crop yields worldwide. The United Nations predicts that there will be one to thre ...
The Plant Pulse August 19, 2011
Engineering Food for All
- The New York Times
In 2010, crops modified by molecular methods were grown in 29 countries on more than 360 million acres. Of the 15.4 million farmers growing these crops, 90 percent are poor, with small ope ...
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
Put down the Coffee and grab a Cup of Green Tea
Researchers Demonstrate Green Tea Compound is Effective in Treating Genetic Disorder and Two Types of Tumors
Monday, August 15, 2011
Plant Science for Your Health
Green Tea May Help Treat Fatal Disease
Researchers Demonstrate Green Tea Compound is Effective in Treating Genetic Disorder and Two Types of Tumors
By: Cynthia Billhartz Gregorian, St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Prevailing medical evidence suggests that th ...
Friday, August 12, 2011
The Plant Pulse August 12, 2011
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 even ...